First cab off the rank was the first of the two snowball quilts I have made for Stitching Hearts. I made this quilt in June, and quilted it in September. You can read about that here and here:
I completed "Verna's Garden":
And then I pieced a backing I for it. In keeping with the garden theme, I used a piece of green fabric, but of course there was insufficient fabric, so I had to be creative.
My lovely friend Di from Friday Quilters [hello Di ;-) ] gave me a wonderful piece of border fabric which featured dogs. Now Verna has had several dogs as well as cats in her life, so I just had to use that. There were also a gazillion pieces from the piano key border, so I thought I'd use them up. Guess what? There are still a gazillion and one pieces left over!
Staying focussed and not starting any new projects has really been paying off. Thank you Julie. Julie wrote a post a month or so back, where she decided to make herself complete a few UFOs. So I decided to do the same and I have knocked over several in the last couple of months. Here is another UFO I completed for Stitching Hearts.
Then Jan-Maree from Aussie Heroes called for pink and white blocks and fairy blocks for a mystery quilt. I made four each of those for her:
In the back ground, I have been doing the hand quilting on my commission quilt. There are 15 Dresden plates in the quilt, each has 16 blades. I have now completed 7 plates, and am about half way through the 8th. So at the half way point. I have also machine quilted around the inside of the plate itself, to stabilise them.
Also on my plate is the secret sewing I have been doing for the 2013 Santa Sack Swap. My swap buddy is Lynda and I have been busy making "stuff" for her. Can't show you what until December!
And I have finished my jig-saw puzzle. But that doesn't count does it??
Yesterday I went to Jan-Maree's for a sewing day for Aussie Heroes. Early on in the day she mentioned she had a bag of scraps for me for Stitching Hearts. Did I expect this though??
Chock-a-block full! I couldn't lift it. Jan-Maree's son had a struggle to get it into the car for me & DH nearly had a hernia carrying it to my workroom. I haven't even taken a look - too daunting.
Linking up with the Small Blog Meet at Lilly's Quilts
Til next time.....Keep on stitching.