Saturday, February 8, 2014

A Lovely Year of Finishes-February

Why does it seem that the shortest month always has the most obligations? I have so many things to work on, projects that I want to finish and not enough time to finish them all!
So this month I have chosen to complete another quilt by adding its binding.
This is just one of two log cabins I have to finish. This is a lap size quilt.  The other, using the same colors, is a king-size for Katie.
I used the pantograph on my quilt frame for the first time on this quilt.
What are you working on? Please share your progress!
Edited to add: I just went to add my project to the list and I found out that I had to post by the 7th, not the 10th.  Bummer! When I finish, I will reward myself with my own prize!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Treasure Hunting

This is my trash can by my cutting table:


The one by my ironing board:


And the one near where I sew:


This is the can I use for leftover 2 1/2” strips. It was a gift from Lauren.


I bet you know where this is going…

The last couple of days, I have been cleaning out my sewing room. I threw out lots of stuff.  My husband came up and offered to take out the trash.  (I was downstairs taking a break).  In his defense, Michael asked me if I wanted to get rid of ALL of it and I said yes.

Later yesterday afternoon I went back up to finish and I saw a bag in the Hershey can. I put two and two together and shrieked.

The good news is the trash does not go out until Monday.  The even better new is Michael had put all my “trash” into a separate garbage bag.  I think I got most of the strips back and I will now label my Hershey can.

Now you may be asking do all those trash cans keep my sewing room cleaner? No, they do not.

Today I cut out and started piecing Month 9 of my Civil War Quilt. It is a doozey but I only have to make 4. The center half square triangles are together. I am catching up!



Tonight is the big ACC game between SU and Duke.  Michael says we have a good chance. Let’s go Orange!