Christmas is over and all the decorations are down (except the tree.. which I will work on soon!). The dining room is no longer a dining room... it is Sewing Central once again! Hubby got back to quilting before me. I decided to bang up my toe and ended up sitting on the couch with it propped up for a couple of days.
He pulled out 12 quilt tops we have made individually and together over the past few years. The plan, for most, is to keep them to give away when there is a need. There is just one problem.. I end up loving them and wanting to keep them all!
He pulled out a bright blue scrap happy top... we got it sandwiched and then the Mad Quilter was off! Got it done in 2 days... really an afternoon and a morning. Then got it bound and it is ready to go. Hopefully it won't leave here too soon.. I really do love this one. I love bright and scrappy and fun and this quilt is ALL of those! The binding fabric is one of my favorite fabrics too. Here are a few pix:
Also, I found a cute pattern online right before Christmas for a fabric journal cover (http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/QuarterlyChallenge/Get-Organized.pdf) I decided to play with this a bit. Here is my cover... I did not use a ribbon, but instead used a bit of elastic to close the journal. I do think next time I will make the cover just a smidgen larger as I can see some of the notebook peeking out at the top and bottom edges. Overall though, I like it. I will definitely be making more.
There will be at least one more post for 2010... I think. Bought a bit of fabric today (all on sale!) and Hubby is working on quilting another top. Be watching.... "Belle"