Saturday, June 2, 2012

Lazy Bum!

Yes, I am being a lazy bum this morning.  I need to extricate myself from this oh so comfortable couch and get busy!!  First stop this morning is the Bernina Store 10:00am.  My "Nina" is sick and she is going to see the doctor!  Man I hate to be without my machine.  I'll pull the spare out and still be able to sew.  I have several projects that I need to make progress on today.

I have finshed a couple things during this past week.  From 2009 let me bring you my Kaffe Dresden table topper;
I just love this thing.  Why oh why did it take me 3 years to get this topper finished??  I have run across these blocks in the fabric pile under my cutting table for three years!  Last weekend I finally decided to finish it up.  My friend Mary Anne shared her personal restriction of finishing up a UFO before she allows herself to start another NEW project.  What a great idea!  I am going to try to adopt this philosophy.....we'll see how it goes!  I have this loaded on the quilt frame and will pick up some batting today so I can finish it up.  I need to get a backing made for a top thats waiting to be quilted (another UFO) many things, so little time!

I also finished this....... It is my version of Bleachers, an Angela Walters pattern from Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio.  I love how it turned out.  It was a bit of a challenge to make, only because I didn't follow the pattern so I had to change the way I cut and put together the pieces.  It was fun to make, fun to quilt and I love the finished project.  I used my limited Habitat stash.  I only liked a few pieces of the Habitat line and they are all in this quilt!  That grey dot is fabulous!  I have a little left, maybe for a baby quilt.  This quilt is lap size.

Well I must get going !  What are you working on this weekend?


  1. Paula,
    Bleachers turned out wonderful! It makes me actually like those habitat fabrics. I love how you changed it up.

  2. I love that little dresden topper. Can't wait to see it finished. You'll have to let me pet it. :)

    I snuck away yesterday for 4 hours to Harper's and did lots of cutting and a little sewing. I have been chopping various colors of solid green up into 9 inch (I think) squares to use for strip piecing. Mary Anne got me started with that type of thing during our bee & I decided it'd be a great way to do leaders & enders & chain piece. I also chopped a bunch of strips to go into a spider web Quilt of Valor. It will be pretty scrappy & bright. Has been fun planning that one. I'm not sure how big it will turn out, so I might have to get creative with borders... Planning ahead isn't my forte. I like to dive right in.