What Are You Up to This Weekend?

27 Jan 2012

My fiancé, Fergal, is working on Saturday so I am going to “work” too. We are closing on our first house in a little less than 2 weeks (!!!!!) and there are a few things that I want to make before we move in.

My mom was the recipient of the first quilt that I made, one that I am a bit embarrassed about now. I have been meaning to make her a new and improved quilt for some time. I am finally getting around to it, and will be sewing up a lap quilt for her (and maybe a matching one for my new house!). I am making it with Kate Spain's Terrain line. I got started on it this week, and am really pleased with how it is turning out! I will be sure to share the finished quilt(s) with you next week.


After that project is done, I might start making a few pillows to go on the living room couch. I love the pillows that I have now, but am thinking that it might be nice to try some new color schemes. I am having SOOO much fun with this new house already!

What are you doing this weekend? Leave a comment letting me know and I will send one lucky reader a Jelly roll of Moda's Little Apples by Aneela Hoey.

Happy Sewing!!

- Lindsey

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pat brice wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 11:36 AM

"Girler Day" ! - My four best quilt friends and I are going to Statesville NC for  The Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza this week end.  Great one stop shopping at a great selection of vendors.    Peace & Love!

busybunch wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 12:03 PM

I'm getting the house ready for some out-of-town family to come for a visit!  Can't wait to spend some time with my niece!


cdlewis wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 12:46 PM

I purchased some decolorant recently and would love to play with it on some bright batiks and maybe try it with some new stencils I bought.  

mpaluses wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 12:49 PM

The "Quilt Hags" (a group of quilting friend) are getting together to do a batik fabric swap for a scrap quilt that we are going to make at a retreat in May. Oh...and we are eating Lasagna too :-)

Kelly2crazy wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 12:53 PM

I'm starting a new busy  and I'm working on it this weekend :) I have taken old jeans and cut them up and I'm drawing on the with beautiful markers and the taking that fabric and making wallets, make-up bag and small bags. I'm very scared because I have never shared myself like this but OMG the response to what I'm making is wonderful!!! I have great friends they keep ordering new one from me, it helps when I'm buying fabric for inside the bags everyone has been giving me their old jeans for free LOVE them!!! <3

georgygirl wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 12:55 PM

I am going to TRY and finish a portrait quilt of my daughter and granddaughter - it's taken a long time, but I think I'm nearing completion!  I appreciate all the experience of the portrait quilters who have posted their art and comments!

Georgia Andrews

roncan wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 12:56 PM

Just getting over the winter cold & coughing bug so will spend the weekend making my mind better by finishing up a few UFO's including two wall hangings to help change my powder room theme.  Big, bright flowers! Yippee! Spring is just around the corner.

Maria Neill wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 12:56 PM

I am not going to do a thing. I am recovering from 3 colds back to back and will eat out, watch TV and perhaps knit or sew something, if I feel so inclined.... )


lindamid wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 12:57 PM

I am finishing up a wall hanging that I have wanted to do for awhile.  thank for the chance to win the jelly roll.  The colors are great.

Cynthia_F wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 12:58 PM

I'm working on some new art quilts for a group show and some new fabric designs too!


pjmockit wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 1:03 PM

I will be keeping my hubby fed while he does some work on a kitchen project.

Barb Fox wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 1:07 PM

This weekend I will be working on my "homework" from a class I am taking. Learning how to applique felt using embroidery stitches and also applying beads to felt in various techniques. The resulting pieces will be put together in a felt/bead book as a resource and, I might add, a beautiful piece of fabric art that will find its way to display on my coffee table. I love working with all types of textiles and I am taking courses through the Gail Harker Creative Studies Center in La Conner, WA. AND, I love every page of Quilting Arts Magazine~

janel10 wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 1:08 PM

Going to a Home show, and working on my first full size quilt.  It's part of a Monthly quilt square.  Wish me luck!

Jay19 wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 1:09 PM

I plan to have a nice, quiet weekend in my studio doing some UFO work.

quiltercarol wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 1:24 PM

I'll finish ironing some new fabric, and spend some time working on a new project.  Saturday evening is our "All Night Sew," so I'll be there until about 1 am!  We do this once a month, and it is great fun, of course!

Annie-gram wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 1:49 PM

I plan on overhauling my closet and drawers and getting rid of a lot of things I don't wear, and then rewarding myself with a trip to the fabric shop to get backing for a quilt top I just finished.:-)

Lindy101 wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 1:50 PM

I VERY on purpose joined a finish your UFOs group and that commitment and accountability is my driving force! I am working my way down the pile with prepping my crazy quilt blocks as a reward!

quiltnc wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 1:59 PM

Quilting charity quilts and one sweet little baby quilt.

Inger4 wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 2:02 PM

I will do some color exercise - I am participating en an online class with Jane Davies

on 27 Jan 2012 2:19 PM

I'm attending and working our local quilt guild show.  There are 204 quilts entered and I entered two of mine.  I'm very nervous as this is the very first quilt show I've ever entered.

croceau wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 2:43 PM

For Christmas I treated myself to a new sewing machine, a Janome MC7700 Horizon.  I have so enjoyed learning my way around this beauty, my first computerized machine.  As much as I loved my old Pfaff, I found it was limiting my ability to try new techniques and the quilting capacity was a bit clunky. So now that I have semi-mastered the 250+ stitches, this weekend I'm going to do some more work on an art quilt wall hanging and start quilting a baby quilt  that might even get finish before the baby arrives! Oh and one last thing: the new machine and its accompanying Horn table required a reorganisation of my sewing room and I need to add some better lighting options.

SheilaJ@2 wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 2:50 PM

I'm taking a quilting class from one of our guild members on circles.  It should be fun and I'm heading to the kitchen to make my pasta salad for the pot luck we always have

trudyone wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 2:52 PM

I have to go shopping for a jelly roll but would this not be convenient!

jodaniel wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 3:01 PM

This weekend I plan on doing a little sewing, as well as spending time with some friends visiting from out of town.

on 27 Jan 2012 3:05 PM

Well my husband and I are going on a wine tasting trip for his sister's birthday. It'll be a total of 3 couples. It'll be nice to have some adult time. That's Saturday and hopefull Sunday we can shop for some new fabric for an applique and embroidery quilt kit that I bought. The designs are of trouts and I'm so excited and nervous about it. I plan to make two, one for my wonderful husband and the other for my wonderful father in law.  Wish me luck!  I would love to see the quilt that you were embarrased about. What was it that made you embarassed?  This quilt I plan to start  Sunday will be my 3rd somewhat 'real' quilt with a true binding and hand quilting. I hope it turns out well.  :)  

Congrats on the new house!!

GA Quilter wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 3:09 PM

I will be keeping my 17 month old granddaughter Saturday, but I hope to finish the bumper pads for her little sister, who is due next month.

redflyingcat wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 3:17 PM

Making a cloth book for my favorite 1 year old!

redflyingcat wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 3:17 PM

Making a cloth book for my favorite 1 year old!

Edra Moore wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 3:51 PM

This Saturday I am joining my mini group the Saturday Sewers, I plan to work on my a quilt for my Guild's latest challenge for our up comimg Quilt Show. I also plan to work on my "homework" for a upcoming retreat this weekend.

cindylee4 wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 3:52 PM

if the weather cooperates, then sunprinting is on my agenda. if the sun refuses to shine or the weather stays cold, then i will stay indoors and try using potato dextrin as a resist to paint/dye some fabric. i think lisa kerpoe is my new hero!

reginabdunn wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 3:52 PM

I'm sewing beads onto a quilt.

on 27 Jan 2012 4:07 PM

I am finishing up a quilt for a challenge. We had to use a piece of fabric provided and the theme was the letter "H". My quilt is "The Harvest"; I used blocks from Ruth McDowell's "Pieced Vegetables". Very challenging blocks, and also I challenged myself to free motion quilt it myself, something I have not done very much of.

on 27 Jan 2012 4:18 PM

Working on two challenge quilts with deadlines coming up. One for the Norwegian Quilt show in March, theme: "The ocean...", and one for the Nordic Quilt Meet in Denmark in May, theme hard to translate accurately, "On its way" or "Coming..." I guess would cover it.  So, back to the needle and thread, my fingers are sore!

whatsup wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 4:31 PM

Wearing my other hat and writing term reports for my class. If I get to my sewing machine there's a challenge mini quilt I'm working on for our guild's upcoming show.

whatsup wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 4:31 PM

Wearing my other hat and writing term reports for my class. If I get to my sewing machine there's a challenge mini quilt I'm working on for our guild's upcoming show.

Cay Denise wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 5:03 PM

Attending the U.S. Figure Skating Championships...6 events!

Cay Denise wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 5:03 PM

Attending the U.S. Figure Skating Championships...6 events!

lois johnsen wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 7:04 PM

Quilting !! I have gotten two quilts done this week so far  (UFO's) and now a new project, the top is done... tomorrow I will quilt it ! It feels so great to be productive.  Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great prize !

on 27 Jan 2012 7:06 PM

This weekend I will be doing two things - handquilting a queen bedquilt and working on a twirly skirt for my one year old grandniece. Thanks for the chance as really like Aneela's fabrics. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

rubyhaze wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 8:28 PM

Hi, I'll be working at a Quilt Show booth, in Silverton, Oregon! Demos, fabric, quilting chocolate. FUN!

Pegcollins wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 8:31 PM

will be working on our guild's annual challenge!

suemor wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 8:50 PM

I'm finishing the machine quilting on a class sample, and then starting work on a challenge quilt for my guild!

kjheaverlo wrote
on 27 Jan 2012 8:51 PM

I had the carpet cleaned today, so tomorrow I put the house back together. Then it's back to the quilt I am designing! It will be a GREAT day!

Barbara M4 wrote
on 28 Jan 2012 12:54 AM

Saturday I will be going to see a play-Gypsy at my local community theatre in the evening and during the day working on an Art quilt I started at a class at Road to

California.  On Sunday I will be at my friend's house using her longarm machine to

quilt my challenge quilt for my local guild.

on 28 Jan 2012 3:30 AM

My plans include loading a twin size quilt on my HQ16 to begin work on a prop for a local theater group. I need to simulate a hedge for a background prop. I'll be quilting large leaves all over & then adding dimensional leaves cut from a lightweight fabric. Should be fun trying something new! Once finished, I get to do it all again, as they need 2 hedges to drape over fences. Wish me luck . . .

on 28 Jan 2012 6:42 AM

Today is make-a-sweatshirt-jacket day for me.

fletch2 wrote
on 28 Jan 2012 8:02 AM

I am cleaning my sewing room and rearranging.  I am getting rid of the trundle under the daybed and using that area for bin storage to free up space in the closets, which are very shallow.

lottie lou wrote
on 28 Jan 2012 10:05 AM

Am spending my Saturday working on my 1st landscape quilt - took my 1st class in landscape quilting last weekend right after I broke 2 bones in my foot.  Can't walk much but CAN sew!  Have lots of time to read my Quilting Arts magazines!!!  

quiltcrazy wrote
on 28 Jan 2012 2:53 PM

Since the guild portrait challenge quilts are due in 2 weeks, I thought I'd better get going and get mine done. I finally got all the prizes together (including season 800 of QA) for the Viewer's Choice Award when I realized I hadn't even started mine. Sure wish it would snow about a foot so I could get some snow dyeing done!

basturges wrote
on 29 Jan 2012 8:06 AM

I am working on my first ever contest entry to Quilting Arts!  I am going to enter the created  from your own sketch contest in March.  Excited and nervous!!

mszasz wrote
on 30 Jan 2012 3:15 PM

I hosted Porkapaluza on Saturday and on Sunday I worked on a wall quilt I'm making for my son from some of his old band T-shirts