Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My first UFO of 2011 is completed!!

If you read my 2011 UFO List you will see that I listed my Gerber DayZ Chain quilt.  It needed a hanging sleeve and binding.  Well as of today it is finished!  And tomorrow it will be taken to the Lake Farm Parks as an entry in their 2011 Quilt show.

Backing with hanging sleeve

Bias binding on the diagonal

Bias binding on the diagonal


Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Year - new look for my Blog

I would appreciate if you would leave a comment on the new look of my blog.  Let me know if you like the format and use of color.

As you can see I added the winning score from the 2011 Sugar Bowl in which my Buckeyes beat the Arkansas Razorbacks.

I have also added a few gadgets, including Popular Posts and My Blog List.

I finished up another quilt I was testing yesterday, and hope to make progress on another one this weekend.

I also have to get the binding done on my Gerber Day Z quilt by Thursday so it can get entered in the Lake Farm Parks Quilt Show.

As you can see I will be busy for the next few days.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Cleaning for guests can be worthwhile!

My sister Dawn is visting for a few days from Florida.  One of things I have told my husband is that I will make sure that the quilting/spare bedroom is available for guests.  So once I got done cleaning for the family Christmas gathering I started working on the spare room.  The room was actually usable when my friend Claire came to visit this summer.  I have a real problem with horizontal surfaces as you can tell by these pictures.

Yes, there is a bed under all that fabric!

Sewing table

Now the bed has fresh linens and even a quilt on it!

I have re-organized some of my notions into baskets and containers.

My husband did ask where everything went!!  It has been relocated to my side of the basement.  That is an area that needs a real makeover.

As soon as Dawn leaves for Florida the quilt will be folded and the bed stripped.  Then my 12 UFO's will be found and placed in order my month.  I need to get busy tomorrow and get some binding cut and some blocks pressed.  I'm going through quilting withdrawal!!