Sunday, February 1, 2015

Mad Dash To The End

 Alas, all good things must come to an end!  This was my final week of layoff and per usual, I didn't get as much as I'd hoped done.  I always start full of ideas and only accomplish about 1/2.

Rather than finish what was waiting to be finished, I started a new baby quilt.  A quick and really easy one.  Look at how cute it is!
Ethan liked it so much, he wanted it.  Naturally he had to explain how untrue to life it was.  He proceeded to tell me that once Friend Bear came on the scene, everyone else was Sunday breakfast.  This is why we shouldn't let teenage boys be around little children.
Then, the latest Guild BOM got done.  This one is quite modern/ funky.
The most exiting thing that happened was Vintage Christmas!  I know I started this some time before last Christmas.
For months, my little lamb waited and waited.  I was able to stitch him together in a day.  Who knows why I took such along break?
Maybe, because I knew the borders were coming!  The good news is that I learned how to do a proper outline stitch before I started.  It looks so much better now!
Then, I was putting down the sleigh and danged if I didn't cut right through both layers of fabric!  I'm talking edge to middle sleigh!  I know!  That's what I said.  Once I was resuscitated, I decided to piece the border at that particular spot and move on with my life.  From a distance, at gallop, you can't even tell.
Sierra made some pretty bath bombs.

Today, I met with friends and we made this cute quilt!  It was this year's SuperBowl Mystery.  We meet every year on SuperBowl Sunday.  The person who organizes it gives you a clue every hour or so and before you know it, you've got a quilt!  Mine will be a Quilt of Valor.  Good times!

One of the things I made myself accomplish was finishing Strawberry Social!  I pieced it last summer?  Maybe longer ago.  It was one of those patterns that I just HAD to do!  I quilted it with wiggles and then I did a machine binding with red flange.  This is my first Challenge entry.  Bring on the money, honey!
I should have taken a picture of a place where my stitches were straight but you know me, full disclosure.

I love it!

Sadly, that ends it.  Tomorrow it's back to reality.  Let's hope I can remember how to do my job:)

I'll check in again when I have something to report!


  1. Wow! If that's your idea of not accomplishing much... I know how it goes - I am the same way. Everything looks great! I particularly love the sheep and your BOM. Sorry your party is over...I hate when work gets in the way of fun!

  2. Dang, girl! You say you did not accomplish as much as you hoped?!!! You had to sleep sometime.... What a gorgeous line up of pretty projects. Love that delightful baby quilt. What a perfect pattern for showing off that adorable feature fabric! Your remarks about needing to be resuscitated had me laughing out loud! I can't see where you messed up.... And I was looking real hard. Love the flanged binding on your sweet strawberries quilt. You have rocked your vacation in your sewing room!