Monday, December 1, 2008

Time to Sew Again

Hi all! Happy December! It's such a wonderful time of the year. Time for the first snow, for holiday decorating, and time to get sewing. I haven't sewn for about a week because of my messed up neck and shoulders. I'm ready to sew again. Actually, I'm chomping at the bit. It's been great focusing on family, but it's time to hit the sewing studio for a bit.

These are my unfinished quilt tops languishing in the closet. My goal this week is to get all the backs pieced for the ones that are missing those, and baste, baste, baste. My mom's machine may be coming for a visit later this week and I want to be ready. I guess that means washing the kitchen floor sometime today.





















I have a few little Christmas house quilts to applique and finish.





















My color wheel is sewn down and ready to baste and quilt. I'm so excited about this one. It may be first on the list.




















I found this orphan block in the closet...leftover whirlygiggles that turned the opposite way from all the blocks in this quilt. Oops! Maybe they will be a pillow. I think it would make a nice gift.
Lastly, I'm participating in the Sew Mama Sew Holiday Giveaway day on Wednesday, December 3rd. So, be sure to check back for a chance to receive a Christmas gift made by me. Have a fab week!

46 comments:

MichelleB said...

Great ambitions! You can do it. I love the house quilts - they are adorable. And I'm hoping to attempt some pillows later this week. It's Christmas sewing for me this week.

~D Spack~ said...

Hope you get it all done! I know you will.

Linda said...

What a great way to start your week and the month of December with those quilt tops. I adore your little Christmas quilts, too cute, and I thoroughly enjoyed your post yesterday on Fudge. What a sweet face she had.

Marie' said...

That is a good idea to baste it all at once. You sure have a lot of tops!

Stephanie said...

Do you have a clone? Let me know how to get one. :o) Of course I LOVE your little houses. Oooo a giveaway. I'll be back.

belinda said...

oh wow.....i just wanted to flip thru them like i would a clothing rack....lovely, especially the little Christmas houses...YOU GO GIRL!!!

monica said...

oh your work is amazing!!

QuiltedSimple said...

I want to see all those quilt tops - they all look like lovely colors! Have a good week basting (and I'll send all mine to you too). How is Fudge feeling?
Kris

Beth said...

ALL amazing, but I especially love the Christmas houses and the color wheel! Don't injure yourself cleaning the kitchen floor -- sounds like the perfect opportunity to let it go ;-)

Jackie said...

Jacquie, I am glad you are feeling better and back to sewing. Boy, your quilt closet looks like mine. I have about a dozen of my own tops and backs waiting to get on my long arm. But you know how it is, my customers definitely come 1st! Love how your color wheel looks. The applique technique looks like it worked out great!

em's scrapbag said...

WOW! What fun things you will be working on. Best wishes on a very productive week.

Amy said...

Love the tiny house quilts! As I try to read I keep being distracted by Fudge's eyes at the bottom of my screen - I have to scroll down to take another look at her! I miss Jack...

Alissa said...

Look at all those quilt tops! They look so nice just hanging there like that. Can't wait to see all the projects as you finish 'em up!

Exuberant Color said...

The color wheel came out great, and the center circle looks so nice and round.

I'm glad to see somebody else makes a few "backward" swirling blocks too. I do it on almost every pinwheel type quilt.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love the wonky trees. I saw some here like that. http://thesmallobject.com/stenopad/wordpress/?p=822

Love them! How fun. Hop on over to the machine and get it buzzing.

driftwood said...

ooh just look at all those lovely quilts! and those houses are just fab!

Tine said...

I hope you get a lot done this week. Nothing like finishing something that's been on the to-do list for a while :)

Andi said...

So many projects! I find it hard to have too much 'on-the-go' at one time. I'm impressed at your prolificness.
Looking forward to many more "finishes" in the coming weeks.
Andi :-)

Michaela said...

I am excited to see all those quilted. I have ambitions too, but who knows how much I get actually done. Exams, projects and slow start on packing for me.
Happy December to you too!

Marit said...

Thanks for showing us that peek in your closet. I have a few tops waiting to be quilted, too. Seeing your picture made me feel better about them hanging there, waiting. Love, love, love your christmas houses....
And your colorwheel is superfresh!
Happy sewing ; )

audreypawdrey said...

Your Christmas house quilts are fabulous! I look forward to seeing all of your quilts finished and maybe it will inspire me to do the same thing!

jovaliquilts said...

What an impressive lot of quilts to finish up -- good luck! I'm glad you're thinking of starting with the color wheel, as I really like that one.

Cheryl A said...

Gee, I thought I had a lot of UFOs... And yet you still get so much done. Go girl!

Sherri said...

I just love those house quilt blocks...did you use a pattern! They are sooo cute!!!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Glad your back & neck are feeling better! I still love your Christmas houses - I may borrow your idea for a mini swap - is that alright? Can't wait to see all those tops quilted up :)

Lurline's Place said...

Beautiful quilts - hope you get lots done - I love the little house blocks, too!
Hugs - Lurline!

Levin (and Emily) said...

it's true to say i love all the quilts you make - i think i've made that pretty obvious throughout my comments - but i have to say that i LOVE the houses!!!
l
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Tif said...

I'm glad you are feeling better!

I can't wait to see the projects as you start to complete them!

Jackie said...

Holy Cow! You are amazing! I was just reading somewhere that it takes 10,000 hours working at something to become a master at it. You are well on your way, especially if you finish all of those.
Definitely heading to that giveaway!

Vicki W said...

I love those Christmas houses - they are so cheery! You did a great color wheel. I can see why you want to quilt it first.

Jessica said...

I just love those Christmas houses!

Artfulife said...

I wish that I could open my closet and see such beautiful things! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. I too am trying to finish up some projects before the holiday break. Here's to lots to do before Christmas!

P.S. The house quilts are just too fun.

Penny said...

OMG Jacquie! You have a lot of quilt tops in your closet! I can't wait to see them all finished! I just washed (hands and knees washed) my kitchen floor Saturday. I ordered a espresso maker and wanted the kitchen to be perfect before she arrives. I even made a new hand towel,tea towel and dishcloth set for the occasion. I'll post pics when she gets here! I wish we lived close enough to sit down and have a latte together!

mamaspark said...

Well, if you need to get rid of some of those cute little house tops just pop one of them in the mail to my house!

amandajean said...

wow, you have a lot of quilts to finish! have fun basting. the color wheel one is going to be amazing.

Stephanie D. said...

Love the little houses, as usual! Isn't it great to get back to sewing? I get cranky if it gets to be too long.

I woke up yesterday afternoon with a really bad crick in my neck. When it wasn't enough better by lunchtime today, I set up an appointment for a massage. MMMmmmmm, better now.

Frogdancer said...

I love that accidents in sewing can just be re-jigged to become something else!

ellen said...

I am so glad that you are feeling better. Whew! It is nasty to hurt so much.
I don't know how you do it all...and I just have to add that I would love the orphan quilts...what is not to love when a little bit of a creation needs some love and attention. I am in awe of what you do..e.

MightyMom said...

glad you're feeling better! so do you baste with thread or pins? I actually prefer pins myself.

that's a lot of tops!

Allie said...

I love the Christmas Houses! When you applique do you leave the edges raw, or do you turn them under? Your blog is very inspiring, thanks!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

I know I've told you this before, but I love your fabric and color choices. Those houses are great. be careful and don't overdo it!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your collection of quilt tops and those little houses are so sweet!! Enjoy getting back to your quilting but don't overso it - you don't want to flare your neck up again!

Leanne said...

Knowing you Jacquie there will be some great finishes coming up.

Dawn said...

You have such an incredible finesse for picking out the most gorgeous fabric in your quilting fabrics. The colors always seem to marry so well together!

Rita said...

OMG that color wheel is going to be so amazing! You always make the most beautiful and inspiring things!

Rebekah said...

wow! That's a lot of quilt tops. Have fun putting them all together. That color wheel is so amazing!