wishing you all a very happy new year.. I am *fingers / eyes / legs crossed* am hoping 2008 is going to be a lot better than 2007..
I have already finished something this year.. well TECHNICALLY its a this year finish, as the label went on it on New Years Day.. it is a baby quilt about 34" finished for a friends new grandson. .he is teeny weeny tiny, only 4.5 lbs when he come home from hospital.. thats 1/2 of one of my babies when they were born!
It is made from some vintage chenille that the lovely Ric Rac Jodie gifted me (well she hasn't sent me an invoice yet, so I am thinking it was a gift! LOL), the alternating block is a cobblestone.. the white is white on white and I used some of the 30's stash for the centres and binding, it has lovely snuggly flannel on the back.. This size is great for floor quilts or pram quilts.. the mother was very very happy with it.. I just meandered quilting in the white bits, the quilting looks good from a distance! LOL oh well it wasn't meant to be an heirloom quality, just a 'use me 'til I die' quality!
Also I thought I'd share a pic of a Round Robin I got back last year, it come home around the time mum died, so I had sorta put it to the side and then found it when I was going through some things.. OOps.. it was done through an online group, not only has this quilt travelled australia but it also had a quick trip to the US and to NZ.. nearly as travelled as I! It is about 13" finished (didn't measure it, eyeballed that size).. I think it needs a little extra border, so I am thinking a super duper scrappy border to tie it all together and I'll just stipple the white on it with some teeny weeny stitches..
Now why did I want you to read to the end here? Cause this is my 50th Post.... Now I had all intentions of making something to give away, but to be honest,I am not sure what to make and I am lazy *W*.. OK, economical with my time sounds so much better! I have this cute Amish style wall hanging, its tiny.. I have enjoyed looking at it, and thought I'd send it to someone else to enjoy.. so leave me a comment before the 10/01/08 (thats 10th January possums) and I'll do a random drawing thing and post it to you.. Of course, I have a few of these buttons sets here as well (I was going to make heaps of them) so I'll send a set or three to other people drawn on the same day.. the Amish hanging does have a wire hanger and some cute buttons as well.. the furry thing on the corner of this mini quilt is My
bastard lovely cat. He is the worlds biggest sticky beak, he checks out EVERYTHING that comes into this house. I'll even defur the mini quilt before I send it to you... It has been hanging above my sewing machine for a wee while, then put away when I washed the curtains..
Well off to do something constructive..