Wednesday, November 05, 2008

What have I been up to?

For the past few months, I’ve been busy working on a dozen different things, which means slow progress on each of them, which doesn’t make for exciting blogging :) I do have a few things to share now, and I say, it’s about time! :D

First off, I finished a small quilt top last night, it’s another of the Schnibbles patterns by Miss Rosie Quilt Company, called Gazebo. I want to do every single one of these mini quilts, they are all adorable. I used the Moda Flutterby fabrics, they all have some sort of bug incorporated into the pattern, and it is very cute, and very bright, in fact, the brightest one I’ve made so far, and I LOVE it. I plan on giving it to Jessie of course. So now I have to quilt it and bind it.
I’ve been collecting red and white fabrics for a new quilt. Here is my stack, I pre-washed them with one of those color catcher sheets, and I am glad I did, because the sheet was very pink when I pulled it out of the washing machine. I really never pre-wash my fabrics, but since it’s all red with white, I figured I’d better do it this time. I am excited to start this quilt, more pictures to come once the assembly begins!And I am making good progress on Von’s NRR. I am almost done, I have some backstitching to do and that’s it! I am so excited!
I’ve been working on this tablerunner for my mom the past couple of weeks. I wanted to give this to her for her birthday, which was on October 6th, so I am totally late. I am such a lame daughter. But it’s the thought that counts right? At least I try, LOL! She loves the country d├ęcor and has lots of cows in her kitchen, so this should fit on her table nicely.
So, I mailed off my Thanksgiving exchange today, which means I have 3 more exchanges to mail out and I’ll be exchange free for as long as I can. That is until I can’t take it anymore and have to do another one. I plan on holding off for now though, too much stuff to work on for family and friends around here.

11 comments:

Brenda said...

Your top is gorgeous! Now I have to ask about the "color catcher" sheet. What is it and where do we get them...my "color catchers" are usually everything else in the load. Maybe I should separate the reds? LOL!

Von said...

Oh, Heather! I just love your square on my nrr!! :) Thanks so much!!

Zach 'n' Jack said...

wow, that quilt is adorable! I've been missing you lately, ever since I saw you driving that one day!! Those red & white fabrics look gorgeous, I can't wait to see how you make them even more beautiful. Miss ya, we need to get together and catch up!

Cheryl said...

Your quilts are so great...your blog always makes me wanna get going with my quilting again :)
Love those red and white fabrics, cant wait to see what you do with that one

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Heather your quilt top is just gorgeous, love the fabrics...

Vonna said...

Look at that lovely quilt! and the table runner :) Can it make a detour to my house?! LOL!
Love the red materials...AND Von's NRR is looking fabulous...almost there :)
I have one exchange a month (basically) since I'm doing the Christmas Ornie Swap...but that's not bad....I'm exchange free too! Isn't it great?!

Barbara said...

You certainly have been busy! What's your secret???

Lennu said...

Your quilt top is wonderful, what pretty colours! The red and white fabric pile looks so lovely, I can't wait to see what you make of those :) Your quilts are always so amazing, the tablesunner is perfect! Your stitching is always wonderful too, what a pretty block for Von's RR. Have a wonderful weekend dear Heather and I hope my exchange arrives soon to you!

staci said...

What a cute quilt and table runner! And I'm drooling over those red fabrics, yummy!!!

Quirky Parsnip said...

I love the color and composition of the quilt.

MysteryKnitter said...

The NRR is lovely.