Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mid-month update

Is this month flying by for anyone else?  It's already more than half over (and Thanksgiving is next week!!) and I have finished any of the projects on my to-do list.  The good news I should finish 3 of them this week!  

What's on my design wall right now.

1. My QuiltCon challenge quilt using the Michael Miller cotton couture pastel fabrics is al.most.done.finally.  That quilt has challenged me in more ways than expected!  Needs to be trimmed, bound, photographed and submitted.

2.  I've been slowly working on the commissioned Museum Medallion quilt (center of photo above)--hoping to finish by the end of the year, stretch goal is by Christmas.

3. A birthday gift for the Birthday Bash swap--trying to keep it mostly secret still! Planning to mail it out on Friday and be able to share photos of it by next Friday.

4. My Museum Medallion prototype turned out so nice I turned it into a mini quilt for the #igminiswap, needs to be bound and mailed out beginning of December.

5. And last but certainly not least, my Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts quilt returned last week!!

Traveling quilt contributors: Laura from Little and Lots, Jessica from Quilty Habit and Ashley from Wasn't Quilt in a Day.

I gave them the color palette and the theme "quilts of a feather" and this is what they gave me!  I love what these ladies added to this quilt and can.not.wait to finish this quilt (one more border to add) and quilt it up!  I had hoped to submit it to QuiltCon as well, but don't think 10 days to finish it by the deadline is enough, especially with a big holiday and house guests next week.

Corner detail.  Look at all that pretty!

This quilt needs better than a rush job, and after trudging through the pastel challenge quilt I just want to enjoy this one!  Plus I'm still waiting on a fabric order for the last border and the backing.

Hope everyone has been having a productive and hopefully less insane month!  I'm planning to be back to blogging a little more regularly next month :-)


  1. I know what you mean about the time flying by, Renee. I hope that you are able to meet all your deadlines with grace and time to spare, and I hope that you all enjoy your time together next week for Thanksgiving. :)

  2. I agree, November FLEW by in a flash. I seriously LOVE your sisterhood quilt. It makes me almost brave enough to join a round robin or something-or-other like it. Good luck with all of your goals. I'm discovering that I have a couple really big goals with deadlines around mid-January and I'm a bit scared at how quickly that's creeping up! We can do it!

  3. You are so busy but I LOVE all of your projects! I can't wait to see more of this medallion. That is so exciting about the commission! Woohoo!

  4. Each project is looking great - and the traveling quilt definitely deserves a careful finish.

  5. Wow! So busy and productive! Love all of them!

  6. Everything on your design wall is delicious!! Your sisterhood quilt came out great! You must be so pleased.

  7. Oh My....such wonderful projects. I love them all!

  8. You plan to finish a museum medallion before Christmas? THIS Christmas? Wow!
    The sisterhood quilt definitely deserves more than a rush job. I love the four pieced feathers in the middle(ish) border in particular.

  9. You have been busy! Loving all the hard work you've been churning out.

  10. Man, time surely does fly!! It seems like each month between september and Christmas, just goes faster and faster. But if anyone can get their list done, it's you!! XX!

  11. Your traveling quilt is amazing! They added such wonderful borders to it and it certainly deserves a calm, not rushed finish! I can't wait to see the finished challenge quilt. The quilting on it looks fantastic.

  12. You are on fire! So much awesomeness on that wall! And your traveling quilt is a stunner, seriously, you girls have done amazing things with all the traveling quilts. I can't wait to see how you quilt it up! And i'm with you on time flying this month. i blinked and it was already the end of the month and i still haven't caught up from the summer! Someday i'll do something on time!