Saturday, July 9, 2011

Not much quilting going on around here

I have not made any progress on my WIPs. My carpel tunnel has been acting up really bad the last two weeks so I have been trying to rest my arm as much as possible.
Above is my Verna Charming Stars (pattern can be found on Moda Bakeshop) that I completed a few weeks ago. I also made a quilt top out of this pattern. I am hoping my hand will be better next week so I can finally pin the Verna Pinwheel Sampler and start to quilt it. My dog and cat were all over the tablerunner when I was trying to shoot photos. Say hi to Bells :)

I was itching to get in front of my sewing machine last night so I started working on my 12 Days of Christmas tree skirt. I am doing it is the Disappearing 9-patch pattern. Luckily I had this already cut out before my hand started acting up. Here is my progress as I chain stitched them to the final. I was able to sneak downstairs to piece a few more this morning! I am hoping to have the top done this weekend if the boys will cooperate. Maybe I can tempt them with movie night - 2 hours of no interruptions.

Quilt Barns

We have been on a few weekend trips this summer and have been lucky enough to spot some quilt barns. The one above is in New Sharon, IA.

The rest are from around the Keokuk area. My oldest son was having a fit that we would stop for two seconds and take photos.