Sunday, November 12, 2006

My weekend

This have been a quilty weekend :) I started saturday morning to sew on my one hour quilt and during this weekend I have almost finished Gratitude. I have not put the bottom border on it yet, because I am considering to put another row on it. I had planned to use it as a slumberquilt in my sofa and I think it is too short now. I took a photo outside today, but the colours are so wrong. But I did not manage to take a better one.

I have made two christmas gifts. These two cosmetic totes was easy and fast to make. I think I am going to make more of these. Perhaps one for myself too. And my DD also wanted a new one. Perhaps I'll make her one and fill it with soap, lotion and makeup.

My four blocks for the Country Whig Rose wall hanging" from the Simple Blessing book are done and I have sewed them together. I will now start on the border around very soon. I love doing needleturn applique.

While watching tv this weekend I also got a lot of handquilting done on my "Say it with flowers" I have only a few weeks left before it have to be finished. I have entered it in my quiltgroups ufo-challenge and we are going to show them the last thursday this month. I am quilting the last flower and then I just have the border left.

Guess what this is going to be? This is something I started to sew on this evening. Six hexagons and four diamonds put together............ I'll show you tomorrow !!

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! You achieved so much this weekend, well done! I love all the projects you've worked on, but my special favourite is the applique blocks, I do so love needleturn applique.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Hanne said...

You sure have been busy May Britt! Very good going :-)

Libby said...

You have been a busy girl this weekend -- everything looks great. I'll be checking tomorrow to see what those diamonds and hexs become *S*

Angie said...

You've really gotten a lot done this weekend, girl. LOVE those bags, and one filled with goodies would be a wonderful gift for the DD! :) And your Simple Blessings applique blocks are gorgeous, May Britt! I really love the colors that you've used. Can't wait to see it with the borders. :)

Pam said...

You have been busy! Very cute little bags - I love making bags.

Very, very nice applique blocks. I also prefer to do needle turn applique. It is so simple to prepare and easy to do.

Anonymous said...

Busy, busy girl and such varied, interesting projects. It would be hard to pick a favorite since they are all so lovely.

Nancy said...

You've had a busy weekend! Love your Gratitudes quilt. And the bags, and the applique. All very nice.

Melzie said...

Wow you go girl! I love those little bags :) I wish I could learn to do that! Your gratitude is awesome, I am almost done with my 25 squares, and I am liking them so far! xoxo melzie

meggie said...

Wow, love those beautiful bags!! I love the colours.
Your quilt is looking so good- even if the colours didnt come out so well.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

WOW, you were busy the past two days. Lots of wonderful show and tell.

Anonymous said...

What a busy weekend!! I love the applique blocks.

Ruth said...

Wow, you got a lot done. The applique blocks are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Wow you have been really a busy girl this weekend and everything looks so lovely.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Love your Gratitudes progress. I added more rows to mine to make it a bit bigger so now I am a little behind.

Cynthia said...

You have certainly been busy this weekend May Britt. Did you have time to eat and sleep? LOL.

Your Gratitude quilt looks great. So do the cosmetic bags. What a great idea to make them as gifts.

The four appliqued blocks are lovely. I like the colors you have used for them.

I am curious to see what you are making with those hexagons. I would like to have a go at making some but i will have to wait until i finish some UFOs

Nadine said...

Good job, May Britt !
These bags are sooo cute ! I fell in love with them !
Your applique is beautiful. I've got Kim Diehl's book and I like it very much. I can't applique very well with the needleturn method (especially with the freezer paper), I usually get pretty good results by basting the seam allowance and then applique, but I know it's not time saving. I'd like to practice needleturn, (any tips ?).
Oooh, I'm so anxious to know what you're going to do with those hex's and diamonds ????? (I'm addicted to them and I LOVE English paper piecing).

Hugs and smiles,
NADINE.

Anonymous said...

Great Quilts and Totes! You are sure busy and working very hard.

Patti said...

May, you really had a productive weekend, didn't you! Love your four-block Whig Rose appliqué - I've always liked that design and your colors are nothing short of spectacular. Can't figure out your puzzle however - I guess I'll need to check back tomorrow!

joyce said...

What a productive weekend. I am impressed with all your work and I especially like the blue bags.

Lisa D. said...

Your November quilt is really beautiful, but those applique blocks are stunning! Wow!

Nancy said...

Your needle turn blocks are beautiful, you do beautiful work!
Nancy in MT

Gerry said...

My goodness, I don't know how you get so much done. Your bags and blocks are so pretty. What wonderful gifts they will make.

Sandra said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your country whig rose is divine- I LOVE it :-) The makeup bags are so cute, and what a great quick gift to run up. Your Hour a Day quilt is fantastic too - I'll definitely be adding your blog to my list - you have some lovely ideas :-)

Anonymous said...

Your Gratitudes quilt is beautiful!

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness, what a productive weekend! I LOVE your hour a day quilt! And those makeup bags are just too adorable! I have to file that idea away in my head! And I love your little heart too! Oh and I can't forget your wonderful Whigs Rose blocks! Those are to die for!

Anonymous said...

I'm a little late, but just had to say that I love all the goodies you've shown in this post. Your applique project is so pretty and your bags are bright and cheerful - what great gift bags they'd make.

Marita BK said...

Very cute bags, and your explanations further up the page is more than understandable!
Wish you a nice weekend!

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