Saturday, October 20, 2012

Quilting Update from Stitching in Sunny Cal

 I've been doing some quilting.  I'm not the best quilter in the world, but not the worse.  Maybe if I actually took a quilting class I would get better.  But until then I will do my best.  So here are my squares that complete the actual pieced portion of this quilt The Thimbleberry 2009

I have to fix the one square - you can see that the upper left square is put in wrong :(  So I need to rippppppp and re-sew it, but once that is done that all of the squares that needed to be assembled have been!!!  And all I'll have left to do is cut out 30 6 1/2" squares from the material that looks like it's appliqued, and then assemble the body of the quilt.  I'm not sure I'll get it done this year, but I'm a lot close than I was back in January.

I also got a square re-assembled on my Thimbleberry 2008 quilt, I've not made as much progress on that quilt as I have on this one, I'm not just as thrilled with it as I was when I started.

Here is another set of squares that I got done - maybe month 11.  I like the colors in this quilt and this blue is really pretty.

This last square should have 3 smaller ones to match, but I didn't do them, instead I stitch the big square twice!!  Oh well, since I have to go back and re-do the top square, I guess I can look at getting these 3 small ones done at the same time.

Hope you are all making progress on your 2012 projects, time is ticking down - only about 71 more days and 2012 will be history and it will be time to set our sights on 2013 - so what do you have in mind for your 2013 challenge?


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Stitching in Sunny Cal update

Here is my update on my Iris and Fans - I'm working the same section all the way around because I know me and if I only did one quarter, at the end of the day one quarter would be finished and this would be tossed back into the UFO pile for another year and another challenge.  So does this go into 2013??? LOL  Also, I was worried about running out of the main color.  I got 3 skeins, and I'm into the second skein and don't fell like I'm 2/3 done with the off-white color.   so if I run out and have to change it, hopefully it won't look too obvious because I know I can't get it anymore.

Below is my update on my woman, she has a face!!!  I was hoping for an arm and hand too, but opted to do a small ornament for an exchange instead.

Happy stitching to all!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Spring Sheep

Spring Sheep by Bent Creek

I finished this awhile ago but haven't been able to take a picture.  It was a small gift for my mom. This one wasn't one my UFO list but those seem like pipe dreams now :(

Monday, October 1, 2012