Monday, February 20, 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Here’s my list for this week
if I worked on it within the last week it’s in red
#1 (2012) giraffe wall hanging
#2 (2012) fall leaf blocks swap- DONE
#3 (2012) hexies- 43 flowers
#4(Oct 2013) 12 days of Christmas embroidered blocks
#5 (2012?) Hidden forest Quilt
#6 (2013?) Peanut pics on fabric – no plan yet
#7(Oct 2015) Women of the bible#3 – 24 done
#8 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Appliqued School house blocks – top done
#9(Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Ohio Star blocks –quilting it
#10 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Log Cabin blocks(2)- DONE!
#11 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Hunter Star blocks- yellow done
#12 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Snail Trail/ monkey wrench blocks- top done
#13 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 6” flying geese blocks- DONE!
#14 (Jan 2016) Quilt art mystery BOM- May printed (I may donate these?!)
#15 (April 2016) OWL rsc16 blocks-12done
#16 (April 2016) Sunbonnet Sue embroidered blocks RSC16- 4 done
#17 (April 2016) fleur de lis rsc16 blocks –DONE- donated
#18 (Aug 2016) Mini Ohio Star RSC16- working on red blocks
#19 (Aug 2016) Road Home RAL- row done
#20 (Nov 2016) Mermaid Hexagon quilt- many hexies done- I think half way done
#21 (Dec 2016) Accuquilt QUBE 8”sampler QAL 12 blocks done
#22 (Jan 2017) Accuquilt QUBE 12” sampler (same as above) – #12 done
#23 (Dec)TT underwater quilt –DONE! #23 (Dec 2016) IB blog hop quilt for Jan it’s a HOOT-DONE! #24 (2016) Blue broken dishes topper –DONE! #25 (Jan 2017) Grey and Blue star Accuquilt topper- DONE! #26 (Jan 2017) Star FQ quilt for accuquilt- DONE! #27 (Jan 2017) Fiesta quilt for Accuquilt- DONE!
#28 (Jan 2017) white grey Hunter Star quilt- almost done with blocks
#29 (Jan 2017) Log Cabin blog hop quilt- DONE! #30 (Jan 2017) Valentine’s QUBE wall hanging- DONE! #31(Fall 2016) Fall leaf blocks from pine tree- top done
#1&2 (Jan 2017) Mermaid dresses for Sonja and Anja- DONE!
#3 &4 (Feb 2017) Strawberry dresses for Sonja and Anja- cut out pieces
#1 Owl potholder- DONE
#2(Sept 2013) farm animal panel- don’t know what to do with it yet, if it’s a quilt or a bag/pillow?
#3,4,5 (3 owl felt pincushions) 2 blue and one pink/ purple #6 blue owl pincushion- DONE
#7-11 (Feb 2017) 5 owl purses- almost done
Friday, February 17, 2017
Remember at the beginning of the year I posted this picture?
It was meant to be part of a scrappy backing but I changed my mind on that, so now that this was made I decided to turn it into a table runner instead and I trimmed the sides so each was the same width.
And then I figured that I could play on my funquilter again!
I recently saw a neat feathered border on pinterest and wanted to try that, so I not only marked the top and bottom of where the feathers should be but drew the whole spine in chalk pencil and then usually when I quilt feathers I fill up the space but this time I was going for uniformed sizes of the feathers and then did a curved line as a fill in from each side.
I did ruler work on the middle and after I outlined –in the ditch on the perimeter of the blocks I then decided to go diagonally against the block triangles and I love how it turned out!!
I hand did the binding in turquoise.
Here’s the whole topper done, it’s 16 1/2” x 50”
What a fun project to play with and it was SEW each with the funquilter!
(I need to figure out how to mount my video camera on it soon)
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
When I got the schedule of Events for Island Batik ambassadors I thought this was a typo, but it’s NOT….
Have a look at this video.
That each year lots of Singles feel lonely on Valentine’s because they don’t have a date so Galentine’s is for GAL pals to celebrate that they appreciate each other….
Something I never thought of, since I’m not into Valentine’s day but do buy little things for the kids.
I remember Dan and I took Bjorn out on Valentine’s day when he was a baby, I think around 2 and I was pregnant with Solveig, it was a cute little italian restaurant and OF course we got the table smack in the middle of the restaurant and OF course Bjorn was being a loud 2yr old boy!- I bet he was birth control for a lot of couples there…. ha ha
So I was thinking of Galentine’s day and my friend Laura, who is really a great friend to me over these last few years we’ve known each other!
She’s also my sewing buddy!!
So I got out my Valentine’s bundle (which I washed already)
And my original idea was a mug rug, but once I printed it I thought it was to big and odd and then thought of a 4” pincushion instead..
here’s my 4” block all pieced and ready for trimming.
and now all trimmed
I then decided to quilt it a bit and found a bit of batting and a piece for the backing (I just don’t like the batting to be facing my feeddogs on the machine.
part of the goodies from island batik was this pinkish thread that was thicker and I wanted to see if it would work on my machine and it DID!
I then put regular thread in the machine and laid another backing piece on top and stitched around leaving an opening at the bottom and trimmed the corners.
then turned right side out and stuffed with crushed walnut shells and sewed it closed
She liked it!