Friday, March 28, 2014

Catching up

This weekend is the annual Tri County Quilt Tour. I've participated every year and my husband even took today off so I could go. But I find myself feeling like my time is better spent at home, working on what I have. I think I have reached a total saturation point with fabric and projects right now. Heaven knows, there is no shortage of projects here!

I haven't blogged in a bit, but I have been doing stuff...

Last weekend I made another name pillow (from the "Personalized Name Pillow" pattern by Kimberbell Designs):

another name pillow!

They are such a good gift-- fun to make and always so well received.

And the dreaded roll o' fabric? It's gone!!!!

the dreaded roll' of fabric is NO MORE!!!!

Look at that empty roll! It took eight quilts (and 6 years!), but I finally used it all. Huzzah! Just that little strip of fabric remaining now-- I figure I'll use that in the binding of one or two of them.

I realize now that I haven't shared a pic of the final top I made from the roll. All I have is a kind of bad instagram pic:

But you get the idea? This is another design from the book, Simple Quilts from Me and My Sister Designs: Easy as 1, 2, 3. This is "Easy as 11." I had to change it up a bit as I ran out of fabric-- so I dropped a couple of rows and mine ended up at 48" square. It may not be the most aesthetically pleasing size for this design (it really does look better as a rectangle), but it works.

I've managed to quilt up four of my five recent roll o' fabric quilts. Today I basted the remaining one:

my Boxed-In quilt all basted up and ready to quilt

Since I am hoping to spend some quality time in the quilt cave today, I went ahead and wrote up a to-do list to help keep me focused.

the to-do list

And look at that-- one thing checked off the list already. Woo!

Next up: quilting!


  1. Wow! I love to look at quilts! Though I will probably never sew one (uh-oh now that I said it I will probably be instantaneously bitten by the quilting bug!)

    Love that pillow!!!

  2. Yay for finishing the roll! I still would love to get my hands on one! How much fun have you had with these donation quilts! Cant wait to see them finished! You can do it!