Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Little of This...A Little of That!

Randy gave me this audiobook for Christmas so I have been listening to it while I sew (un

less DJ is hanging with me and then we were watching Firefly). The story is alright but not great. Good thing Randy doesn't read my blog, lol.

I started out by finishing up the Mourning Crosses quilts. I wanted to get three made for sure and I accomplished that! They all need the last outer border which I ordered from Thousands of Bolts last night. Can't wait to see how it looks on these! For the second and third quilts I put my Dad's shirts in a cross pattern...second block in the tow and bottom row and the first and third block in the middle row.

So that is what three of them look like so far. I can't wait to finish them up and send them out.

Made and attached a border to Lil' Twister Valentine too. And I cut and made my bow tie blocks with my Dad's shirt fabric too! The golf block and the plaid next to it are really from the quilt I made him...the leftovers pieces of fabric I had from that. But all of it reminds me of Dad.
While digging around in the flannel bin I again came across a bunch of these blocks sewn into long rows by the kids (about ten years ago) and decided to pull some apart and turn it into a doggy size quilt. No sense in it sitting in the bin any longer.
And decided to jump on one more bandwagon...Christmas Through the Year. This is the first thing I made for it. Two dolly buntings (I made about four or five of these and gifted them last year, so here are two more for this year!) are ready for Christmas. Feels good to get a jump on it! I just hope I can keep it up each month!
Back to work tomorrow, but a little bit of this and a little bit of that meant A LOT got done today!


Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

The dolly buntings are adorable! Great gift - my daughter used to have something like that for her beanie babbies,

Val said...

Lots of great finishes and using spare blocks makes you feel good. The dolly buntings are very cute. A great idea for gifts.

sisbabestitches said...

You sure did get a lot done, little bits add up to a lot really quickly. Great start to your Christmas gifts.

Cheryl said... accomplished a ton!!! Love those doll cute! Great to have you join in with Christmas Through The Year.

Mickie said...

Your blog is wonderful and I love your work! Those dolly buntings are too cute!! You have a good start on the holiday! Hugs, Mickie

Sandra said...

Great job on all the finishes! Love that little Valentine quilt:)

Roslyn said...

Memory quilts made form clothes are such a blessing Andee I wish I had enough of my son's clothes for that or some of my Dad's.
See you Saturday?

Cheryl said...

The dolly buntings will be great gifts!

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