Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January update

We had an icy mix today so I chose to stay home rather than ice skate to work. I spent the day productively. After vacuuming and starting laundry, I spent the day in the sewing room. The mojo is still here!
This week, I finished two scarves that I started in December. They were supposed to be gifts for the gals at work but never got finished. Instead of just tucking them away, I plodded on and finished them. They will be put away for gifts for next winter!

I also made three sets of Mastectomy pillows which is my guild's community project for this year. I still have a half a bag of fiberfill so I will be cutting more sets to use that up. We hope to make at least 200 sets to donate to Hartford Hospital which happens to be where I go for treatment. Last year, they gave away 700 sets. Breast cancer touches far too many lives.
The set in front was made from a 20x 20 pieced square I bought at a tag sale probably 10 years ago! Why was I holding onto it?? It made perfect pillows.

Finally, I finished piecing the pillow shams that match my rectangle quilt. I just need to get a copy of the ginko panto from my longarmer friend so I can echo quilt it on the shams. This is one of the fronts.

I am headed to our annual Rhode Island quilt retreat on Friday. I have packed three projects:

1. my underground RR quilt. I hoped to finish this as part of Finn's New Years challenge. I looked at it today and don't know what has taken soo long to finish it! The top and the back will be pieced this weekend.

2. A wool pillow kit that I bought last year.

3. Snowman wall hanging. I bought the pattern back in November when I met with Libby at the Quilted Crow. I have pulled all the pieces together and if all goes smoothly, I may get to this project as well.

Hope your January resolutions to do more quilting (whatever that may be) are still holding true!
Check back next week for my retreat pictures!

Til then, Quilt til you Wilt!!!


Libby said...

Have fun on your retreat . . . and drive careful! Another storm is headed our way. Feels like I just got the driveway cleared - it's a good thing I like to shovel *s*

Debra Spincic said...

Those pillows would be great spots for your orphaned blocks--good idea. I guess now you have a few more from the B-A-D idea (do you see it spells bad?)

julieQ said...

I hope you had fun!!! I think your mastectomy pillows are such a service...we use so many of those little pillows in our hospital. Yes! Quilt until you wilt!!

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