This is what I am trying to finish before midnight tomorrow! I still need to actually sew those mitered corners. I have Susan Cleveland's book, Marvelous Miters. It is my go to book for how to miter corners quickly and easily. Except, it took forever to make the borders for this one, or so it seemed. Today I'll sew the corners. Piece the backing and get it loaded on Ruthie. Then if I still am motivated, I'll start quilting it. It will get an all over design that has lots of curves on it.
Here are the finished ornaments I made for the girls. I learned as I finished each one. May need to rethink how long a hanger I need for future ornaments.
My kids know me so well. They gave me quilt books for Christmas. I requested the log cabin one. Wow! I want to make several of the ones in it. Argh, it will take me forever to do any from there but I really like the look. I'm hoping to do the one Aimee picked out sometime. I really need to finish a few UFO's before I start anything new. Jenny hit the nail on the head with In the Studio. I always need new ideas for what to quilt on my quilts. I've taken a Craftsy class with Angela Walters so this will reinforce that and add to it. Fun!
I did remarkably well on my goals this past week. Perhaps because it was stuff I absolutely had to do!
Week of December 23, 2013
Make whatever food can be done in advance√
Finish T Shirts√
Finish secret project√
Do final prep for anything needing to be done by Christmas√
Sing Christmas Eve service√
Enjoy time with all the kids here!√
Visit Ginter Gardens√
Make borders for red, white and blue X block quilt√
Sew backing for X block quilt oops, not yet!
And, for the last few days of the year I'm not quite as focused except on the X Block quilt.
Week of December 30, 2013
Sew backing for X block quilt
Load and quilt X Block quilt
Bind X Block quilt
Clean and put away stuff in the studio
Try my new Sizzix cutter
Make FCQEquilter blocks
Get back to working on A Tisket, A Tasket
Finish baby quilt
Set up new Mac Power Book YIPPEE!
Time to get up to the studio. Please take some time this week to visit Patchwork Times to see what folks are up to in their studios.