Monday, November 21, 2011

Scrappy Christmas Quilt Top

The quilt top is all pieced, amazing how quickly it went together after sitting around for over a decade! Of course part of the reason it went together so fast is that sewing is my way of procrastinating. I will have a house full for Thanksgiving weekend and haven't started cleaning or baking or any of the stuff that really needs to be done. I guess I'd better start.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas blocks and more black & white

When I lived in Reno I was a member of the Truckee Meadows Quilt Guild and every Christmas we did a Christmas block exchange. I participated in the exchange from 1990 to 1999 and tucked the blocks away because I had no idea what to do with a bunch of miss matched blocks. I pulled them out this week and am in the process of putting them together. These are the nine blocks, all of them are 12" finished size.

These are parts that I have been making over the last couple of days to add to the blocks.

I have them about a third of the way done and I promise to show you what I've done with them real soon.

I'm also working on yet another black and white circle idea, this one has a pieced and quilted white background that I then squirted paint on. Here's a peek at it.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Quilting, knitting and sewing

It's been a few weeks since I've posted so I thought I'd give you a peek at what I've been doing.

Adding hand stitches to a quilted piece

Working on my sweater, that's sleeve #1 almost finished on the needles. the back and front are done.

I've cut up, rearranged, and sewn together several of the mono printed circles I did in March 2010.

And made a dozen gift card wallets for Christmas.