Friday, March 2, 2012

Still Sewing ...

Since Felting the beautiful sweater I made for my daughter - that I hadn't even given to her yet - I just haven't had it in me to get into a knitting project.  So I've been sewing & sewing & sewing!  The Mom & Me quilt is still being worked on.  Right now it's the size of a generous baby quilt, but I do have more circles ready to go!   
It is laying on a queen size bed and I'm hoping it will fit a double when finished.
I'm waiting to get together with my mom to work on it some more.  She's such a big help!
In the meantime, I've started a new project.  At the Bullhead City quilt show I bought a 'ruler' called Fun & Done.  Here is what I have started with it:
 I have a ton of strips left over so I'm making this of strips that I already have cut.  I'm using various squares for the backing, and I'm hoping it looks okay when it's all put together!

Here is a closeup of 4 blocks together.  I like them, but I'm already out of one of the strip colors and now need to start varying the colors a bit.

Also, I joined an online swap on to swap sets of mug rugs.  They are all done, but I don't want to spoil any surprises by showing you them now.  I'll put on pictures of what I made and what I receive when the time is over.
This weekend I'm doing a "Stitch Weekend" on www.stitch where we only work on one thing all weekend, starting last evening and lasting through Sunday.  I started on an apron for my Sister In Law and am having fun with the details!  
I have some special friends that do a lot of wonderful volunteer work in the ministry and I'm trying to make aprons for them.  I've made 3 so far and have 8 to go.  I hope to have a blog full of wonderful aprons and ideas when I'm done!

That's enough for now - more next week!