Monday, December 20, 2010

Stockings hung by the chimney with care ?

no...not anymore, they hang at other homes now. But I do have a pile of quilt tops on the back of the couch...LOL There are 8 in this pile, and I plan to have them machine quilted, bound and gone(in the not too distant future!).
 There is a little Christmas in my kitchen *VBS* I hung a darling little quilt from my dear friend Julie, over the sink this year. Normally I have a clock on this wall. In October I decided to put a Halloween quilt there, and am trying to keep it going all next year, with a month or seasonal appropiate quilt.
 Not too far away, lives the gingerbread man potholder from Julie. He came calling the year I gave away the Flat Santas...do you remember?? I hung him on the pushpin for the picture.
 
And last, but not least, I have a FINISH!Not a big one, but a finish.It's a UFO, begun last Christmas, with only 1 block sewn and parts cut. I didn't love it, which partly explains it's smallish size( about 32" square). I like the color combination , but not the block pattern. It does makes a nice table topper and probably can stay out until late winter.
In the sewing dept. I'm up to my elbows in pillowcases, can you say "boring"?? And I am getting some backings made for the tops on the couch. I've measured each, written it down and pinned it to the top. Makes the backings and batt cut much easier. I am confessing that making a back is my least favorite part of the process. Onward....
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13 comments:

julieQ said...

I do remember!! And love it, love my Santa!! Merry Christmas, dear Finnie!

Scrappy quilter said...

Awe sweet friend, you've been busy. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Wish I was there to give you a hug.

Heidi said...

Yay! A finish and it's a lovely one! The Gingerbread man is just too cute! Enjoy your holidays and onwards we both go.....
hugs,
heidi

Julie in the Barn said...

Yeah, you have another finish. And it's darn cute, too. I've finished another old UFO, Scrappy Little Stars. I'll post it when it's light enough to take a photo. Today is basting day for 2 more UFOs!

Angie said...

WOW, Finn, just look at all of those quilts!!! Awesome, woman!! :D Merry Merry Christmas hugs to you and Ebby!

em's scrapbag said...

Love your pile of quilts on the back of the couch. And the gingerbread man is delightful.

Judy S. said...

Merry Christmas, Finn!

Rose Marie said...

Congrats .... another finish!!!! How many more will you finish of that pile on the couch? We will stay tuned for the count.

I finished another quilt yesterday and I'm 3 for 3. Two of the finishes will be shown after Xmas.

Oh, how marvelous this has been. Now, let's see what else I can finish before NYE.

Merry Xmas!

Sara said...

I agree -- the "worst" part of making the quilt is making the backing!

Gotta get going on my UFOs again, now that I'm back from visiting DD and family.
Bonnie Hunter's mystery is distracting me.

Magpie Sue said...

I think a lot of us have our heads down, trying to beat the Christmas deadline ;- ) Hopefully by now you're nearly done with the pillowcases. I wish you well with the quilt backs. I don't mind making them so much, it's the basting of the layers I dread. Just don't forget to have a great Christmas my friend!

Baby Quilt Patterns said...

This could be your Christmas Baby Quilt Pattern quilt. I think it would look good in a stroller or crib.
Davina.

Linda_J said...

I can understand backing being a least favorite. I get stalled at borders and binding though I do dutifully TRY to have all the components ready when I put a finished flimsy up for pinning. My friend Joy was a stickler for that and I tend to follow her lead. Like you marking what sizes your backs, and batting are so you don't accidentally use it on the wrong top.

paula, the quilter said...

You hoo! I just posted a finish for the NYE UFO challenge!