Monday, December 12, 2011

My How Time Flies...

I didn't realize that I hadn't posted in a while.  Life has been busy with work, family (Grand baby #5 will arrive on the scene tomorrow) and being fully immersed in the holidays. Thanksgiving is a blur now as I prepare for Christmas.  I am making quilts for my dad, brother, son-in-law and my daughter's significant other of their favorite sports teams.  Unfortunately,  there is a heated good-natured rivalry among the men folk in my family.  My dad and son-in-law are devoted, die-hard (although somewhat unhappy) Washington Redskins fans.  My brother (they must have found him in the cabbage patch) is a boisterous, fun-loving Dallas Cowboys fan and so is my daughter's boyfriend.  So family gatherings are loud, raucous, and interesting to say the least.  They are each receiving a lap quilt.  I will post pictures a little later.

I am continuing to work on the Farmers' Wife Sampler quilt, although I have not completed nearly as much as I wanted to.  I did finally complete block #13, Buckwheat.  I put it together and it was wonky, so I took it all apart and re-sewed it.  It looks better.  It has a lot of pieces as most of the blocks in this series.  But I made a commitment to do it and I will see it through.  This is a photo of my second attempt.

I haven't started on the Dear Jane challenge yet because I  do not know where I want to go with it just yet as in fabric choices and design.  It is on the back burner until after the holidays and I can give it the time it deserves.

I completed the African Snowball quilt and my friend Carrie quilted it for me on her Tin Lizzie.  She did a wonderful job.  I am going to bind it this week,  but here are pictures of the front and back of the quilt.  It turned out quite beautiful.  I have a nice zebra print that I am going to use for the binding.  It should work well with this quilt.

I have a lot going on...everyone have a great week and thanks for stopping by!