Monday, January 11, 2010

Another new BOM....

from the very talented Sindy of Fat Cat Patterns, but ths one is a little different. She doing a row-by-row pattern for a gorgeous Christmas quilt. Isn't it wonderful? I have to do this one! She already has the first pattern up, but only til the end of the month. She'll add a new row the first of every month and leave it up just for the month, so hurry over and get it while you can.

I've spent the last week doing everything but sewing. I washed and ironed all week, but I have all my sets cut and packaged, ready to mail today, for Kathleen's No Sew Block Swap. Plus have everything ready to cut for Block Central's February Fav Block Swap and for Aunt Pitty Pat's Holly Jolly Swap. Now to get sewing.

But I am almost finished with Gail Pan's free Merry Christmas pattern. I'm doing mine in mixed colors instead of the redwork, but I like it. About 3 inches on the last border to stitch and then I can make it into a little wallhanging and post my first finish for the OPAM group.

What's the OPAM group? Well click on the picture and go to Kris's blog and read all about it! If you're a procrastinator like me and never seem to finish anything, this is the group for you. We've promised to finish One Project A Month, to clear out our stacks of UFO's. I love to plan projects, and even put up with the washing and ironing of fabric (not my fav chore, lol). And I even get the cutting done, and most of the sewing. In fact, I love the piecing part, but it's the putting together and finishing, that slows me down--sometimes even stops me in my tracks. Once the piecing is done, I get bored or find a new project I want to do. And before you know it, I've put that project aside and started another one. So this group will be good for me--give me a kick in the butt, (I mean gentle push, lol) to actually finish something. Sort of like Big Brother looking over your shoulder and gently keeping you on track, hehe. Sort of like Katie, when she gets after me.

Tomorrow is Give A Hug Club at O'Susannah's, so I'd better get to work today, 'cause I'll be gone tomorrow to work on our "feel-good" quilts. My friends Lynne and Linda D go with me, so we have sewing time and then a nice lunch after, so it's a great day. I'm trying to make pins for us to wear, like guild membership pins. What do you think of the design so far? I hope the gals will like them. I haven't quite figured out the finishing yet, but I'm coming along with it.

Until next time.....
Happy Quilting from Sharon and Katie


Kathleen said...

That Christmas row quilt is so cute! Hmmm, should I start another project?

Sophie said...

I love the Christmas quilts! Great work!