Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WiP Wednesday: Christmas Countdown version!

Have you gotten all your crafty Christmas items done? Not me. Not by a long shot. And on top of it all I took a commission job for two twin size quilts from my hubby's aunt for her grandbabies. What was I thinking? And I still don't have the bags done for my friend. She wanted me to make bags out of the leftover Sunbonnet Sues for her daughers and niece. I have got to get on the ball! Arrggh!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Okay, so I don't know who all saw this one the other day but I am planning on making a mini quilt for my MIL. We discovered a shared love of fiesta ware dishes (the colors) and how we both eventually would love a mixed set of them. Since I can't afford that, I'm doing the next best thing.
Here's my doodle of it.
I only just got started on it the other day so I haven't made much progress yet.

I also have been making bags for teachers' gifts. I had two Mitzi made and I've made 3 more. Still have more to go.

Oh, and remember this?
It's had several potential homes but with Christmas coming, it is now going to the home of one of my niece's. But before it does, it has to get a bit bigger and get a back and get quilted. So here is where I am so far.
It was only 40x40 before and I wanted it to be a bit bigger since she is in high school. Her room is extremely colorful with different walls being different colors. I figured this string quilt definitely went with a "busy" theme! Oh, and the owl fleece blanket is out and ready to be cut. I hope to get that done today since the birthday party is next weekend.
Still loads to do before Christmas. I'd still love to see some finishes! How about you?

14 comments:

Linz said...

Oh!!!!! I know there are only two plates done, but they look perfect!!! Wonderful!!!!

And that string quilt is awesome!!

Teacher gifts. Crap.

Pat said...

Oh WOW! You've been busy and are going stay really busy! I feel your pain, good luck!

Cassie said...

I love that string quilt every time you show it! Can't wait to see it all big and finished :)

randi said...

so much loveliness here today! the fiesta ware block is going to be great! and the string quilt--wow!

Michele said...

That is one really long 'To Do" list. Good luck getting it all done.

If Toys Could Talk said...

Oh my, I hope you can get it all done!! I just started cutting scraps for a postage stamp lap quilt (no deadline, since it's for my living room). I also started a baby quilt for my children's godmother, who is expecting her first baby in March. That one I need to finish in the next month or so, since I plan to give it to her at her baby shower.

Amanda said...

I know what you mean about too many projects- I'm feeling the crunch too. I also love fiestaware soI am excited to see how this project turns out.

Dannelle said...

Remember, you are not alone! I also have many finishes to go. We shall prevail my friend!

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

I love the start of those dishes. :)

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Mrs.Pickles said...

wow everything looks great! It also looks like you are going to be one busy bunny for the next little bit :)

Pamela said...

Love your progress on your string quilt. It is going to be fantastic in your neices bedroom. She is so lucky to get such great present.

Marsha C said...

I'm debating on another string quilt with smaller squares because I already cut all my flowered material in to 9 inch strips of different widths...time will tell.
I would love to be in sewing right now but have decided today is an all internet day instead.

Dee said...

Oh the string quilt is to die for! It will be such a beautiful quilt!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Love that string quilt! I think after Christmas I'm going to make a start on presents for next year!! It's sew overwhelming ;)