Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Blocks, Buttons & Borders


Those three words were my quilting goals for today when I got out of bed. The first thing was to cut two friendship blocks out of batiks. These blocks will go into a quilt for the gal who has organized our guild's quilt retreat for the last 7 years. These photos aren't the greatest but you get the idea.

The second was buttons. I needed to add the button eyes to my snowman quilt. Of course, I only found 7 black buttons in my button jar and you can't have a one-eyed snowman so while out running errands today I stopped at Joannes and got some more. I gave these guys the gift of sight while watching the basketball game.

I never got to the borders. I hoped to add the borders to my spool quilt but my quilting time ran out! Oh well, another day.

This last picture is of all of my snowguys just above the shelf where my snowman quilt now lives. I decided to leave them out this winter til the snow melts which could be a good long time since we received an additional 4 inches today.

I also got another pair of mittens finished toward my goal. They are black and white to go with the hat I showed in my last post.

All in all, a very satisfying day off! I made two meatloafs- one for dinner tonight and one to freeze as well as two pumpkin cranberry breads.

Next up is a little Valentines' Day quilt that needs a bit more quilting and a binding as well as my around the world wallhanging. I hope to have these done by the end of the weekend.

I also just ordered the Block a Day Perpetual calendar from Amazon as well as the Quilt National book from Amazon. I got them both used and really cheap! I've been following Jeanne's progress with this calendar and finally decided to join her.




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6 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

Those snowmen are adorable! Sounds like a really busy day...pumpkin and cranberry - so New England!

Debra said...

For a day off, you certainly got a lot done! Not that any of it was really "work"; more like fun!

Libby said...

Ahhh - what a cute snowman shelf *s*
Sounds like you did a good job of whittling down your day's list. Hope there's more quilting time today.

Kay said...

Love the blocks!

Karen said...

Love the snowman quilt.

The Calico Cat said...

Those snow men are so cute!