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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Hard to Believe But I'm Posting on My Quilting Blog!

I've had real qualms about getting a new post up on this blog. It's been so long since I've done so and I'm afraid I won't be able to keep at it with the regularity I want. Giving it my best shot is what I will do, so please be kind and understanding with this gal who wants to find more time for quilting but is having a hard time doing so.

Where to start? How about with some UFOs? I love to begin new projects as much as anyone else, but upon doing some serious cleaning and sorting in my quilt studio, I find I have way more projects in various states of completion than I would have ever guessed. (Ooops.)

I spent Thursday of this past week locked (not literally although that would not have bothered me) in my wonderful quilting room and worked on a couple/three works in progress.

Seems I'm always making pot holders. And that's okay 'cause I love making them and they make great little gifts.

Plus, I'm so hard on the ones I use in my own kitchen that I can always use replacements.

The above were made with a spring/summer motif in mind.

I got this great cow fabric a while back and now wish I had purchased a lot more of it. Mooooo! Ish! The color on this picture is AWFUL! I'll try to get a truer depiction when I photograph it finished.

I think I have been working on the quilting on this baby quilt (10 minutes here, 15 minutes there) for months. Well, I KNOW it has been months! Because it's taken me so long, I found myself shying away from it even when I had the time to work on it. On Thursday I spent about two hours straight quilting, quilting, quilting on it and, lo and behold, finally finished the job. Then it was lickity split to get the binding sewn on. All I have now is do the hand sewing part of the binding and it will be done!

I'm actually saving the hand work on both the pot holders and the baby quilt for a get together with some good gal friends this coming Monday morning. We visit for a couple of hours while everyone works on hand work of their choice.

I also got the top, batting and backing of another baby quilt sandwiched together and started machine quilting on that. I'll show it to you next post.


Sue said...

And are you making the baby quilt for some baby you have lined up, or are you throwing hints at Chicken Mama?

Tombstone Livestock said...

Love the cow fabric, too bad you did not get more.

Patty said...

Wow! Dispite how the colors of that baby quilt look, it is one gorgeous quilt! I love it!
The cow fabric is awesome, too. :)

fullfreezer said...

Love that cow fabric!
I'm ashamed to admit how many UFOs I've got in my basement. Maybe you'll inspire me to finish some of them.

beth said...

Woo Hoo! You were able to sew! AND...you get to sew with friends soon! A double blessing!

Karen L. said...

Well I'll be doggone!!!! You did post here. Not that it's been that long since you last posted ..... that is if you consider a year and four days NOT long!!! Not that I am counting!!! I still cannot believe my eyes. (Gotta get my eyes re-examined for sure.) You must make time each week for quilting now especially before gardening takes over you life .... and that darn DIYing. I would be a total nut case if I did not make some time every week for quilting. (No comment on that please.) Yay for you Mama P. Oh and nice baby quilt too. Have fun Monday. I go Tuesday to my quilt group. Too bad you cannot come.

Katidids said...

How fun! I love the cow prints. You can never have to many potholders. Which reminds me I need to grab a few test quilt blocks and make some up. The pads I'm using are full of holes and anout useless. Looks like you made a good dent in those wips!

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Sue - The baby quilt is going to, I think, my nephew and his wife who are expecting their first, a little girl, this spring!

Tombstone Livestock - I know I ordered the cow fabric on line and if I really thought for a few minutes I could probably remember where. Do you suppose they'd still have some?

Patty - Thank you! I WILL get better shots of the baby quilt as soon as I get the binding on it.

Judy - I'm gonna TRY to keep on working on just the unfinished projects . . . wonder how long I'll last?

Beth - Wish me luck in making every Thursday my quilting day . . . all day!

Karen - I knew you'd be stunned by this! (Thanks for the encouragement to get back at it!) Do you serve dessert at your quilt group? No matter, I'd come any way!

Katidids - Yup, no excuse for you not having some classy pot holders! Go to it, Girl!

Erin said...

Definitely post on here, even if it's infrequently - that's what the "subscribe" button is for, we'll wait to be notified LOL! Love your projects, and that cow fabric is so cute!

thimblevee said...

Glad to see you did not completely abandon the quilting blog. Hey, what's a year - time flies by so fast! Love this post and look forward to seeing more!

Karen L. said...

Oh yes, Mama P, we do have refreshments at our quilt group meeting. We meet twice a month in each others homes so whoever hosts, makes a goody or two. If you were closer ... well, a lot closer .... you could surely come. This earth has definitely gotten smaller in a lot of ways but not small enough for you to physically make our meetings. However, we at least have a "meeting" on your blogs, right? No refreshments though unless we bring them for ourselves. Oh well, thank goodness for the internet connections. I'll be checking back for you next post .... will that be around March 1, 2013? (Sorry for the smart mouth. You don't deserve that what with all the work you do.)

Dirt Lover said...

Way to go! I think I have a mountain of UFO's in my sewing stash. I like to read about other quilters that are working and finishing theirs, it always inspires me! Beautiful projects, MP, I enjoyed perusing your past few posts. Really like the Spring wall hanging with the posies, I think meant for your daughter. Love the pattern and colors.
Thanks for your update, and the inspiration with the ever present UFO's.

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Erin - I'm gonna give it a good try!
Thanks for the support.

thimblevee - You're so right . . . a year is NOTHING anymore it seem! (I'm still embarrassed I've neglected it so long. And missed it so much!)

Karen L. - That's okay, you keep on my case. It will spur me on!! ;o}

Lori - Thanks to you, too, for your support. And let's face it, we ALL can use whatever help we can get in finishing up at least some of those UFOs!! Quilt on!