December 19, 2009

Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Programme

I. Am. Done. With. The. Large. Quilts.

Wait. Give me a moment while I sob with joy.

Okay, I'm good now.

Never thought I'd be done, honestly. I'll take pictures of the last quilt in the next day or so... I have to get new lint rollers (we have two large furry cats and we ran out... can you imagine the horror?!) to get any stray fuzz off before it's camera-ready.

Anyway, since finishing, I've been back to working on things that don't make me wince.

A baby quilt for the shop that's all basted and ready for quilting. I actually laughed to myself while basting this one. So tiny, so small, so awesome.

Some selfish quilting! Finally! I'm making us a quilt out of Garden Friends by Jay McCarroll. I've been hoarding this for eons and I thought it was about time for it to see daylight. I threw in five or six Kona cottons and I cannot wait to see it finished! But I'm taking my sweet time with it since it's for us.

And in the mail, I received my first blocks from a quilting bee I'm in! It's the first time I'm in a bee, and December was my month. I'm really, really terrible at relinquishing control with anything, so this was definitely a good exercise in tolerance for me. With great result, I might add!

How good is that?! I'd never have thought of doing the latter! Such a lovely surprise :) You can see a few other blocks here.

Oh, and this is my 400th post. Yay! And also, I talk a lot.


CathySmith said...

LOL...who of us sewers do not relate with SOBBING for Joy over getting a project completed! Congrats! It was all worth it...right!

Greg said...

We've all got fabric we're hoarding. You're not alone there. Be sure to post a pic or two of the finished baby quilt.

Vicki said...

awesome blocks! I can't wait for our bee to start!

Jennifer said...

I can't believe how many quilts you've completed! It's amazing.

And I love those blocks you received, those fabric choices are awesome. I can't wait to see it all together.

Jackie said...

Congrats on the finish!! Furry cats and lint rollers, definitely know that! We have about 6 lint rollers in this house and can be at you finger tips at any given moment.

Averil said...

u need to shave those fuzzy beasts!

and "talk a lot" is a major understatement... heehee!

Aurelia said...

AWWW, my poor overworked Che! You may complain of the cold but over here in KangarooLand I am melting in the ridiculous heat!

angela said...

Hurray on 400! And those look like super fun quilts, especially the one with Jay's Garden Friends!

sewtakeahike said...

so I'm not the only one that procrastinates quilting large quilts? I actually think I break out in a cold sweat when I start even thinking about starting to quilt one. And then I have to listen to Rocky to get all pumped up to start.
love, love, loving your quilt blocks your getting, that brown fabric is the bomb!!

Dee said...

I just quilted a big quilt last night after doing doll quilts! OY!

Love the sneak peaks and hope that this Christmas sees you happy, healthy and joyful!

Merry Christmas!

jaybird said...

love the bee blocks... and congrats on being done with large quilts.. i wish i could say the same!


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