Monday, September 29, 2008

Some completes and a start

I have started on my Christmas booty swap. This is what I will show until my partner receives the wall quilt. Oh, I might show the back when finished so maybe that statement is not entirely true. I hope she will like this quilt. I am thinking it might be a tad larger than guidelines allow but I hope my partner won't mind. This will finish at 23x23. I think the guidelines are 21x21. I am going to go forward with the quilt though because this is what I really want to make for my partner.

I completed SITP. Am I happy with it? Not really. I like the final look but I don't like the fact that many of my corners are cut off and that some of my blocks are poochy. I even washed it after I quilted it and guess what, it doesn't look any better to me. I most likely will make anther one day but have to many other projects in the fire right now.


Here is my completed Old Tobacco Road. I finally got it all frogged the borders fixed and re-quilted. I like how this came out. It is larger than I expected. It does cover my queen size bed. It covers over the sides, a bit shorter than I like but certainly could be used on a queen in a pinch. It definitely will work well on a double. Does anyone even have a double bed anymore?
I did not see my grandson this week-end. We stayed home and did some work around the house and gave the new family a break from us. As my daughter would say, "My mom staying home to do housework is code talk for my mom staying home and sewing." Well, I have to admit she is partially right. Saturday is another good football day so we will go over and watch with them. USC will play OR Ducks. Well we are USC fans and SIL is a Duck fan so it will be fun. I promise I will be good and not cheer to hard. I will say the Trojans will have to play better than they did with the Beavers. What a dud of a game for us USC fans, it was as if the Trojans did not even want to play so they didn't. Hopefully they will be fired up after that loss and want to play hard and win the game. Enough football talk. I have to get ready for work. Have a good day. Dot

14 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Were sticking with a double - the room is too small for anything bigger...

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Personally, I think your SITP is fabulous! RW&B are my colors. The OTR quilt top is great. Wishing you more cuddles and hugs very soon!

MYRA said...

Your SITP looks absolutely wonderful! Love your color choices!
Your Tobacco Road is awesome! Great Fall colors... may favorite time of year...
Happy stitchings...

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

I have a double in the guest room.... works in a pinch just fine. Love your finished quilts, they look wonderful.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love your OTB ~ mine is still waiting for attention (I got distracted when a couple of quilts that had been away for quilting came home for binding). Congrats on the finishes!!

andsewitis Holly said...

Great finishes. Your SITP is striking. Remember that the artist is her own worst critic.

mamaspark said...

I can't remember who the blue and orange one is for but if you were a fan of Illinois that would be the quilt for you! (can you tell I have Big Ten football on the brain!) I think it is sharp!

Katie said...

Your OTR is so nice! My top is only half together. As usual I have too many things going on at once! :-)

Karol-Ann said...

love your OTR. Congrats on the new-grandbaby!!

Shasta said...

Dot, Your SITP looks beautiful! It is enticing me to get mine done. The tobacco road is lovely as well.

Libby said...

Love your Tobacco Road *s* Fight on, Trojans!

erica e said...

beautiful quilts! the SITP is stunning.

Kucki68 said...

I love both the OTR and the SITP! Orange and blue look great with the white. I must try that one day.

Leslie said...

~ Thanks for stopping by.
I too really like your SITP, very striking. I tell myself, "Finished is better than perfect", and despite your struggles with it, it didn't become a UFO. That's a big PLUS!