Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday Finishes

This week my goal was to complete a few projects.  I have been dying to start some new projects (do I have ADD when it comes to quilting?) but swore to myself, no new projects til a few blocks of have completed!

I cleaned up my sewing room a bit - have a little bit more to go there, but am feeling better about the room in general. 

I quilted and got the binding on my Going Coastal quilt!  I quilted straight lines 1/4 inch from all the seams.  SO MUCH HARDER then I thought!  Although I love the look, I've decided straight line quilting on a longarm is hard!  Good thing is I got some practice, and I have just some binding to complete and a quilt is done!

I also quilted and got binding on my Full House project.  Again crosshatch quilting, which is just straight lines (what was I thinking) but a little smaller and easier.  Love how this turned out.  I have been saving this plaid blue woven fabric for binding for a few years!  I decided to cute the whole yard up and make binding.  You'll be seeing this binding on a few more quilts! 

My goal is to get both quilts completed this weekend. 

I also added some blocks to my Lincoln project.  This simple pattern from this book -

using this pattern-

= these blocks

I'm loving how its turning out and am anxious to get it done.  I've got all the rail blocks done and I'm working on the stars.  Got 6 blocks down - 7 more to go. I've got some quilting for customers to get done this weekend, so the blocks may have to wait.  My goal is to get 3 more stars done this weekend.

Hopefully that will leave me enough time to iron a bundle of lovelies for a new quilt a long I'd like to join and get at least 1 swoon block added to the bunch.  We'll see how productive I can be.

Tonight we are dropping the kids off for a few hours (so nervous how Sammy will do) but they get dinner and play with a bunch of other kids.  We'll see how it goes.  We are going to hit a movie, is it wrong that I really would love to come home and sew for 3 1/2 hours alone?  But Mike and I need a night out so hopefully we'll see a movie of my choice this time!  Sunday is the big game - maybe I can get my bindings done durnig it....I have a feeling there will be some late nights this weekend to get all this completed!

Linking up again this week to Whoop Whoop and Finish it up Friday - Love seeing what everyone else is working on too!


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your Full House! Carrie's patterns are so fun to do.

Katie said...

You got it done already?! You're amazing!

diane said...

Beautiful quilting...beautiful quilts. I love the red and blue on your stars.

notes of sincerity said...

Great job!! Love your finishes. :0)

Michelle said...

Your straight line quilting turned out to be the perfect thing for both of those projects. It looks great!

Ooh, really liking the look of your stars quilt.

Michele said...

Your Full House is great! I love your version :-)

Michele said...

Your Full House is great! I love your version :-)

Sarah Craig said...

Your two quilts are beautiful, and I love how your schnibbles quilt is coming along! Whoop whoop!!

Pattilou said...

Wow! The difference on your full house from not being quilted to the quilted version is amazing. I really like how you quilted it.

Fabrics N Quilts said...

What a busy week! Great job on all! Whoop Whoop!

Texas JennyWren said...

I am LOVING your red/white and blue quilt with the stars and the rails!! It is beautiful!! LOVE IT.