Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Quilting Plans

I am now in the mess of cleaning up the smoke damage! :( But everything is cleaning up fairly well, just a lot of scrubbing.

I have been thinking of my quilting plans for the next week or so and here is what I have come up with....

First off, I need to do 3 more Tic-Tac-Toe blocks. They are simple blocks but you really get burned out on them quick. So I'm thinking 3 more blocks, sew them together, add a border and call it a lap! A lap size is a lot better than a UFO! Right?

I've pulled these fabrics out for a Mini Christmas Gift. I am making something for a good friend, can't really say a lot more about it because she reads my blog. But I do love the fabrics and I think she will too...

I have also been thinking about my next big project and I think I have decided on this pattern. It is called "Writer's Block" It is in the June 2007 issue of McCall's Quilting magazine. I really like the pattern. I already have the red fabric in my stash and I stopped yesterday and bought 10 yards of white fabric.
I needed the white fabric of this quilt and also to strip my Stacked Coins quilt. I took mom down to work yesterday, so I stopped on the way back and got the fabric.
I also put a small quilt on the frame yesterday evening. I haven't started quilting it yet, but hopefully I can work on that between my breaks today of cleaning up the smoke mess. Should have the cleaning done today, or at least I hope so. I will still need to paint my ceilings and clean the carpets.


Amelia said...

Don't work too hard and make yourself sick...I know you want to get things back to normal but be careful.

Fabric so pretty...the Writer's block quilt will be so pretty...layout is the important part.

Hugs from here in Oklahoma.

KyQuiltlady said...

SOunds like you are making progress on cleaning up the smoke damage. Material is so pretty. The quilt will be pretty also. My favorite is red and white quilts.I did a Irish chain from red and white.

Libby said...

Too Funny! I was just looking at that quilt yesterday in a stack of old quilt magazines! Very Pretty!

Cheryl Willis said...

I can NOT even imagine the amount of work you are having to do to clean from the smoke. I am 'cleaning' my ceiling fan blades and going insane just from that!
Hang in there. cw

Hazel said...

The clean up sounds like it is coming along ,I bet you will be glad when its completed .
The writers block is so pretty ,can't wait to see your version of it .

Guðrún said...

I love the fabrics you are going to use for the Christmas gift.

Winona said...

Ohh those are pretty colors. Should make a lovely quilt. The Writer's Block pattern looks like fun. Enjoy working on these and don't overdo it on the smoke cleaning. Winona

Anonymous said...

The writer's block quilt is pretty and would be JUST gorgeous in white and blue:-))
The fabrics for your mini are wonderful!
Today is a good day to open those windows while your cleaning so your not breathing in too much soot!

Texan said...

Lovely quilt in the magazine!

Sounds like you still have a plateful to get everything cleaned up and to have to paint the ceilings uggggg that is hard work girly!!

Colleen said...

The Writer's Block quilt is going to be so nice! That is a nice pattern.

Hope your cleanup goes fast! How scary!

Michelle said...

I love the fabrics for your special christmas project, but I have to say, I would never have the time, not patience to do the red and white quilt. There just isn't enough hours in the day, or years left to my life, but I do love it!

Hope your cleanup is going quickly.
be blessed, my friend!

Babs said...

Those fabrics are gorgeous together! I love fall colors.

That quilt looks like a real challenge but I'm sure if anyone can do it YOU can!