Monday, January 4, 2010

Starting the new year

I started off the new year busy sewing. Although I am not making it an official resolution, I am going to be diligent on getting UFOs finished. Starting off, I finally got around to putting the borders on my Mardi Gras quilt (aka Bonnie Hunter's Orange Crush mystery quilt).
(This is half of the quilt--too big to get the whole quilt in the photo--and the backing fabric). This will be the next quilt off to the long-arm quilter...

I also finished another quilt top (photo after it is gifted sorry!) So that is TWO quilt tops finished and it's only January 4th! Yea!

While I was in Michigan, I made a zillion of these for Bonnie Hunter's Double Delight quilt. Still need to make a zillion more I think. I also have pulled fabric for the Carolina Christmas quilt, got caught up on BOMs, and cut all the strips for my fabric swap. Whew! We are on a quilting roll so far!

10 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Wow Gretchen! Your Mardi Gras quilt is spectacular. You're amazing with the fabrics, friend. Amazing. Love brown so the zillons are workin' for me, too. I'm sorry to read (for me personally) you're holding out on the finished top until its finished. You're always surprising someone and that's a nice goodly person. Making people smile. Maybe that's why you work at SBux. I hear a lot of workers smile up there.

Enjoying the updates on all you have going on but, ummm, where are the cats because I'm tired now and need some snuggly time. I was thinking at least Gomez would take me in.

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

You GO girl! I love the colors in your Mardi Gras.

Word Verification: nomagge -- out of cheese

Karin said...

Good job-great start but what else can we do...it is toooooo cold!

dianne said...

Mardi Gras is gor-gee-ous!

sewprimitive karen said...

Wow you're on a roll for sure!! What longarmer do you use?

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Mardi Gras is fantastic. Very Gretch!!!

Keep sewing it will keep you warm.

Pat

Brenda said...

Love the colors you used. I too am trying to get some projects completed.

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

Wow, you're on a roll, girl! Keep it up - when you use it all up you'll need to come buy more! hee hee

Michelle said...

wow...you are starting the year off with a bang! Good job!

Becky said...

Bring your quilt Saturday so we can see your finished top.Great job!