Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What a day!

Today started as a day of failures, and it continued thru my entire day!  So NOTHING is crossed off my list for today... I have attempted each item though!
 
I am nearly finished with Day 4 of the Fall-O-Ween Blog Hop.  This designer was the ex Home Ec. teacher and inventor Kari Carr from New Leaf Designs. Her design is called "Acorn Crisp".

I just need to finish the blanket stitch around the applique and bind.  I did take it with me to co-op yesterday thinking I would get a good chunk of the hand work done, but I only made it around ONE leave and ONE small circle! LOL  It was good visiting though!




Today is Wednesday - One Flower Wednesday! I finished two flowers and may have another one done before bedtime.  Here they are:


I also wanted to share the quilt I am working on for my neice.  I make all my neices and nephews quilts.  I TRY to do it when they are little and I make a crib quilt.  Try as I might, I am still behind on a few and they have now moved up to bigger beds...which means bigger quilts! But I am the furthest behind on this Purple Passion quilt for my neice who will be graduating high school this year...so I NEED to get it done!

Yes, those are 1" logs in those log cabin blocks! I don't know what I was thinking when I started making them that size!!  I fussy cut the shoes in the basket because my neice is like me and HATES to wear shoes.  When we do have to wear them, they better be cute! The lighter purple fabric I dyed myself when we lived in Delaware.  It took me quite a few yucky batches to get one I could actually use in the quilt!


One of the reasons I am having a hard time working on the quilt right now is that I have no space big enough to spread it out nicely -- as you can see in the picture.  I have two more borders planned, that should bring the quilt to the correct size for a full size bed.  I just need to get my dinning room table finished so I have a flat surface large enough to measure correctly!
And that is it for today.  I am going to watch Pushing Daisies with my boys while I hand-sew one more hexie flower before bedtime.

16 comments:

  1. Lots of goodies in this post! Your flowers are lovely Christina. Don't forget to use the Sign In Sheet on the weeks you post, so other members know to visit.

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  2. Thanks! I had added my info to the Sign In sheet yesterday, but like everything else I touched it didn't work. I added it this morning though, so I am now on the list and visited some beautiful flowers this morning!!

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  3. Pretty flowers, I love the plaid.

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  4. I LOVE the quilt. you are doing great!!!!!

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  5. Thanks Karina! Every time I look at the pic, the zebra stripe border looks blue...but it really is purple!! :-)

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  6. So nice! That is such a great quilt.
    Love the wall quilt/runner too. The candy corns make it pop!

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  7. Love the plaid hexie! i too make quilts for nieces and nephews. I try to get them done by high school but am way to far behind. One year I finished 13 quilts for my siblings.

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  8. Your flowers are wonderful. And I love your quilt!!

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  9. Kel, ELP & Stray, THANK YOU! I did finish the other flower today, so I will post that next Wednesday. I am taking the Day 4 runner and hexies with me this weekend while we do a BBQ Hop! I am so ready to be too stuffed to move and can only sit and stitch!

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  10. You've been busy! Lovely flower.

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  11. I love your plaid hexie!

    Your log cabins are great!

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  12. Marion - Thank you!

    Miriam - Thanks! I have some log cabins extra and I have been debating whether to use them in the big border, put them on the back of the quilt OR make something for ME! :-)

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  13. Nice job on the flowers! I would have never thought to use plaid fabric. I like it:)

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  14. Love your flowers! Your log cabin quilt is gorgeous, so are the Halloween blocks!
    Happy stitching, Cisca

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  15. Thank you very much, Sandra & Cisca!

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  16. Oooh! I love both but especially the check one!

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