Friday, December 14, 2012

Sewing in December

Hurray. I finished a Christmas gift before the 25th. Sometimes I have had to ask for a gift back so I can finish it in January. Has that happened to you? I can't be the only one!

Made the table runner using the Double Slice pattern at Missouri Star Quilt Co. except used 5½” squares, first cut at 2”, second at 2¾”.

These two tops have been hanging around and I finally sandwiched them for Project Linus. They will be tied by the church group and then ready for delivery!

Excitement – a new iron! Well for most people a new iron is not too exciting, but a quilter, excitement plus, especially when it was $5+ tax. That's right, $5. My iron choose this week to go on a permanent vacation, no more heating up. After, 4 years of constant use, dropped a few times and sharing at sewing events; who can blame it.

It came happened at the right time. I had just received my Birthday gift reward from JC Penney; $15 off any item $15 or more. All I wanted was an iron that heated up hot and had different setting, so got the cheapest Sunbeam model, $20. Paid $5.42.

It has been a busy week and I must start Step 4 of Bonnie Hunter's current mystery quilt, Easy Street. I figure after step 4 we will have completed 60-70% of the quilt. It's hard to estimate how the quilt will look since, maybe, we have completed part of the border. Here's part of my step 1-3.

Happy sewing! Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


Jenny Squawk Scheidt said...

I love my iron, too. I am trying the no water in the iron to increase longevity. Working pretty well. I like how the mystery quilt is coming out. Interesting.

LynCC said...

Yep, I've had to do that - 5 times over the years I've had to give a partially-made quilt and then get it back to finish it. Each one of those people was perfectly happy, too. :)