Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tisn't the season....

for bunnies. But that is what I worked on this past week. Actually, I took time to finish up some things in my UFO basket. I worked on a spring table runner that I started very early this year. It is an original design with hand appliqued bunnies and carrots. I embroidered the carrot tops and eyes. The runner is 10x48. The center squares are done with Aunt Grace repro fabrics. I had it all done but the backing and quilting. Hey, I guess I am just early for Spring 2011.



Then I worked on this 18x24 wall hanging. The bird was designed by a quilting friend and I designed the setting. It is hand appliqued. On both pieces I tried my hand at meandering machine quilting. I am still a novice at machine quilting but I am determined to learn! The piece was done except the backing and quilting, too. I have a bad habit of doing that. I just get excited about new projects and put the tops in my UFO basket "for later."
I also finished the scrappy top that I made with my GO cutter. The quilt will finish at about 92x104. I wanted it big enough to cover a queen sized bed with a good sized drop. You can't really see in the picture, but there are three brown stripes that frame the center. I am not sure how I will have it quilted. It will go in the FTs pile.

Speaking of my GO cutter. I follow Accuquilt on facebook and they have the greatest Fun Friday contests. I was notified that I won November 12th and won an Oliso Smart Iron Pro. I was a little late finding out that I won because I was having some trouble getting to my messages and didn't have much time this week to work on the computer. I saw the irons at a quilt show and thought they were so great.

In between quiliting, I spent some wonderful time with family. We had dinner and lunch early in the week with my cousin and his wife who came to the beach from Texas. Our grandson spent two days with us and then we went to my son's for a great Thanksgiving dinner.

I didn't go shopping as I steer clear of stores on Black Friday and the stores and outlets here at the beach this weekend were crowded.

Oh, an update on my Physical Therapy. I go three times a week for about 2 hours. It seems to be working.

So that's a quick update of the week....hope yours went well.

15 comments:

Pat said...

LOVE the star quilt and also your smaller pieces. I am so tickled you won that iron as I'm thinking sometime when we work on a project together, you might let me try it! :)

Pat said...

Oh, yes...Sherry will want to try it, too. She was so fascinated with that iron at the quilt show in September!

Winona said...

Boy, you have been busy. Working on spring like quilts helps me to think spring is getting closer. LOL Love your scrap quilt.

Winona said...

Also meant to say congrats on winning the iron. Maybe you can do a review of it. Have a good Sunday.

Charlene S said...

I love the bird,the table runner and especially the quilt. You have been busy. Have a great Sunday.

Val said...

Oh I love all of your projects especially the quilt!! Happy Thanksgiving.

Linda said...

Well congrats on the iron. Wow how lucky are you.. Your quilt top is full of colour and your runners are cute as well.

QuiltSue said...

Well done on finishing some projects early for spring. The iron you won looks great, congrats on that.

PEGGY said...

Thank you for visiting my blog :)
I see you are just a little south of me..a friend of Pat's?
I love your star quilt and the runner is just too cute!!! Isn't it nice to get a project finished for next year? I should try that instead of trying to rush rush at every holiday :)
Peggy

Nancy said...

You've been very busy. The star quilt top looks great and just the right size for a bed quilt. The bird quilt.. striking. And who doesn't love bunnies, no matter what time of year! Nice to see what is coming out of your sewing room.

Quilt Hollow said...

Fantastic bed size quilt! Love those stars!!

em's scrapbag said...

The star quilt is wonderful. I love scrappy quilts!

Annette said...

Your star quilt is really nice. Congratulations on your wins. I would have loved to have won that iron. I have had my eye on it for a while now.

scraphappy said...

Congratulations on getting your GO stars put together. What a fun collection of colors. The bunnies are cute too, you'll be all set when Easter comes around again.

Kim D. said...

Congrats on the win, I hope you enjoy the iron. Your bunny table runner is adorable and I love the star quilt.