Well, there's not a whole heck of a lot of progress going on over here. I'm still getting used to Betsy 2.0, so it's kind of slow going over here.
But I'm not without grand plans! It was definitely a quilty kind of Christmas at my house, my husband not only got me an awesome sewing machine, but also some gorgeous new fabric to play with...if only I could stop drooling over all of it!
My mother also gave me a few books for inspiration, so I'm feeling all kinds of prepared for a quilty new year...now I just need some follow-through.
Here's what I've got cooking at the moment...
Embroidered robot pillow - Well, the embroidery is done. I need to iron this one, and sash it with something cute to turn it into a little throw pillow for the munchkin's room.
New non-Christmas pillows for living room - This was the first project I've started on Betsy 2.0. So far, I'm in the midst of an HST pillow, much like the one I made for Steph for PTS 4. I still have two more pillow fronts to make for my living room, and I'm thinking about using some gorgeous AMH scraps I have in the style of a coin quilt for one and maybe some straight-up scrappy patchwork for the other one.
Almost in progress:
DS Single Girl king size quilt - I'm auditioning fabrics as we speak. I've just ordered a few more reds, since I seem to be lacking in that department, so I'm not quite done gathering here.
Twin quilts for new cousins Kayla and Tristan - We've got new cousins, and naturally, they need quilts. Their nursery is zoo themed, so I dug out some great fabrics for these two. I'm just waiting on my perfectly matched solids (thank you, Santa, for my Kona color card!) to get started cutting on this one.
Sewing Ninja embroidered pillow for my sewing room - I really enjoyed embroidering the robot whilst my machine was in the shop, so I thought I'd try another embroidery project. This is going to be a fun one, I can tell. I can't get over how enjoyable a little embroidery is, especially for someone who really does not like hand stitching. I think it reminds me of when I was younger, when I used to cross-stitch with my mother.
Bee blocks - I'm awaiting two packages of fabric at the moment, to be turned into bee blocks for two of the bees I'm participating in. Can't wait to get started!
Mug rug for my mother
That Girl..That Quilt along - Blissful Thirties quilt
WiP #7 Recap:
Last week's total: 3
New projects: 4
Finished projects: 2
Total projects: 5
Wednesday, December 29, 2010