Tuesday, March 13, 2007

What a daily dose of PQP can do!!

As many of you know, I have been rising before the crack of dawn and squeezing in an hour or so of PQP. It is definitely easier than I thought, despite Daylight Savings Time, and makes the start of my day special. Sewww, I thought you would like to see the results of two weeks of a daily dose of PQP!

These two quilts are for Valentine's Day! Ooops!! Well, the one with the hearts was done just a couple of days after the actual day and is hanging in my sewing room. The hearts are string pieced and the two baskets were from a Moda panel that included the two flower blocks in the other quilt and six Valentine postcards which I assembled and mailed BEFORE VALENTINE'S DAY!!

I am showing you a close up of one of the blocks for what I call the FLOWER POWER quilt. I hope you can see the glittery effect. I am in love with Art Glitter and have been using it profusely. In fact, when I was putting it on this quilt, my kitty, Bailey, jumped up on the table and he was glittered also!! I started quilting this one today and should finish it tomorrow. The sleeve, label, and binding are already made. (I find if I don't do those two bits beforehand it can definitely hold up the completion of a quilt)

This next picture is of the thirteen pillowcase parts cut for our service project for the Hole in the Wall Gang. We were supposed to meet and put them together but it had to be postponed due to SNOW. The four little pincushion hats sans their ribbons are the favors we are making for our Victorian Tea to be held in April. This is the second time we have hosted a Tea and it is a big fundraiser for our guild.

This little quilt is going to be for our silent auction which will be held as part of our Victorian Tea. I started this project some time ago. I didn't have an intended recipient for it so it seems a good candidate. I will finish the crazy quilting on it, add some borders and send it on its way.

This next picture is the snowball and friendship star blocks each of us are making for the Relay for Life quilt the guild is donating. It is a local walk for cancer and all survivors are encouraged to sign the blocks. This takes place in June and many of our members participate and help coordinate this event.

I also completed my February journal page but I haven't taken a picture of it yet. Will post later this week.

Now that I have some of these guild commitments done, I hope to concentrate on a queen size quilt for my bed for the spring/summer and get some samples made for a couple of classes I will be teaching at the LQS.

Guess I better get moving!!!. HMMMM, maybe a double dose of
PQP is in order!


The Calico Cat said...

I like those heart shaped flowers

Fiona said...

Wow, you have been really busy, that PQP is powerful stuff! Love the pink flowers with their dash of glitter.

Erin in NV said...

Congratulations on all the work you are accomplishing. I agree that when you can work consistently--even for a short time every day--you can get so much done!

Linda_J said...

What a fun quilt--the glittery one. Even the nosy cat got in the action, LOL.

And, I agree--your hubby gets a lot of mileage out the machine purchase in the previous post!

Libby said...

Wow - you are really gettin' some things done. It's amazing what we can accomplish if we just set aside only a little bit of time for it. And when it's time for quilting - it's essential time.

Nellie Bass Durand said...

Wow! So much accomplished with just a bit of early morining productivity.

The wiggly spiral of glitter in the rose is wonderful. That would be a good and easy thing to do with machine couched yarn as well ... mmmmmm.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Love the PQP idea but I would be an after dark girl at that, mornings just aint my thing!!
Hey, that hubby is such a keeper-a quilt show...and machines!! Love all the work you have been doing, cheers, Tracey

Diana said...

You've gotten so much done! Your guild is very active. I can't wait to see what you decide to do for the spring/summer quilt.

elizabeth rosenberg said...

Hi Annie!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello. I LOVE your PQP idea... and your hubby is most definitely a keeper! Enjoy your new toys!

Shelina said...

Looks like you have been busy with lots of different projects. Your hubby is definitely super to let you buy two sewing machines. He might want to buy two of something in return though. Although technically, since you traded in, you only bought one machine. Hope they both work great for you.

Tonya R said...

Oooh, pretty. I love that glitter. Is it permanent or will it wash off if you ever have to wash the quilt? Hope the kitty got deglittered safely!

Anonymous said...

I love your version from my Valentine's.

Joseph said...

Awesome Valentine Quilts!! We got those fabrics in at Fiberworks and did a Joined at the Hip banner with them, but I like your interpretation much better!

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