Monday, January 30, 2012

Our Christmas Miracle...

In January when we went to take apart our Christmas Tree, I found a bird's nest sitting in the branches !!!  It had held on through being cut down, loaded onto a big truck, shipped to Palatine, Illinois, driven home on the top of my husband's car and then setup in our house.

I have been trying to figure out if this is some kind of sign... but nothing has come to me.  My husband pulled the nest from the tree before it went into the garbage and I am trying to think of something fun to do with it. Any ideas would be welcome.....

Just wanted to share the wonder of God's nature.... it is beautiful and yet simple ... small and yet has me overwhelmed with the miracle.....

Sunday, January 29, 2012

2012 UFO #5 - Done !!

Finished up the binding and added my label today to 2012 UFO #5

This is my successful Jelly Roll Quilt.  I did not use a Jelly Roll but cut two WOF strips from each of 20 materials in my stash.  Scary to think how many more of these I could make with the fabric in my closet !!!

Second picture shows the pieced backing that I decided to make.  As stated before, I have become a big fan of piecing the backing  - it seems to make better use of the fabric and makes the back somewhat as interesting as the front

This quilt is going to be given away as a baby gift so hopefully will be well used and loved.

Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 UFO Progress already !!!

I finished sewing together the second of my Diamond Patch quilts for our new guest room on Saturday afternoon and then yesterday got the backing and binding materials done.  Here are pictures of both quilts with their backing material.  I decided to put a horizontal band using 5" squares and 2" pieces from the quilt top - I love making backings with different bands of fabric - it makes the backing as fun as the top. 
Some of the fabrics are the same between the two quilts - such as the border fabric - but I had to dig through my stash when I decided to make the second quilt.  Luckily I still have fabric that I inherited from my mom and I have no problem adding to the stash myself!!!!

Quilt #1

Quilt #2

Took these pictures on the beds that they will eventually be used on.  Now all I have to do is box them up and send them out to the long-arm quilter.  Can hardly wait to get them back!!!