Sunday, January 3, 2010

Back to the Sewing Room

Today the sewing room was really calling - from early morning.  So as soon as breakfast was done I was off to sew.  There are several things I have to finish this month, and everything must be completed by the 20th, since my husband and I are leaving on the 21st for our winter vacation to the sun.  I finished making the quilt top for the Fall Mini swap and already have the batting and backing.  I should have just continued working on it so that I'd have one of my January projects complete, but of course I didn't.  This is where it is right now, but since it's a mini, it won't take a lot to finish it.

As of yesterday I was so close to having 100 blocks completed for the Dear Jane, that I just had to keep working on it.  I did 2 blocks yesterday and 2 more today, so I officially have 100 of those little blocks complete.  Here are the latest.

When those get to be too much for me to work on, I switch to the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler blocks.  They're a little larger than the DJ blocks which makes them a little easier to work with.  I'm making this totally from my stash except for the background fabric.  I had some, but not enough for a quilt.  I bought another fabric and I'm using them both.  I like having the variety in the blocks.  So far, this quilt is just what I work on when I don't want to do any of my other projects.  I'm sure, however, that as I get more done it's going to become more important and pressing to be done. 

I'm getting very close to my 100th post, so I'm working on getting a giveaway ready.  I'll tell you more about it later.  So until tomorrow, thanks for stopping by.


Melinda Cornish said...

all the blocks are beautiful! I am having a little giveaway on my blog should come see it if you have the time......Melinda

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

you were busy, I too worked on an old UFO and hopefully will blog it today

searchfamilies said...

Great blocks really nice well done
Happy New Year
Hugs Janice

Pat said...

All the things you showed today are very pretty. LOVE that mini made with "leaf" blocks!!!

Linda B said...

Wow, you have so much on your plate! And the detail. Wow, it overwhelms me.

Rae Ann said...

I am happy that I found your blog!
I love your Dear Jane blocks, they are beautiful.
I think it would be a great project for me for the year 2010.

Rae Ann said...

I am happy that I found your blog! I love all of the blocks. I think it is great to have made so many.
I would love to start that quilt this year!