Friday, October 08, 2010

finally, some finishes!

finished leaf quilt, #2
I feel like I've finally made a kind of dent in my UFO pile! I finished up my little leaf quilt earlier this week--love it!

for Quilts for Kids
And I finally got this all done for Quilts for Kids. I washed and dried it after this photo was taken and now its all soft and crumply.

half of my 9-patch rows
This isn't a finish but I'm making good progress! This is half of the rows all pieced together. You can see I didn't press all the seams yet but I will, don't worry. After all 10 rows are together there will be a border of pieced squares and one final 2.5" white border. It will take me a few more days of work, which is going to be interrupted by something else that has a deadline, but I'm going to finish it! Soon!

fall mantle
I was at Target the other day buying a white t-shirt for an unspecified art project for the 5th grader, and I stopped by the dollar area and found these leaves and decided to get them. Yesterday I strung them on thread, with a knot tied in between each leaf to keep them spaced out sort of evenly. I did it in two pieces and used doubled strands of threads. They're tied together in the middle.

I am so excited to be able to link up to Sew & Tell again, it's been a while! Stop by and see what others have finished this week!

16 comments:

Leslie said...

these are great finishes!!! what a great week you had. it feels good to get some of the WIP pile done right?

"Lois Grebowski" said...

That bitty leaf quilt is just adorable! Now your pink one, did you do your own free motion on that? It looks awesome!

Rebecca said...

Looks like you had a busy week getting your projects finished! I LOVE the leaf quilt...the colors are so fun and welcoming of the Fall!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

The Leaf quilt is very cute and so colorful! I think I might like to make a similar one.
Also love the kids' quilt and can't wait to see you finish the 9-patch, too. Again, just love the colors you are choosing.

lemonadegal said...

You have been busy! I love how the 9 patch is coming together and cannot wait to see the finish.

Haylee said...

I love all of your projects. The pumpkin is so cute. Did you make that too? I saw a pattern for the wall hanging.

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

I love the leaves Vicki! What a fabulous idea!

L Johnson said...

I really love how your leaf quilt turned out and the nine patch is coming along very nicely! Your home looks very cozy all dressed up for fall!

amylouwho said...

I love that little leaf quilt! And the 9 patches? Adorable. one of my favorite blocks..

sewfunbymonique said...

I've been wanting to do a leaf block for awhile now~ maybe for next week's sew & tell?? :) Great job!

Nancy said...

You really got to work... a good feeling, those finishes.

Kristen said...

Love the leaf mini and your 9 patch. Great combination of colors.

Cute kids quilt too!

I can't help myself in the Target dollar area either.

Miri said...

Lovely leafy mini and an adorable baby quilt. I love the 9patch with the white sashing!

Carla said...

You were on a roll this week. All the project look so great! The nine patch is coming along so nicely. Thanks for the idea for the leaves. I needed something for the school library.

ktquilts said...

love what you've been doing! See some henna garden in there!!!

Blessings,

KT

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

So fall looking. Love your finishes. Good for you. It is a good feeling.