Saturday, 19 December 2009

Just-in-time quilting

(Geekery) When I was working we ended up doing a lot of just-in-time design - coding what was needed to complete a task there and then and not worry so much about future requirements. It's a pretty scary concept but was underpinned by a lot of very carefully designed code so most of the time it worked out OK. (/Geekery)

Anyway, it seems I've carried this into my crafting life too - we had 3 inches of snow by yesterday morning and fortunately I had managed to finish stitching the binding onto our two new Christmas lap quilts earlier in the week - because when they came in from this my little snowbabies certainly needed them:


The green one is a simple nine-patch with a couple of maverick stars and a couple of sawtooth stars thrown in:


And the blue one is based on this pattern and features my first attempts at fussy cutting. I do love silly Christmas prints!


Keep warm!

21 comments:

  1. Brrr! Just the thing for a chilly evening! I'll be snuggled under one of mine as soon as I've finished my soup and crusty bread tea!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow. I envy you your snow. We never get any really, living so near the coast.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Never mind JIT - the quilts are Just Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your quilts are beautiful. Jane x

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful pretties Madam D.C. Feel sure your snow babies were warmly snuggled after what must have been a fun afternoon.

    ReplyDelete
  6. oh snow and snuggling up in warm quilts - perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  7. What lovely quilts Val! I managed to piece the top of my Christmas quilt a while ago but had to decide well in advance that there was no way I was going to get it hand-quilted in time for Chirstmas while getting the presents done too!

    Lucy x

    ReplyDelete
  8. They are fab, I need to learn to quilting I want the snow gone though. a 20 min journey took 3 hours earlier, twas scary as the boys were in the car. And I want to go to York tomorrow

    ReplyDelete
  9. Goodness, that looks like it could be here (albeit not -19C I take it)!!! The quilts are lovely - those maverick stars are teeny tiny!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh cute! I do love nine square patches but get sooo board with all the cutting!

    ReplyDelete
  11. CUTE quilts Ms. Dottie! How fun to have them for Christmas. I still need to quilt my Christmas quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  12. my boys are very jealous of your snow. We had about 2mm... not quite enough for anything.

    And while I have understood a word about your coding 'thang'.... the quilts are gorgeous!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Lucky you with the snow! Just a dusting here. And how perfect to come in from the cold to lovely new quilts! K x

    ReplyDelete
  14. Lovely quilts - I bet your snow babies were very glad of them. Mine suffered from 'hot ache' in their fingers when they came back in, so it was hot chocolate and snuggles by the fire.... want the snow to go now though....

    ReplyDelete
  15. Fabulous quilts... just the thing this weather. I cannot get warm this evening despite a lovely log fire. Think I might have to dig out my ripple blanket!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Lucky little Cookies to get toasty warm under lovingly made snugglers.

    ReplyDelete
  17. gorgeous! I still haven't completed my first quilt... must do that!

    x

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hurrah for geekery and also hurrah for some very pretty blankets indeed :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. And I thought quilting was complicated!!! Hi Val! Hope you are not too cold over there, even with extra quilts ! It's blimmin freezing here. xxx

    ReplyDelete
  20. I'm hoping that a couple of gifts ordered online will be delivered Just In Time! Those are fab quilts, btw.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for leaving me some feedback! I love reading your comments and I do my best to reply to them. If Blogger gives me your email address, or if I can find one on your blog I'll try to reply by email; otherwise I'll reply in the comments here.