Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas Already?

Ah, the dreaded word: Christmas.  It will be here too soon!  But to that end, I got a good start on one of the presents I am making this year.
 Friday I made the top and binding.  Saturday I finished the backing.  Now I need a chance to get it basted and quilted.  This is as much as I can show you.  I don't think the recipient reads the blog - but one can never be too careful.
 Today I was in Joann's buying cheap batting for charity quilts, and WP saw this in the remnant bin.  I think he knows fabric is my weakness.  He just had to buy it.  'its so squishy'.  And blaze orange.  There are 19" on the remnant, so I'm thinking maybe a pull over vest.
I also got started on a blouse (do people still use that word?) out of this fabric.  Hopefully I can show tomorrow, all that's left is hemming it up and sewing down the cowl.

How was your weekend?




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21 comments:

Heather D. said...

Hmmm, wonder what it could be? I love how you keep your binding in a plastic container, what a great idea.

And yes, blouse, I still use that word!

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

I love the binding in the tupperware bowl. That is fabulous!

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Julie said...

You are such a tease! LOL I like the idea of keeping the binding in the tupperware too. I may have to get me a couple of those!

Allison said...

your blouse fabric looks so silky - it makes me want to touch it :)

Maggie said...

I love this time of year for all it's secret sneak peeks!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Neat way to store your binding! And that blaze orange would made a great vest (do you hunt?) And yes, I use the blouse words.. and especially like the polka dots!

Elizabeth D. said...

I still say blouse, does that count? Great idea to keep your binding in a Tupperware container!

KristyLou said...

I love that picture of your binding!

Leanne said...

Your quilt looks so colourful, love the bright red binding. And your blouse fabric is lovely.

Jennifer said...

thats ALOT of binding! haha great job - the remnants get me ever time too!

Cille said...

I have never seen binding kept that way - what a great idea :)

Marsha C said...

A couple of years ago when I was barely learning how to quilt, I decided to make my 4 children and 5 of my grandchildren quilts for Christmas.
Now I am more into making them attempting to sell them. I have yet to sell one, but I keep on sewing!
I still have loads to learn about quilting.

Leila said...

Orange is such a cheery color. Good job on being on top of the Christmas game.

Annabella said...

That orange fleecy fabric is great - good luck with all your Christmas projects!

A Girl said...

I am a sucker for fabric too. I have brought home more than one fat quarter just because one of the kids just "loved" it. Thanks so much for sharing.

Katy Cameron said...

I'm trying to ignore the whole 'C' word thing until I get my November 'to do's out of the way ;o)

Marci Girl said...

I told a man the other day, "I love your blouse" and then realized he probably thought I was a weirdo...LOL! Good luck on all your Christmas projects!

Sel's Quilting Blog said...

Ah, the dreaded Christmas projects (and getting them done in time)!

Good luck with them! ;)

Sel's Quilting Blog said...

Ah, the dreaded Christmas projects (and getting them done in time)!

Good luck with them! ;)

Allegory said...

That blouse fabric looks comfy!

Foolish Feathers said...

I understand the feelings that come with last minute Christmas project finishes! I hope you are able to get all that you wish to do by your deadline. I really love the way you stored your binding, what a great idea that I will have to use!