Monday, February 11, 2013

what I've been doing

I haven't posted in a while but I've been doing a lot of sewing. I made PJ's for my 4 kids. They were very eager to have them made and and if I got caught doing any "other" sewing I was in trouble :0)
 
We had a fun evening of hexie making with my guild a couple weeks ago.  I don't think I'm going to start a Grandmother's flower garden quilt or anything but I spied this project in the Spring 2013 Primitive Quilts and I think I will make a couple more flowers and applique them onto something.  

 
I've also been working away on my Susan McCord Vine quilt panel #6.  I finally ordered the Fons and Porter book after borrowing it multiple times from the library.  The middle of Panel #6 is right in the middle of the quilt - it's not quite halfway but I'm getting close :0)
 
I've also been working on machine quilting my courthouse steps quilt.  Isn't the quilting lovely?  lol - I decided to stitch in the ditch (every other ditch) and let this quilt be all about the fabrics.  It is a very large quilt and with all the seams and the warm and natural batting it is VERY heavy.  It is taking forever to finish this one!
 
The squirrels have been enjoying our bird feeder.  We get lots of entertainment from their antics.  I'm going to put a squirrel on my next Bird of Paradise block but perhaps not hanging from the bird feeder like this one  :0)
Happy Quilting!!

13 comments:

LynCC said...

Your vine quilt project is just amazing and mind-blowing. :D Don't you just love squirrels? They really entertain us over here, too.

Miriam said...

Goodness, panel 6 on your vine quilt!!!!!! I have only finished 2! Great sewing!

Love that squirrel! :)

Cheri said...

Your projects all look so good. The vine quilt is coming along. The court house steps is beautiful.
My mom used to make all of us our jammies, always some for Christmas. It is a great childhood memory.

Every Stitch said...

Some great projects there! Love the vine quilt. Good luck finishing the quilting - in the ditch should make the strips stand out nicely :)
Hilda

Janet said...

You're amazing and so are all your proects. Fantastic progress on the log cabin and the vines.

Jane in Wales said...

You have been busy! The vine looks amazing!

Lori said...

Amazing projects! Your log cabin is stupendous! Love your hexagon and your vine row! Wow!

Dawn said...

Not much better than home stitched PJ's.
Love the hex flowers growing in the vessel.
Great log cabin too!!

Barb said...

What a great update on all you are doing! PJs for the kids must have been fun for them.
Love your hexie, very sweet.
Always thrilled to see the vine project.
and OMG the courthouse steps is sooo awesome!! it is just a wonderful scrap quilt. It will be warm and cozy when finished.

Emma said...

I love what you're planning for the hexie project.

Carrie P. said...

I thought I recognized the hexie pattern. I have the same magazine. It is one of my favorite magazines.
Your vine is coming along.
What! you are not hand quilting your log cabins?!?! LOL

LuAnn said...

I have that Primitive Quilts and need to take another look at that hexagon project. Your Susan McCord vine is beautiful; that is one of my favorite books.

libbyquilter said...

i really like that pattern for the hexie floower that you made.

all of your projects are beautiful and my hat is off to you as you progress with the vine quilt. it's amazing and i'm inspired by you to make one of my own . . . someday.

that squirrel made me laugh. they are so smart and physically able that they can get into practically anything.

:-)
libbyQ