Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I realized I had forgotten to identify my UFO projects for each month. So in retrospective, The Quilt That Never Ends was my November project. As for December, I probably would have said that my Christmas quilt binding would have been that, but I actually finished it before December even started! So I think I'm going to pronounce that my December project will be my Big Block Throw quilt from the retreat this year. The top was sent to my friend Linda for quilting and I was happily surprised with a call yesterday that it was ready. The plan is to pick it up this weekend and get the binding made and put on before we go to Houston for Christmas. It would be nice to have this to work on in the car, but I also have a dog agility trial before then, and it's likely a large dent will be made in binding while sitting and waiting to run.
Another project I want to have ready for the trip is some hand applique and hand quilting. I have my 2008 Block of the month quilt that I want to try hand applique on. I like machine applique but I don't want the heavy lines on this quilt. I already have the back pieced together I just need to create the bias binding for the vines and some flowers. I'm not so sure that this will get accomplished before the trip because of the scrapbooking projects I want to give as gifts.
The other project is a panel I got at the retreat this year. It's a Japanese Koi panel that would be so pretty to quilt in fancy thread. So I'm going to make the attempt. Tomorrow Tina and I will be going to Jo-Anns over lunch and I am going to buy the fabric for the back then.
Monday, December 6, 2010
I also went through a bag of clothes marked for repair, only to find that most of them were too big and will be freecycled. Yea for Kyle!
Tonight I started to sew the rest of he tissue box covers but my head is just killing me. I think a shower is in order and maybe some offline scrapbook planning and online Christmas shopping.