Monday, January 2, 2012

Don't grumble :-)

Today my kids cleaned up their rooms REALLY well and we re-organized several things etc...
It's so HARD to get them to do their Chores... SIGH

Then while my son was sorting his books he found this kids devotional book and we did some tonight.
Here's one verse that stuck out:
Phil 2: 14
Do everything without grumbling or arguing

(Ha Ha, do your chores without complaining!)
but then wait a minute... maybe I should do my ORCA quilt without complaining too??? hmmm
-no comment- ha ha

This morning I did sew a little on the Orca quilt and then quit on it, instead started cutting out pieces for the doggie baby quilt.

I'm using the GO! cutter and the gingham dog die.

since the ears are a different fabric, I couldn't avoid cutting them out in the body fabric.
Wouldn't this make a cute little flower?

Here's a trick I figured out, I first ironed one doggie to the background fabric.

then laid another background fabric on top, see the shadow?? this way I could line up the next doggie exactly the same and iron it down. I kept the bottom block and continued like this with the rest of the blocks.

I was only able to button hole stitch around ONE doggie tonight

tomorrow the kids start back to school, so I might actually get back to long arm quilting... poor quilt has been on the frame untouched for a while now. I just can't do it when the kids keep interrupting be every 5 - 10 minutes, it's easier to stop if I'm piecing or cutting, but not so much when quilting and especially on a customer's quilt.
I might take breaks and work on more doggies, we'll see.
(I'm NOT complaining!)

Work in progress list for 2012
#1 welcome to the hive- top done and ready to quilt
#2 lotus quilt- top done just missing applique pieces
#3 blue flower table runner- top done and ready to quilt
#4 pumpkin star pillow- just needs to be stuffed and sewn together
#5 red mini star table topper- top done and ready to quilt
#6 Bunny table runner- top done and ready to quilt
#7 Connecting threads KIT fabrics- don't know what to do with them yet
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- making blocks as LEADERS and ENDERS
#10 Blue star quilt- lots of blocks done
#11 Pine tree BOM- not even started yet
#12 Next Stitch STAR- design made, fabrics not ordered yet
#13 snowmen table runner- working on embroidery every night
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- may scrap this whole project
#15 aqua owl- applique ironed on, need to stitch around and sew together
# 16 geese in a ring- DONE!
# 17Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - working on clue #8
# 18 Little twister blue- on the shelf, starting base top is done, some blocks cut and sewn
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 20 small trees- no plan for these yet
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 23 black, red white asian quilt- blocks done
# 24 color block swap- top is done
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- lots of blocks, ideas, but no plan yet
# 26 Baby gingham dog boy quilt- fabrics cut and applique pieces ironed on
#27- a doll qpples quilt, top done in one day.

1 comment:

Sue Daurio said...

Those dogs are super cute!!