Friday, March 25, 2011

Down to the Wire . . .

March has sure passed at a "double-time" pace so far. I started out so well this month I though for sure I would be able to finish a large project for my 1 Xmas project a month, but that was not to be. I will continue to plug away at the larger project, perhaps next months finish? but I was determined to have a Xmas finish and I actually have three! I am so glad I remembered these, as I could take them to my daughters skating lessons and lacrosse practices. They all had been started previously, so it didn't take much to complete them, I would have had four completed, but I tested the scissor destined for the 4th fob and they were horrible, completely unusable. How annoying, but I am glad I test them - I would hate for my gift to not work! I have been inspired by Kris from Tag Along Teddies Blog, sewing room redo and organization, so I have started doing a little organization myself, but just guess what/who keeps slowing me down!! Happy Quilting!

Friday, March 11, 2011

"Fidget" Friday

Today was the day quilt guild meeting and I finished putting the bindings on two quilts for the small projects charity just last night! They are "Fidget" quilts, made specifically for Alzheimers patients. The quilts are made with many different fabrics and trims, which allow for interesting textures to be touched and fiddled with. Some Alzheimer patients have restless hands and the quilt is small enough to be placed on their lap, so if they feel fidgety they will have something interesting to touch! I had heard the discription and had already started mine before I actually saw one, so mine turned out different from anyone else's at the guild, but I think it will be fine. I guess I always think of squares when I think of quilts, so I planned mine like a typical quilt, it is very busy overall, but it will give the receipients alot to fidget with! My heart goes out to all of the victims of the earthquake and Tsunami, this year has been such a tragic weather related year! Just hoping it's not as bad as it seems . . .

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Early Finish

For once I have a very early OPAM finish! It was also on my WISP/UFO list, so I am glad to have it done! I actually quilted it on March 2nd and put the binding on March 3rd, I just didn't get around to taking a picture of it until last night. My Gramma had bought fabric for a coins quilt a couple of years ago and then didn't want to put it together, so she gave me the fabric. I knew she really liked it, but she was just feeling overwhelmed, so I decided to make it for her birthday. I made the quilt, which had blue as the borders, and there was enough of the fabric leftover to make another one, except for the borders. I bought green for my borders and made this one. I quilted hers and gave it to her for her birthday (and she was SOOO thrilled) That was a year and half ago! Mine just sat, waiting to be quilted. That's the way it is, isn't it? If I have a deadline such as a birthday, wedding, shower, etc., AND it's for someone else, it has a much better chance of getting done, but when it's for me . . . . Well, I finally got it done. I am not a huge fan of asian fabric, in fact this is the only time I've used it, but it reminds me of my Gram, so it's all good! What to finish next? Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dr. Suess!

Nothing completed here, well nothing of mine. Today is such a sunny, warmish day I thought I would take pictures outside of the latest two quilts that I quilted for my Grandmother. A little breezy so the pictures aren't so straight - but you get the idea. They remind me of Spring! The coin quilt is one of her favorite quilts to make lately, the blue one is going to go to her newest Great-Great Grandson who is due late May. The other one will be on "standby" I guess. She likes to have extras on hand, don't we all? She sent me another huge quilt for me to add borders, piece the backing and quilt and bind for her. She also sent along fabric for me to cut into rectangles so she can start another quilt! I'm almost done cutting them and will mail them along with the two completed quilts to her tomorrow, she received more snow a couple of days ago, and it's been very cold there in Massachusetts so another project is just what she needs!

Don't forget to read to your favorite little person today in honor Dr. Suess! My children's favorite writer when they were little! My great-nephew likes Dr. Suess too! (That's my dd reading to him during Thanksgiving vacation)

Happy Quilting!