Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Projects for 2010

Hard to believe that my last post was Nov. I was so busy with the holidays and finishing up DH's present that I lost all track of anything else. I did read all my favorite blogs and saw everyone had wonderful holidays. My Header is the one thing I finished for me this year. I am leaving it there for awhile so I can enjoy it. Of course now it's drooping a little and has some snow sitting on it. But to me it's still beautiful. Now to find a place to store it............

I had made 12 flannel pillowcases for the nieces and nephews for Christmas. The scraps from those plus ones from rag quilts past got me jump started on this project.

Next year I hope to have mastered my embroidering machine and then I will be able to put names on the cuffs. But that's another story for another day....

Here is my latest project. Seems like I always start Jan deciding to complete projects and use up supplies I have on hand. This is a flannel rag quilt that I'm making out of scraps. Yep everything is from something I've made in the past. No newly purchased flannel.

Here is the box it all started from.

It's about 1/2 empty here. Forgot to take a before picture........ again.

I made 10" cut squares from the bigger pieces of fabric first. Then I made 8" squares and decreased sizes based on the size of the fabric that was left.

I wasn't so concerned about patterns or color for this one. Just a throw quilt for the girls to use on the couch. These are sooooooooo warm..... there is essentially 3 layers of flannel.

I'm about half finished with it now. I will continue to add until there are no more usable squares of fabric. I'll show how fun it can be once it's finished.
My goal is to work on something every day. We'll see how that goes. LOL.
My favorite saying is "I make plans.....God laughs." Try not to sweat the little things.

This is the shelf that used to be stuffed with flannel before it moved to the box. I can't show you the rest of the shelves... Yet. They contain future use up the fabric projects and I'm embarrassed to say they are not the most organized. But that's why I call it my studio where all the creating takes place.Creative people don't have to be terribly organozed .....Do they??? That's my excuse anyhow.

It's cold and snowy here so I'm taking my glass of wine and settling in to read blogs and relax.

Have a wonderful Tuesday.


Farmhouse Blessings said...

Oh you are so creative, Rhonda! I have so missed with visiting with you. Hoping your new year is just filled with all sorts of good things!

Blessings, Lea

Debbie J said...

Hi Rhonda! I make plans and God laughs too. I need to remember that one. I appreciated your comment because it made me realize that not only was I trying to Trust God, but to really "RELY" on him. That is the operative word. That keeps coming to mind.

I really love the way your flannel quilt is turning out. I, too, really need to use up some of my stash, or get rid of some of it. :o)

Thanks, Debbie J.