UFO Invasion

There has been a severe UFO invasion at my house.  It’s insane how many in-progress projects that I have right now.

  1. Wonky Cross Quilt:  This one has been hanging around my sewing room for a number of months waiting to be basted.It will be late for my friend’s October birthday.
  2. Wine Table Runner:  This one is basted and ready to be quilted but quilting has not yet occurred…..It’s for a November birthday so I need to get this one done and mailed out.
  3. Christmas Wall Hanging:  This one is for me but should still be done by the time Christmas Decorations go up!I’m going to place them horizontally and add the words ‘Joy’, ‘Peace’, and ‘Noel’ underneath. It should be fabulous!
  4. Big Ole Pillow:  I created this from the offcuts of the heart blocks from the Orlando donation quilt that I made.  I didn’t know what I wanted to do with it but then I found this big ole pillow insert that is perfect.  A pillow it will be.
  5. Turkey Sausage:  My Mom brought over the Turkey Sausage cross-stitch for me to make into a wall hanging.
  6. Stacked Squares:  I need to baste and quilt the Stacked Squares quilt for my Dad.The backing is finished and ready to go.  It’s a Christmas gift so I need to get moving.  The quilting plan is random meandering squares which should give it exactly the finish it needs.

I did make a couple of quick projects.  I moved from a cubicle into an office at the end of last week and it is beige and beige-grey and grey-beige.  The room is just screaming for color of any kind.  So, I made a mug rug and a snack bowl for my desk.  The inside of the snack bowl is laminated cotton so I can wipe away any crumbs.

Well, it appears that I have a lot to do…….

Happy Sewing!


    Square it Up

    Table Runner – Take 2:

    I was able to complete the Square It Up table runner over the weekend.  I had this Michael Miller print in my stash that has been there for a while as I couldn’t find the right project for it.  I believe it’s destiny was to be the backing to this runner. 

    Balique by Michael Miller Designs

     It has such a Spring-like feel and I love it!

    After a bit of wonky line horizontal quilting, I made a scrappy binding with some coordinating prints that bring the whole thing together.   And this one actually fits perfectly on my table. I really think I need to hoard a bit of that Modern Background Ink print.  It is just fabulous!     

     Stash Enhancement:

    I have been meaning to stop at one of my local quilt shops to see if they had anything left from a very big sale they had a few weeks back.  Well, they had some great fabrics left and they were $4 or $5 a yard! And they had some fabric bundles at a great price as well.  Here’s a bit of what I got.

    A 4 yard scrap bundle – such great prints that will work perfectly for some charity infant quilts.  How cute are those transports on the lined paper?

    Good Natured blenders and these sweet little birds….  More whites with grey to finish out my Transition Quilt. A few of these were end-of-bolt so I got a bit of a bonus.  Now I just need a plan to expand the Transition quilt top out sideways a little bit and I should be able to get it finished.

    However, tonight it’s all about the Super Bowl so I may actually do a bit of cross-stitch while watching the game.  🏈


    Random Roundup #12

    It’s my first Random Roundup post of the year and I’m excited!

    Table Runner -take 2:

    My table runner that turned into a quilt top is still in the works.  It’s a bit long and skinny so I need to figure out what to add to the sides.  That means that I still needed a new table runner.  I went perusing through my charm pack box and came across this sweet one that would be perfect for a spring themed runner.  It’s Paradiso by Kate Spain and the colors are just so springlike and pretty.  I had to match it with this fabulous grey print from the Modern Background Ink line by Zen Chic.  The colors just pop against it.  Here’s what I came up with – horizontal squares centered with vertical squares on the sides.  I really like the way it flows.  The intentional imperfection makes me happy.   I need to decide how to bind it.  I’m thinking of doing a scrappy binding with these 4 prints.  The top three were recently acquired by one of my guild mates during a sale at Fabric.com.  She was kind enough to share.  😊 I hope to have this finished before this weekend.

    Disney Mini Quilt Swap:

    I started working on the Mini quilt that I am making for the Disney Mini Quilt Swap.  My partner mentioned The Aristocats as being one of her favorite Disney films.  I took off from there and decided that The Kittens pattern by Elizabeth Hartman would be perfect to use for the kittens from that film.  This is a sneak peek of Marie. 


    I appliquèd the bow on her ears and it is the perfect touch to really bring out Miss Marie.

    Stash Enhancement:

    Today I received this fabulous package from Quilters Square that should give me enough white with grey to complete the original table runner/quilt.  And I couldn’t pass up this creepy yet cool skull fabric to put on something for my bestie.   The skulls are a bit bigger than I anticipated but they will make a great bag lining or quilt back.  I’ll have to see what she may want me to make for her using this awesomeness.

    I also received some wide backing fabric so I can hopefully finish my Wavelength quilt.  I think I will make that my February goal.  What are your quilty goals for the month?