Sunday, January 19, 2014

First Finish and First New Project for 2014

I finished the binding on "Minnesota Hot Dish" and it's all washing and ready for gifting.  I machine quilted it myself with some basic quilting stitches so I could get it done quickly.  I did a simple stitch-in-the-ditch grid and wavy-line horizontal quilting across the main part of the quilt and two rows of wavy-line quilting around the border.

I'm looking forward to Another Year of Schnibbles.  These are so much fun to make and it's a good way to use up some charm packs (or find excuses to pick up new ones).  I doubt I'll make the deadline for this month with moving, but I did make a start. 
This month's pattern is "Jersey Girl." I thought I'd get a late early start on the holidays and use Kate Spain's cutemous "In From the Cold" line.  I'm suing the gray-on-white star print for the background. 

 Two blocks done and I put my improvised sewing station away so the house could be shown this weekend.

Mr. SBQ sent this photo of Remy in his box.  Remy's expression made me laugh; he looks a little annoyed at something.  Maybe being interrupted from his afternoon nap? Apparently, the spoiled little guy has TWO boxes now--one in the bedroom and one in the kitchen.  


Anonymous said...

I like your version of Jersey Girl. It will be an interesting version done in Kate Spain's fabric.

a good yarn said...

Great start on holiday projects. Schnibbles are hugely popular but Carrie has created so many clever designs. Seems like Remy is living like a Prince.

Brenda DeBord said...

Your quilt looks great. Can't wait to see your finished Schnibbles.

Michelle said...

Congrats on your first finish. I love your fabrics for Jersey are soooo on the ball for Christmas 2014! :) My Whiskers loved boxes like your Remy...she would chew on it too. She was in heaven if there was leftover packing tape on it to lick. LOL

Sinta Renee said...

I am loving the holiday Jersey Girl! Cats a a knack for finding good spots!