Well I took two days off work to paint. I had three rooms as a stretch goal, two were my goal, one got done. It was the biggest one, my long arm room. It's now sporting a fresh coat of paint. Gone are the wild and crazy jewel tones from my youngest daughter, replaced with a more mature Vintage Linen. I'm going through some color withdrawal so I added a sleeve to the jewel tone tumbler and hung that on the wall!
|Vintage Linen - see that empty space at the end|
|This cute little thing will fill that spot once I get it quilted. |
I did this room first and then was all ready to paint Daughter #3's bathroom. But the shower bar had some issues and the hubs is replacing and fixing the wall anchors. And of course they *have* to be painted in a certain order, long arm room, bath room, guest bedroom. So, what's a girl to do? Sew that's what she does. I *FINALLY* finished the swoon quilt. It's been folded for years now. I used just about every little bit of fabric I had on this one. But it's the size it needs to be for a king size bed now. Just need to get this baby quilted. And I had some scraps from a quilt that was from H2H last year (yes they sat on my shelf for almost a year) and FINALLY I did something with them, isn't this 16 patch quilt adorable? When I saw the yellow, I just knew it should go with this bits of leftovers. This one actually got quilted in the toned down long arm room. Hobbs Poly down batting, glide thread on top, free hand feathers in the the small border and the QSTs, double continuous curve in the 16 patch and piano keys on the last border. It feels like it's been over a week since I've had something on the frame. Next up is that cute little wall hanging. Its a panel, you know I like my panels with a couple of quick borders. Just a little pop of color.
|This has been folded for years! Now it's the right size, backing ordered and almost ready to quilt like crazy|
|16 patch (I'm brilliant with the names right?)|
|Hobbs Poly Down Batting, Glide thread, feathers and double cc in 16 patch - nothing but pure fun|
|Love this quilt ladder|
There's also a couple more Splendid Sampler blocks. I actually pressed the seams open on block #6 and it really helped, the block is very flat and I was actually able to pin fairly well with the seams pressed open. Block #7 was intended to be hand embroidery, but that wasn't going to happen so I digitized it since I had the embroidery machine out anyway. Once it was stitched out I tried a couple of those fancy machine stitches that you never get to use enough of, and it was good enough for me. I do have a bit of trouble with those fancy stitches, but I like it none the less.
|Splendid Sampler Block 7|
|All seven, keeping up so far |
|Block 6 - love this one - pressing seams open made a huge difference|
So why did I have the embroidery machine out? Cuz I was putting names on these little hats!! Just can't wait for those twins. I personalized the car seat carriers from last week but didn't get a picture. By the time H2H ends this year, these little fellas' will be here!!
Oh and one other big thing, check this out - I won the Feb giveaway at She Can Quilt
from Scraptastic Tuesday!! Here's what I got with my gift certificate from Green Fairy Quilts, thanks Leanne and Green Fairy Quilts!!
Check out all the link parties on the isidebar. And you know what time of year it is right? It's Hands 2 Help time of year!!! Sunday is the sign up, lots of prizes and three great charities, please help if you can, it's always a great time.
Wow I should try to paint more often, I get a lot done when I'm suppose to paint ;)