Monday, February 21, 2011

Make-A-List Monday #35! Spring is peeking out at me.....

Hi, all!

Well, it's  grey day here in Tennessee, but look what was peeking out at me this morning....(the gnome is being VERY anti-social, what can I say, I wouldn't let him go see Gnomeo and Juliet this weekend...)  but at least it's a sign of spring coming!  Here's another sign, too...

This is what happened when I tried to take a picture outside today, shortly before the quilt blew off the clothesline altogether!  So some of my pics today had to be taken indoors....

Let's take a look at progress (hah!) on last week's list...

1.  Finish piecing the commission quilt. 
2.  Quilt the commission quilt.

Done!  This is finished, delivered, gifted and well-loved!!  You've put up with teasers for so long, here are some pictures of the finished quilt... 
(taken on Saturday, before the wind!)

I'm so happy with the way this quilt came out - and in case you missed the shout-out earlier, it was inspired by this quilt made by Ashley over at Film In The Fridge.  

3.  Quilt the red and white ministry quilt.

Not done - the memory quilt took longer than planned!

4.  Quilt another ministry quilt.

Also not done - for the same reason!

5.  Finish hand stitching the binding on some of Saturday's mug rugs.

I've done some of these, but not all - so partially done, I guess!

In my defense, though, I did bind this quilt for the quilt ministry, which was pieced and quilted by my friend Marsha.  Isn't it pretty?

OK, time to regroup.....  here's the list for this week!

1.  Make a secret gift for someone who shall remain nameless...
 (because she may be reading my blog!)

2.  Quilt a man's quilt with straight line quilting before I move my Juki back to the quilting frame.

3.  Put the red and white ministry quilt on the frame and quilt it!

4.  Pull fabrics for two children's quilts for the ministry.

I think that's going to be it for this week, because I've got some other things to do that I can't write about here....  and they might keep me from getting to much more than this!


And a quick reminder - if you haven't already entered, be sure to check out my Surfin' Sunday post, featuring Rebecca Johnson from Chasing Cottons.  Rebecca has offered up a giveaway, and there will be two winners!  You still have time - the winners will be drawn next Saturday, February 26th.

So now, the only question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?




  1. Your photo quilt is beautiful! It will be treasured.
    I have a lot on plate this week, too. I'm just not brave enough to commit in print!

  2. lovely have an ambitious to do list

  3. Sarah, that photo/memory quilt is just outstanding! I hope you wrote down how you did it so when I get around to making one in 5 years you can tell me, LOL. Love the pink quilt too. Totally jealous of your daffodils. It'll be two months before we see any here. What I'm working on this week: Got a quilt bound today and fabrics pulled for a black & white quilt. Woot!

  4. I LOVE the big open white spaces on the photo quilt. Very creative!

  5. Oh Sarah....I love that first quilt. It is so different. You always amaze me with what you get done girlie!!
    That Spring flower gives me hope. Hasn't it been amazing....the temperature here? Love it!!

  6. I love the photo quilt!! I can't believe how much you get done!! I get tired just reading your blog. Uh, I mean inspired ;)

  7. WOW!!!! That quilt is incredible. What an amazing piece.

  8. I really love your photo quilt!! I have done so many of them...and that is so different!!

  9. That is going to be an heirloom and make people smile whenever they look at it. Beautiful job. And you can never go wrong with pinks :-) You're so brave to post your goals for the week! I tend to wander in 14 different directions, right in the middle of something else.

  10. Wow on the memory quilt! You are incredible! I drove by your house yesterday and it looked so inviting that my car wanted to turn into your driveway. Such good times spent at your house. I've got one of those baby quilts done except for the binding if you need it.

  11. The memory quilt is stunning. You did a such a beautiful job. How do you find the time to do all that you do? You are pretty amazing.

  12. wow oh wow oh wow oh wow oh wow!! Did i say wow??!! Sarah, that memory quilt is absolutely amazing!!! You truly have an eye for design!!

  13. Your memory quilt is wonderful! You did a great job, it's lovely and I know it will be cherished.

  14. I do like the way the commission quilt turned out, Sarah. (I love lots of white space for quilting--although it doesn't have to be white for me to like it!)

  15. The commission quilt is amazing!!! I love it! I had a certain idea of what photo quilts looked like and never was interested in trying one. I would totally try a design like this! Very nice! The one thing I am committing to finishing this week is the KarrieLyne "Pocketful of Pinwheels, Too!" pillow that I was talking about making before Valentines Day. I have to quilt the smaller piece still but then I just have to throw it together.

  16. The photo quilt is just so stunning!

  17. S-That memory quilt is just amazing! Seriously, I am just dying over adding it to my pintrest page!

  18. I love the layout of your photo quilt! Thanks for re-sharing it!

  19. 2011...THIS is exactly WHY I created TUesday newbies on the blogging scene would have never seen this work of art!! Sarah...I love this quilt!! The simplicity, yet creative frames around each photo...LOVE IT!

  20. I am wondering if there are any directions for this quilt. I would love to make this for a gift where I know it will bring tears but I'm not an advanced quilter. I can't figure out how to do something doesn't have defined rows. Thank you so much. if you can offer me some hints and tips. Tina


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