Sunday, September 29, 2013

A few projects-- unfortunatly none are done

Jeanette/Mom has not had Internet at her house for that last two weeks and has asked me to blog... I have a couple of unfinished project to show you that were supposed to be done by now.... I feel so bad as the retirement party came and went and now the wedding has come and gone... but I am super excited about the projects I have to show...

This is a quilt a group of ladies tied for a friends daughter who got married this weekend.-- Love the model :)
the next quilt we are going to tie for another wedding

It is really hard to find pre-printed tops that you can use to tie. Very discouraging. I went to every store within 40 miles of my house. I found a few more than this but they were not really what I was looking for. There is one more out there that I liked, but it was a little too much $$$ for me to spend. I order a couple off of the net. If you know of a good place to find tops-- please let me know!!
maroon jean quilt top I made for a friend at work- she finished it for her Dad.
I have always wanted to make a Chevron quilt-- I made these blocks twice a big as the tutorial I found on the net.
a white and pink jean quilt top for the same friend- she finished it for her mom.
Don't you just love them??? She did and so did her parents. That makes me so happy!! I just love it when a project is appreciated by the receiver.
A jean quilt I made (currently tying- not done) for a friend's daughter who just got married.
I really wanted to have this done before we left for the weekend, but it just did not work out. I really like this Jean quilt-- it is turning out a lot better than I had thought in my head. The pattern I used also made the "back"-- which I am going to turn into another jean quilt for the next friend's son or daughter getting married (it gives me ahead start). I put fleece on the back instead. I loved getting a jean quilt when I got married. We use it all of the time camping, picnicking, at the park etc. it has been very handy. I hope that this quilt will be used and used.

This last quilt I am in the middle of quilting on my sewing machine.... Almost done... but it has been back breaking. :( I am stopped at deciding how to do the flowers and the outside border......this is for my friend who retired at the beginning of Oct. better late than never, right????

So there they are.. my unfinished but close projects (okay three are actually done). Maybe by this next weekend I will have some others done. I forgot that I have also been helping my mother in-law make a quilt for my nephew who is going to receive his Eagle Scout. The quilt is nice, it has the Boy Scout emblem in the center and a border of patches. Red, White and Blue are the colors. What a treasure for him and a reminder of his hard work to obtain his Eagle. The next time I see it, I will try to remember to take a picture.


  1. I love love all of your projects...especially the last one...wonderful!!!

  2. I love those jeans quilts. Life does get busy.

  3. Everything looks great especially that gorgeous model. Check out Marshalls Dry Goods they have printed tops


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