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Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's projects!

On Wednesday I cleaned out my Sewing Center of all the projects that need to be completed before Golf Season starts in March. My first project was this quilt.  I did the center in a class at the local quilt shop a couple of years back.  It measured 28 x 32.  I added several borders and now it's the size of a lap quilt. 

Here are several other projects I will show you that are waiting in the wings to be completed. 

I guess I can table these little pumpkins for a while since I won't need them until October.

 

I had several of these red and white blocks and decided to make baskets out of them.  I have 16 of these basket blocks and the project now is appliqueing flowers in the baskets.   

 I used to cross stitch when my eyes were younger!  I made an alphabet sampler every year for our Granddaughter. Some of them are framed but I am thinking I will take them out of the frames and put them all in a quilt.  
The pile on the left is fabric for a Red Hat Quilt.  There are about 12 of us gals that all moved to McKinney around the same time and we all joined the Newcomer's Club.  After dropping out of Newcomer's we all wanted to stay in touch so we met each month for lunch, crafts, bowling or bunco.  One month we made quilts out of this Red Hat fabric.  These quilt squares never got put together because the gal moved away before the final instruction meeting on how to put it together.  I need to put it together and quilt it for her.  She will be surprised to receive it in the mail. The quilt kit in the middle is from a good friend in Phoenix.  Hopefully when she visits in March we start on this quilt. The fabric on the right is for the Valentine table toppers that I will be making for our four children as a 2011 Christmas gift along with a Memorial Day/Fourth of July table topper.  This year I gave them 6 seasonal table toppers for Christmas.  I will show them all to you in a future blog.
 Above are wool blocks for a quilt I need to make for my daughter in Pittsburgh.  A couple of years ago I made a wool quilt for my sons who live in Omaha and Seattle.  My daughter fell in love with the quilts and wanted one.   I told her living in Texas is no place for a wool quilt.  Well now that she has moved to the northeast I guess I need to make her one.  Those little blue and yellow squares are leftover from the "I Spy" quilt I made the granddaughters in Omaha.  The fabric packet bottom left was on sale and I do love the colors but I think I have enough on my plate right now so will put this fabric away until a later date.  
So here is my cleaned out sewing center.  Now I need to get started on my many projects.  Wish me luck!
Happy New Year.  Thanks for stopping by. 

1 comment:

  1. I'll wish you luck, that's a lot of work!! Hopefully you get at least one project done before golf, I'm sure it will be starting soon since it's so nice there. Love Ya. Happpy New Year!

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