Friday, September 7, 2012

Tree skirt top is done and a few wonky blocks

After ripping out the 4 seams, I DID finish the top for the tree skirt yesterday.
I like the fabrics, but they are so close in value, they wash together... hmm
I'll still finish it though- one day.

Yesterday, a friend came to borrow my long arm and she quilted her quilt all by herself for the first time, it turned out great! she pieced the middle part of the quilt (jelly roll race) and her HUSBAND did the border and the demoyne stars in the corners- he's also the one who often picks the fabrics for their quilts, and they are our disney vacation reps!! ohhh I SO want to go back to disney, maybe when Sonja is about a year old- so next fall!

And look who finally got some curtains up!
Yes- they are wrinkled but I'm a little scared to iron them, it says low iron, but has that black out cloth on the back which is kind of plastic-y.... I think I'll wait a few days and see if gravity helps.
It had been sounding like a broken record to my husband about these curtains, what helped was me telling him I'm willing to sleep up there now, because he hasn't been able to sleep in our bed when Sonja is there too.

She seems to like her bed- first time sleeping in it.

and here's "my" bed, a black leather futon type couch, we moved back into the room, it doesn't really fit, but it works for now.

I was able to make these wonky blocks for the swap I'm part of for September.

And... what's this shirt doing here? well remember I told you I'm working on a quilt for McCall's again (#3) well this shirt was my inspiration.... that's all I'm going to say

I was also able to download the sunshine fabrics into EQ and play with the "women of the bible" blocks and change the layout. There's 53 blocks, but I think there might be some bonus blocks otherwise I'll duplicate some. This sketch is just an idea and I didn't download the matching blender fabrics that are coming too, but it has a neat look! (don't have a plan for a border yet)
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- 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 -september done
#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- Most of the border is done
#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- fabrics ordered
#54(september) Boxes!- fabrics arriving today
#55 (September)- Woven stars - fabrics arriving today


Carol said...

Never a dull moment:) Like the wonky blocks. Tree skirt is lovely.

Pat from Florida said...

I like you setting for WOB. I'll be eager to follow along as you progress.

Melody said...

Beautiful sewing. I love the colour of your tree skirt.

Janet O. said...

The tree is skirt if pretty--even if the individual fabrics don't stand out.
Do you have a steamer? That might help the curtains, but time will, too. I hung some curtains in my family room--just to see if they fit. I was always planning on taking them down to press, but it never happened--and the wrinkles are gone. : )

Petit Design Co. said...

you could try spritzing the curtains with water and tumbling them on super low in the dryer

Michele said...

So busy as always. Can I come and borrow your long arm machine too?