Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Quilting. There was a time when quilting was the main topic here at A Simple Girl. I don't know about you, but I've missed it. Things are beginning to feel settled enough that more quilting time is being found in each day.
The applique on this piece is done. Now to turn it into a finished project. I'm thinking of a pillow. More diamonds are being added to the stack.
And I have been working on signature blocks for a swap with my California quilting buddies.
The blocks are assembled. Now to stitch my name on each of them and get them in the mail. Does anyone out there know what my deadline is?
Then there was a finish! I joined in Finn's New New Year's Eve 2009 Challenge. I perhaps didn't challenge myself by much. But I have met my stated goal of completing one project.
The Mourning Quilt from Prairie Children and Their Quilts by Kathleen Tracy. I found this little quilt languishing in the bottom of my hexagon basket. The quilting was nearly done, but for some reason it had been set aside. A couple of evenings of stitching and attaching binding was all it took.
Now I'm ready to pull this project out and start getting some stitches in it. I won't be able to complete it before New Year's Eve, but it will be the perfect winter's day companion this year.

26 comments:

Shakerwood Primitives said...

Glad you are finding some time to sew. It can be so comforting and therapeutic, can't it? Like an old, dear friend.....

Julia said...

I love this little quilt! I love all of the quilts in that book. I should put one of these little beauties on my list in between the bigger projects. So nice to have some time for stitching. I find that I can feel my body relax when I sit down to take a few stitches, whether by hand or machine, it is so therapeutic! I love it!!!! :~)

Stephanie D. said...

Ahhh, normalcy again! How nice!

I may as well tear the October page out of the sewing room calendar as no quiltwork ever gets done then.

Gail said...

I like both your projects very much. The little quilt is very cute. I only wish I could find the time and energy to sit and sew--oh well January is coming!

Karen said...

And a good finish it is. Wonder why we get so close on a project and just let it sit.
Glad to hear that you feel settled in enough to get back to your quilting projects. I hope to see a quilt top this next year with all your hexagons.

Quilter Kathy said...

You have been busy with lots of different projects! Way to go on the finish!
The whole cloth quilt looks like a fun winter project....enjoy!

Judy said...

Absolutely don't have to worry about getting too warm under the big quilt now!! LOL! Plenty of cold weather for stitching.

The Mourning quilt was always one of my favorites from that book.

Stina said...

Love the little quilt...
And hooray for the sewing.. it is so fun sewing isnt it!!! :o)

Beth said...

I'm happy to see you're getting in a little of your quilting! We are barely getting autumn here in SoCal, it's been very windy the past couple of days, I bet you don't miss that!

paula, the quilter said...

You should have plenty of hand-quilting weather where you live now. I need one of those projects right now. We are in a blizzard as I type and 6-18" of snow is predicted for our area between now and tomorrow 6:00pm. That's nothin', tho: the Continental Divide along I-70 is predicted to get 3 feet. You'll stay warm quilting that.

WoolenSails said...

Those are beautiful pieces!
I love the paisley border on that, really fabulous fabrics.

Debbie

dee said...

So happy to see your finally getting out from under all the moving stuff.
I love that little mourning quilt.

Sweet P said...

How nice that you are settled in enough to start quilting more. Before you know it, the snow will be falling here and you will have lots of time to stay inside and sew. Of course, that will be after a snowball fight or two.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love your new header photo!

Dana said...

Hey girlfriend! The blocks are due December 9th. Watch that scarf - We don't want you hurt!! Love and miss you!

Colleen said...

Very pretty hexagons... love them in plaids :o) Glad you are finding some quilting time, Libby!

Janet said...

I love the photo on your header. The wee quilt is lovely and the hand quilting will be a perfect winter project.

Candace said...

You must be so happy to get back to more quilting, Libby! I'm missing mine so very much - what keeps me going is the thought that in a little over 30 days we'll be at the Squash House permanently! I love your new header! Great idea to use the hexagons for pillows - and your little quilt is so pretty!
Cheers!

Nines said...

Love the quilties!

Guðrún said...

Good for you to have a finish.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Live does seem to get in the way of quilting for me lately. Shame....love the little quilt you did. Congrats on the finish.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Very pretty. I love seeing the quilts your working on. The only sewing I've been doing lately is repairing :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Shasta said...

I'm glad you are settling into you new home, and enjoying the neighbors, the fall scenery and the snow. And finally having time for quilting! That's got to feel wonderful. It is a beautiful quilt finish - and you can put your new location on your label, and make it all official.

MARCIE said...

You need to post a sign, "there will be no languishing of quilts in basket bottoms". Glad you found it-it is a cutie, even if it is mourning.

Eileen said...

Libby, it is so much fun to read down through your blog about the fall in the East.
Haven't had a chance to read my favorite blogs for awhile. Just love this primitive quilt and that you made that big mistake, I'm sure on purpose.
What a novel idea to make your unpoacked boxes into gifts for the Christmas season/ Enjoy the coming winter.

QuiltedSimple said...

Glad you are finding some sewing time
Kris