Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I AM here :-)

I am here and it's been slow, but I AM sewing and quilting.

This is sort of a secret block! shh.... more about that next week.
I feel I can show it, because it's too small anyways for what it's intended for.

I'm also showing you another "secret"
This is the #2 quilt for McCall's, I'm almost done quilting it, I'm doing feathers around the border, it's hard to tell, but I had to stop because I stitched the vein in the feather then started going back up with feathers and realized it was the wrong way! so I'm ripping those out now. SIGH! you can kind of see the other feathers at the top how they are supposed to go DOWNWARD.


Also saturday we had the craft show at school, for me it went fine, I earned some $$. But that whole event and first setting up friday afternoon, then a dinner at some friends' house, then back at the school at 7.30am and didn't get home until 4pm, I was TIRED, didn't take a nap though, and sunday is our usual church and running around, so yesterday morning after the kids went to school I went back to bed and woke up at 11.30! I guess I needed it, but then my whole "sewing" day was pretty much gone, since I do the most sewing and stuff before lunch time.
I did play a little in EQ7, electric quilt has another challenge up about auto borders, so I played with those, I may do more until I decide which 2 to send in.

I saw this fun auto border, there actually is a white border behind the diamond shapes.
we were supposed to start with the border and then design the quilt from that.

Another were some fun piano keyes


and a totally girly flirty border here.


In small it would look really cute.


I added a dark skinny border to frame it in, maybe even just a dark binding would do the trick though.


Grape vines! another fun one


Which 2 would you pick?- I may do more one day, we'll see.

here's another update on my 2012 list

#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- DONE!
#3 blue flower table runner- DONE!
#4 pumpkin star pillow- just needs to be stuffed and sewn together
#5 red mini star table topper- top done and ready to quilt DONE!
#6 Bunny table runner- DONE!
#7 Connecting threads KIT fabrics- all blocks are back!
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#10 Blue star quilt- lots of blocks done
#11 Pine tree BOM- MARCH is done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- top done waiting to be quilted, binding made, backing cut
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- SCRAPPED! added pieces back on shelf
#15 aqua owl- DONE! and made a pair of hotpads too for a neighbor
# 16 geese in a ring- DONE!
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - top done- skipping the border
# 18 Little twister blue- SCRAPPED
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 20 small embroidered trees (4 blocks) - DONE!
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 23 black, red white asian quilt- ready to be quilted, found red backing
# 24 color block swap- top is done, done and quilted!
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- top done
# 26 Baby gingham dog boy quilt- DONE!
#27- a doll apples quilt- DONE!
#28(jan 2012) need to quilt 2 donation quilts- done and mailed off
#29(jan) bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - blocks #1 and 2 done
#30 (jan) wonky block- mailed off DONE
#31 (feb) jelly roll quilt- DONE!
#32 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- DONE!
#33 (mar) won 9 march BOM from pine tree guild- make into quilt top
#34 (mar) batik quilt for McCalls - DONE!
#35(mar) #2 quilt for McCalls- almost done quilting it
#36 (mar) Round Robin swap - mailed out
#37(mar) Dr seuss baby shower gift- DONE!-missing label
#38 (april) blue strip pieced blocks - top done
#39 (april) won a pattern and two charm bundles- matching fabrics arrived
#40 wonky block swap block- may just got here, need to work on it
#41(may) Civil War Legacies- start may 14th, haven't gotten fabrics yet




2 comments:

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Você está indo bem,parabéns.Eu amei todas dá vontade de começar todas hoje,mas...eu quero essa de borboletas em uma rainha.Loucura?Não,teimosia.Um beijo.

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