Quilting fun for family and friends!

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
My daughter and family have left. They were with me for three weeks. We had a fabulous time. I had a moment when they were planning the visit to mourn my unfinished Christmas quilts! Then, I had a reordering of priorities. What is more important? Spending time with my daughter and granddaughters or finishing quilts? So I wrapped them up and called them finished enough!
I managed to almost finish four Christmas quilts. Three were the Holiday Hustle quilts from Sew Lux. One required quilting through the outer border. Done yesterday morning!

One requires all the quilting. My daughter has moved it onto my sewing machine! Done today!
And the third requires the binding sewn down and all the quilting done. I have a bad habit of finishing the quilts just enough so I can sit in the evenings and hand sew the binding. Love!
The fourth quilt is just a sandwich quilted in squares for my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter. My daughter took it home with her to finish sewing down the binding. I will give her a month!

Robyn, my daughter, made a pillow for her sister's husband to match the pillow she had made for her sister. Turned out fabulously!!! She is now talking about making one for herself. Love it that she has taken to quilting!
Best wishes for the holiday season! I have used the lesson learned on reordering priorities several times during this holiday. When things start to feel out of control, I take a deep breath and check to see if my priorities are still in the correct order. Family first!

Saturday, 21 December 2013

WIP List for 2014

I have joined with Jess of the Elven Garden and Rebecca Lynne to pledge not to buy any fabric for 6 months. That still gives me 9 shopping days. This will be the WIP list I will be working off of.

Top done, backing and batting purchased: Lady of the Lake, Striped Placemats
Squares done, top to be put together: Evermore, Stars, Bee Churn Dash, Bee Wonky Log Cabin
Blocks cut out, some assembly done: Cheese, Celtic Garden, HST Baby Quilt, Green Quilt, Bungle Jungle, Terrain quilt, Joy Christmas tree skirt,
Binding to sew on: Christmas Table Runner, Halloween Table Runner
Material bought and waiting: Norwegian Woods Baby Quilt x 2, Blue Quilt
Need: Quilts x 3
Material bought and keep changing my mind on what to do with it: Urban Cowgirl, some blue yellow material for linked box quilt, Mooshka baby quilt, Serranade, High Street
In drawer and can't stand: Mostly completed wall hanging.
QAL: Sew Lux BOM

I am a Fabriholic

Hi, my name is Pam and I am a fabriholic. I am joining Jess at the Elven Garden and Rebecca of Making Rebecca Lynne and taking the Pledge.

Fabriholics Anonymous Pledge
I pledge to 6 months of fabric fasting between January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014

I am not entirely sure this is a good idea as when I think I am being deprived, I WANT. Need has nothing to do with wants as you will see by my list. I have enough fabric to make all but one of the following quilts on my list. So if I get through a goodly portion I give myself permission to buy material. I am giddy already thinking about it. What a carrot!