Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Facing East with Paws

Jenn here. I know, right? I haven't been on here since July!! Geez! My excuses? While many, really just boil down to laziness. And this year, even though my Sweetie bought me my dream machine, I haven't done nearly as much sewing as last year. I'm blaming that on my autoimmune issues. I'm just so freakin tired! Here and here, if you're interested in learning about them. And both of them together? Suck balls. Wait, are we allowed to say that?? Hmm...maybe I should rephrase that. "And both of them together? Just...super cool."  

Anyway, I have actually done stuff. Including July, I have in fact, finished two quilt tops, and am in the process of putting together a third. So that's good, right? Okay, I also quilted one of them, just need to add the binding. Ugh, I hate that part. 

So here's the pics of my tops. 

Okay, I love, love, LOVE Acorn Trial!! I'm not sure why my camera won't capture the true colors, but whatever. That was the layout I was gonna go with, but ended up with this instead. Now I have a bunch of 6" bear paw blocks leftover that I get to do something with. And I'm most certainly not complaining about that! This is also the quilt top I've quilted and just need to bind. Once again, ugh. 

I did back it in one of Alison Glass' new Handcrafted batiks. I'm very picky about my batiks, but I love every one in her new line! I'll put up a pic when I get the binding on. Ergh. 

I've been sitting on this since July. I adore Carolyn Friedlander's Facing East pattern! I know, I know. It's for my friend who has ovarian cancer. Luckily, every last speck of cancer was removed with the initial surgery and she's not even on heavy duty chemo! Just maintenance meds and a special diet. Miracles and tender mercies! I just need a fabulous backing and someone to quilt it to amazing perfection. That's possible, yes? I'd do it myself, but my FMQ skills are quite lacking. I'm working on that, slowly but surely. If you can recommend anyone with awesome skills that I can send this to, please do. Thanks!

So that's that. Not really. When my husband told me he custom-ordered a fourth smoker, I maybe bought hundreds of dollars worth of fabric that I've been coveting and now need to use.... I may or may not show you pics of my fabric-fest. It's really quite embarrassing, but oh so delicious. 
 Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday

The end. 


  1. I like both of these Jenn. You don't like binding? Is it attaching the binding or hand sewing the binding down you don't like? I find it very exciting to be nearly finished and quite enjoy binding.

  2. I love this quilt, it turned out beautiful! I have never sent a quilt out for quilting, so I am no help there. I'm so glad you are blogging again. I feel like you are a long lost friend returning home! My sewing time is increasing in 2015, the school district has new rules about subbing and I am not going to be as busy, maybe I can finish one of the 6 quilts I started in 2014!