Sunday, September 27, 2009

this weekend

What do you know? I thought I was not getting anything done and instead I finished two small quilts this weekend.

I pieced leftover binding pieces from earlier kids quilts and I really like the effect. My guild donates kids quilts to local law enforcement agencies to give to children that have to be removed from their homes and this one will be going to that cause.

The other finish is for me. It was a mini quilt challenge given by Sandi of Legacy of Stitches through her Seasons yahoo list.
She gave us a mini quilt pattern and those who wanted could do it by a certain date: of course there was a prize, which I didn’t win. However, I love this little quilt and, when I come up with an appropriate hanger, will be putting it on my front door for the month of October. How cool is that?

Judy challenged people to each Monday show what was on their design wall and that way we attempt to keep things moving and getting done. Well, it seems to be working. Here is my design wall, as it looked Sunday afternoon.

And, as you can see, the mini quilt was unfinished when I took this picture then got finished and is off the wall now. The black and tan block is for a block exchange at guild. The Peony block, not yet finished, is part of an Eleanor Burns BOM at my local LQS. All I have yet to do is the appliqué but the machine I like doing appliqué with is the one I took to be fixed and will not be picked up until Tuesday so it will have to wait.

Interestingly, I don’t have another quilt in the making so I guess I better get busy. I am going to be working on quilting design planning for a gift quilt that I hope to get on the frame this week and for a Christmas quilt I made for us but didn’t quilt last year.

But for tonight I think I am going to read blogs, watch TV, and rest. Then tomorrow I will be out in the woods, looking for a hanger for my new mini quilt. lol


Gina said...

Love the October quilt

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Pat said...

Nice Halloween quilt!!! I like the charity quilt you made to donate, too.

Zlaty said...

Great, two quilts on the weekend!

Keep going! :)

Happy sewing and don't forget to stop and smell the flowers!


QuiltedSimple said...

very pretty quilts! I love the halloween one

Mary said...

It's not working for me but I'll blame it in part on the traveling. I really need to get those pink and brown blocks OFF so I can start something new.

Carrie said...

I love seeing what's on your design wall. I did that BOM at our local quilt store last year and still need to put the top together. Love that you donate the quilts to such a good cause! (Cute quilts any child would love to snuggle in)

belinda said...

..clapping...yeah for finishes!! Looks like you have been being VERY
productive! It's a nice feeling too!
Congrats on the WW position!!

jovaliquilts said...

I really like your donation quilt, and those pieced bindings really give it zing -- doesn't look like leftovers!