Sunday, 2 January 2011

Progress Is Being Made . . .

 and it's feeling pretty darn good!!
PhD #8 - All the pieces are now appliqued and it is now time to decide what I'm going to do with it. The original kit was for a pillow that measured 16"x42" . . . where on earth would I store something like that for 10 1/2 months of the year???? I considered finishing it as a table runner but all the pumpkins only face one direction so that just looked weird and then I considered finishing it as a pew seat topper (we have an old church pew in our front entry) - everything would just get dumped on it and we'd probably never see it. So now I'm looking at finishing it as a wall hanging without tabs and installing a new rod in the dining room and using the clip system so that I don't have to worry about putting tabs on everything (I hate doing tabs!!).
I'd say I've made a good 50% progress on this PhD so far . . . obviously the grand finale is still to come.
PhD #2 has progressed to the finished quilt top stage.  All the borders are now applied and I need to go looking for a backing.
On the border of this one I inserted a folded red strip to accent the creamy border - I like the subtleness of this look and I think that once the red binding is attached this quilt will look pretty darn good.  I do not have the backing purchased for this quilt either so another shopping excursion will need to happen before I can layer and baste this pretty quilt.

AND . . . you can go ahead and shoot me now . . . I have started my first new project for 2011!  The scraps from PhD #2 just needed to be used and I am neck-deep in this process today.  I hope by the end of tomorrow I will have another quilt (small) that will be ready to layer and quilt.  I guess we'll see, won't we?!?!?!

Happy sewing everyone . . .


Cathy said...

What if you made the pumpkin thingie into a pillow case with another theme piece on the back. Then you could flip it over for each holiday/season change them out with the seasons. It would work as a bolster type pillow for the pew seat. Things might get dumped in front of it though.
Congrats on your progress!

Rhonda said...

love both these projects, congrats on getting so much accomplished!!

Myra said...

As I've already commented on your two lovely quilt tops, I will just say your pumpkins are wonderful! Very eye-catching! 8-)