Monday, December 31, 2012

Design Wall Monday 12/31/12

This is my last Design Wall post of 2012!  This year has gone by so incredibly fast.  December was a little overwhelming and not a lot of sewing got done.  With the holidays, overtime at work, and a passing in our family, time got away from me.

But I'm hoping to get my sewing mojo back now!  I designed a Valentine's Day table runner for my class that is starting -- next week!  You can see the beginnings of it above.  I'm off work today, so my goal is to get the whole top finished.  However, it's already noon, so I'm not sure if I'll achieve that particular goal!

There are a lot of exciting projects starting on some of the blogs I read.  Hmm.  Can I fit any of these into my schedule??  We'll see.

I wish everyone a happy and healthy new year!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Design Wall Monday 12/10/12

On my Design Wall today is the Mystery Mondays project from Little Bits of This and That that is finally finished.  Well, just the top.  I added the final borders this weekend.  I took the picture late last night, so unfortunately the lighting is a little dim.  I'm happy that I finished this up before the holidays.  It is only a top, but I will still have it out on display.  I'm hoping to finish a couple of other projects before the end of the year so I can start fresh in January.

Be sure to check out Judy L's blog to see what is on everyone else's Design Wall today!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Dear Jane - M4

I'm not sure why I do this, but this is another block that was almost finished and left undone.  I pieced most of it over a month ago and left the corner triangles off.  Tonight I trimmed it to size and added those triangles.  All done!  The center area got a little wonky.  I paper pieced the center sections, so I'm not sure why they are crooked, but once it is in the quilt I don't think anyone will notice.  Except me, of course.  Lots of very tiny pieces in this one!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Dear Jane - H3

I felt like doing a little sewing tonight so I worked on this Dear Jane block.  I really didn't think I was going to complete it.  My goal was just to start it.  Then all of a sudden it was done!  This one went together pretty smoothly.  A strange little block, though.  I kept wanting to turn those top and bottom sections around to make a star.  Glad I figured it out before I sewed them on!

Monday, December 03, 2012

Design Wall Monday 12/03/12

Above is what is on my Design "Floor" today.  It's been raining endlessly for days here in Northern California, so the lighting is not great.  I'm pleased with how this is turning out.  Now I just need to add borders and the top will be complete.

This is the project that my Mom put together for my birthday.  She chose the pattern and fabrics for both me and my sister (we have different fabrics).  She couldn't decide on the color of the half square triangles which make the chevron shapes.  She gave me two different fabrics in my kit and let me choose.  So of course I decided to use them both!  I think it looks great!

Be sure to check out Judy L's blog to see what every is working on today!