Friday, August 17, 2012

My Progress Report for the Week!



I have been making some progress this week on my great granny along,
granny blocks! I would have stopped at nine... but
they are kind of addicting and I have more fabric...
so, I keep on going! I haven't decided when to stop yet.
If I make 4 more I could add another row to the side and make it a square quilt.
Eight more and I will have a 4 row x 5 row block setting. Hmmm.

I love new quilting books...
I got a couple of books in the mail this week.
I won the Kim D. book from Sew Cal Gal!
Yeah!
I had really wanted that book.
I wanted to take the author's class at Road to California in January 
but the classes all filled up before I could register.
I am usually aware of this and try to be on the computer the morning
of the first day of registration. I wasn't quick enough this time!
Oh well, I have the book as a great consolation prize!
I needed to order some thread... I order my thread from Connecting Treads..
and usually they have good sales on batting and books...
so the Stitch it For Christmas book went into my cart along with the thread.
It was on sale for like $6.50. What a bargain!

Now, for my other progress report...

here is how my Spools quilt is shaping up.
I'm not sure if the picture is blurred or if it's me?
Anyway, I have the body together and a checkered border added
and with any luck... adding this border to the outside

will be the right choice... because I love this fabric and I WANT it to work!
Thanks for all of your suggestions, that really helped me!



There is one more project I am considering for my list of retreat projects. So far the Cathedral Pillow and the pincushion
seem to be "the" projects... but then there is
this great little gizmo.
I wish I would have thought of one of these earlier this year. Earlier this year when I was away from home so much and
staying at my lodging... I always plugged my phone into the wall near the door and just balanced my phone on top of the cord...
but this would be much slicker!
I think it would be great stocking stuffers too. 
Whenever the kids are home or when I have other house guests... everyone is "plugging in" and I have cords and phones everywhere... this way, they could all just be
plugged in and neatly contained in their rooms.


22 comments:

Linda said...

You have been so busy and they are all just beautiful!
I have seen little hanging gismos like this on pinterest. Great idea!

Deborah said...

Love that charger hanger! WOuldn't mind having a few of those around the house. And I think the binding on your spools quilt is perfect!

Jo said...

I just used that gorgeous flower fabric for a bedroom throw...i love it too!

Kim said...

Your great granny top is beautiful. They sure are addicting. I love your spools quilt too. The colors are very pretty.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your Spools and your Grannies are both gorgeous Sinta! Way to go!

Sheila said...

I haven't done the "granny square" block yet but it does appear that it would be additive, everyone is doing it! I love the B&W border on the spools quilt. I think the outer border that you have to put on will be perfect! Have a great weekend.

PamKittyMorning said...

That fabric is PERFECTION. Now what is it, I need some!

Love how the spools turned out and I think the border will make it really great. The black checkerboard is fantastic!

Anita said...

Love how your spools quilt is turning out...that border is perfect!

Denise in PA said...

Love your great granny! I also love the checkered border on your spools - what a great idea! Charger Hanger - another fabulous idea!! Congrats on winning the book o:)

Sue said...

You have been very productive ! Just love your Spools quilt and Grannies ! Great idea for a cell phone, I will have to see if I can find that pattern , I have started making my xmas gifts & this would be a great one to make for gifts :-D

Darlene said...

Love the checkered border on your Spools quilt - perfect!

Love your granny quilt - it's fabulous.

Mary said...

The checkered border is perfect!

Sherri said...

I love your granny blocks and what you've done with your spools quilt!!!

And new quilting books are the best...I am waiting for Kim Diehl's new book out this fall and also Jill Finley's new book this fall as well!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Wow, you have been busy! Love your grannies, and your spools! Great idea for a phone charger~ where did you find the pattern? Or is there a tute? My kiddo's could definitely use those!~ but, would they? LOL Have a happy weekend!

Dandelion Quilts said...

I love your granny blocks. Cute!

Michele said...

Your spools quilt is going to be beautiful! I love the borders :-)

Quilted Squid said...

Great looking quilts! Charger pocket looks super cool! Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

Here's my BOM Rehab check-in for the week. http://susan-aworkinprogress.blogspot.com/

I love your Spools and think the checkered border is terrific!

Heather said...

Love that border fabric, I think it will work beautifully!

merumo said...

How productive you have been! I especially like the iPhone charger hanger(?). I may have to make one for mine ;) Thanks for a beautiful inspiration!!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Your Spools and Granny Squares are gorgeous! Love the touch of the black and white border on the Spools.

Cathy said...

Is there a pattern for the recharging gizmo? I would love to make a few for gifts.