Saturday, April 30, 2016

2016 project list wk 17

Here’s my 2016 project list, items in red are ones I have worked on recently.

Items crossed out are completed

#1 (2012) giraffe wall hanging –started stitching down more

#2 (2012) fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt

#3 (2012) hexies- 43 flowers

#4 (2013)- roman holiday kit 

#5 (April 2013) – blue/ yellow kaleidoscope blocks, giving these to pine tree

#6 (Sept 2013) farm animal panel – embroidery panel just done, can’t remember if I gave it away

#7 (Oct 2013) 12 days of Christmas embroidered blocks done – found blocks!

#8 (2012?) Hidden forest Quilt- working on blocks

#9 (2013?) Peanut pics on fabric – no plan yet

#10 (September 2015) Winter mystery QAL- Table topper DONE! Feb

#11 (August 2015) Tumbler Christmas GO! DONE!

#12 (summer 2015) Round Robin quilt- DONE!

#13 (September 2015) Ahhhh EPP mystery- top done

#14 (Oct 2015) Bargello Quilt –DONE!

#15 (Oct 2015) Women of the bible#3 – Miriam done

#16 (Nov 2015) Allietare BH mystery Hello kitty – DONE! Jan 2016

#17 (Dec 2015) Planes quilt- DONE!

#18 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12”Appliqued School house blocks – 2 done

#19 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Ohio Star blocks – 3 done

#20 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Log Cabin blocks- 8 done

#21 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Hunter Star blocks- 3 done

#22 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Flowering snowball blocks- 1 Blue done

#23 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Snail Trail/ monkey wrench blocks- 2 done

#24 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 6” Snowball and 9patch blocks- 24 done

#25 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 8” Kite blocks- DONE! secret

#26 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 6” Appliqued cupcake blocks- 4 done

#27 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 6” triangle in square blocks- 16 done

#28 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 6” flying geese blocks- 28 done

#29 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 8” drunkard’s path blocks- 8 done

#30 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 8” Winding ways blocks- 6 done

#31 (Jan 2016) CT Diaper bag- DONE!

#32 (Dec 2015?) Mini hexies basket – DONE!

#33 (Jan 2016) Quilt art mystery BOM- April done

#34 (Jan 2016) Green/Grey GO quilt-  DONE!

#35 (Jan 2016) Go QUBE feb project Valentine’s gift bag- DONE!

#36 (Jan 2016) Go Qube + DP March quilt- DONE!

#37 (Feb 2016) 1Block Wonder quilt – top done and ready to quilt

#38 (2016) Monthly purse pincushions- 5 done

#39 (Feb 2016) QUBE Batik quilt- DONE! will be on their blog

#40 (Feb 2016) Blazing star Batik quilt- top done

#41 (Feb 2016) Baby embroidered quilt- made a test block

#42 (Feb 2016) Tumbler Batik quilt- top done

#43(Mar 2016) Solveig’s PJ’s DONE!

#44(Feb 2016) Ribbon quilt- DONE!

#45 (Mar 2016) Rayon Blue dress and hat – DONE!

#46 (Mar 2016) Funky flower pillow – DONE!

#47 (March 2016) Tumbler Batik #2 quilt- DONE

#48 (March 2016) two matching spring dresses blue teal- DONE!

#49-51 (March 2016) 3 mini batik projects –DONE

# 52 (April 2016) OWL rsc16 blocks- 4 done

#53 (April 2016) Sunbonnet Sue embroidered blocks RSC16- 4 done

#54 (April 2016) fleur de lis rsc16 blocks – 4 done

#55 (April 2016) 2 matching peasant dresses – DONE!

#56 (April 2016) Jelly roll Batik quilt- top done without border

#57 (April 2016) QUBE May Project (4) – DONE!

#58 (April 2016) LeMoyne quilt- top done

#59 (March 2016) red pink dress for Sonja- needs button holes

#60 (April 2016) Island Batik April project- DONE!

#61 (April 2016) owl purse green grey – DONE

Friday, April 29, 2016

Let’s fly quilt pattern listed for sale

I have a new pattern listed on craftsy and etsy

It’s called Let’s Fly

I designed this for the blog hop with Island Batik and decided to turn it into a pattern too!

plane pic2

Here’s my EQ sketch for it

planes lets fly

Here’s pictures of how I quilted it using a lofty batting that made it very puffy!




I had Nancy test it for me and this is her lovely version.

Lets Fly Quilt 1Lets Fly Quilt 2Lets Fly Quilt 3

Lets Fly Quilt Close up of Leymone Star

Lets Fly Quilt Close up of Plane

If you want to get it at craftsy look here

and here it is on etsy

I’ll also have it with and

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Owl purse and sorting buttons

My oldest daughter had to go to a birthday party sleepover last weekend, and the birthday girl liked mint green, so I made this owl purse for her and Solveig also picked an already made owl to go with it


The owl hipster purse is from embroidery garden here

and the stuffed owl is from doll and daydreams here


Sonja couldn’t go as she was still snotty (and it was more of a big girl party anyways- even though Solveig was one of the oldest)

So Sonja helped me sort buttons!


Since I started Anja on baby foods, the little gerber containers are perfect for buttons!!


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

tea party dresses for the girls

I finished up two more dresses for the little ones!

This one is another pattern by Peek a Boo patternshop called the tea party dress


One version of the dress is straight and another has an elastic waist with a sash, for Anja I did it straight for Sonja I did the elastic.



I added a lace all the way around the yoke but sewed the ends wrong in the neck- oh well, not a big deal.



Both have buttons on the back, I did two green ones for Sonja’s and just a single white one for Anja’s


I had thought about these light blue ones too, but then look below!

The back has a slit on the back and somehow I folded the wrong side on top of the other, so when I sewed the buttons and button holes on both, I did them both the same but Sonja’s should have been opposite!

Not going to fix it now, but lesson learned.


Another adorable pattern by peek a boo!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday- STITCH word art pincushion


The theme for this month with Island Batik was April Showers.

So I got the idea to make an embroidered block and then turn it into a pincushion.

You will need EQ stitch for this!!

I started off with a 4” hoop size ( really pincushions often aren’t that much bigger!)

Under the stitch tab I added a bunch of text boxes and picked different fonts


I also added a tear drop shape


Then under blocks, I searched for umbrella and found this umbrella as an applique on a letter block and copied it over.






I also found some applique flowers and copied them over


to make sure they are lined up straight, select each one and look at the Y axis at the top, I had mine at 30


If you click the stitch tab it may look at bit odd, but that’s when the playing begins!


Once you’ve clicked it once you can go back and select your words and stretch and move them around too.

Now start selecting the edge stitching and different widths or none at all!



Then fill pattern



You can also change the angle of the fill pattern



Then it’s time to add thread colors!



You can preview the stitching by pressing play!

Then you export the stitching file

and you select the type of file you want


and it asks to sort the colors, then click yes and continue


Here it is all stitched out


I decided to turn it into a pincushion and printed out a 4” pineapple block and used scraps of batiks for it to use as the back of the pincushion


here’s the front and back sewn together


and after I stuffed it with crushed walnut shells!


Do you have EQ stitch?

If you do, try this out and let me know if you did.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Craft is Art contest

Last week I saw a post on quiltSHOPgal’s blog (sorry I said QuiltCalGal on a post) LOL

Which linked to urbanthreads post

where you then download and embroider their CRAFT IS ART file!


I got a 6 x 8 file (so I used my biggest hoop) it took 36min to stitch out!


Then I got out my copic markers and started coloring.

This is my submission!

craft is art Bea Lee

what do you think?

You should try it too! there’s a file for doing hand embroidery if you’d like too, just hurry up, entries are due before April 30th