Thursday, January 26, 2006

Scrappy Valentines




















This is another finish for this year -- not really a ufo, as I designed and made it this month and now it's even quilted, labeled, bound and has the hanging sleeve attached. I just used the 1.5" strips of red and tan that I had sewn together a few months ago and left sitting in the orphan block pile until I decided to make hearts with them. Made the label at the same time I made the new label for the Pineapple Blossom -- didn't cut them apart all that well, though, so part of the bottom design is covered by the binding; oh well - this was just another of those fun projects I like to throw together. I used stash and scraps for this quilt, too.

And after I finished both quilts and washed them today, I got the Funky Shamrocks pin basted and ready to be quilted (on my Bernina), and then got the Nickel Squares Pinwheel quilt pinned to the HQ. Also cleaned both machines and readied them for the respective jobs. Then, because I was wondering whatever became of the labels I made and lost, I spent at least 2 hours in the sewing room cleaning out the large fabric cabinet (what a chore!). I am absolutely amazed at the amount of fabric I still have. I've discovered my stack of black fabrics has grown without me even knowing it; I still have a large stack of flowered prints; my light backgrounds and my WOW backgrounds are noticeably less than before. I found two practice panels that I quilted on when I first got my HQ many years ago - they have now been trimmed and are awaiting binding -- my little dog appreciates my quilts! I have one quilt that I made from lottery blocks won at guild, it is also awaiting binding. I found one quilt that is pin basted and ready to be quilted -- so that's where all my pins are! I'll add it to the list. I found two practice quilts that need to be tossed -- lots of thread nests on the back and I do not love them anymore and I AM NOT going to rip out all that quilting! Also found lots of small pieces of batting that I will piece together when I need to. Everything is rearranged and neatly placed back into the cabinet. However, I never did find the labels -- have no idea what I did with them!

8 comments :

cher said...

nice valentine wall hanging! funny what you find when you go looking for a lost item..I spent time today doing the very same thing myself! Those labels will eventually turn up ..maybe where you least expect them.

Joanne said...

LOL, Cher -- I've cleaned out my sewing room so they can only be where I least expect them -- maybe the kitchen? I'd rather quilt than cook!

Laurie said...

Cher,
The valentine quilt is adorable...just like your shamrocks! ;o)
Hugs
Laurie

Mary said...

Cute hearts and started and finished this month - good for you.

Carolyn said...

Your valentine's quilt is adorable! Good luck finding the labels, I'm sure they'll turn up. I have a friend who lost a pair of scissors about 3 years ago...they turned up this week in a bag with a quilt she had been binding and then set aside. You'll find them!

Jan Mac said...

i love the valentine wall hanging too. A great way to use up scraps and I love the shamrocks piece. You're on a roll now

quiltpixie said...

lol, When you find the quilt lables, you can throw them in the orphan blcok pile and use them up!

Sounds like its been a productive time for you.

Dawn said...

It always feels so good once you get stuff cleaned out but I always am thinking - I could be sewing while I"m cleaning it out! Your hearts are too cute!