7/26/09

catching up on my stuff

Well, since I can't work on the Indian Orange Peel, I'm working on my BOM's and trying to get them caught up. I didn't get as far as I'd hoped, but progress was still made. Here's a look at the Cmas applique quilt with its new block, the little house on the bottom, and the stars just above it. This quilt is made by piecing the sashing and filler blocks at the same time as the applique blocks and those stars seemed to take forever. Just 4 more blocks to go and it will be ready to assemble and quilt. This quilt is a special request from Rob, and he wants it done by this cmas. We'll see if I can make that deadline. We may just be hanging an unquilted top this year ;-).


And, last night, I stayed up late to work on another BOM, my Memory Lane quilt from Block Central. This is just one block and she has us piecing the sections for the border, a little at a time along with a block, thank goodness because all those half square triangles would be BORING to do all at once. Those 9 patches are the outer corners of the quilt.
I'd like to get just one more BOM done today, but we'll have to see how it goes. Soon as the sun comes up, I want to get out and do a little yardwork, and then there's the grocery and chores. So much to do, so little time. But, I have our first real family vacation to look forward to. On Wedensday, we're going to a 6 flags theme park and on Thursday morning, we're going to the pottery painting place to each make a cup to go with my teapot. Not sure what else we'll do, but whatever it is, we're going to be doing it together. Y'all take care and have a great Sunday. Lane

6 comments:

Becky said...

Beautiful work! Enjoy your family time. Can't wait to see the cups!

Riet said...

Beautiful job. KNowing you I am sure that Christmas quilt will be done in time.

Riet said...

Vocal Band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JXWXhteJ30&feature=PlayList&p=178F8F6D24251662&index=0&playnext=1

Thought you might like this on you tube

CapLady Molly said...

Lane as fast as you work I have no doubt that you will have it done by Christmas. Hang in there

Shirleymac said...

Great work Lane! I love the Christmas quilt. Hope you get at least the top finished. I still haven't finished mine from last year. I need to get a move on. All it needs is borders, but decisions decisions!

Vesuviusmama said...

Your Cmas quilt is coming along great - it is nice to see it all together. As prolific a quilter as you are, I bet it will be quilted by the time you pull out your decorations this year. Have fun on vacation - a 2 day work week - I'm JEALOUS!!!