Monday, June 13, 2011

Design Ironing Board 6/13/11

Henrietta 5

This is all I have to show for a weeks worth of sewing.** Well, I had more but for some reason my photo program has decided that if I name a photo, it discards it. I have no idea where the pictures went but they are GONE. These are my applique pieces for Henrietta Whiskers, Block 5. They are just resting on the ironing board, waiting to be pressed to the background and then appliqued in place. I plan to prep Block 6 before I complete 5 and then I will have both to complete and I will be caught up, with this BOM.

I also made the two blocks for my LQS BOM. They are Underground Railroad blocks, made with batiks. I will get new pictures done so they can be seen later.


I did get the quilting all done on this batik quilt. This isn’t a good picture but I was afraid to monkey with it for fear it would disappear.


Here is the back. I love the color and the quilting shows up so well on the black stripes.


And, last but not least, here is my poinsettia from Christmas. There are only about 3 very pale red leaves now but we get new green ones almost every day and it is very healthy. I have never had one of these live anywhere near this long so I am really excited. And, actually, very few plants live long here (black thumb, you know).

**This has been the week that wasn’t sewing. Every day I was planning to work in the studio but every day DH has come up with something that has taken me away from it. I have been to Walmart, twice ($$), out to eat (several times and I am not complaining), moved furniture both in the house and studio (both places because DH wanted me to do something else that required furniture moving), and hours and hours of dealing with our internet provider who just Friday seems to have gotten everything working again. Not complaining, just explaining.

Be sure to check out Judy's blog for more inspiriing quilting ideas.


Bonnie said...

Shoot -- it sounds like you got a lot done this week. I find I sew, maybe, 3 hours a day. I play on the computer 6 hours a day. Something is wrong with that picture! Your finished quilt looks great. Mumble, mumble... I'm still (not) working on A Tisket, A Tasket. grumble, grumble... just a bit jealous. Henrietta is looking good

Vivian said...

I still haven't started my Henrietta whiskers quilt. I'll have to look through your archives to see your previous blocks.

Have a great day!

Sue Daurio said...

I have started the Henrietta Whiskers quilt yet either, but do love seeing yours. Can't wait to see how your blocks turn out. And I do so love that batik quilt, just gorgeous!

Nina-Marie said...

Next project - may I suggest - making a nice "DO NOT DISTURB. . .I'm busy creating" sign for your sewing room door? you are so productive - even with your husband interrupting you!

Marti said...

I love your squirrels and can't wait to see you progress on the Henrietta Whiskers.

On your photos, have you run a search for one of the new names you gave one? I've done that before and found they were being sent to some obscure folder.

AnnieO said...

The tails on your squirrels are so cute! I have downloaded the patterns but not started. Too many other things in front...

The batik quilt looks great. Nice and big, too.

Quilter Kathy said...

Technology is great...when it works! Love the batik quilt!

Vicki said...

That is such a cute quilt. I am not getting much sewing or long armingin either. Too much socializing and travelling. It is like that here, when the sun finally comes out we have to take advantage of it! Love that batik quilt too, it has a great quilted pattern.

Kate said...

Technology can be so frustrating sometimes, photo and internet issues. I'd be less then calm!

Very cute squirrels and the sunflower basket is very cute. Congrats on getting the quilting done on the batik quilt.