Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Week of Sewing!

At the end of each of my work days this past week, I made a point to sew! (after quilting customer's quilts).  Barbara at Cat Patches Blog suggested that we "Occupy our Sewing Rooms" from Dec. 3 to 10th.  
Thanks to Barbara I got quite a bit of sewing done.  This time of year is so busy for me with Christmas quilts, that I normally wouldn't sew at the end of the day, as I am too tired, but I did!  I was regenerated and revitalized by sewing and creating!  Thanks to Barbara!  

I finished the binding on two more scrappy place mats.  Now I have a table topper and three place mats.... Need more sewing Minutes for Me to sew to make a few more! I set the table and added my African Violet to create a Denim Blue Tablescape and added it to the December Tablescapes Party at The Thrifty Groove. You can create a tablescape, take photos, and add one for January. Check it out!
I decided I was going to finish a few projects and start a new one. Of course I took photos along the way and I will blog about the three scrappy table toppers next week. 

All three were made from little scraps from previous quilts.  I'll share more later.
I started some more little Quilted Zipper Bags.

 And I completed the binding on my Triple Tulips. I posted about that wall hanging on Tuesday.

I also offered a Prize - a Quilting Giveaway (link to details) - Drawing will be at Barbara's on December 17th and I will announce it here too after the drawing. Leave a comment at Barbara's Blog after linking up your post about sewing all week. Then she will draw a winner on the 17th.

So hop over to Barbara's and Link up your post about sewing all week and enter the giveaways!

What did you sew this week?  I am going to hop over and visit all the blogs!

Enjoy your day!

Reminder: 20% OFF Quilting Sale in January and February 2012.
It's my 8th Annual Winter Quilting Sale!

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Life in Pieces: 15 Minute Challenge - Dec. 13, 2011


Barbara said...

Great work! I'm so glad you joined us!

Days and colors said...

Beautiful place mats! And I love your quilting, so well done! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Rhonda said...

Beautiful work and WOW you got a lot done. I'm going back now to follow your blog. It's wonderful. : )

Anonymous said...

I like that plan of sewing a little bit each day. I'm usually a 'sew it 'till it's finished' person. Problem with that is the dogs are lucky to be fed, laundry doesn't get done, writing doesn't get done, and I eat too much junk because I don't stop and fix a meal. Next year one of my goals is to finish all my UFOs. I think I will try sewing 30-60 each day on one of them. Thanks for the idea. :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congrats on doing some sewing for yourself. And the word fun shows up here and there.

Denise :) said...

What beautiful work -- and what a lovely space you have to work in! :)

Calicojoan said...

Denim, I love denim. It's a bear to sew thru if your making a quilt with a lot of piecing, but man does it wear like no other. Beautiful placemants

Lynette said...

Some pretty things there. :) I love the double and triple quilting lines.

Foolish Feathers said...

What a beautiful job on the Stitching for your placemats! Truly! I am impressed how much you got done!

Lisa said...

Love to see quilts made from scraps. They are beautiful. I hope to some day be a long arm quilter.

Miss Hillbilly said...

You have been so busy and have so much going on..are you worn out yet? I am reading 10 blogs at a time today...then cleaning house in between. Catching up a bit at a time :)

c. Joy said...

Beautiful. When I grow up I want to quilt like you. Love the stitching around the binding, too.

Bev C said...

Hello Marcia.

Oh I love all your projects you worked on especially the placemats.
happy days.