Sunday, January 13, 2013

Checking my List

I've had company this weekend so not much went on in the sewing room until Sunday afternoon. Brrr, it's cold outside, and that makes for a cold sewing room. I'm all dried out now, I will address the drainage and then look at having the floor redone. Until then, I'm going to find a nice, inexpensive rug and then move everything back into the longarm room. Thank goodness for Tupperware tubs and carts/shelving on wheels.
This is my "Girlfriends" quilt. We all got together a few years ago, each of us picked a pattern and we all made each other blocks. I loved these pansy fabrics and they have languished in a box for a few years, aging like fine wine. I got all the setting triangles in, the rows together and the top measures 64 x 72. I'm thinking of a piano key scrappy 6" border and then bind it with the same purple as the setting squares. I'll have to audition a section and see how I like it. If not, it will get quilted and bound, as is!  UFO list, Check!
My applique moved right along over Christmas when I  got 5 blocks done during my week of vacation, and now I've been home for 2 weeks and have only got one block finished. It just needs the circles sewn down and then I'll be onto the next block. 
Miss Molly was all stretched out on the floor in front of the fire, she just loves when it's toasty warm in the living room. I couldn't resist sharing a picture of her!
Hope you made some headway on a UFO this weekend, I'm loving the one I got together.



antique quilter said...

love your new quilt, I like the idea of the piano key border have always wanted to try a border like that.
applique block looks great...glad you had a fun weekend.
miss molly looks so comfy and a bit annoyed you took her picture!

Missie of Traditional Primitives said...

Both quilts are pretty pretty! Love that appliqué! Thanks so much for your suggestion of wavy lines in my quilting last week! It was so much easier and looks wonderful!

Brandie said...

Your purple quilt reminds me that I have a small stack of purple squares from a swap. I may have to copy your design, if you don't mind.
I'm still just loving your applique!

Janet O. said...

Pretty pansy quilt.
Your applique is beautiful.
To me the photo of Miss Molly is the epitome of "languishing". : )

Nifty Quilts said...

Beautiful pansy quilt! From the thumbnail, I thought it was a Cathedral Window quilt. Great reminder of spring flowers to come. Glad your basement is dry!

Mimi said...

What a great finish on your purple quilt and I love, love, love your applique. I have a fetish now for And...Miss Molly is adorable. I am sure she is great company when you are stitching. Glad things have dried out some for you, too.

Joan said...

Hi Sharon - that is a beautiful quilt of Pansy fabrics. Looking forward to seeing how you will quilt it. Your appliqué is beautiful too and Miss Molly has the most gorgeous green eyes.

Barb said...

great girlfriend quilt - love the idea of piano keys.
your applique is wonderful too

Lori said...

How nice to let a project see daylight! lol It is so pretty! Love your applique too.