Saturday, January 10, 2009

First Finishes

In keeping with May Britt's challenge for 2009, I am posting my first finishes of the month. They aren't huge projects, just a couple of panel quilts for baby girls born to my daughter's friends. I bought the panels and flannel backings at M & L fabrics when I visited in July, so they were technically UFO's, and at least they aren't sitting on my cutting table anymore!

Since I'm leaving for Road to California on Wednesday, followed by two days at my MIL's in Carmel, CA (straight from the airport), a brief pitstop at home and then up to Mendocino with my love to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary, I thought I better finish my monthly goal early. I'll be gone for 9 days!

Another of my goals is to get more comfortable with machine quilting. It is one of those things I can do, but I'm not very good at it and I dread it. I'm working on a table runner today and tomorrow, and will hopefully be able to post that tomorrow.


*karendianne. said...

Well I we don't talk, have a great trip and definitely, dive into that machine quilting. I'm with you on that!

Juliann in WA said...

Well done on the finish. I am hoping to get more comfortable with machine quilting this year too. It is that or just stop pretending that I am a quilter and just make tops :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary to you & Mike!!!! We just celebrated #24...shock!!

have a fun trip.

Love ya,

VerrySherry said...

Happy Anniversary. I'm doing the finished challenges too--but I've yet to finish one! I plan on it though!
Hope you enjoyed the California show!