Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Progress is good! :)

Hello!

How are you doing today? I'm doing pretty good.  :)  I've been making lots of progress! I love progress! I would love to share it with you!  :)

Here's what I was working on today . . .


Whatever could this be?  ;)  I'll let you stew on that for a few more days. I'll share more as I get further along. Sorry . . . I can't help myself.  ;)

I've gotten the last stitchery done for my Christmas Stitchery Mini Quilt. Actually I made 4 of them. I know I only made 2 of each of the others, but I really liked the snowman!  :)  I saw it and just knew I wanted to make another project (actually 2 of them) with just him!  :)


Isn't he cute?!!! I love snowmen!  :)


I've made more progress on my Christmas Tree Mini Quilts. I've got all 4 of them quilted. The quilting actually went pretty smooth. It's the first time I used different top and bottom thread colors. I was nervous but it worked. I didn't want to do too much quilting so I just outlined the tree levels and stitched on the red, right next to the white. Here's a close-up of the front quilted . . .


And a close-up of the back . . .


Here's the whole back, angled for a better view . . .


I couldn't really get a good picture of the quilting on the front. Oh well. Here's the whole front . . .


Did you notice I was able to get the binding on already too?! Tonight I'll be hand stitching down the last binding and then that part will be done. All that will be left will be the finishing details. Yes! There is more! I'm really liking how these are coming out!  :)  It's been really fun and didn't take too much fabric. The hardest part about the fabric was finding a variety of greens. Oh . . . and don't you just love the border and backing fabric? I love it! The reds are so deep and beautiful!  :)

Tomorrow will be the only 1 week left until boutique mark. Yes I'm behind . . . but I'm making good progress.  :)  It hasn't helped that my son's sick this week and I spent 3 hours at the doctors with him today. However now he's all stocked up on meds and should be getting better everyday. That's the important thing!  :)

Until next time . . .


54 comments:

Kelli said...

Your snowman stitchery is soo cute! And can't wait to see the snowman blocks (?) come together! Your tree mini quilt is beautiful too! Great progress. :o)

Crafty Mischief said...

Your quilts are absolutely beautiful! I love the Christmas tree one that you linked up to Fabric Bows and More. Thanks for sharing!

Live a Colorful Life said...

That snowman is adorable! Beautiful tree quilt.

Patchwork and Play said...

Your snowman embroidery is very cute! And the pieced block is a snowman too, isn't it!?

M-R said...

I love your Christmas tree quilt! I'm working on one at the moment too. Very fun! I'm hosting TGIFF! this Friday (www.quiltmatters.blogspot.com) and it would be fun if you'd link up your quilt.

Bev C said...

Hello Cherise,

A beautiful post. Love the Christmas block especially the backing fabric.
Happy day.s
Bev.xoxo

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

Your patchwork tree is absolutely adorable!

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Leanne said...

The embroidery is lovely. I do love that tree quilt, it is looking great.

Laura said...

Hah snowman! Cute! Reminds me of calvin and hobbes!

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

A couple of pics don't seem to be coming through, but was attracted by your Christmas tree quilt. How big is it? Reminds me of some tree potholders that I made a few years back. Need to find those ! :-)

Jennifer said...

love that christmas tree! so cute!

KristyLou said...

I love that stitchery. Maybe one day I can try it. Looks intimidating though. Good job!

Julie said...

You are definitely in the Christmas spirit aren't you? Such fun stuff, that snowman is adorable! I agree, those are gorgeous reds on the Christmas tree quilt.

Heather D. said...

I just love all the seasonal stuff. Especially the snowmen. :)

Jillian@FoodFolksandFun said...

This looks SO awesom and very festive! I found you via “Lil’ Luna Link Party”. I’m your newest follower and would love a “follow back”!

Have a great week,

Jillian @ www.foodfolksandfun.blogspot.com

Cille said...

Great projects you got going there... I did an half-hearted attemt at the embroidery stitch-a-long but just couldn't find the time to finish it. The snowman almost makes go back to it. Very cute.

diane said...

your snowmen are so cute. I wish I lived where it snows

Foolish Feathers said...

I simply adore anything snowmanish! I am also impressed by your Christmas tree quilt, very nice that you were able to get your binding out ahead of time! I love when I have a bunch of binding already prepared or lefts overs from other quilts, it almost makes me feel like I cheated and bought binding!

Kerstin said...

Beautiful christmas tree!

Chelsea said...

Doo doo doo, I'm ignoring that xmas is coming so soon. Dooo dooo doo!

Rebecca said...

Love the snowman, although I'm not ready for snow yet!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Aww, the snowmen, the tree... making me feel all ready for Christmas!! Lovely!

Pippa Parsons said...

Im doing the SAL too, starting block 5 tomorrow :O) yours is gorgeous

Marsha C said...

I like snowmen too. I don't like the snow and cold outside though lol

Maggie said...

The tree quilt is beautiful!

Elizabeth D. said...

Awww, your snowman stitching is so darn cute!!! Love the snowman block, too, so sweet!

Scrap,Quilt, Preach said...

I like your redwork. It looks fabulous. Can't wait to see the final product.

Ella said...

Love the Christmas spirit!

Kathy said...

Cute Christmas tree quilt! Like it!

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

I love the mini quilt! I hope your little guy is feeling better! I've got sick kiddos this week, too!

Dee said...

Ooohhh, what a happy little snowman! How fun to see the Christmas Spirit in action!

Melinda said...

Wow, someone has Christmas on the brain! Love everything but I really love the stitched snoman! So cute!

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

All of your projets are 'sew' lovely! Love your 'tree'. I have fabrics picked to make an advent tree like that, but haven't even started, LOL!
~Kimberlee

Rachel said...

I'm so impressed that you've got Christmas items in the works. The red work snowman is great.

Olivia said...

the christmas tree quilt is beautiful, I wanna make one! great job

Marci Girl said...

What a great snowman! Love that Christmas tree!

poppyinpink said...

I hope your son is feeling better very soon. Your work is lovely and there is a very Christmassy feel about it. I like to do some redwork too, very relaxing, take care!

Carole said...

Cute stitchery! Your tree quilt turned out lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Tanya said...

your Christmas tree is just lovely

Charlie and Wendy said...

All your projects look gorgeous, love how your Christmas tree quilt turned out!

Brooke said...

What cute snowmen!

Allison said...

the snowman stitchery is so cute! & the tree is looking great, too :)

Mary said...

Cute Stitchery and Snowman block. I made Scrappy Christmas Tree blocks when I worked at Hancock Fabrics a few years back. I'll have to remember to get those out to decorate this year. Only 44 days left until Christmas

Connie said...

What a cute stitchery and love your scrappy tree.

KellyS said...

I love your Christmas tree quilt! Very cute! And that snowman stitchery is adorable!

iluvmybugs said...

Adorable Christmas tree quilt and snowman!!
~Terry~

Annabella said...

Very cute Christmas tree block!

Katy Cameron said...

Love the redwork embroidery, and the Christmas tree quilt is fab

ZiaMaria said...

I love your Snowman stitching, very nice!

Lee said...

What a perfect Christmas quilt! I'm really hoping to find the time for some Christmas sewing this year. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

Allegory said...

Love the snowmen!

Leila said...

Beautiful! I have been totally inspired by all of the Christmas projects posted.

Janine said...

It's all looking great! Your snowmen are really fun :)

Silvia said...

Hi,
I loved this projects.