Saturday, January 8, 2011

Old 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. 



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