Saturday, November 04, 2006

Caught Up




I'm up to date on Gratitude. Even have all the squares cut for the centers. The red strip on the left is the fabric I'm using for the sashing blocks. Still looks a little dark in the picture, but is a tiny bit lighter - enough that you can see the print anyway!

I spent a little bit of time on my applique project, but not much. Tomorrow I'll be working on that during the Bears game and more. I haven't done any handquilting this week because I strained/sprained my underneath finger, so I'm trying to not use it and let it rest, but not having much success. Wrapped the finger today, which helped some -- we'll see.

I finished the punchneedle project yesterday and ironed Heat and Bond lite on the back to hold the stitches. I am going to frame this one and give as a gift this Christmas. I do like making them -- doesn't take much effort and very little thought -- my kind of project! Plus it's a good fill-in project when you don't feel like quilting or piecing, or appliqueing!



Gratitudes:
1. Had a late breakfast and no lunch, so early dinner of chili and cornbread -- it's a cold, damp day outside.
2. Time spent on quilt projects.
3. JR, my constant companion.

12 comments :

quiltpixie said...

the colours in your gratitude quilt are very "cozy"

Jeanne said...

Oh, the Heat 'n Bond on the back of the punchneedle piece is a WONDERFUL suggestion!!
Jeanne

Libby said...

Never thought of putting Heat 'n Bond on the punchneedle projects -- I will have to add that to my bag of tricks. The pineapple looks great.

Melzie said...

I am really excited to see your blocks come together :) You chose very deep rich colors and I love them :) xoxo melzie

tami said...

Kansas Troubles are my favorite. I love the way your Gratitude quilt is coming out.

Hedgehog said...

The pineapple looks great. I love the colors you've chosen for Gratitude - very different from most others and very cool!

dot said...

I really like your color choices. They are so warm and inviting. Your seem to have a good eye for color and print. Your fabrics go togeather so well.

cher said...

way to go on getting done with all your Christmas gifts. Even though you have started the new quilt-it's still busting stash, a good thing.

McIrish Annie said...

You are TOO EFFICIENT!! I am jealous that you have your Christmas shopping done! no fair! Glad that all went well with the mammo. BTW, just imagine the number of car accidents there would be if we did drive with our breasts!! LOL

love the tea towel! my kind of project

Dawn said...

You must have used dyed thread for the pineapple part? It looks so good with all the shade variations! I LOVE it!

Hanne said...

Your needle punch pineapple looks lovely.

Hanne said...

PS. forgot to ask - what kind of thread do you use for your needle punch ?