Sunday, December 18, 2016

Busy weekend keeping up with projects & En Provence #4

I have been working many hours trying to get some holiday projects done.  I'm extremely proud to say I have my ornaments completed and wrapped!  I finished Saturday afternoon - exactly one week before I hand them out to the family.  I think this is the earliest I've ever had them completed in the 35 years I've been doing this.  (This does not count the years I purchased ornaments while traveling.)
30 Santas.  A friend called this my basket of goodies.

I think the difference is two fold:
1.  I'm in a get it finished and out of the house state of mind and
2.  I've been listening to audio books while in the studio.  Not serious books,  Light reading that doesn't require a lot of focus.

I worked on the t-shirt quilt for a friend.  The binding is ready to attach.  I just need to make the label.  This will get a quilt and a box out of the studio.  Yea!  Photo to follow.

I finished clue 4 in the Bonnie Hunter En Provence Mystery.  I used the quarter inch foot with a guide and it seemed to help with accuracy for the tri-rec blocks.  I have to keep switching it out because the guide gets in the way for other piecing (going over lots of seams).

80 Tri-rec units.  We still haven't used our green or yellow (aqua for me)
Check Bonnie's site to see what others are doing:

Thanks for checking in.


  1. Your ornaments are so cute! I really like your selection of purples, too.

  2. I love your ornaments! How many years have you been making them? Happy sewing.

  3. Those are some gorgeous fabrics, both the purples and the neutrals!
    Your ornaments look wonderful - such fun!

  4. So how have you made the ornaments