Wednesday, March 23, 2011


We have been cleaning the room upstairs so we can have the carpet which we removed laid up there and, low & behold!!  I found a whole container of UFOs not previously listed!!!!
I have started four fall placemats -- don't know when -- but I do like them a lot.  One is pieced and ready to quilt.  Now only 3 more to go.  Easy-peasy, right????

And I have this snowman through the year quilt which is ready to sew all the rows together, decide whether or not it needs a border, and quilt it. 

The two bottom rows are sewn together.  Just need to sew the top two to them.
And I found this one that my mom had started hand piecing. 
I think I will just square it off and quilt it in her memory.
And then two projects:  One for a carnation topper shown above.  And one for a manly throw.

And one more that needs some machine stitching around the appliques and then ready to quilt:

And one that I started quilting years ago -- I hope I have improved since starting this one!! --

I really want to take out what I've quilted and start over.  It is so wrinkled.  I don't think I'll ever be able to get the wrinkles out!! 
So add 6  more to my list!!  All in good time, right????

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Back on Matilda

It is so good to be back on Matilda after about 3 weeks off laying the hardwood floors.  I don't have a business anymore -- but occasionally quilt for very, very SPECIAL people.  This quilt is one of for Barb and is so pretty.  I am using wool batting for more definition in it and it is looking great!
Just barely started with the quilting.  Hope you can see the quilting.

A picture showing more of the quilt.  It's so pretty.  I love red and black!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

The end is in sight!

Our hardwood floors are almost finished.  We still need to put quarter round in the front bedroom and some transition pieces between the tile and hardwood.  Before we can finish, we have to make a run to Camden to get the trim.  But no more hardwood to be laid -- well, almost no more!!  We have 4 boxes left and we had not done the master bedroom closet because it is off the bathroom, but since we have the boxes left, David says we need to do the master closet!!  But not until everything else is finished and all furniture is back in place. But here is the master bedroom and the den pictures.
A nice picture of David's inversion chair, too.  That will be going to the guest bedroom when we get all the extra furniture out of there.
And here is a picture of the completed Crazy Bet quilt.  Two projects finished!

Many thanks to Nancy for doing the hand stitching on the binding. 
It seems ages since I have been on Matilda (as in Waltzing Matilda) and I am going to load a quilt today.  I need to get my creative juices going again.  Hope I haven't lost "the touch".   We shall see!