Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Getting close



Here's what those log cabin blocks turned into. Nice and bright. Took me ages to do the border - they are all 1.5 inch strips but I used almost all my bright scrappy strips so I was pleased. I thought I had a piece of fleece to use for the backing but it was too small so I will pick some up next week and quilt it. I still have a load of darker, muted strips left and they are simmering - lol !
I also finished this little quilt. Did the binding today. This will be going to a little girl called Casey for her dolls pram. She is a friend of a friends daughter's daughter - lol ! Originally this was going to be a panel of a bag I was making for my sister but I must have had a brain storm and made it far too big. So little Casey (who is 2 years old ) will have this instead.
I am really fighting with myself at the moment not to start anything new. As the heading suggests I am getting close to a couple of finishes. Won't tell you what but I am really excited to be almost there. I have seen some great things this week both in magazines and in Blogland that I WANT to make desperately but so far I have been good. Not blinking easy - lol !! I have had a little email with Nadine. She has a post about her UFO's that I completely agree with. I have not decided yet whether I will be doing Bonnies next mystery quilt. It is sort of due to start on April 1st. I will see what I can get done in the next couple of weeks and see how I feel then.
I have also been doing a spot of crochet for a change. Just a little item. I would post a picture but at the moment you would not be able to tell what it is. Actually my crochet skills are a little rusty so you may still NOT be able to tell what it is when it's finished - lol !!
Next post will be of a finished quilt I promise - must dash - still a couple of hours til my eyes start drooping. :-)

14 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

I love the bright charity quilt -- just amazing what you can do with scraps. Is it hard using fleece as a backing? I've never tried because I thought it would stretch.

Karol-Ann said...

I don't know why you feel so guilty about new starts as it appears to me that you finish loads of lovely things too!

Marilyn R said...

I love your quilts - such nice bright cheery colors! Spring is almost here!

mereth said...

The log cabin turned out gorgeous, the design really pops out. And I love piano key borders because they're easy and they do use up a lot of pieces.
I think you've been so productive that you're allowed to start planning the next project, even if you have to finish a couple of other things first. Then you can hit the ground running.

Linda said...

Looks terrific, so bright and cheerful. Love the little one for the 2 yr old, too cute.

ldahospud said...

What darling quilts! The log cabin turned out so cheerful and fun--I'm inspired!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Both quilts are just lovely, the scrappy quilt, the border looks good well worth the time....

Rose said...

Your log cabin is wonderful, so bright and cheery!! The pram quilt is adorable, im sure it will be well loved!!

Kieny said...

Both your quilts are lovely but I especially love the border on your log cabin. I have the same question as jovaliquilts I was also wondering about using fleece. Is it difficult to work with and does it stretch?

Rhonda said...

Love you quilts and by the way.....you've been tagged by me. Congrats!

Sarah Nopp said...

I am still impressed with how FAST you are! I take my sweet dawdling time on everything. You amaze me.

country mouse said...

Both your quilts are just wonderful. Love that log cabin quilt; I think that has to be my favorite pattern ever.

I know how you feel about the starting new projects thing. I'm fighting that urge right now! lol Can't wait to see those finsihes you are working towards.

Guðrún said...

The log cabin quilt is coming out great. I agree with Karol Ann you are always finishing something so why not start something new you really want to do?

Libby said...

Mmmm...I love the log cabins!! So cheery. Everything on your front page right now is gorgeous - you 've been working hard