Thursday, December 30, 2010

Working on a few UFO's

 I hope you are all having a good holiday. I am using the time to relax and to work on a few UFO's.
I started this Turning 20 quilt two years ago. I used Christmas fabrics from my stash. Finally the quilt is quilted. Instead of thinking I am too late to get the quilt done for Christmas, I am thinking I am a year ahead.

 I am on a fabric diet and used all the leftovers to make a scrappy backing.
 I  love to make room for new fabrics, but first I have to use my stash.
 My kids always say I am making cutting corner quilts. I love simple and easy designs. This quilt is so easy. I sewed 6.5" strips together and call them my Bar quilts. You can't get an easier and faster quilt than this.
I love fabrics with dots, but also with stripes. I absolutely adore the blue stripe fabric.
For the back I used a berry pink fabric and it has polka dots again.

I want to wish you all a Happy New year! May 2011 be a wonderful year. And let this new year's resolutions actually stick! :)

Happy Quilting until next time!


Pat said...

LOVE that striped quilt. What a good idea to make "cutting corners" quilts. LOL

Cindy said...

Well, that's it, Millie. You have offcially started on Christmas 2011. LOL

I like simplicity too. That's why I married hubby.......ROFLOL

Regina said...

Love the stripes. How long do you make those? Are the strips pieced, or do the stripes run WOF? They are a great idea!

Marie said...

I really like the blue stripes with the coordinating fabric. Nice and simple but so attractive.

Hugs - Marie

Michelle said...

Boy you are going to be super organised for Christmas next year *grin* and I love the cutting corners quilt what a great idea!
Enjoy your New Year

Linda said...

Beautiful quilts Millie..
Happy New Year to you as well.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Happy New Year to you too Millie! I'm doing some machine quilting today but looking at yours just reminds me that I need to do more. I tend to skimp when I shouldn't :) blessings, marlene

*karendianne. said...

Oh Millie! I love the stripes. What a GREAT idea. You're such an inspiration both for quilting ideas and fabric budgeting, too!

Happy New Year my friend.

Linda said...

Quilts are gorgeous. I love how you have displayed them so you can really see your beautiful quilting. A very Happy New Year to you!!

Pokey said...

The stripes are a great quilt, Millie. Good for you sticking to your "diet"!

Sarah Craig said...

Beautiful quilts, Millie! Simple is wonderful, because it's also fast!!

Zlaty said...

Happy New Year to you too Millie!

Love your bar quilt! Very pretty!

I love your positive attitude! That's right you are a year early and ready for next Christmas!

Happy sewing!

Muddling Through said...

I like the way you think, Millie - you're a year ahead!!! I like both of those quilts, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with shortcuts. I'm in favor of them. :) Hugs to you, my friend.

searchfamilies said...

Wishing you a Very Happy Healthy & Peaceful 2011
Hugs Janice
PS Great Quilts

Judy said...

I like your way of thinking. We can never be too prepared for next year!!

jovaliquilts said...

I love your thinking -- a year ahead on your Christmas quilt! :)