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 topthat 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.