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!


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!

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