Friday, January 22, 2016

Surprise from Sew Hot UK

What a surprise came in the mail yesterday. I won the Norway Mini Quilt kit from Sew Hot UK by linking up with the Ho Ho Ho and on we sew linky party. I didn't know it was coming from the UK.

Love the fabric and the pattern! Can't wait to sew it and share it with you.

Busy week end with a read-a-thon at the children's museum tomorrow and 3 year old visiting tomorrow afternoon. Hope to start this mini quilt after that.

It is great to have a surprise project to work on in this chilly winter weather. Really cold for middle Mississippi- 25 degrees F with wind chill. I plan to stay inside.

Thanks to the ladies at Sew Hot!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Two weeks into a new year

Two weeks into the new year and I can't seem to get motivated to work on quilty things.
I made another kimono jacket-super fast. It took about 3 hours including ironing the fabric, cutting out the pattern, and sewing. This is the longer version in a cotton lawn. I made a few changes to the pattern like a side slit for easier movement.

Here is what I started working on-my row by row quilt from the summer. I have done all the rows that are simple piecing and now have blocks with lots of applique'. You know how I feel about that.

This tugboat was the easy part. Now I have to add the barges, doors, windows, and cargo. Can't seem to get motivated.

I should make a 2016 To-Do list, so here goes.
Bind the king quilt-Jamestown meets Ramblin' Rose
Finish the row-by-row
Make an Around the World quilt from a jelly roll I bought last June

We'll see how that works out.

How is your new year quilt list progressing?