Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Flurry of Finishes!

I have had a very productive weekend and managed to finish up a few projects that have been hanging around for awhile.  The first finish was this Friendship Star wall hanging, which was one of the quilts that I made in my beginning quilting class in, ahem, 2001.

And the back.  If you enlarge the picture, you can see the quilting outline of the stars on the front.

This afternoon I finished up this ornament while I was watching the Bears game.  S and two of his sons are huge Bears fans and I don't get to see many games down here since I pretty much only have the main network stations, but today's game was on Fox, so I was able to watch.  Our AZ Cardinals pulled out a come from behind win over the Eagles too, so good job to them.  Please excuse the wrinkles in the ornament.  I didn't take time to iron it before taking a picture.

The other thing I finished during the game was this cat mat for the shelter that was started on one of my airplane rides this summer.

I actually have some feline pictures to post as well.  First I have Tyrone testing out S's quilt.  I got the binding attached by machine this weekend, and also did the same for Chocolate Covered Cherries, so now I can work on the hand stitching as I am watching Christmas movies.

Sassy was sleeping yesterday all curled into a tight little ball.  If you look closely, you can see her little foot tucked behind her shoulder.  Cats are so flexible!

And finally, here is Echo being his usual dorky self.  I have been going through the contents of some of the drawers in my rolling sewing cart and Echo took advantage of finding one empty and decided to take a nap in it.  As you can see, he's a little too big, but that didn't seem to bother him lol.

And I had to add this final pic.  What are the chances?  No, not of having your bobbin run out, but having it run out when you are exactly at the end of attaching a long binding to a quilt.  That is what happened to me yesterday when I attached the binding to Chocolate Covered Cherries.  I hit the thread cutter, pulled the quilt out, saw the empty bobbin, and thought oh, no, I have been sewing without bobbin thread for who knows how long.  But lo and behold, the binding was attached all the way to the end.  Amazing.

1 comment:

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
Yours, Ulla