Thursday, August 27, 2009

Where has my mojo gone?

For the past week, I have been sidetracked away from the quilting that I want to be working on. This quilt needs to be finished, as the baby it is intended for has arrived. And so I am

hastily quilting away on it using my little featherweight sewing machine.
Poor Matt may get his quilt before the cold weather arrives, or he may not. It is partially quilted and waiting at my machine in my sewing room. Much more quilting is needed before it will be done. I just can't seem to force myself to sit down and quilt for long stretches of time right now. I think I've misplaced my quilting mojo.
However, I did manage another finish this month. Here is a little table runner that I made at clothesline club this month. This one is going to be gifted.

Tomorrow is strip club, where I will continue with the quilt I showed last post. That one is for a baby due to arrive on Sept 2.
Matt leaves for college Sept 6. I sure would like for him to be able to take along a finished quilt.
I guess I need to get busy.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Design Wall Monday

It's Monday, and that means it's time for a peek at my design wall. Actually, this peek is at my portable design wall (aka a flannel backed tablecloth). These are blocks I will be making at the next strip club at my LQS. I want to be able to get this quilt done quickly, as it is a baby gift and the baby is due early September. So I am playing with color placement now, so I will be all ready to go.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Now What?

This past week, I have been spending a great deal of my time out by the pool. It finally feels like summer here, and I want to take full advantage of it. So, I have not been in my sewing room. But I have been working on some handwork. I finished this top today.

You got a peak of it last month. I combined two different sources for this one. The background is based on the Bee Charmer from Oh Sew Charming! The flowers were taken from a couple of the blocks in the Aunt Millie's Garden pattern from Piece O'Cake Designs.
I can't tell just exactly what this wants to be. The Bee Charmer pattern was intended to be a wall hanging. It is also a good size for a table topper. But, I had so much fun working on this, I am wondering if I should use this as a center and expand around it to make something more substantially sized. Except that I used scraps for this so far. So it may take some doing finding the right fabrics to make any additions look like they belong. What should I do?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Too much socializing, not enough quilting

There is not very much to report on the quilting front. I am currently trying to finish machine quilting my son's quilt. I am making progress, but I still have a long ways to go. I don't have a picture of that quilt to show just yet. But my son moves off to college in less than a month, so I will plug away at that quilt until it is finished.

I haven't done much other quilting lately. However, I did finally finish the jacket I was working on. I'm thrilled to be done with it. Here it is.

The two bright fuscia strips on the lower front bother me. But, it will stay as is and I will get over it. Probably. Otherwise, I think it looks pretty good.