Wednesday, October 17, 2012

wreath top finished

I sewed the last two border sides on the twister wreath wall hanging this morning!  

  I have been in "solo" mode this week and have whittled down all the excess "stuff" from the sewing room dumped into the fabric/guest room down to 1 huge box, 1 medium basket, and 1 large basket of fabric-which are now in the living room.  The guest room just needs the linens changed out on the bed and it is ready for my sister's arrival on Friday.
I seem to do my best efforts when I have a looming deadline, however, I have stayed true to the sorting/purging/ and throwing out so when I get to the really will be the end.  I am allowing myself one messy area in the desk to deal with at a later date.  
It has been wonderful to recover lost treasures and discover forgotten projects started as long ago as 2000!
In fact, I found the very first "kit" I ever bought when I began my quilting life.  I will have to share that at some later date...for now..I will be happy to share a current project.  I have decided how I want to quilt it, but that will have to wait until after my sister leaves.

I also see at least one more twister wreath in my near future!

Saturday, October 06, 2012

today's progress...

Today was a FAB quilting day...a while back Linda and Norma came across quilts featuring this ruler with fun results.  We kicked around the idea of making something and chose today's date for sewing "online" together.  I liked this idea and had pulled fabric for cutting.  Last night, instead of cutting and prepping fabrics for today I watched last season episodes of The Closer tv show.  Fun!  And, I was able to sleep in this morning which meant I really got a late start on joining the FAB party.  Not to worry! as one FAB had to do something else today and the other two were just getting ready to start their sewing day.  I cut and sewed my squares together, added borders, and then spent the rest of the day cutting out...with this result:
I used the smaller size ruler as you can see in the middle of the squares.   
We are going to a house concert in about 2 hours so  this is where I will "pick up" tomorrow.  I also spent time taking care of the dog-several walks and play sessions, eating,  and a few coffee/chat breaks thrown in as well.  My kind of day!  Leisurely but progress made.  This will be a Christmas gift for the work elephant gift thing we started doing again last year. This is a very labor intensive project in my opinion...sewing together, cutting up, sewing back together..however..the end result will prove whether it was all worth it.  I also had a great time blog surfing and catching up with bloggers I always enjoyed so much prior to my long departure from blogland.  It's great to be back and finding out what everyone was up to while I checked out.

Today has been a welcome burst of fabric fun.  Be sure and check out Pat and Linda over at my sidebar to see what they did today with me...

as always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 04, 2012

the starting point of my challenge in the quilt space clear out

Posted by Picasayou can see I am making progress...more another time...this is why there is no creating going on...I am staying on track to deal with finding proper places for everything...whew...!  so much stuff !!!