Thursday, December 17, 2009

What I've Been Up to Lately...

I have been doing a little bit of sewing these days. Mostly still working on some presents, but I do have a few things I can show you. First are the placemats I made for a couple of dear friends as birthday presents.

The pattern came from the December '09 Quilter's World. This is normally a magazine I'm not all that fond of, but this particular edition had some great gift ideas. I liked these placemats enough to make some for us too!

I've also been tinkering with my DJ quilt a bit. I've prepped a few blocks for applique and have recently made these two blocks. The first one is I4 and was rotary cut and pieced and appliqued. It has 25 pieces. The second one, I5 is completely appliqued and has only 6 pieces.


I think the first one is going to be redone. It's just too wonky. I'll keep the center part, but redo the outside sections and will paper piece them this time. That should fix it! Honestly, I didn't think this one would be that difficult, but I'm out of practice with these tiny little pieces. If you're off just a smidge, you'll pay the price with these babies! I'm happy with the second one and this is one that I had dreaded doing for a long time, but it was very easy!

Lastly, I'll show you the progress I've made on setting the Gail Pan Christmas quilt.

As you can probably see I still need to add the outermost border and then this one is ready to quilt! I'd like to get the quilting done before my next (and last!) chemo on Wednesday, but Christmas presents are more important right now. So we'll see!!

Hope you are having some time to enjoy the true meaning of this holiday season!


  1. You've been busy! LOVE the setting you are doing on the Gail Pan blocks. It is fabulous!

  2. Hey - Did you realize two of your white triangles are smaller than the rest???? :-)

  3. Alright now, Vangie....Yes, I did as a matter of fact! They will be corrected when I post a picture of the completed project!

  4. Sorry... You know I was just being a brat! After you told me about them I had to look at the picture again to see if I could find them.

  5. Yes, I know! Some day I'll produce a quilt with no OBVIOUS imperfections....I hope!