Saturday, February 28, 2009

Allergic to Finishing?

I met some friends for coffee today.... at a local fabric shop.... :)

They were having a sale on batiks. I couldn't resist... I found two really nice reds and a maroon that I couldn't pass up. I also fell in love with this non-batik that I really have no project for. Yet! I'm sure I'll be starting on it soon. :)

I think I must be allergic to finishing things. It took me one whole month to finish a quilt. (Actual work time less than 4 hours. :)

Instead of working on the quilt I planned to finish in February, I started a new project.

First up - a super secret project, though didn't finish... (No photos to show until it's been finished and received)

Last weekend I realized that the end of the month was waaaayyyy too close. So I went to the LQS to pick up thread finish the quilt. While I did buy the thread, I also picked up this adorable kit. There is some stitching to do on the neutral fabric. I'll post when I finish. :)

I've also been on a bit of a knitting kick. I started these socks... (At least I got past the first one. :)

I also finished off the stitching on this little project I started last year while working on the penguin and the nun. (I needed something not brown to work on) I'm not sure how I'll finish this one, so it'll sit for a while now.

And finally! I finished something! (About two hours ago :)

It's very clear I need OPAM to push me to finish that last little step.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

New Month, New Projects

Thanks for your kind words on January's quilt. I like it too. :)

This quilt is what I've chosen for February's finish. I made this quilt top at a retreat over a year ago now. I think it's done aging and is ready for quilting now. :)

In between all this finishing, I'm still working on starting more. Wouldn't want to shock my system completely. :) I started the New Year's mystery at quiltville - Double Delight. Here are my blocks from steps 1A & 1B. You're looking at 240 square-in-a-square blocks all trimmed.

I also finished off a few more Dear Jane blocks. It's been neglected for a little too long and was screaming for more blocks. :)