Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hooray for Progress!

I'm so excited b/c tomorrow, I am going to Broadway Quilts again.. (on the way to visit the in-laws since A. is on spring break this week).. AND I am going to drop off my Swoon quilt top to be quilted.  I think there's a 6-week wait, but it will be worth it!

I also made a pillow case to drop off in their box of donated goods that they collect for the military.  The shop is very close to Travis AFB, and one of the veteran volunteers comes by the shop on a regular basis and collects whatever is in the box and it goes on the next flight out to the soldiers.  The shop owner told me that while they love quilts, they've been collecting pillow cases also, b/c if a soldier has been burned, often he can't stand a quilt touching him, but they love pillow cases.  Here is the one I made with fabric that I bought on my last visit to the shop.  Hopefully someone is a baseball fan.

I also pieced together this huge beast of a backing for my Swoon. I was drowning in red polka dots!

I finished cutting the white sashing for the RD&M diamond quilt. And couldn't wait to sew a couple together.. 

And kept having some fun with my Bee blocks.  #2 turned out the right size even. :o) (sigh of relief!)

Here is a little sneak peak of #2:

And #3 is in the planning stage:

This is quite possibly the most I've EVER accomplished in three days time.  I'm not too speedy, unlike some of you I know.. cranking out one spectacular finish after another.  I'm over here in the slow lane. lol  

Hope everyone's week is going well.  Buster says hello!
Can't you just hear him? ;o)

Looking forward to doing some blog surfing when we get back on Saturday to see what you've all been up to!  Gonna link up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.


bichonpawz said...

I can totally agree...I am a little on the slow side too! :). Adorable picture of Buster!

Buster is so cute and such a lovely doggie smile. You sure have been busy I think. I am sure someone will be a huge baseball fan and love to recieve it.

Leonie said...

Wow you have been super busy!! and I just know #2 is ME! ok so it might not be but I know for sure #3 is Juliet's and it looks awesome!! So does your diamond quilt - cant wait to see the swoon completed. You've been a machine! xx

You are fast - I am slow, but I have too much on my plate at moment. I love all of your projects. Pillows are great we made some for our local children hospital. Soldiers will love yours. Enjoy your trip.

Barb said...

You certainly have been busy...have fun at your quilt shop!

All of your fabric choices are sew cute! Love that red polka dot.

Ha, admit it, you're not going to see the in laws at all, it's all about the quilt shop... ;o)

Hi Buster *waves*

Well, look at you!! Just like a busy little bee!!! I'm not very fast either!!

Oh my, waiting 6 weeks for my quilt would make me crazy!! HA!

I'm also in the slow lane! Have fun at the quilt shop!!

if i make 4 blocks a week i think i am doing good

I just love how the case came together, what a wonderful thing to do. And the sneak peak at #2 has me very, very interested. Happy sewing in your days to come.

Melody said...

Great sewing. I adore seeing Buster

Snoodles said...

Have fun shopping! I spy some of my fav fabric least I think I see some Mary Englebreit! Howdy, Buster!

Carla said...

Look forward to seeing your swoon quilt!

I'm sure noone is slower than me ;-)
What a great idea to make pillow cases!
Tell Buster I said hi back ;-)

Sandy said...

Your pillowcase looks great! I'm sure it will have no problem finding an owner.
I just love Buster! Such a cutie!

Wendy said...

All your projects are beautiful, I think you're in a faster lane than me, lol!! That photo of Buster is perfect, I can imagine him saying hello.

Gmama Jane said...

Honey Bunch my head is spinning with all the great finishes, and in process projects you have going on!! You think you're slow?? Oh my goodness, I am taking this Grandmama moniker to a whole new level. I love everything you've made and can't wait to see more. I drop by more often than I comment. I think we all do that!
Blessings and come by for a visit over at my place when you can!
Gmama Jane

Jody said...

You have been busy! Ain't it fun?!?

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