Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Some finishes for the week,D4P, D9P, Getting it Done Challenge and some tatting too!

I've been meaning to update my blog and just haven't sat down long enough to do it.  I've been trying to finish some things up before the end of the month and time just got away from me...

  All of my challenges have been done for this month!  Woo hoo! I'm so glad to be able to  say that.  I have come in every day and just couldn't wait to get to my sewing machine.  Here's some of my finishes for this month  I finished binding this one last Sunday night while watching my grandkids.  This is the second D4P and it is for my youngest granddaughter's birthday in April.

I made this  pink scrap brick quilt last year (some people call this Streak of Lightning) and finally finished hand quilting this one last week.  Nothing special, I just stitched in the ditch on the bricks and just a lattice or chain on the small border. I just wanted to hand stitch this one. I haven't hand quilted in a while and I thought this one would get me back in the groove.  I really enjoyed quilting this one and finished binding this one Thursday night late after my small group meeting.
This is easy to make.  3 1/2" squares and 3 1/2" X 6 1/2" rectangles.  You repeat the same 4 strips three times and it will make your streak.  Easy, peasy, and quick too..Have fun with this one.
I finished this one today.  I quilted it Saturday night and late Sunday night and then sewed the binding on. I hand sewed the binding today and now it's done. I took off work today to go to the dentist and I stopped and visited with some of my friends at the church. Today was their quilting day and they were hand quilting on three quilts. The church we meet at has a room for the quilters and there is a sewing machine and three hand quilting frames always set up for them.  There are about 12-15 ladies that come on Tuesdays to work on their quilts.  I go there on Friday nights and sew with some of them.  I sat today and hand quilted with them for awhile. It was fun and relaxing and I got to see some friends I haven't seen in a long time.  Alot of these women come on Fridays but not all of them.  I used to be in the guild with them and I don't go to that guild anymore. I miss the ladies but just can't go to everything I want to. I wish they met on a different night so I could go.  Why is it that all the groups want to meet on the same night? 
 The D4P and this one was on my challenge list for the month. I made my son and DIL a queen sized quilt out of these fabrics and these were leftovers from that project. I had enough to make this small lap quilt. 
I quilted on this one Saturday while Carmen was asleep and finished binding it Sunday night too.   I made this small quilt last year when I was doing the Thimbleberries sew days on the last Wednesday of the month.  This is a small wallhanging and it was alot of fun to do...
This one is  a D9P I finally put the border on.  I was doing a QAL for this one and I'm still going to do more D9P quilts.  These are fast and easy to do and I want to do some bigger ones to use up my scraps. I started out with this one to see if I liked doing them. Now that I know I like them, I'll do more. I'm going to quilt this one using a pantograph and hope it looks ok.  I just got my back arms for my longarm machine and I need to try them out..
And, I finished this tatted cross last Tuesday.  This is called the Tennessee Cross and I got the pattern from one of my tatting friends.  This was fun and easy to do and I want to do another one. 
Well, so far that's what I have to show for the end of the month.  Now, I've got some knitting to do for a friend.  So, it's TV time for me.  I hope you are having a good week and get lots of sewing time in too...


KaHolly said...

Oh, my goodness, when you say your are going to get it done, you mean it!! All these finishes, and a cute little tatted cross, too! Wow!

Lesley said...

You have some great finishes here! Well done !

Jane Galley said...

What a varied month you've had, congratulations on some lovely finishes

Ellen said...

No wonder you didn't have time to update your blog. You have been a very busy girl with lots of great finishes to show for it!

Anonymous said...

You always have so many beautiful projects going at one time. The cross is gorgeous - tatting is something I've never been able to master.

Impera_Magna said...

Wow! Love that D4P! It turned out very cool! You've been very busy... and D9Ps are addicting... I'm already thinking of doing another. *lol*

I've always wanted to learn to tat... my grandmother tatted but passed away before I was old enough to appreciate her skill and acquire it directly from her.

Congratulations on all your great finishes!!!

QuiltSue said...

What a busy month! You have some great finishes there and must be feeling very happy.

Elly D said...

Congratulations on all your finishes Linda :) They are all wonderful The tatted cross is awesome!! You certainly have been busy and put me to shame. Well done!!

Kate said...

Congratulations on all the finishes! You've been really busy. Love the first D4P for your grand daughter, it's beautiful!

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