Saturday, 6 October 2007

Stitching and Quilting

I love Saturdays so much. It's 10.30am, i havent been up long, im sitting at the computer in my PJ's with a cup of tea. Perfect.

Im excited to say that i have lots to show! First of all here is what i stitched for Donna for the Fair and Square Exchange. It is a Prairie Schooler design from September's Gift of Stitching magazine. Thought it was perfect for this time of year.I posted it on Monday and it got to Donna in the US on Friday. Good going! I wanted to get it away before all the postal strikes over here. We've been told not to expect any mail until next Thursday! Edgar's RR is on its way to me from Donna, every time an RR is sent there is a postal strike over here, so annoying!

Last night, whilst watching the new series of Ugly Betty, i finished my PS stitching into an ornament for my Christmas tree. Im really happy with how it turned out and i love the fabric i used for the back

As well as all this, Thursday was quilting class number 2. It's so much fun. Cutting out and measuring is hard work though. At one point the room was totally silent (unusual for a room full of 12 women!) as we were all concentrating so hard. Even the tea was ignored...even more unusual for women in Scotland! So we cut out our squares and triangles and sewed the triangles together. We didn't get it all done in class, i had to do the sewing last night. We are hand sewing. This is the middle block of the tablerunner. I believe the pattern is called Shoofly?! You quilters out there can keep me right.Tomorrow we have a super busy day at church so today there will be hard core cleaning and tidying for the arrival of the in-laws on Monday. Not my favourite way to spend a saturday but hey, it's better than being at work. Before i go, has everyone seen the Stitching Bloggers Birthday Club? You should check it out!

Have a good weekend!

37 comments:

selina said...

wow, your quilting is coming along great :) love it. Beautiful work on the stitching, too.

The bday club sounds fun, will have to look into this sometime soon :)

selina said...

PS - hubby has to work Tue-Sat, so Sunday and Monday (though I have a class at 11:30 and hubby at 6PM) is our weekend :) Love being in all day in my PJs :)

Barbara said...

Your quilting looks great! And I love your PS designs. :D

Hazel said...

Love the ps designs you have stitched and you have finished the ornie off just great. I winged it lol with my needlebook. Just drew a pic then worked it out. Not too hard. It was seeing yours stitched up that made me choose this design. xx

Vonna said...

Oh, I love the PS :)
I'm in the process of stitching this one 3 times, maybe four ;)
Two down and two to go?!
Your quilt is going to be lovely! And all handstitching! WOW!
Good luck with the cleaning and the inlaws!

Barbara said...

The 2 PS are adorable! Love the backing fabric of the ornament! The quilting class is coming along fine. Looking forward to see your first quilt! :)

xstitch.nl said...

Great PS finish with that backing fabric!! Good luck with the inlaw prep... :o)

Wendy said...

Your first quilt block looks amazing! Cutting at first is very intimidating - I remember all too well, which is why I always like to buy a wee bit extra fabric!

BeckySC said...

Everything lools great, Cheryl :) I just love anything PS :)

Christine said...

Your ornament turned out lovely and you've made a great start on your quilting!

Andrea said...

You have a lovely centre pice for your tablerunner. Very pretty fabrics.
The PS designs are great too, lovely ornament.

Ruth said...

Hey Cheryl-- nooooo not a postal strike. How can they be so cruel?! Great work on the FS and the ornie (yes, a wonderful backing!), annnnd the quilting. Such accomplishments can only mean good things going into the in-laws' visit I'm sure.

Lynn said...

Ooh, I love your PS ornamnets! You've done a lovely job on them.
Congrats on your quilting progress so far. I'm afraid I wasn't very good at all the prep work involved but that was years ago so maybe I'll give it another try!

Karen said...

your stitching is great , the quilt is looking good

Anita said...

Your quilting piece is looking good. Those PS ornaments and the Fall piece are just awesome.

Yuko said...

This PS design is really perfect for this season, isn't this?!
I really want to stitch this, too!
It's so lovely!
Thanks for sharing!

Mindi said...

Weekends are meant for staying in PJs! The square you stitched for Vonna is wonderful, and was enough motivation to get me moving and stitch mine up.

rose_michelle said...

Beautiful projects! I can't seem to find time to do anything creative. I'm trying to get some homework done, but without sacrificing time wit hmy hubby. I figure the next 15 months will be dedicated to projects.

The quilt block is adorable. I love the holiday colors. I can't wait to see more!

monique said...

I love the start of your tablerunner! Measuring/cutting so exactly is what's really hard for me when doing quilt projects!

Great PS finish :)

Squazi said...

Love the Prairie Schooler designs. This is one of my favorite designers. The Birthday Club looks great, I have joined up for next years exchange.

mercy said...

Cheryl I LOVE EVERYTHING!
I knew that PS looked familiar but I couldn't put my finger on whether it was a freebie or what. I'm having such a hard time picking out something to stitch for the exchange.
I'm pretty sure you're either out of your PJs or back into them (don't know the time difference) but I hope you had a lovely day!

quiltorstitch said...

Busy bee! Your quilting is coming along great. The measuring takes a bit to get used to, but once you do it'll be much quicker :)

Great finishes too, love the ornament!

Lauren said...

Mmm, I love spending a weekend morning in my PJs! The tabletopper looks lovely so fair, and I love what you stitched for the F&S! I like the fabric you used for your ornie, too.

Carla said...

Love your xmas ornie...the backing fabric is perfect!
Well done on your second quilting class...your project is looking great!

Emily said...

Nice job on your projects! :) THe ornament is very cute. Your quilt square is looking good.

tintocktap said...

Lucky you relaxing in your pjs at 10.30 - my DS is up bright and early regardless of weekends. By 10.30 on Sunday we were out playing pitch & putt at the local park while DH was tiling in the bathroom!

Love the PS stitching and quilting - look forward to seeing your table runner grow.

Sherry said...

what a great ornament and exchange! Are you taking machine or hand quilting classes?

Stephanie said...

I'm loving hearing about your quilting classes - I'm very tempted to ask for some for Xmas! Love the PS autumn square - I was tempted to stitch that one myself. And of course love the Partridge ornament - I started mine last night :)

Jaimie said...

I love the ornament and the fabric on the back! Well done!

Michele said...

congrats on your ornament finish! it's wonderful :)

I so admire you for taking a quilting class! can't wait to see how it progresses :)

DaisyGirl said...

Your block looks great! I love the PS you did for me! I working on your F&S, I'll post a teaser of a picture so you can see it!
Donna

sugardoll said...

The square for donna is sure adorable!

Your quilting looks awesome! Hope to see more of your creations in the future! =)

The b-day club sure is tempting. But oweeee!! Need more time to be able to stitch something on deadline!!

Have a great day!

Lori said...

Very nice, ma dear!

Lizzy said...

I love your PS Friendship Square for Donna, Cheryl! And your PS ornament is so lovely... "-)

And your quilting is Amazing... and hand stitched to boot! I would love to learn to quilt... I can't wait to see more...

Thanks for your lovely, inspiring comments on my blog, Sweetie... they always make me smile... :-)

And thanks ever so much for the lovely PIF gifties you sent me... I'll treasure the lovely fob always... it's perfect for me!!! :-)

{{{Hugs}}}

Barbeeque4 said...

What great finishes and the quilt square is just super!!! Thanks for all the nice things you always say on my blog, you are so sweet!!!!

Michelle said...

Your quilt block is wonderful! What a cute table runner that is going to be. Yes, the cutting and measuring is the concentration part. The partridge came out great too - so cute!

Sharon said...

Cheryl, your quilting looks wonderful! Lovely ornament.