Friday, December 17, 2010

This elf is running out of pixie dust . . .

I love it when this . . . .
turns into something like this . . . Ellie's "A Big Girl Bed Needs a Big Girl Quilt" quilt is quilted, bound, washed and crinkled to perfection. It is wrapped and ready to go under the tree. My only mishap was this cute label . . . is now almost a complete washout. I will have to recreate it and sew over the top of the old one.
I also have finished this one for my mom, I was in such a rush to get it under the tree I didn't even take a photo . . . it is big squares of Figgy Pudding from last year and this year with a scrappy binding and fun pieced back, sashed in medium grey kona. I really thought I took a photo, but sadly did not!
Another small quilt for a new baby on our street, that was such a rush, I failed to photograph it as well . . .
The fourth and final quilt made since Thanksgiving, is one I am still working on. I joined Cara in her awesome Urban Lattice Quilt-a-long. It was the perfect quilt to tackle as time on my quilting for x-mas time was fading away. Check out all the great ones made in the quilt-along here.
Here it is before it was quilted. It is now quilted and needs to be squared up, bound and washed. I am just not feeling up to it . . . I think maybe a glass of wine and my flannel pj's and cozy slippers might help me find my mojo. Or at least put me to sleep and I can stop worrying about it.
Here is the front-
and this is the back
I am going to bind it in the solid sage green. I can't wait to get this one done!
Like all little elves this time of year . . . the list is long. For sure I need to make finish (start) four more pillows to go with the two I have already sent to Seattle. All the Meyer/Ott cousins will have matching pillows made by mom/aunt kirsten under the tree! Here are the two for my brother's girls: (okay it looks like I didn't take photos of the two I sent, just this one photo which shows most of the Rosie pillow . . .)
So the question I ask myself every December when the holiday burn-out begins and I am not even half-way through my to do list is, why don't I start this madness months earlier?
Okay off to get busy in the workshop now that the little people in the house are fast asleep!

4 comments:

Megan said...

Woman you have been busy! I love love Ellie's quilt, and the lattice one is going to be fab too. I hear you about running out of steam - I lost mine weeks ago, but have a big list already for Xmas 2011 projects! I hope you and your family have a very happy holiday!

Cara said...

I love Ellie's quilt - the binding is adorable too.

natalie @ our old southern house said...

found your website!
what's the binding? love it!
natalie

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