Friday, November 27, 2015

Simple Projects

Today I had a choice:  brave the shoppers on Black Friday?  or quilt?  Guess what I chose?  Like there was any competition for my time! 

I pieced together another baby quilt, bringing my need-to-baste stack to 4...or is it 5? quilts.  I really should put up the tables, but I have things to do every day, which preclude putting up tables to baste massive quantities of quilts.

Oh?!  You wanted to see the quilt?
 Here's a close-up.  The large squares are filled with rockets and planets, since I didn't have enough of either fabric.  The 4-patch blocks are made with star and Milky Way prints.  I didn't realize it, but the stars glow in the dark, which is actually kind of cool, since this quilt is for a 4 year old Big Brother of soon to be here twins.  I think he will appreciate the nighttime surprise.  :)
 I showed you the box of fabrics that arrived in the mail.  When I saw that Jan had included some of her signature fabric's selvages, well, I had to whip them into a stocking and mail it back to her.  It arrived today.  yay!
 The last addition to my SAQA quilt collection is now hanging in a place of honor.  I love this quilt.  It was made with "ink, paint, coffee/tea dye, trapunto and free-motion quilting."  It is truly stunning in person.  The sea urchin shells stand out from the background.  I absolutely love it!   It is called "Found on Whangaumu," and was made by Mathea Daunheimer.  The Google tells me that Whangaumu is in New Zealand.  wow!
 Another thing that I whipped up was cinnamon rolls for Thanksgiving breakfast.  I LOVE these things, and they are so easy to make!  Just thaw some Bridgeford frozen bread dough, flatten it, add butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and (optional) dried fruit and chopped nuts, roll it, slice it, and put it in a pan that has melted butter and brown sugar in the bottom.  Let it rise for an hour, then bake for 30 minutes on 375.  For extra oompf, I add buttercream frosting.  Oh, yum!!
As the temperatures drop outside, I really really want to spend more time at the sewing machine.  Yet the colors of fall beckon me to run outside and enjoy them, too.
Prioritizing isn't easy, but, as usual, quilting won.  yay!!!  :)


Barbara Sindlinger said...

Productive day for you. I'm sure the 4 year old will love the glow in the dark quilt. You should use glow in the dark thread to quilt it too. (I have some if you want some--I have 2 spools.)

The colors of those yellow trees against your house is gorgeous. I love fall colors.

Sewmuchfun said...

Love this time of year for sewing!