Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Holiday Spirit

I could not be more excited about what's going on over at Oh, Fransson!. Have you seen the beautiful wall quilt that Elizabeth is working on for me? It's absolutely wonderful! I could not be more thrilled or feel more humbled by her generosity.

I think the holiday snuck up on me this year.  Christmas is almost here and I still have so many things to do!  There are...

cards to be mailed,

quilt sandwiches to be made,

yarns to be knitted,

books to be read,

and gifts to be purchased.

But today, like yesterday, this is what I'll be doing...


The company I freelance for has me working on holiday 2010 projects.  Right now, I'm in the middle of a collection of plush animal floor cushions.  After that, it's on to the holiday themed pillows.  Me personally, I'd just like to finish holiday 2009!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I'm feeling the love.

I'm so glad I took the scrappy log cabin apart.  This is my first attempt at sashing, but it was pretty easy.  I'm liking it much better now.

It's about four inches too long for the backing I prepared pre-sashing.  I'll have to add a little to the one end of the backing, but it's a patchwork anyway, so it won't be an issue visually.  It's a very generous throw, maybe big enough for two.  It's only a few inches shy of twin sized at 69 x 82.5".

If I'd know I was ultimately going to this way, I would have started each log cabin with a white square.  But, I'm not feeling the love enough to "fix" that.

I'm anxious to start on the quilting.  I think I'm going to try doing loops rather than stippling, like this from Crazy Mom Quilts.  I'll have to make another placemat to try it out since I haven't done it before.    

Sunday, December 6, 2009

I can't believe it... I won!

I won the most fab-u-lous giveaway!  As part of Sew Mama Sew's December Giveaway Day, Elizabeth at Oh, Fransson! offered to make a custom quilt for one lucky winner.  That's me!  I am so excited!  I'm in shock!  Thank you so much, Elizabeth!

Before the "I won!" mayhem broke out around here, I was working on the scrappy log cabin.  I decided to take it apart and I'm so glad I did.  It was just too busy with all that crazy randomness going on.  I'm not sure what I was thinking when I sewed it together.

I got blocks separated, cleaned up, and re-squared.  I'm using some Bella white to add a 1.5" sashing between the blocks.  That process should go rather quickly and then I'll be back on track.

The sour cream chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and chocolate peanut butter glaze from was wonderful!  It was as rich and intense as I imagined and was a big hit at our Sunday school class' Christmas Party last night.  I think I'll make it again for our family Christmas.


I'm so excited tonight!  I still can't believe I won!