Sunday, February 15, 2015

My Mission...

Should I accept....  Finish up some projects before I start another.

Hard as I try I don't always do this.  Today as I write the temperature is -9 outside.  Cool inside too.  So another good day to do some sewing.

I finished...

My Autumn Monday Mystery.  This is it on my design wall.  That's why it looks so wonky.  It will hang in my living room next October.  This dates back to 2013.

I finished the border on the bird quilt.  I wasn't sure what fabric to use so I chose 4 different fabrics, took a photo of each with the appliqued piece on top, made up a composite of all 4 and my husband chose the winner.

I was partial to the lower left picture...hubby chose the upper right. 

I finished hand quilting it last night.  The binding is going to be the same as the inner border,  It is all made and ready to go.  So it should be finished tonight.

I started a new project...I know.  However I used 9 patch blocks from the swap that Barb (Fun with Barb) hosted last year.  I fell in love with Cheri Payne's pattern "Forget Me Not".  Perfect to use up some of my 9 patch blocks.  All blocks used in my version are 1" bigger.

I have all the templates for the applique traced on freezer paper.  I need to cut the top border and will do the applique for it before I sew it to the quilt.  I'm so excited to get this finished.

Did you see?  Stacy from Buttermilk Basin posted this months block.  Again I will do mine using cotton instead of wool.

That's it for now.  I'm snuggling down in my sewing room and will be prepping applique, sewing bindings, making a couple of Bitty Baskets and starting on the Buttermilk Basin.

Stay warm and keep busy.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy


Cheryl said...

Stay warm and keep up the good work. Finishing things always feels so good.

Sharon said...

Great looking finishes! I really like your bird

Janet O. said...

I think your hubby chose well on the border fabric for the bird.
Good for you getting some projects finished up. I should follow your example! : )

Allie said...

Ooh your autumn quilt is gorgeous!!! And well done hubby, that's the one I picked it. And why not start another project - it's far too cold to go outside, lol. My phone registered -12 right before sunrise. My poor friend Shirley, she's 84, woke at 4:30am - it was 44 degrees in her house - her furnace had died!! Very thankful it's fixed now, but she sure had a cold day to wait.

Stay warm, Cathy, doesn't look like this cold is going to let up anytime soon....

Carrie P. said...

I do like the fabric your hubby chose for the quilt. so sweet.