Wednesday, November 28, 2012

catching up and deciding on easy street

Here's a little teaser of the quilt for "quilt it today :-)
The quilt is almost done, I've been working on the binding, so it should be done soon.
Today I worked on the kids advent calendar, I've been doing this for the last few years.
We buy a small lego set- this time it's a buggy car, last year it was a house

Then I take the manual(s) and sit down and sort the legos

step by step into little piles

then combined these into 48 little gifts (24 x 2)
THIS year I actually took one manual and cut it APART!! (gasp!)
so the kids won't know what they are putting together until Christmas, I kept the 2nd manual intact

Here's our small tree downstairs

and the large tree upstairs- all with home made decorations too

AND I finally finished the DEER block for Hidden forest, will have to wait to prep the next block.
and I have decided to follow the "winning" vote for EASY STREET mystery quilt along by bonnie hunter.

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- ready to quilt
#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-
# 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- ready to quilt
# 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 - top done adding vine on 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 -ready to quilt
#33 (mar) batik quilt for McCalls - DONE!
#34(mar) #2 quilt for McCalls- DONE and shipped
#35 (all year) Round Robin swap -TOP is here and ready to quilt
#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 -november is here
#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- DONE!
#44 (june) - drunkard's path- top done, may need a border
#45 (June) - Hidden forest- applique- Deer block done
#46(June) fabric balls - finished #10!
#47(june) pin cushion swap - working on November, received november
#48 (July) McCall's #3 quilt- DONE!
#49 (July) smooth sailing (CT bundle)- ready to quilt
#50(July) Lorax quilt- DONE!
#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- 8 blocks done
#54(september) Boxes!- fabrics arrived
#55 (September)- Woven stars - done!
#56 (September) McCall's #4 - DONE!
#57 (September) McCall's #5 - started blocks
#58 (September) roman holiday- kit
#59 (october) mini tumbler- DONE!
#60 (October) Benertex floral quilt- top done
#61 (October) Valentine's Round Robin- november mailed out
#62 (November) Woven Stars for CT - sewing blocks
#63(November) Crazy Daisy- vote for quilt idea!
#64 (November) Holiday Lane Pillow- DONE!
#65 (November) - Quilt it today- working on binding
#66 (November) Quilt it today #2- red, white and blue quilt- fabrics arrive in December
#67 (November) - EASY STREET- fabrics picked out



Janet O. said...

What a fun little idea for a boy's advent calender.
Things are sure festive at your house!

M-R said...

Oooh, I love that idea for an Advent Calendar. I'm always scrambling to fill ours. :) said...

En flott adventkalender! Jeg har også startet på Bonnie Hunter, Easy Street, selv om jeg egentlig ikke har tid. Stoff har jeg derimot mye av i de fargene. Det blir kjekt å slå følge framover.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Bea, did you get your picture issue worked out??

Needled Mom said...

The Advent calendar idea is perfect!

Looking forward to seeing your Easy Street.

JustPam said...

What a terrific idea for the advent calendar.
I think I am really going to love this mystery. I love the colors already. I have loved everyone of BH's mystery quilts so far.

Colleen said...

Love Love Love the advent idea!