Yes, off my rocker, off my kibble or off to a good start on the new year. All apply in one form or another. January has been busy. Just celebrated my 68th birthday, did laundry, cleaned house, baked my own cake and oh, yes, worked on more piecing. I’m so pleased with the tops I’ve finished and have 3 more on the table now. If I don’t get my machine serviced and start the actual quilting, I won’t be able to find my sewing table.
Had a beautiful sunrise to finish 2014:
Looking for Spring … this was so easy made with 6″ squares that I actually did the whole top in less than 2 days. (I really don’t spend ALL day in my ‘room’ it just seems like it to people who don’t sew – like Glenn :))
Valley of Stars … started this one last summer when I watched the tutorial by Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt Company. Then I got her magazine BLOCK with the printed instructions and naturally I just had to make one! This one is most likely destined for one of the Veterans’ programs. I loved making the blocks but I have to tell you, it was a bear to put together!
Stars on the Roof … always wanted to make a yellow quilt and while this is NOT what I had in mind, I am making myself use up some of the scraps that are threatening to buy me 🙂 The only actual yardage I had was the green in the border and in some of the blocks. The red birdhouse fabric was just a little scrap that I’ve always wanted to use but there just wasn’t enough of it. So, this was quite the challenge but I loved it and I’m pleased with the end result. Can’t wait to quilt it. Don’t know where it will go.
This is another challenge brought on by Jenny at MSQC! I didn’t do the blocks right at first and then couldn’t decide what to do with them???? Used up as many scraps as I could and I love how colorful it came out. Easy pattern and goes quickly once you know what you’re doing ….<very big grin>
Up and Away …these are more of the 6″ squares that I bought online. They weren’t square and most were close to 6″ but the price was so low that they were more than worth it. Have a whole box of them in different colors and patterns which you will see in future. This is one of the 3 I’m working on right now.
So now you’re up to speed on my busy sewing life. Can you tell I don’t get out much? Just give me fabric and my sewing machine and I can entertain myself happily for hours and hours.
Till the next break, be well and laugh a lot.