Monday, November 12, 2012

what a difference some cardboard makes!

it goes with the tune- what a difference a day makes......
 
anyways.
 
I am done with the mcCall's quilt- #4
usually I make a label for my quilts, and I've been annoyed with my machine for a LONG time, the thread kept breaking- my fault for buying cheap chinese thread, but I gotta use it up!
The thread would also often untangle from the metal hook at the top and get all twisted and THEN break, today I was embroidering the label and I put my finger on top of the thread hook thingy and the thread didn't BREAK! so I got the idea to cut a tiny piece of cardboard and tape it on, it WORKED!!! no problems at all!!
 
 
I am working on this customer quilt and should finish it this afternoon.

 
over the weekend I cut up the KONA solids for McCall's #5 quilt- yummy colors

 
Yesterday the weather was around 72, so when we went to church I dressed Sonja up in a dress- one she's never worn before and I figured it's now or never, because she's almost 3 months and when it gets warmer again she'll be too big.

 
here's another update on my 2012 list
#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- DONE!
#3 blue flower table runner- DONE!
#4 pumpkin star pillow- DONE!
#5 red mini star table topper- top done and ready to quilt DONE!
#6 Bunny table runner- DONE!
#7 wonky house block swap- DONE!
#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- ready to quilt
#11 Pine tree BOM- MARCH is done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- Done!
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- SCRAPPED!
#15 aqua owl- DONE! and made a pair of hotpads too for a neighbor
# 16 geese in a ring- DONE!
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - top done- skipping the border- GETTING READY FOR ANOTHER ONE?!
# 18 Little twister blue- SCRAPPED
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 20 small embroidered trees (4 blocks) - DONE!
# 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
# 23 black, red white asian quilt- DONE!
# 24 color block swap- top is done, done and quilted!
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt
# 26 Baby gingham dog boy quilt- DONE!
#27- a doll apples quilt- DONE!
#28(jan 2012) need to quilt 2 donation quilts- done and mailed off
#29(jan) bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - top done adding vine on border
#30 (feb) jelly roll quilt- DONE!
#31 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- DONE!
#32 (mar) won 9 march BOM -dotted flowers -ready to quilt
#33 (mar) batik quilt for McCalls - DONE!
#34(mar) #2 quilt for McCalls- DONE and shipped
#35 (all year) Round Robin swap -october sent out, received mine back! big REVEAL later this month
#36(mar) Dr seuss baby shower gift- DONE!-gave to neighbor
#37 (april) blue strip pieced blocks - DONE!
#38 (april) won a pattern and two charm bundles- Baby quilt DONE!
#39 wonky block swap -october sent out
#40(may) Civil War Legacies- DONE! extra blocks ready to ship out
#41 (may) blue and white lil' twister- DONE!
#42 (june) berry squares quilt- DONE!
#43(June)neighbor gave me orange and green brick quilt top- DONE!
#44 (june) - drunkard's path- top done, may need a border
#45 (June) - Hidden forest- applique- almost done with DEER block
#46(June) fabric balls - finished #10!
#47(june) pin cushion swap - working on November, received november
#48 (July) McCall's #3 quilt- DONE!
#49 (July) smooth sailing (CT bundle)- ready to quilt
#50(July) Lorax quilt- DONE!
#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- 5 blocks done
#54(september) Boxes!- fabrics arrived
#55 (September)- Woven stars - done!
#56 (September) McCall's #4 - DONE!
#57 (September) McCall's #5 - fabrics cut
#58 (September) roman holiday- kit
#59 (october) mini tumbler- DONE!
#60 (October) Benertex floral quilt- top done
#61 (October) Valentine's Round Robin- finished november and sent my october block out
#62 (November) Woven Stars for CT - sewing blocks
#63(November) Crazy Daisy- main fabrics here- ordered white fabrics

 

2 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Brilliant solution!!!

Sonja looks so cute in her little dress. It sounds like it was the perfect day to dress her up.

Janet O. said...

What a riot of color those solids make. Can't wait to see what they become!
Sonja looks so sweet. Oh, aren't they fun at that age?