Saturday, March 3, 2012

tree quilt top, goodies and nativity panel for customer

I didn't post yesterday, so I figured I'd post today!

Yesterday I finished the top for the 4 seasons quilt, I've been toying with the idea of doing applique on the border, spring summer fall winter etc, but I think I'll leave it blank, what do you think?

while I was sewing I ate the last 2 of these!! yummy caramel delights girl scout cookies, if you are non-american or haven't tried these you are missing out..... drooool.

this morning I quilted my neighbors nativity panel, she game me 3 to do and wants them back before christmas, but I figured I'd do at least one now.

the backing on this one was really cute

And look what the kids and I did ( mostly me)
we bought this caramel apple kit at food lion and my son had been begging me to do it, so finally I did. the kit calls for 10 apples, but there's no way we could eat all those, so I prepped 4 apples, a tub of strawberries and dipped those

then drizzled some over popcorn from last night that the kids didn't eat and the rest of the caramel got mixed with oatmeal and almonds.... yummy!

this is the sticky pot that's left, it will be a bear to clean, so who is going to clean it for me? or at least help?

yup! peanut!! he actually pushed it to the grass and after watching him for at least 10 min, he was still licking, so I went upstairs :-)

I also started quilting the jelly roll quilt, just doing leaves sideways in rows and a corner to corner curve on the black squares. I have pieced this NICE michael miller brown floral fabric as backing, I had bought several yards of it over a year ago at Mary Jo's for a one-block wonder quilt, but then decided not to do it with that fabric, I wanted to keep it for something special, but when I do that, I never end up using the fabrics, that "special" thing has come and gone several times. so I used it for backing and binding. and I have more left over, so that something special just has to be smaller now!

here's another update on my 2012 list

#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- done appliquing, ready to quilt
#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 DONE!
#6 Bunny table runner- quilted! need to finish binding and add binding and buttons for eyes
#7 Connecting threads KIT fabrics- already mailed.
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- LEADERS and ENDERS, 2nd set done, started on #3
#10 Blue star quilt- lots of blocks done
#11 Pine tree BOM- MARCH is done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- top done waiting to be quilted, binding made, using yardage for backing
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- SCRAPPED! added pieces back on shelf
#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 - all clues done, piecing it
# 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) - made into a top, may need borders etc.
# 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- ready to be quilted, no backing yet
# 24 color block swap- top is done, done and quilted!
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- lots of blocks, ideas, but no plan yet
# 26 Baby gingham dog boy quilt- half way hand sewing binding onto the back
#27- a doll apples quilt- DONE!
#28(jan 2012) need to quilt 2 donation quilts- done and mailed off
#29(jan) batik pastel kit won at quilt show
#30 (jan) wonky block- mailed off DONE
#31 (feb) jelly roll quilt- top done, started quilting it, binding already done
#32 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- may make into a drunkard's path quilt


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

All of your pieces are lovely....the first one; if you put anything in the border, I think make it small...not to take away from the center....what do you think?

The food is to die for!!

Anne said...

I like the borders blank - sort of reflects the centre. If you wanted to do something in the borders though, I think small would be ok. My less than 2 cents worth :0).

Connie said...

Your dishwasher is soo cute!! I think your 4 Seasons quilt would look good with something in the center maybe a bigger tree? Your jelly roll quilt looks great! I was telling a couple people about adding squares that pop into the mile a minute!

Mame Johnston said...

I love the simplicity of the 4 seasons quilt. It is so reflective of how nature is sometimes the most uncomplicated part of our lives.

Quiltingranny said...

Love the Samoa's (Girl Scout Cookies) and your quilting is beautiful!

Christine L said...

That Season's Quilt is Adorable!!!! I love it!

Carol said...

Absolutely LOVE the seasons wall hanging.

......I'm a thin mint girl:)