Tuesday, October 14, 2008

in progress

These are my top 5 projects at the moment....

1. Spiderweb quilt. I am obsessed. A few of you commented that you don't think this will be a long term project. You are right. I could piece these little webs all. day. long.

2. With the strings that are too skinny for the spiderweb quilt, I decided to knot together end to end and knit (on size 17 needles) a little rug. It feels incredible under my toes.

3. Candy corn quilt. (squeal!) I'm almost done quilting it.

4. Christmas tree skirt. Tutorial coming soon.

5. Mailing packages out, which includes this quilt that my dear Amy Jo made for the first quilt along. I offered to quilt it for her, now I just need to send it off. (Along with some other packages for other blog friends.)

my top 5 non related quilt projects today:

1. laundry
2. clean the house
3. bake a dessert and bread
4. lunch with my boys at school!
5. run a few errands

What are YOU doing today?


Katie R said...

love your projects! Congrats on progress. Please post the tree skirt tutorial!!

Patricia said...

Love the spiderweb quilt patteren, and the idea of kniting your leftovers, nothing like recycling huh.

Gretchen said...

1. Laundry
2. Laundry
3. Kitchen floors
4. Laundry
5. Pack for the long weekend

We're heading to the inlaws tomorrow. Oy.

Anonymous said...

Awesome scrap rug! Wonder how it would be done with selvages?

Di~ said...

Mmm I'm loving your projects, tree skirt - yes, my daughter is wanting to make one, yours looks very nice!!!! You have a full day, mine is pretty kick back, but that doesn't mean I don't have a ton to do!!!

Alissa said...

Oh they all look so great! I love the spider web quilt... Today I have to get to the fabric store to buy more white kona cotton - I'm ALWAYS running out! Otherwise, sew sew sew! The perfect day...

Anonymous said...

Squeal is right!!! I can't wait to see all your projects finished! The tree skirt looks fabulous and I am getting the urge to make a spiderweb quilt!

KateKwiltz said...

I'm at work, wishing I were home doing something creative -- same as every day.
I love the idea of knitting with the scraps! I may have to dig into the scrap bucket and see what I've got in there! Thanks for all your great ideas!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

What am I doing?
Oh, just sitting here, jaw dropped, in total awe of your talent and trying to comprehend how you manage to accomplish so much!

Sarah said...

Love all those! The spider quilt is awesome. My top 5:
1. Work (boring!)
2. Prep for travel (again)
3. Wind yarn into balls (knitting again, yay!) to take on the plane.
4. Laundry (seems common)
5. Errands (library, grocery store, etc)

Unknown said...

That spider web quilt is gorgeous!! You are making me yearn to do one!! Everything else you are doing is spectacular too!!

Anina said...

I knew you'd want to finish that spider web quilt more quickly.
1. Runners, runners, runners
2. Iron
3. Vacuum
4. Guitar lesson
5. Pick up "new" car from dealer
6. Be mom's taxi

yaiAnn said...

Wow, when I first saw those squares, I was thinking ninja stars. Now those spiderwebs just pop right out!

Vicki W said...

1. work
2. work
3. work.......

Nothing as much fun as you! I love your spiderweb blocks. I need to do those one day too.

Cindy @ Creating at Home said...

1. Laundry
2. Quilt a table runner and write out the pattern for it.
3. Vote
4. Take the kids to swimming lessons (and embroider my winter wonderland redwork there for an hour and a half woohoo)
5. Turkey rice soup for dinner (it's already made. another woohoo)

Jackie Russell said...

1.) work (yuck, office work not quilting)
2.) Play with my Grandaughter that is coming to spend the night. Yeah!!

I really love the spider web with all the colors and the Candy Corn quilt and the Christmas tree skirt. I guess I love them all! I'm also looking forward to the tree skirt tutorial. But who am I kidding I don't know when I will have time to fit it in. If I could only live without sleep.

Trisha said...

What a coincidence! I just wrote about my day on my blog! Sound like you are going to have a good one too!

lera said...

Your works in progress make mine look like something Spenser could make. (No offense, sweet Spenser.) I can't wait to see all of your finished projects. The rug looks mighty fine. I won't even start about the candy corn quilt. I think you know where I stand on that one! (Swoon!)

sulu-design said...

Oooo... I love what you're doing with those quilt scraps. I may have to make my own little rug.
I hope lunch with the boys was fun. I'm sure it was a treat for them, and you!

Patricia said...

come visit me at patricia-quiltmama.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Can not wait for the tree shirt tutorial. I was just thinking about one. I too have started making a spoderweb quilt. Not as far along as you but I'm getting there. I just love being able to use what Ialready have. Makes it more fun when You dont hav eto spend alot of money on it. Thanks for the insperation

Bobbinoggin said...

i do love your spiderweb quilt. i'm inspired, but won't let myself begin that one until i finish my current project.

what bobbinoggin is currently working on:
1) ragalicious kitchen rug
2) smock apron for dear daughter
3) dishes BAH HUMBUG
4) some Autumn photos. it's pretty outside!

Nanette Merrill said...

What lovely quilts! And the rug is cute. Its all so cute. You do such good work.

Today's list?

Work at my job - it does pay for the fabric!
Sewing later! hopefully

Tracey said...

Well my day is almost done and I had oodles of things on my list that I didn't do! I did manage to :
1. Run an errand for my son (not in my plan!)
2. Write up a bit more on the last of the modules for my quilt judging course (on plan!)
3. Download a fantastic piece of software for printing posters on a home printer! (future plans in motion!)
4. Buy food for dinner! (always a good plan!)

We've just had dinner so I suppose I'd better do the pots.

Love your blog. Your very inspiring . Tracey in the UK

kat | Taylor Made designs said...

wow. you are so together :) I'm always impressed with all your projects + energy. Have a great lunch with your boys. How totally fun!

Anonymous said...

1. laundry
2. lunch with my husband and kids
3. quilting (picture tomorrow on bitsofsunshine.typepad.com)
4. helping my kids clean their rooms
5. reading lesson with Maddie
6. laundry
7. quilting

all your projects look so beautiful!

Terri S said...

You are such an inspiration!! I might have to try that spiderweb quilt soon. On my to-do list today:
1. Work
2. Make a big pot of vegetable beef soup.
3. Laundry
4. Sandwich two baby quilts for quilting.
5. Take some pictures for my blog.

Mama Spark said...

I love all your projects! I especially like the string one. Tutorial coming soon?? LOL
What am I doing today?
2-cook dinner
3-go to the church for quilting
4-come home and go to bed
5-repeat (except quilting is at another place on Wed)!

MichelleB said...

I'm certainly not doing as much as you! Working on the dreaded Costume. Taking pictures for my blog. And trying to get some order going in this house.

I love all of the projects that you showed! That rug is adorable - and of course, your quilts are always wonderful.

Unknown said...

Those spiderwebs look addicting!

1 - laundry
2 - dishes
3 - roman shade
4 - packing for a camping trip
5 - making lists for said trip

Browndirtcottage said...

2. HUBBY STILL here ( it's raining so farmer/rancher man has no place to go!)
3. thinking of project for HUBBY
4. trying to stop too many messes being made in the kitchen by HUBBY!
5. FINALLY idea for HUBBY...sent off for the supplies to make me a pvc pipe quilting frame.
6. rethinking retirement with HUBBY!!!!???

Mama Urchin said...

That spiderweb is so pretty. Today, I'm turning 34!

The Demanding Doll said...

1. Drooling over your spider web quilt. I've always wanted to do one.
2. Quilting a little donation quilt.
3. Ignoring laundry. (Try it you guys.)
4. Going shopping with dd this afternoon for a few pairs of jeans.
5. Eating brownies.

Robyn said...

I'm at work :( wishing I was home quilting!! Or home digging through my craft room trash bin for the long skinny strips I just through out because they were too thin to do anything with!! I'm SO making a rug!!

Danetta said...


1. Work
2. Work Harder
3. Work
4. Remember the "good old days" when I worked raising 4 active kids and thought I didn't work.
5. Have dinner with friends

Unknown said...

I need a nap after reading this post! Everything is amazing!

Jessica Christensen said...

Okay. I must confess that when I looked at the original spiderweb quilt on Quiltville, I wasn't loving it (shamefaced), but I love how yours is turning out. The muslin just makes the webs pop. Love the tree skirt! and I laughed out loud at you using your strings to knit a rug, because I am always finding ways to use my scraps. I can't bear to throw away the tiniest thing. Thanks for the inspiration. I may have to try that. (Can you hear my husband groaning now?)


Amy Jo said...

The spider web quilt made me smile. The candy corn quilt made the smile bigger. The tree skirt made me giggle - I need a new one and was waiting patiently for your take on one....but then to see my quilt all pretty and quilted all pretty by none other than you.....well that just made me giddy with excitement. You are such a dear, sweet friend. I miss you terribly.

ps - I like the rug too!!! I bet it feels great under barefoot toes!

Anonymous said...

What lovely projects! That spiderweb quilt is to die for! No wonder you are a little addicted.

Celeste Creates said...

My older children were gone so I had to shop for pjs, but I would rather be quilting. I would love for you to answer some time how you do your quilting (stippling) with what seems in your photo to be a normal sewing machine. I love your projects. You inspire me.


amy smart said...

Thanks for the update on the spiderweb quilt. I am SO inspired by it and day dream about it often. I am saving scraps in earnest.

Other than that I'm trying to type with a 45lb 4-year-old on my lap and looking at the laundry, groceries, and toys that need to be put away. And sewing . . . sometime today!

Roxanne said...

Today I am doing laundry (but avoiding folding it,) working on Christmas gifts (wishing I could blog about them but can't) and wasting way too much time online!

Your projects look great!!

Shelli said...

well let's see, Malka and I went to the library, then the park, then Starbucks, then came home and had lunch. She napped, and I had to get some work done for work (we both have these days off for the Jewish Holidays) And now we are off to a playdate. We'll come home and probably do a rushed dinner and bath, then after she goes to sleep, I'll finish the 30+ felt carrots I'm working on for a felt food swap.


Joyous, but um, PHEW!

Holly said...

Wow, wow, wow! The spiderweb blocks are beautiful. That is going to be a stunning quilt.

Today I am:
1) Snuggling with newborn.
2) Snuggling with three year old.
3) Trying to snuggle with newborn and three year old at the same time (difficult).
4) Remote snuggling with husband from across the room as he holds one child and I hold the other.
5) Trying to remember that laundry and dishes can wait for a while longer.

Lynn said...

up at 5:30am took dd#2 to school, 2 loads of laundry,walked dog, tennis lesson, drove dd#1 back to college - 3 hours round trip- after 4 day break, carried 4 cases of water up 3 flights of steps to dorm room (arrgh), picked dd#2 up from running at school, picked ds up from football practice, dinner, drive dd#2 to swim practice, a few minutes of sewing - hopefully:)

jacquie said...

the spiderweb is amazing! i may be looking for a new christmas tree skirt this year...mine's getting pretty worn, so i'll be curious to see yours. to do today...laundry, oil change, prep for class, rearrange the bedroom...etc. etc.

Caroline said...

I love that spiderweb pattern! I want to do one that is "Christmas-y" though, so I can make a fun Christmas quilt!

On my list of things to do is the usual (cleaning, and laundry), and I didn't get any of it done. But that is okay, because I feel like I got the most important things done: I played with my 16-month-old son and had the most fun either of us has had for a few days (we've both just gotten over a bout of the flu!)!

pam said...

I love everything you posted about today. Love the spiderweb quilt. I just may have to try that.

Sylvia F said...

Just love the colours on the spiderweb quilt. My five to do things on the list are:
1. finish binding on a dolls quilt
2. finish stitching block 3 Truly Scrumptious
3. visit the local library
4. dinner
5. read
I am not sure if this is in right order.
Thanks again for a great blog.

Ang said...

I'm sure you've been asked this before and maybe even addressed it, but how do you quilt your quilts? I'm relatively new and very curious! Would love some insight on that aspect of your amazing stuff!

Rebekah said...

all of your projects are so pretty. I especially love the white/teal/grey quilt. And your Christmas quilt has me itching to start decorating this year.

sarah, rsm said...

i love it all, as always! :) and i'm tired just reading about all you're doing!!

Regi said...

Love the lists and the projects...
I am currently working on 2 quilts (one needs the backing and then quilting, and the other I have the fabric and need to get started), and a scarf of orange and pink for my youngest. Around the house I am doing laundry, making banana bread, taking the eldest back to college and grocery shopping.

Myra said...

Great projects Busy-Bee! 8-)
After I get some sleep this morning (12:30AM), and hopefully wake at the latest 9AM, I will...
1. continue with the laundry
2. make some supper
3. pack up for quilting
4. check out my DD's new apartment
5. and go to my evening quilt group
and more in between all that yet...
Happy stitchings!

Jane said...

Planning a 10th birthday party for my daughter.
Loving your quilts!

Lissa Jane said...

my day? um
1. got attacked by cat
2. put kettle on, no milk, went to put bread in toaster, no bread.
3. had shower
4. called in at local shop at 6am for bread and milk
5. no time for breakfast gonna be late for work
6. start work 7am
7. debt collect all day, whilst sorting 2111 invoices from numeric order to alphabet order.. fun?? UM NOPE
8. come home and collapse in lounge and look at lovely blogs..
9. contemplate alcomohol *W*
10. listen to superdags get dinner ready.. bliss..

PS I LOVE your spiderweb blocks and I am really surprised you haven't finished this one already!(very tongue in cheek)

Renee said...

Unfortunately I am at work - but I brought some hand sewing to keep me occupied on the train home. I am looking forward to at least one full day of sewing this weekend :)

Kris said...

Okay, you are Wonder Woman!

I love the reds and greens on the tree skirt! Delicious!

Betsy said...

god bless your talent!

Sherry said...

You sure have been busy. I love all of your projects but my favorite in this post is the Candy Corn quilt...yummy! Today I hope to get some piecing done while cleaning, laundry & going to visit my Mom. You help me stay motivated! :)

Lisa said...

love all your projects esp. the Christmas logs!!!
I have to... make dinner ahead of time so I don't have to rush home from my daughter's figure skating session (which I supervise) to make dinner from scratch, laundry, vacuuming, reading blogs :-), and sewing!!!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

quilts look great! sew, sew, sew, work out, pick up daughter....sew, sew...

Anonymous said...

I'm really liking the spider web quilt and can't wait to see the large version of this. I just may have to make one myself.

Anonymous said...

I'm so in love with your spider web project. It's coming along beautifully :o)

Stephanie Sabbe said...

I love your blog! It's my new favorite! I am IN LOVE with that star looking quilt.

Erin said...

I love your blog too! thanks for the tree skirt tutorial! I am definitely going to make one, see you inspired me!!

Angie said...

Loving the spiderweb quilt. I'd been planning on making a new tree skirt, but now you've got me thinking...

~*Sarah*~ said...

Love them ALL! oh my word.

and here I was so proud of myself, for FINALLY starting to throw away my smaller scraps instead of hoarding them for eons and never using them...and then I see the knit rug. darn you woman :)

back to saving :)