Sunday was the September gathering of the Sisters of Disorderly Conduct and our reveal of the most recent challenge.
We had been to the wonderful Red and White exhibit earlier this year and so we had our own little Red and White Challenge. We all had a fat quarter of the one fabric that had to be used in the quilt. The only rule was that it we should only use red, white or cream.
This was my little quilt (the border fabric is the one that we all had to use):
these are 1/2" hexies, so the finished quilt is only 14" (ish) . Because it was so small, I could easily hand quilted it (except for having to buy a 8" quilt hoop- I know, twist my arm to buy a new quilting tool).
And here's the rest of the quilts....one in a "almost" degree of doneness.
Aren't they all wonderful? And all so different.
That pretty much describes the Sisters, wonderful and all very different....and a whole lot of fun!
we've have all sorts of festivities at our house over the last week. And now everyone has gone home, the dishes are put away, and hopefully life gets back to some degree of normal.
Now I get to turn my attention to my much neglected quilting projects. I'm picking out a few to try to finish before year -end. (really I'm just trying to make room for an super fantastic upcoming trip to your know where in texas)
So what do you think?
do I quilt? do I piece? Do kits that you haven't even started count as UFO's?
I'm gonna stew on which project for a bit, stock up on the chocolate, and then head in and get some serious progress in the Projects Completed department.
OMG what's been going on? earthquakes, hurricane, tornado, flood, work madness, house upside down while floors are refinished right before mother nature strikes, vacations that never happened causea Irene, school bells ringing, wedding bells ringing....so now you're caught up.
Very little in the quilting department, bags and small projects are all I can handle.
So I finished the bag I started at Sue Spargo's most fantabulous class at Hershey:
I'm loving this new stitching, I'm definitely going to be doing more of this (especially cause I bought all sort of delicious wools and threads)
My attempts to fix the background bleeding on my earlier embroidery bag failed, so I started (and finished) a whole new panel and put that bag together too
oh look, I finally using some of those handles I bought long ago with no particular project in mind!
So now I'm working on a few little projects, starting with some chickens
this one is making me feel like fall....
And there's a deadline looming for the newest Sister's Challenge, so better get moving on that.
Clearly, I have no time for natural disasters, I have quilting to do!