Sunday, June 9, 2013

Christmas QAL - June - Update


The binding got put on the quilt and by sitting and stitching a thread's length each time I passed her by - it is about half way done.  This quilt is for someone else, so until they give permission it can be 'viewed', it will have to stay hidden.


I don't have any models for the aprons - the furries refused (the weather is gorgeous today so they are outside).  They got finished and I have some items on my 'shopping list' so I can make up some cute gift packages.


I emptied out the 'under the bed' tote so I could really see what was in there - oh my, a quilt top from last year!!  I have found some border and binding fabric, pulled a batt package, and today I will piece up a backing.  This will be ready to finish off with next month's QAL weekend.


And I am pulling together my fabrics for the 'No Red/Green' challenge piece.  I found some pieces in the tote, pulled my scrap barrels to find some pre-cuts that will work, went thru my basket of lites - I think there is enough here to play with my plans.  These are going into a shoe box size tote so they are ready to play with next QAL weekend.

So I am pretty well on my way - today I will keep at that binding while doing a little machine piecing (clearing some orphans found) mixed with some much needed housework.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon 

18 comments:

  1. haha! It is always fun to dig through the "forgotten" projects!! I have a few of those lurking around too!

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  2. I like what you find under the bed. It's like a treasure chest. I'm partial to spool blocks so I like the quilt top you discovered.

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  3. What a productive weekend you've had! Can't wait to see what you do with your Christmas blues.

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  4. A beautiful under the bed find! And, I love the blues for your Christmas quilt.

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  5. Love them aprons. All my projects are forgotten....giggle. It's just those senior moments and kids running through house.

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  6. It looks like you have some great finds and finishes. I really love the aprons.

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  7. Oh joy!!! Do I see a blue & white Christmas quilt on the horizon? My fav colors, and especially for Christmas quilts :*)

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  8. I wish I could reach under my bed and pull out something as beautiful as that quilt top! :O)

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  9. Love the aprons and the blue christmas fabric is lovely. melanie

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  10. You certainly had a busy day! Love that quilt top!

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  11. So very productive. Is'nt it amazing what you can find to do if you look in the hidey holes. Great work.

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  12. you will have that quilt finihed in no time Sharon and i am too scared to look under my beds dont know what i will find,lol.xx

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  13. Nice "find" you found under the bed... love that pattern. I agree with you on doing binding.. a little here and little there and it's done painlessly :)

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  14. You are really making some headway in those projects.

    I like the looks of your "no reds and greens".

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  15. Busy, busy, busy -- that's what you are! I love your spools quilt top -- what a fun finish that will make!!! :)

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  16. The only thing I've got under my be is dust bunnies. As I suspected, you've had a very busy and productive weekend. I can't wait to see what all those gorgeous blues are going to become.

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  17. What a lovely treasure you found under the bed , beautiful quilt , great aprons too and some lovely blues to play with for the QAL.

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  18. i LOVE THE STRING QUILT!! I've become addicted to making string blocks from all my scraps.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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