Monday, January 17, 2011

Weekend Challenge!!

Friday, I was reading Bonnie Hunter's blog (Quiltville), she talked about being addicted to blogging and how it cuts into quilting time. She put out a challenge for people to sew away from the computer for the weekend - saying that the blogs will be there on Monday.
I took up the challenge and didn't go on the computer all weekend, I concentrated on the projects I have been working on.

I finished two little quilts that I pieced at the beginning of the month.

This one is 24" x 18", with wool batting. I wanted to try out Flying Geese with striped fabric.

I didn't quilt on the triangles because I wanted them to stay puffy.


This is the back of the other little quilt. It is 13½" x 20". It is my giveaway for One World, One Heart, starting at the end of the month (I will show the front then). This one has cotton batting.

Both are made with the fabric line "Reflections of an Era Past", and both are free motion quilted with Invisafil/Aurifil thread on my home sewing machine.

I sewed all the Drunkard's Path blocks that I cut out on Friday. Over 70 DP's pieced-

and pressed!

I also worked on the Romanian Point Lace table center. All the little bundles of thread (the beginnings and endings of the braid) have been used. I have passed the point of being sad that something is almost finished, and because I have been working on it so much - I have now reached the point where I will be glad when it is finished!!

I was really pleased with all that I accomplished by staying away from the computer, but I think everything in moderation is OK. This year I have been limiting my blogging time and commenting/replying to comments less - this seems to work for me. It has been such a fantastic resource.
When I was blog surfing today, I was a bit surprised to see that Bonnie blogged this weekend!!?

Here it is cold (-30°C/-22°F) and we have had lots of snow -


A Chickadee at the suet feeder - we don't see them too often.

One of the rabbits eating coleslaw clippings outside the patio doors.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

6 comments:

Linda said...

That's a great challenge. I need to try that myself! Your quilting is absolutely stunning!! Nice to see your little woodland friends again!

Deanna said...

What a productive weekend! Great work and good example for the rest of us.

canuckquilter said...

That was a productive weekend! Love your bunny guest :)

Jen said...

I can't sew without my computer. Just like I can't eat lunch without my phone. Seriously, though. I was wondering why there weren't as many blog posts over the weekend and then a ton on Monday. Explains a lot!

I love the striped Flying Geese. That fabric line is gorgeous. You are such an amazing quilter, I'm always so impressed with your quilting skills! Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

Wow, you sure did get alot done! Love the little quilt and lace work. Both are so beautiful!
That's a great challenge to try.

Alice at Lone Star House of Quilts said...

I LOVE your little flying geese quilt and the quilting is just amazing! I am a quilt shop owner and we carry the Reflections of an Era fabric, still some bolts left, I think. Anyway, love your work.