Sunday, February 14, 2010

Quilt-A-Thon Weekend

I got so much done this weekend! Not only did I back up the laptop, I watched the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics and have caught quite a bit of the action!

I finally finished up the 2 sets of the fruit table runner and place mats. One set is just 1 runner and 1 of each color mat for my grandparents' neighbors and the other is a runner and 7 mats for my parents. Why 7 you ask? Because my dad decided that was how many they needed - 4 for the kitchen table and 3 for the bar. Yes, he is a little odd. :) I machine stitched the bindings on everything and I think that they all turned out pretty good!

And for anyone who might ask, the pattern is from the Spring 2007 issue of Quilts and More magazine.

I finally finished the hand stitching on the RV place mats. You can't tell from this picture (from my camera phone because I can't download pics from my camera on this antiquated PC), but the brown on the mats is a tone on tone of RVs. It is actually very cute fabric! The other square is a pot holder that was made using the same concept as the Criss Cross coasters. I had plans on making two, but this one was a little obnoxious, so the set will only have the one.

And now that all of these little projects are finished, I can work on the secret project!! Do not adjust your screen! This picture is in black and white so that I can show it on my blog. I won't say which pattern I am using, but I will say that the pattern consists of HSTs and 4 patches! I have already started sewing!!

Right now though, I think that I am going to eat dinner and then work on my sock. Last night, while watching the Olympics, I worked on binding and then knitting on the sock. I am about halfway up the foot of the second sock. It's almost finished!!!

And thus ends my Quilt-A-Thon post. And my battle with the aged PC for the day! I can't wait for my laptop to get back!!!


InfinityQuilter/Knitter said...

Hot dog, you got a lot done this weekend! Guess it's a good thing the laptop is at the "spa".

Yikes, the secret project looks like it was a LOT of cutting! Have fun working on it. Can't wait for the "reveal" in color!

Michelle said...

Good job, Jill!

Jennifer said...

Looks like you had a good weekend despite sending the laptop away :) Glad you can still post and the placemats and table runners are just too cute! I think I have that magazine...may have to make a few of those for our table!

Quilted Quickies said...

Love, Love, Love the RV placemats!! Wow...I wish I could keep up with all the projects you do!! You're amazing!

Lori said...

sneaky sneaky sneaky--that B&W photograph!~ We'll all be waiting.

Gina said...

Love the RV placemats and the secret project looks very interesting

Love and hugs Gina xxx

quiltin cntrygrl said...

that has got to be one of your mysteries that is on the side of your blog.. hmm wonder what it is going to be.. Everything looks great.

Ted and Donna said...

Place mats look yummy! And 7 sounds right to me for the reasons stated! If you need 7, you need 7.

Just love the RV placemats. We've shopped in all kind of RV places and I've never seen anything like them. They are absolutely unique.

Glad the spa treatment for the laptop isn't keeping you off the web.

Libby said...

You always get so much done!! I can't wait to see your "secret" project!! I have been doing some embroidery while watching the Olympics! It has been pretty good so far!!

zarina said...

How can you get anything done during the Olympics? With the time difference i am only able to catch the evening games which is morning here. Anyway today I'm extra tired because the eldest little people wanted me since last night. So being an athletic aunt, took all three for a run around a pond near their house. I ran the 'sprint' carrying a 2yo person in my arms.