Monday, November 28, 2011

November has been a very busy month!  Quilting wise I got a few things done.  I helped my friend Teresa finish up quilting a beautiful blue batik bedspread size quilt that she made.  She did a wonderful job quilting flowers in the center.  I did meandering on the borders.
I finished up a wedding signature quilt that I made for one of Emma's college friends.  The next picture shows the center paper pieced block.  The church block pattern is on Marcia Hon's site:

Today I made scarves for my preschool class for Christmas.  I cut them from fleece and appliqued their initials on them.  The pink are for the girls and the red for the boys.  I have one more to make for one of the boys.  I got the fabric upside down and didn't have anymore wonder under to do another.  They made up really quickly.  Emma laid them out to spell a couple of hidden words with the letters.  She's a teacher for sure!

Not sure why these are sideways!
I also got the borders on a Christmas gift quilt and the backing cut and pieced.  Will work on quilting it later this week.  I have worked on the November row for my calendar quilt but it's not quite finished.  I also designed a new row for the December row.  It was a row of Santas that I didn't like too much.  So I used my TriRecs rulers and made Christmas tree patterns for that row.  They are cut and one of each type is sewn.
This is a paper prototype.
I have to stop procrastinating and get some work done for my prek class for tomorrow. No more sewing tonight!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Busy Weeks

It's been a couple of very busy weeks. I helped a friend finish quilting part of a very large quilt that she is making.  A church friend and I hung quilts from our congregation on an upstairs railing in our activity center to decorate for our Thanksgiving banquet.  We also cut up some very old quilts for the centerpieces on the 40 tables. Then I made cookies and attended a Veteran's Day celebration with the local D.A.R. group at my former elementary school.  I did finish the wedding quilt mentioned in my last post except for the binding.  I also started and made good progress on a Christmas gift quilt.  No pictures with this post but will try to load some up soon.  Bill left the camera at school that has some of my friend's quilt on it.  He took it to school in case the raccoon trap had caught the little friend that got into their building this week!