Friday, October 5, 2012

Dear Deer and other things

Today I woke up and there was NO power in the house...
My husband drove the kids to school and I found out that it wouldn't be back on until 11.30, well that got pushed out further and didn't come on until 1pm.
But I did do some more applique!
I finished the BIRD, then I was about to start the DEER one and realized that the other day when I prepped everything, I didn't flip over the ricky tims stable stuff, so the whole block will be mirror imaged! I figured it was easier to flip over the black fabric and re' trace the outlines in mirror image, than redo the whole pile. It's a block that's not "facing" one way, so I think it'll be okay :-)
Here's the roll of batting I opened up!
and about 12" left of my old roll :-(

As I was cutting out batting for my TOPS I found this project- remember it was supposed to be in Sonja's room!!? well.....

I sewed the borders on it yesterday

and started a LOOOONG bias strip for the vine.
Here I just cut out a bunch of bias 1" strips and ironed about 1/3 over on one side and then the other side. looks pretty good. Then I pinned the vine around and I started adding Basting glue around, what a sticky mess that is and because of the way I ironed these, the folds come undone so I need to glue those as well. may have to unpin the rest and glue the strip together and THEN glue it to the border.
It's in a box now under my long arm frame- so until NEXT time...

At least I already traced all the flowers, yesterday I just loosely cut them out and put them back in the bag.

This is my block for the WONKY bee I'm part of. a very Neat way to make a wonky sort of star block, I might try that myself on other fabrics.
it's off in the mail already
Look, who's sniffing out the baby!
He was being very gentle :-)

She loves to sleep in the swing

yesterday afternoon I was hanging out on the couch watching TV with the kids and I laid Sonja next to me while I worked on binding for a quilt.

Isn't she sweet?

and smiley!

And BTW my backing fabrics arrrived today and are being washed..
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, Backing washed
#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, backing washed
# 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 -backing washed
#33 (mar) batik quilt for McCalls - DONE!
#34(mar) #2 quilt for McCalls- DONE and shipped
#35 (all year) Round Robin swap -september 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 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- sewing binding to back
#44 (june) - drunkard's path- pieces cut and using as leaders and enders project
#45 (June) - Hidden forest- applique- 2 blocks done
#46(June) fabric balls - finished #10!
#47(june) pin cushion swap - sent out october
#48 (July) McCall's #3 quilt- DONE!
#49 (July) smooth sailing (CT bundle)- top done
#50(July) Lorax quilt- top done, backing washed
#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-2 blocks done
#54(september) Boxes!- fabrics arrived
#55 (September)- Woven stars - done!
#56 (September) McCall's #4 - fabrics ordered
#57 (September) McCall's #5 - fabrics ordered
#58 (September) roman holiday- kit



Pat from Florida said...

Awe, Bea, you have a sweet life going there, and I love to peek in. Thanks for sharing.

VickiT said...

OH my gosh ~ That picture with your dog inspecting that little 'thing' that's invaded HIS house is adorable. I LOVE IT! So cute.

Needled Mom said...

It looks like you are getting lots done - even with that new baby!! I am impressed.

The quilt is going to be gorgeous. I love the wonderful colors you are using. That is a lot of bias though.

The pictures are just darling. She looks like a very relaxed little girl and what a gorgeous smile!

barbara woods said...

she is beautiful

Cathy said...

Beautiful baby! Congratulations!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Good heavens....that looks like Santa's Christmas list.! You have been productive. What a sweet baby.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial on EQ and I would love to win it.
I wish i could cross that many items off my list and with a little one.


Connie said...

The Bubblegum Dreams is a beautiful pattern, I just got a roll of batting....looks just like yours :) Sonja is a sweetie and what a smile!!