Saturday, January 8, 2011

Old Projects...new projects....

I have not been blogging much lately, but have been keeping up todate in my blog reading.  I have seen all kinds of new years resolutions, posts with lists of ufo's and resolutions to complete projects before starting new projects.  I just can't bring myself to list my ufo's or resolve not to start anything new.  I wish you all much success in keeping your resolutions and I can't wait to see all the projects you finish up. 

My resolution this year is to enjoy what I do and not rush through it.  This is a good thing as the projects I have going right now are all handwork, and that always takes me longer to get done. 

I have been working away on my hexies.   I have five rows made so far on my "Granny's Posies" quilt and am having the best time making these little darlings.

I did finish a table runner made form the Jenny Beyer fabric I purchased in the fall. 

Here's a close up of the center...I just love this fabric! 

Note the pretty candle holders?  those are a Christmas gift from my good friend Darlene - thank you, I love them!  I think I saw a large crystal bluebird at Hobby Lobby that would look so pretty setting on this runner.

And yes, I have started a new project.  This is a Double Wedding Ring table runner that I will be making with my quilt club - Stitchin' Friends.  We met today and talked about fabrics, and I gave them their homework assignment to purchase their fabrics, and cut the strips.  Here is my homework sheet.

I shopped at Mary Jo's, QBee Quilts and Hobby Lobby, looking for the perfect fabric.  Just wasn't satisfied with anything I found.  Since it is going to be a table runner for the dining room, I got one of my dishes, went through my stash, and found the perfect FQ's for this project.  Better yet - it was a FQ pack I won a couple of years ago!

Here's wishing you all a wonderful new year. Fill your hours with projects you enjoy and save the others for another time...when you will enjoy them again. 

Teresa
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3 comments:

Jackie said...

How great that you found the perfect fabric in your stash!

I set some goals but what I want the most is to make progress - on my WIPs and make progress with learning new skills.

paula, the quilter said...

Jinny Beyer fabric is very special. I have several of them and two kits of hers. Need to make those up some day. Love the hexes.

Purple Pam said...

Hi Teresa:

Glad you are back to blogging. I missed you. Your grandma's hexagons are great, very colorful. I have always wanted to make a double wedding ring quilt, but have not started one yet.

Take care - Pam