Friday, January 15, 2010

A Finish, A Start and A UFO

Finally, a finish!  Yea!  Those are few and far between for me.  I always seem to have trouble doing the finishing on any project that I start.  I can get the quilt tops done, but not quilted.  Once they are quilted (I have 3 quilted tops that my friend Mary of Quilt Hollow quilted), I have trouble getting the binding sewn on.  I have multiple cross stitched pieces ready to frame and rugs to be bound.  How do you get to that last little thing to get them completed?  This I have to work on.  So I completed my snowman hooked rug.  I got my yarn out and whipped the binding edge and it's done.

I've been seeing so many blogs with Schibbles patterns by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. and they look like so much fun.  My friend, Mary, sent me one of the patterns to get me started.  I had some charm sqaures already and found a set that I had double of.  So I started the Hot Cross Buns Schnibbles pattern.  It's been fun!  

Above, I have them laid out ready to sew the blocks together for the center.  I've been working on it this morning and have my center sewn together now.  Just started cutting out the borders now.  One tip, don't bother with washing those charms.  I've had these charms for so long and I made the mistake of washing them when I first got them.  Now I'm scrambling with some of them to make sure that I can get what I need out of them since they shrank a bit.  Lesson Learned!  I can't wait to get some more Schnibbles patterns and some more charms.  This is quick and fun!

As for my UFO, since I was cutting strips out of stash, I pulled a tote down that had some cut already.  This happened to be pieces that I had cut for a scrap basket quilt out of one of Blackbird Designs books. So I started sewing them together.  I have the 4 patches done, which are a start of the basket block.  I'll share more of them as they grown.

Just look at those scissors with my 4 patches.  I just got those in and love them!  I've seen them on lots of cross stitch patterns by Stacy Nash and always wanted a pair.  I was searching around on primitive websites and came across these.  I just had to order right away.  Aren't they adorable!

Happy Quilting!


Quilt Hollow said...

I'll take a Schnibbles please. Hee! Looks fantastic and I LOVE the colors!! I'm so glad to see you back into your quilting!
When you tire of the snowman...he will have a home here too. As your work! OH...those scissors are too good! Tell us where you got them!!

Sew Unique Creations said...

Love the Snowman penny rug! It is one of my designs and I was so excited to see it here on your blog! Great job!

Stina said...

Lovely projects.. and you have a finish.. congrats!!!

I can tell you.. I have the same problems like you.. once the top is finished...I lose interest in finishing.. and I hate it.. but when I finally finish it I am soooo proud of myself.. and say.. why didnt I do this sooner..;o)

Good luck with your new projects.. Love your Schnibble..and the gorgeous snowman!!!

Lori said...

Congratulations on finishing the adorable hooked snowman. I love it!
the schnibbles quilt is so charming. I can't wait to see it with the border attached.

Jan said...

Love your work, the snowman is so nice (think Jan not Mary if you get tired of it - sorry Mary) and would look so good in my house.
Those are cool scissors, are they to relieve hand stress, what are they called - The Attic Window Quilt Shoppe, where I work is always interested in new products.
Do you remember when I left Germany comparing our UFOs? I still have many of those left. I have the same problem with not finishing and do not find doing binding relaxing - after 2 thread lengths my hand is cramping and aching. You need to do what I do. I have a friend who loves it and does it while watching, Dancing with the Stars and other reality shows. And if she is busy, I have taken them to the shop and pay to have it hand sewn down - worth the expense. At least I can get some quilts finished this way.
I look forward to seeing more of your finished quilts.

Quilt Hollow said...

Now look what you did....check my blog today!!

Carrie P. said...

I just love your snowman rug. Congrats on a finish.