Monday, January 12, 2009

The cold is coming...

...and I love to work on quilting when it gets cold! I have my step-mother's quilt basted, which I'm calling the "Stormy Stained-Glass" quilt. I have 1/9 of it quilted.

I did finish the Autumn Sassy Sixteen #2 quilt. I hope to get it basted tonight. It took me forever to find the backing fabric. We moved several months ago and we are still sorting through boxes.
In the search, I found the backing fabric for my Sampler of Psalms quilt, pieced the back and did manage to get that one basted. I have no idea when I'll actually quilt it or how long it will take, but I definitely plan on taking my time with it and maybe trying some new things.
I am also planning on working on a few smaller projects to help my "instant gratification" need. The first is a Baby Button kit from Joined at the Hip, that a dear friend gave me two years. The second is a custom top for a hall table I have in my foyer. It is actually more of a small credenza, with a very odd shaped top. It desperately needs to be refinished on top, but I doubt I'll be taking that project up anytime soon, so I thought a nice quilted topper would suffice. I don't think I'll even be piecing it, probably just one fabric for the top and one for the bottom...maybe reversible.
I want to have several projects ready for this weekend, when I will probably be hosting my first quilting all-nighter. Not knowing what my mood will be, it would be nice if I had something that I could quilt, or piece, or baste, or bind. I might do a little of each. ;)


Amy said...

lovely colors, thanks for sharing, Amy

Heather said...

Quilting All-Nighter? What's your address? I'm coming over! Sure beats the sorting and packing I'm doing. I've got lots of hand quilting I need to get done, so an all night quilt-a-thon would be right up my alley!

Great progress on your Sweet 16. I can't wait to start one. That's another project that will have to wait for it's European Tour!