Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Finished UFOs

yeah yeah we all know I'm a blog slacker.......

But dang I've been busy, work sure gets in the way lately. But I finally got a couple of UFOs finished. I took my first quilting class in February 2007 and bought a ton of Moda flannel in May to make my DS a rag quilt to take to school in the fall. Well I didn't get it done, but it was ok cause he didn't stay at school lol. He came home and I put the squares in the closet and went on to other things. I finally drug it out and finished it, albeit smaller than I had orignally planned. I made a lap quilt for my Dad with the leftovers. He has Parkinson's and some of his meds make him cold all the time.

I really like the way they turned out but I don't think I'll make any more rage quilts. I much prefer the traditional pieced quilt. The one with the four-patches are for DS and they other for my Dad. And omg does flannel ever make a mess in your machine! ughhhhhh

Then in my Monday Bernina Designer Plus software class we all made 2 squares for quilts for one of the ladies new twin grandbabies. They were a month old this week. She doesn't know how to quilt so 2 of us took them home and finished. I did the yellow one. They turned out very cute!

Here a close up of the one I did.

They tonight a started a black/white/brights quilt. I' really excited about this one. It's a "Quilt for an Hour" from Judy at http://www.patchworktimes.com/ . It was her July 2007 project. It originally started out as a gift for someone (can't say who in case they have stumbled upon this hehe) but it's gonna be so cool I don't know if I will be able to part with it lol. Hopefully I'll be able to get a few block put together tomorrow and I'll post pics then.

Also tomorrow I'm taking a beginner paper piecing class. Should be fun as I've never done PP. I'm thinking it should be right up my alley, they say you can get perfect crisp points and that goes very well with my OCD analness lol!! Hopefully I'll have a pic of that tomorrow also.

And now for a couple of pics of my little monster. She WILL NOT stop digging in my flower bed. DH finally just turned off the drip system because he was tired of repairing it constantly. Hopefully she'll stop digging/chewing soon. Good thing she's so darned cute......