First off is my secret santa which gets top priority since the deadline looms ever closer. After mulling over several possiblities, I've finally selected a runner pattern and have begun pulling fabrics out of my stash. I just love the green and red print and am happy to have a chance to finally use it. I still need a few more fabrics to round it out, a perfect excuse to drive to Harriet's and do a little shopping (heh, like I ever need an excuse to go there!)
Next up is the quilt that I started for my Dad back in June before life got a bit frantic. I'm sort of designing it as I go along and will be putting it together using the Cotton Theory method so that the quilting is done as it's assembled. Along with the log cabin blocks, I will be embroidering blocks with farm animals and buildings. Daddy grew up on a farm and is very much still a farm boy at heart. My uncle has a small farm and Daddy loves to visit there. By the time he leaves, the chickens are so spoiled because he's always giving them whatever a chicken considers a treat. I'm calling this quilt Farm Memories.
I made the same tote when I was at Camp Cotton last year. My version has an embroidered rose stitched with red floss in the bobbin.
Also on my list is to catch up on my American Beauty blocks that I am doing as part of a BOM at Harriet's. I missed a few classes and didn't get some of my blocks completely finished in others. The fabrics for this quilt are just gorgeous and when I first saw the line in the shop, it's not much of an exaggeration to say that my head just about exploded because they are so "me."
Rounding up the lot is the cover for my acrylic portable sewing table for my machine that I take with me to classes. It's another project that I'm creating as I go along and I really want to get it finished because I'm getting tired of shlepping my table around in a pillowcase, LOL.
Here's a close-up of the cute quilter's crest embroidery design that I found and couldn't resist adding to the front of the cover:
Ok, I think that's enough to keep me busy for a while!