Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I Am Just Not Ready

Oh the weather outside if frightful.....come on you know the song.  All I can think is that it is much too soon for the white stuff which is covering the ground.  But perfect weather for getting some sewing done.

I finished up my basket case quilt top (pattern by Cluck, Cluck, Sew).  I am kind of liking the colors. DH says he likes the bright!  I tried to match the colors based upon the card included in the Bali Pop but somehow when I ordered the border fabric I ended up with one that was more of a poll color with peachy pinks in it.  I thought I was going to hate it, but I think it kind of helps. 

I did a bit of quilting, still not finished yet.  UGH!  A little at a time will get it done right? 

I did get inspired to start to make some Christmas gifts.  Thanks to the Twas the Night Before Christmas Blog hop at Sew We Quilt, and Dawn at Sew You Quilt 2

I made a chap-stick holder. 
I think that it may need to be a wee bit smaller.  I thought it turned out pretty cute though and it would be a nice little stocking stuffer.  I have a few more to make.  I have been digging through my scraps, and my room looks like it!  DH says that is just not his colors. 

I also received some fabric stash enhancements.
 Red grunge which is for the grandson's quilt I am planning, some text fabric one is kind of a golden yellow, the other is white on white, also a black on white print with those fun safety pins for some stash enhancements.
A gorgeous multi color thread for quilting the grandson's quilt.  Here you can get a better idea of the color of the text print. 
 Some toweling to make a Christmas gift.  Or two or four. 
These awesome chalkboard Christmas prints from Fat Quarter shop.  I just loved the line and had to have it. 

I am kind of surprised at how much I have been getting accomplished.  We will see how I do Tuesday.  


  1. love your basket weave quilt! I have one on my to do list. Love it! and thanks for the shout out. those keyrings work up very fast. once they are cut, I made a basket full in no time! love your stash enhancement too! cant wait to see what you make..........see ya in the sewing room

  2. Bah...snow!! :) Glad to see you keep making great progress, I am still stuck machine quilting which I enjoy so much I've started cleaning my room-ha!!

  3. you are busy, i have to make a quilt between now and the week before Christmas

  4. I want to make a basket weave quilt now! Thanks for that and the homey blog. Feels like friends visiting here. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  5. I like the chapstick holder...I want to make the one I saw on that hop that holds hand sanitizer. And about 10 other things I saw there! :) blessings, marlene

  6. I like the pattern for the cross hatch quilt. Where did you find it? I need to make chapstick holders for Linda. She is addicted to them!

  7. There was some really great ideas on the hop that I want to do too. I am now following Sew You Quilt 2...didn't know she was out there in cyber space...LOL 1 more blog I can't keep up on !


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