Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Works in Progress

I decided that I need to clear up my sewing room in prelude to Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I decided I need to make a short list of what I need to get done before the beginning of December. I sew in my living room. When you walk into my house you walk into my sewing mess room. Therefore, it all needs to be put away for the holidays. I have a difficult time doing this though, especially when I need to complete Christmas presents. It will be interesting to see how the layer cake QAL goes without a space to sew! I guess I will have to do it only on Wednesday nights, UGH! Anyway, I needed to make a small something for a gift exchange for the Plymouth Piecemakers group I am a part of. The gift had to be a ten dollar value. How difficult is that? I had this neat pattern and a charm pack laying around so I decided to make this:
WIPs 002
Interestingly enough my DH wanted to keep this! I have a second charm pack so I will make another one, it is not too difficult to do. What do you think of it? It still needs to be quilted and bound and an eye put on the Cardinal but I like it.

Next up is the Charming Secret Santa Christmas Swap gift. I worked on this last week. In fact this is what I bought the reindeer fabric for. I decided to use a layer cake of Merry and Bright to make it with since I had it in the house. The background for the reindeer was bigger than the layer cake squares so I pieced it together as I also did for the borders. I just need to finish stitching around the applique (fusible) and then off to LTW for quilting. This will be my gift to my swap partner. Don't tell though because it's a secret!
WIPs 001
I wish you could see the fabric I used in the reindeer better. I will have to take a close up later once it is all quilted up.

I really need to finish the baby plus quilt and have decided to make an elephant applique quilt for another baby. I also would love to know the gender of those 2 babies so I could better choose the fabric. The third baby quilt will be one I am dying to make but probably won't begin until after the holidays (realistically). I could just go on and on but you would be bored so I'm going to stop right here. I think I need to put this list on paper!

XOP

14 comments:

Vickie said...

I love the cardinal quilt! It is great! I don't blame your husband for wanting to keep it! It will make a great gift!
The reindeer are pefect! You have the best patterns! Thanks for sharing!

Quilt n Queen said...

OMG!!!they are too cute. Love them both.....reindeer and the cardinal gifties. Oh by the way and you know this already.....if you have to sew after you pack up your sewing room you know where I live....you are always welcome. Just maybe I will get productive. I need a swift kick in the u know what!!!!lol

Faith said...

wow your work here is fantastic I love it and well done to your hubby saying he wants to keep this..... Ive had to put away a lot of material too that I know Im not going to work on. Im working on little things for prezzies at the moment!

Crispy said...

Both gifts are wonderful Pam. It's always a real tribute when the hubby wants to lay claim to our work :0)

Crispy

Annemiek said...

I think you should just keep a little corner in your room. You simply have too much to do therefor cannot put it away!!
Decorate around if you must...

Brenda said...

Man I wanna be your secret pal. I love them both! I give away more than I keep. Every time I tell hubs I am going to make something for us. His comment is something like, you always say that.

Allie said...

As motivated as you are, I have no doubt you'll get it all done and then some! Love the reindeer and the cardinal.

ytsmom said...

I have that pattern! What charm pack did you use?

Thanks

Cynthia L. said...

I like both of the wall hangings, but I think my favorite would be the cardinal.

I am sewing in my dining room right now and it is a mess. I am having a bit of an electrical problem in my sewing room!

Denise :) said...

I adore the cardinal table topper - he's so dapper! Fun things! :)

Michelle said...

Your swap partner is one lucky gal!!! I love those reindeer!

Michelle said...

Your swap partner is one lucky gal!!! I love those reindeer!

Stray Stitches said...

Your swap partner is very, very lucky! I love the cardinal wall hanging too!

Bluzbrod said...

Both of your little quilts are great, but I especially love the reindeer. I love the look of applique on pieced background, but I never think of it myself. Too hard to break old habits, I guess. Thanks for sharing.

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