I just got back from our monthly quilt meeting and I am feeling inspired. Our guest speaker was Wendy Mathson who lectured on scrap management. She showed the most amazing quilts which were all done with scraps - scraps that were organized. I think I can do this, but my scrap management needs a new system. BIG SIGH!!
My machine this week has been pretty boring with a lot of mending. There comes a time when it just needs to be done, but it surely feels great to get to the bottom of that basket.
I've been enjoying doing some Christmas stockings for a couple of the new grandbabies. Three new babies in one year has kept me jumping with stockings. Two down and one more to go, but the last one is counted cross stitch and may not be finished this year.
The days have shortened and cooled down considerably this week. The fires in the evening have felt wonderful and make a comfortable place to sit and stitch.
I did get some time to try a jelly roll quilt. I have wanted to do "the race" for some time and I was interested in how quickly it would go. I had two 20 strip jelly rolls so it had 4 strips of each fabric. I thought it might be too repetitive so I added some little 4 patches for between each strip. It was one VERY LONG strip when I had it finished.
Many of the fabrics ended up next to each other and it gave it a block look in the end, but I rather like it. I think I will add a narrow orange border and then a wider border to finish it off.
Sunday we had the pleasure of attending a piano concert which included our grandson. He was a gold medal recipient in the 2012 Contemporary Music Festival and the concert featured the gold medal winners. There was such wonderful talent.
Since today marks the end of the UR Priceless blog hop, I threw the 127 comments into the random number generator. The winner came up #19, My Sister Made Me Do It. Congratulations. (I surely wish I could figure out how to put the little box into my posts.) How many of you tried making one of the little coin purses after seeing all of the gorgeous and clever ones on the blog hop?