Wednesday, December 7, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I'm linking up today to Monica on the Needle and Thread Network ,  if you have never visited this site maybe you should go have a visit as there are lots of wonderful blogs linking up to show their progress for this week . Go on you know you want to  :-)
 So what has been my progress , well I have the top finished for Christophers quilt , it is nothing spectacular but I am pretty sure he will love it as it really suits him . I have been trying to decide if I am able to quilt this on my own and I think I will try to tackle it just stitching in the ditch kind of quilting , it should be manageable , famous last words right .
 The border is just made up of the fabrics I had left over and the binding will be the left overs of the leftovers . While I was deciding whether I could tackle this I tackled the Row by Row Christmas quilt , remember that one , well I finished the machine quilting and then made the binding and sewed the binding on and now I am doing  this .
When watching TV, I have been sewing down that binding and when that is complete I will still need to sew on a lot of buttons for the eyes on some of these characters but I should be able to have this ready for Christmas if I work hard .
I almost forgot I also made some pillowcases for the grandchildren , I had picked up this really cute border print sometime in the summer and thought it would look cute as the band on a pillow case , it is Look and Learn by Moda and reminds me of the Readers we had in school . 

 I haven't gotten back to my little table topper but that is on my finish list as well which unfortunately is growing instead of getting shorter , oh well I can only do what I can do and no more . I hope your holiday preparations are going along well , take time to remember the reason for the season and thanks for stopping by I always appreciate your visits and your comments . hugs Sheila 

13 comments:

  1. Oh I just love quilts like these. It's perfect!

    I think I should check out this link you've mentioned:)

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  2. Your quilt looks great - it looks like a realy boy quilt, I bet he loves it. You really like to keep yourself busy.

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  3. The quilt is very nice. Love the pillowcases. Cute print. Hugs,

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  4. Wow you have achieved a lot Sheila... I love Christopher's quilt.. perfect and the row by row will be fantastic with all the bits on...
    Hugz

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  5. If I were closer I would love to quilt Christopher's quilt for you..... just a simple meander stipple. I think he will be cuddled in it watching tv or with a book

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  6. That quilt looks so comfy and cozy. I'm sure Christopher will love it, Sheila. Very cute pillowcases too! Is the tape measure fabric part of the border or a separate fabric? Where did you find it?

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  7. I spy some cute snowmen...can't wait to see that finish!

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  8. Hi Sheila I am also working on binding I have two quilts to put it on I have the one completed and working on a larger one now.wish you a happy holiday season.

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  9. I really like the homey look of Christopher's quilt - wonderful. Doesn't it feel great to be in home stretch of another finish - I do enjoy spending time hand stitching binding.

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  10. Oh, cute binding fabric for a winter quilt. I'm feeling a Dick and Jane moment coming on! lol

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  11. What a great guy's quilt! And love that pillowcase!

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  12. You are getting lots done, it all looks wonderful.

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  13. you have been a busy girl,love the quilt and the pillowcases

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