Finally finished this quilt for my Mom. This is a quilt I've been working on since Spring. I really enjoyed piecing it. The blocks were done with strip piecing and I quilted straight lines at 1/4". I'm pleased with how it turned out.
I pieced a label from some leftovers. It turned out cute. The backing is all this pretty yellow print that I didn't even realize had little birdies on it.
The binding is done on the bias and my sister-in-law thought it looked like Juicy Fruit. This was my #1 Finish on my Q4 Finish Along.
My cat, Lucky, decided to check it out.
Will be linking this to my Q4 Finish Along.
Here is my One Monthly Goal for November. Unfortunately, my sewing machine is out of commission for the first 2 weeks so my goal has to be small.
Before I took my machine to the Brother store, I finished 2 paper-pieced blocks intended for this pouch. So once I get my sewing machine back, it shouldn't take long to complete the pouch.
5.) Quilt and bind this Christmas Frivol. I completed the top a month or so ago. This is a nice size that I can use on my square table beside my couch. It definitely needs something new. I've had one of my first completed quilts sitting on it for a long time.
6.) Another Frivol #9. I would like to finish this for a Christmas gift for my sister. She likes handmade items and she could probably use it around her house somewhere.
7.) This Frivol I would like to make, possibly for a gift for my Mom.
8.) This Frivol I might start working on when I get the chance.
10.) Basket - another fairly quick project from Anna Graham's book "Handmade Style". I'd like to make a couple of these possibly for gifts. I have had some of this fabric for years and it needs to be made into something! My drawers are filled with fabric.
12.) This ironing board cover. I have had this sitting in a dresser drawer for a couple of years so it needs done, especially since my ironing board only has the ugly heat-resistant cover on it now.
I've chosen some smaller projects so I can use some of these for Christmas gifts. I think handmade gifts are the nicest. Plus, the larger quilts that I choose to make seem to take so long that I get burnt out. Next year, I have a few quilts picked out to get started on. Linking up to Q4 Finish Along at Clover & Violet
I have known Denise since Kindergarten. She moved across country after college. I have only seen her twice, I think, in over 30 years. We got together for lunch so I wanted to give her a small gift. I think it turned out very pretty. My friend was a little impressed that I can actually sew now. We took Home-Ec in Junior High, but we didn't get very far back then. We had a little chuckle about Home-Ec class. Linking up to Elm Street Quilts Bag It