Friday, January 23, 2009

Yipeee, A Finish!!!!

I have my January project of the month done!!!!.....YIPEEE! OK, I only had to do the binding, and it's only a table topper but it's done. I am sure without the Finish A Project A Month Challenge it would have sat in my quilting closet till next year.

Block #8 for The Designer BOM finished!!! We are nearing the finish line on this one, and the BOM for 2009 appears to be just as wonderful and very, very tempting! I am still a little stuck on Valentines, so I made this fast and easy runner for my Singer sewing table. It's a quick turn one, so easy smeasy. My mojo is working overtime now, I guess to make up for being on vacation for a month. This is a row by row quilt I taught over 10 years ago. It was an all day workshop and we went through and made at least one of every block in each row. Pitiful that the teacher never got her quilt together!!!! It was half pieced, and last night I got a wild hare (love that saying) and got the rest together. BIG PROBLEM.......now I can't find the pattern and have no idea what to do with the outside border. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, meanwhile I will continue to search the "library" for the pattern :-)!!!!

There's a fun swap going on. It's a signature swap and if you check over at Connie's she has all the details. There were still some openings as of last night. I had promised to lay low on the swaps for a while so I could concentrate on unfinished projects, but a signature quilt with blocks from fellow bloggers would be wonderful to have.

Then there's the Diet Challenge......I went to Weight Watchers, and hold on to your hats, I ACTUALLY LOST WEIGHT!!!! WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO! I am just a bit excited. Once I get my head in the right place I am good to go. My head hasn't been cooperating for quite a while! .....and one last thing to tempt you all!!! Check out the wonderful Christmas Club going on over at Mrs. Martin's Quilt Shop. How fun to get a Christmas project in the mail each month, because remember, we are all going to be ready early for Christmas next year!

Happy weekend to everyone and hope you get a bit of time to do some crafting!!

21 comments:

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Good for you Cheryl. Look at all you've accomplished. I love that feeling. The row by row is really cute. And I've been known to get a while hare myself now and then! Fun post.

Carla said...

Congrats on your weight loss and finish!! Just love the little table topper and really love that row by row. It's beautiful!

Quilt Hollow said...

You sure have some nice accomplishments and this is still January! (your making me look bad)

Jackie said...

From one WW to another....YAY! Congrats. It feels good doesn't it! I know what it is like to also be the teacher and not get your own top done. Funny how that goes. But you have the spark now and the quilt is looking good. I haven't seen that pattern before, but it would look nice with piano keys border.

Kris said...

Cheryl,
Love your finished projects, especially the Valentine's runner. Did you use a pattern?
Also, way to go on the weight loss. I, however, have not been so successful. Guess I don't have my head in it yet.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Your mojo IS working overtime, no wonder you've lost weight. Wow! Love the row by row.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Yea, for you joining WW and losing weight! Good for you, Cheryl. WOW do you have your MOJO!! Look at all of those projects. I love each, honestly. I think I like that Valentine's one best though....I am in that frame of mind, too

Carrie P. said...

Way to go on the weight loss. And you have been busy with many projects that look great.

Ginger Patches said...

Oh I hope when my mojo comes back it will work overtime for me also lol! You've been amazingly productive! And a big WOO HOO for you on the weight loss :)

Threeundertwo said...

Great job finishing those up. That is an amazing row quilt. I was going to say flying geese around the border, but you already have a row of those. It's just beautiful.

Carol said...

YIPPEE!!! for your weight loss! That is fantastic! You've been very busy...you should be just thrilled with yourself. I love your Christmas table topper...what a great pattern.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Cheryl! Well done on the January finish! Have popped it on my spreadsheet so you'll go into the end of month prize draw - still deciding on the prize, so it will be a 'surprise prize'! Tee! Hee! Hee! Congrats on the weight loss too - not easy!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Bear Hugs! KRIS

em's scrapbag said...

Congrats on the weight loss. Your row quilt is wonderful. And I love the little Valentine runner.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Your on a roll now!! I love your little table topper and that row by row!! WOW Dont have the pattern for that one. Well I shouldnt say that because you never know whats in that room.
I'm doing the siggy swap too. Been working on my blocks today.

Kim said...

Congratulations Cheryl!!! I love you Valentine's cover too cute!
I am needing to start my sample for our guilds summer camp.. I hope I can find my mojo! Have a great weekend

Lorraine said...

mojo back and some weight lost you are on a roll girl....I have never heard that expression before "get a wild hare"....interesting one!!

jen duncan said...

Between the projects and the weight loss you're off to a great start for 2009 Cheryl! I'm the same way about getting the WW started. Once it *clicks* in my head there's no stoppin' me. :-) Can't wait to see us all slim and trim by the end of this year. We'll be hot grandma's. :-D

happy zombie said...

Congrats on the loss Cheryl! And the mojo too! I love the little prairie point edge on that little quilt... too cute! I love all your quilts.... but especially that one!

Nan said...

OHO!! Look at you go, girlfriend! I am in love with everything you've created! Send the row by row quilt to me, and I'll give it a lovely home AND an outside border! Tee hee! You know I'm kidding, right? Well, I sort of am....LOL!! It's absolutely beautiful.
Congrats on the weight loss! Good for you!

Carole said...

Congrads on your weight loss! WOOOOHOOOO!

Love projects you have going on! Oh... and those finishes! Yummy...

Keep well!

Laura in IA said...

I have that row quilt book and each quilt has a different finished border. One is finished kind of like piano keys, but random width. One has vertically pieced random fabrics in two rows about 2.5 inches wide each. The rest have anywhere from 3+ to 6" print borders. Maybe that's why you didn't finish because you hadn't chosen a border. The book is Row by Row Quilts by The Corny Bunch. June Vogeltance an owner of a quilt shop in Dodge, Nebraska was one of the group's members. Their book was self published. Google June and Dodge, Nebraska. They have been one of the Top Ten Shops in the past for BH & G.