Label Cloud

1 a week challenge 1930's 2011 48 Weeks 9-11 Accuquilt allergies Angie Tedder apron arrow cabinets asthma aunt baby quilt backing backup baking basting batiks bday becca reads the bible Best Friends Bible binding block lotto blogging blue BOM Bonnie Hunter borders brownies Bubba Bubby Build a Better Backside buttons camp car seat challenge Christmas Christmas Quilt-A-Long church church group clean color challenge comfort computer contest cookies cooking corvettes for kids Cowboy Rodeo cutting dad daily giggle denim and co. design design wall dessert Dillon dillon's critters DM donation dreams DWM easy election day EQ7 ergonomic eye candy fabric purchase Fabric Shack fashion mate 237 FB fear Fedex finish first post flu FNSI friday night sew-in Friday night sew-out friends Frisch's giveaway go cutter goals gold coins google gospel graduation gym health help hem hobby lobby house HRB Husky i spy ink jaybird quilts Jennifer Jesus Jill joann's John Carr judy Judy L kitchen label label cloud Linda LQS LRC machine magazine mail matey memories moda bake shop mom movies music nap Natalie New Year's no-sew fleece blankets NQD organization oven pain panel paper crafts pclassic BOM PIF pillowcases pincushion pioneer woman plan plants prayer request printer purse q4k QAYG qfirstKY quilt group Rachel's Sunshine rag quilt rant recipe report resolutions retreat roommate safety pins sandy's SBS school serger Sew Mama Sew sewing desk sewing for others shipshewana shopping sick Star Struck Start-to-Finish Stash Stash Pot Pie stash report sunbonnet sue surprise survey swap swaps Tammy Tadd techniques Thangles thanks towel townhouse traffic trominoes ufo UFO challenge 2011 vbs vidoe Virtual Quilt Day vote walmart wasps waun-a-finish waun-a-quilt waun-a-start winner WIPs WOBQ work wv YBR yellow you can quilt this out

Friday, December 31, 2010

Joining Judy's UFO challenge

UPDATED 2/3/2011 - some have pictures!

I'm joining up! Here's my 12 UFO's for Judy's UFO challenge. There's a chance at some point I may get too antsy and do one ahead, but never fear, I've got plenty of UFO's on deck. :-)

1. pink baby pins quilt as you go project. (some quilting done)

2. Bubba's football quilt (some quilting done)
3. sea life quilt (ready to bind)
4. pink/yellow/green/white YBR baby quilt (some FQ's cut)
5. Dad's Christmas/Fall placemats (finish binding 3)
6. Zoo Parade (finish binding) (front & back shown - reversible quilt, sorry forgot to rotate the pictures)

7. Snowman wallhanging (ready to baste - picture shows it not quite pieced all the way)

8. Button Christmas Tree wallhanging (assembling)
9. Christmas tree table topper (some piecing complete)
10. piecing Dad's star struck quilt (some blocks made)
11. quilt-as-you-go Dad's star struck quilt (some blocks made)
12. assembling & binding dad's star struck quilt (some blocks made)

#'s 10, 11, 12 are interchangeable. Obviously I can't quilt until I've pieced and I can't assemble/bind the quilted blocks until I've quilted.

Comprehensive exam is next week (8th), so until then a plain list will have to suffice. Once I'm done with comps, I'll update this post with pictures.


Friday, December 17, 2010

FNSI tonight!

On the agenda: binding Christmas placemats for my dad!

Will check back when I've made progress. See y'all later!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Plans for 2011

It looks like my blogging friends are gearing up for 2011 with a variety of special activities for the coming year. Of course, a UFO challenge is a given. I've also seen a PhD challenge. Judy over at Patchwork Times is hosting a monochromatic color challenge. Some are challenges for themselves while others are challenges for blogging friends.

Over the next few weeks I'll pick (or maybe create) one or two challenges in which to participate. Which ones have you seen that look interesting? Any you actually plan on doing?


A Christmas present finish!

Well, close. The binding is done and now I just need to make a label. :-). I'm so happy that I finished the binding on it. I should get the label made tonight and will take a pic then!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Calling it a night on FNSI

While enjoying White Christmas, I was able to bind more on the red, blue, and cream throw pictured a few posts ago. It is now over halfway bound. I'll have it finished one night during this upcoming week and will post a "finish" picture then.

Night y'all. Hope you enjoyed your FNSI. I did :-)


Friday, December 10, 2010

Fluffly Rag Quilt & FNSI check-in

I've been to the laundry mat and the rag quilt is fluffed!

I may take it back for another fluffing. Anyone know how many "fluffs" should be done on a rag quilt?

I also have about 1/4 of the throw bound. I'm getting ready to watch White Christmas and will work on it some more. Talk to you later!


Reminder - FNSI is Tonight!

This is a PSA for all quilters: Friday Night Sew-In (FNSI) is tonight! FNSI is hosted by Heidi and Bobbi. Take tonight off. Sit 'n' sew. Let the housework pile up. Let the kids (and hubby) fend for themselves. Tonight's the sew-in!!!


Thursday, December 09, 2010

Christmas Decorations!!!!!!

I got to put up my Christmas decorations this year :-). Last year I was so busy with school that they stayed in storage.
My tree:

Angel on top:

Stuffed lion because I was a Phi Mu in college:
Mickey soccer player because I played soccer as a kid:

Hand painted animal ornaments from the local zoo from my childhood. I also have a tiger and a polar bear:
Handmade ornaments that my mom made back in the 70's:

Jesus is the reason for the season:

Jim Shore doggy:

Favorite glass blown ornament:

Jim Shore wise men:

Jim Shore Mary, Joseph, and Jesus:

Mom's nativity set made by her godmother:


Pin Cushion Swap

Earlier this fall I hosted a pin cushion swap. I made a kitty-cat pincushion for my partner and also included a kitty-cat pillowcase:


Photo catchup and other updates

My last several posts have been photo-less, but tonight's going to change that. Here's some crafty projects I've been working on for the holidays.

First up: The rag quilt. It's all snipped and ready to go to the laundry-mat. I'm planning on making my FNSI a FNSO tomorrow so I can get this quilt fluffed and ready for gifting.
Front view:

Back view:

Second up: The throw. The binding's attached to this baby and ready to be hand-sewn to the back. I'll be starting this at the laundry-mat and hopefully finishing it this weekend :-).
Front view:

Close up of aunt's quilting:
Back view:

Third up: Fleece no-sew blankets. I made 2 of these. Both have Buzz on the front. This one (with the gray on the back) is for Bubba. The other one is already wrapped for Bubby. It has a green for the backing.


Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Snip, snip!

Tonight's task: Snipping the denim-flannel rag quilt I am making for Big C. I want it done to fluff on Friday night. I'm going to count sitting at the laundry-mat as FNSI time :-). Hopefully I'll be able to dredge up some handwork to take along.


Thursday, December 02, 2010

2 Friday Night Sew-in's for this month!

Dec. 10th and Dec. 17th. Are you in?