Wednesday, August 29, 2012

post partum quilting!

I did some quilting!! yay
this was a customer's quilt, who "really" wanted it by september 1st, and I "really" wanted her to have it by then, so I worked on it in stages monday and tuesday- Yes, with Sonja strapped to me or in a sleeper (see below)
this quilt is a fund raiser - now I can't remember for what- so I'm also donating %25 of the quilting fee to the cause :-)
I quilted a basic meandering and then added the occasional dragonfly,

and butterfly!

see WHO's in the middle of my table?? at some point I was cutting fabric and everytime I sliced the fabric it would startle her- poor thing- she didn't cry though.
I did work on two blocks for swaps- I MIGHT have another block, I have to look, otherwise I'm all caught up.

Now I wanted to show you this!
I'm not the only creative one in this family! my husband made these speakers.
He's made lots of pairs over the years we've been together, but then he either didn't LOVE them or didn't finish then 100% or used them for a while personally and then after a while didn't like them, so he'd destroy them- always sad when he did. We do still have several pairs around the house- all different. And I'm so happy he's actually trying to get some views on this maybe one day a pair will sell, we'll see :-)

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- 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- 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- top and binding done
#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
# 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- top done
# 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 - main quilt top done without 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 -from pine tree guild- top and binding made
#33 (mar) batik quilt for McCalls - DONE!
#34(mar) #2 quilt for McCalls- DONE and shipped
#35 (all year) Round Robin swap -July and August sent out
#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 -Did I send out august?
#40(may) Civil War Legacies- DONE! extra blocks ready to ship out
#41 (may) blue and white lil' twister- DONE! missing label
#42 (june) berry squares quilt- DONE!
#43(June)neighbor gave me orange and green quilt top- fabric arrived for backing
#44 (june) - circle in a star purple batik- black fabric is here
#45 (June) - Hidden forest- applique- working on first block
#46(June) fabric balls - finished #10!
#47(june) pin cushion swap - august sent out and received
#48 (July) McCall's #3 quilt- blocks are done and almost ready to sew together.
#49 (July) smooth sailing (CT bundle)- blocks done
#50(July) Lorax quilt- top done
#51( july) geese in a ring- 6 blocks are here
#52 (july) christmas tree skirt- pieces cut out
#53(july) hexies- 43 done and sewn together
#54(august) women of the bible quilt blocks- getting ready to start- need to order fabrics


Janet O. said...

Clever quilting on that fundraising quilt.
Very cool speakers your DH has made!

Chris S said...

Looks great!!

Cheryl Willis said...

the baby is going to learn to quilt early. bet she will be picking fabrics for you sooner then you think-
love the speakers!

Lisa Cox said...

That speaker is cool!!!
I know my husband would LOVE a pair like that.

Michele said...

Glad that you've gotten back to a little sewing. Just don't overdue it and hurt yourself.

Barb said...

I got a kick out of the little one being on the table....too cute!