Sunday, November 15, 2015

Should be making Christmas gifts but....

There is still lots of time...I know...but I am not usually a leave it to the last minute person.
So what have I been doing instead of finishing Christmas gifts?
All 168 scrappy 4-1/2" log cabin blocks are done. I pieced them together in two halves so all that is left is to sew the two halves together and decide on a border. There are 2 layers on the door.  For now it will stay as it is until Christmas quilts are done.
Then I was visiting my Dad for a couple of days. The hexagons have become my travelling project.
 I am now finished all the full 'flower garden' blocks.
I have just 3 stars to finish and then some part blocks to finish the edges. It is still a long way to go! My dad thinks I should put the number of pieces on the label. He always has good ideas!
Here is a look at the back! That is a lot of seam allowances.
Taking the paper out is going to be interesting.
And finally this little angel was calling to me to get started.
It was a kit from the Houston show. It isn't my usual taste but when I saw the sample it so reminded me of my mom.  If she was still with us I would have bought this and made it for her. She would have loved it. I kept going back to it over and over so I finally bought the kit to make for my sewing room as a tribute to my wonderful mom and all the things she loved.
I am not sure it is a good idea to make such a tribute. I keep getting a bit weepy when I am working on it. Even after 5 years, I still miss her more than words can say.
Now I have to tell myself I should get back to Christmas...
Happy Stitching!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Where have I been?

I'm home...from Houston!!!! 
What a great time! I loved the quilts, I took classes and I shopped!
Here is a bit of my unpacking!
It's hard to see on top of my busy quilt! But as I make things I'll be showing them.
Going to International Quilt Festival was one of my bucket list trips and a 50th birthday gift to myself! And now I want to do it again! It was inspiring!
But now Christmas is right around the corner and I have to get busy! busy! busy!
Happy Stitching!