Today I woke up and there was NO power in the house...
My husband drove the kids to school and I found out that it wouldn't be back on until 11.30, well that got pushed out further and didn't come on until 1pm.
But I did do some more applique!
I finished the BIRD, then I was about to start the DEER one and realized that the other day when I prepped everything, I didn't flip over the ricky tims stable stuff, so the whole block will be mirror imaged! I figured it was easier to flip over the black fabric and re' trace the outlines in mirror image, than redo the whole pile. It's a block that's not "facing" one way, so I think it'll be okay :-)
Here's the roll of batting I opened up!
and about 12" left of my old roll :-(
As I was cutting out batting for my TOPS I found this project- remember it was supposed to be in Sonja's room!!? well.....
I sewed the borders on it yesterday
and started a LOOOONG bias strip for the vine.
Here I just cut out a bunch of bias 1" strips and ironed about 1/3 over on one side and then the other side. looks pretty good. Then I pinned the vine around and I started adding Basting glue around, what a sticky mess that is and because of the way I ironed these, the folds come undone so I need to glue those as well. may have to unpin the rest and glue the strip together and THEN glue it to the border.
It's in a box now under my long arm frame- so until NEXT time...
At least I already traced all the flowers, yesterday I just loosely cut them out and put them back in the bag.
This is my block for the WONKY bee I'm part of. a very Neat way to make a wonky sort of star block, I might try that myself on other fabrics.
it's off in the mail already
Look, who's sniffing out the baby!
He was being very gentle :-)
She loves to sleep in the swing
yesterday afternoon I was hanging out on the couch watching TV with the kids and I laid Sonja next to me while I worked on binding for a quilt.
Isn't she sweet?
And BTW my backing fabrics arrrived today and are being washed..
here's another update on my 2012 list
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#10 Blue star quilt- top and binding done, Backing washed
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - top done- skipping the border
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22 Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- top done, backing washed
#29(jan) bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - main quilt top done without border
#32 (mar) won 9 march BOM -dotted flowers -backing washed
#35 (all year) Round Robin swap -september sent out
#39 wonky block swap -september sent out
#43(June)neighbor gave me orange and green brick quilt top- sewing binding to back
#44 (june) - drunkard's path- pieces cut and using as leaders and enders project
#45 (June) - Hidden forest- applique- 2 blocks done
#46(June) fabric balls - finished #10!
#47(june) pin cushion swap - sent out october
#49 (July) smooth sailing (CT bundle)- top done
#50(July) Lorax quilt- top done, backing washed
#51( july) geese in a ring- 6 blocks are here
#52 (july) christmas tree skirt- top done
#53(july) hexies- 43 done and sewn together
#54(august) women of the bible quilt blocks-2 blocks done
#54(september) Boxes!- fabrics arrived
#56 (September) McCall's #4 - fabrics ordered
#57 (September) McCall's #5 - fabrics ordered
#58 (September) roman holiday- kit