Saturday, March 28, 2009

Spring is in the air

...and I am feeling a surge in creative juices. This has been a good week for me and my quilting. There was a shop hop to our south that introduced me to several wonderful quilt shops I had never been to. And although I bought very little during the hop, I know I will be making return visits to several of them when I am ready to begin something new. But for now, I am still trying to focus my efforts on completing those that have already been started.

And those efforts were helped along this week because I only had my granddaughter here for one day. So I have been busy stitching away. I even managed to finish something! This was a kit I bought several years ago. I had joined a table runner program with a quilt shop and they sent me five table runner kits spread out over a year. Can you guess how many still remain unmade? As of this week, four! And even this one isn't really as it was intended to be. But, it is done! And I am moving on- no regrets.

I think this one is very well timed to decorate my table for the Easter season. It really isn't "me", but I have decided to embrace it anyways.

This is another project I have been working on this week. I swapped house blocks with some ladies from an internet group I used to manage. They were a rather odd combination of colors and styles and I was having a terrible time imagining how I could ever make them work together. This is what I ended up with. I think it works. I hope to get this quilted today so I can add another item to my finishes for the month.

And speaking of quilting today, this is another quilt-a-thon weekend with Judy L. My goals for this weekend include quilting and binding the Happy Houses quilt, completing the final three borders to my bear paw quilt, and finishing my current strip club quilt top. I will post progress as I make it. Until then, I'm back to my sewing room. :D