Saturday, October 13, 2012

customer quilt and mini quilt

This week I finished quilting a customer's ohio state quilt.
 
 
here's a blurry closeup, it's feathers and swirls- she almost always chooses this pattern.

 
My son is almost done with another batch of rock polishing!

 
pretty rocks!

 
and THESE came in the mail from Robert Kaufman this week! drool.... drool...
it's for the next 2 quilts for McCall's. BUT two colors were missing in each pile so now I have to wait another week, I did decide today to wash what I have and maybe catch up on some cutting this weekend, we'll see.

 
And these pin cushions came from heather, very cute! love the little bird.

 
I finally finished the binding for 3 quilts I'm giving away this weekend to a lady from our church. (Shh!) She's a grandmother and is raising her 3 grandkids, plus she just "got" a house from habitat.
Housewarming is sunday, the youngest already got a quilt when she was born, but the other two kids didn't and then one for her as well.
My kids picked out quilts from my stash!
 
This Dr seuss one is for the boy

 
quilted an allover pointy swirl

 
funky backing!

 
isn't this bug fabric great?? thought it was perfect when I ordered it online

 
This piggy one is actually an "old" quilt, I think the label reads that I made it in 2010.
I named it "when pigs fly"
this is for the girl

 
I quilted eyes and wings on it

 
and bubbles or pearls and feathers on the two borders
"don't throw pearls before swine"

 
also a scrappy backing

 
this is for the grandma, the quilt my neighbor gave me that's all hand pieced!

 
again I quilted a pointy swirl all over it, the backind and binding is a solid pale orange

 
Now this whole week I had wanted to make a mini quilt. or something fast. and on the fall blog hop I saw the cutest little quilts with mini tumblers, so I decided to go into EQ and create a layout for a small tumbler and print it out, Sonja needs a mini quilt to cover her in her car seat, so around 20" and I found that I had another charm pack left over from the other quilt I made her, so they'll match!

 
here's the top done, I MIGHT quilt it today, we'll see.

 
I do have a few customer quilts to work on, but I like to work on personal things over the weekend!
 
 
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- DONE!
#5 red mini star table topper- top done and ready to quilt DONE!
#6 Bunny table runner- DONE!
#7 wonky house block swap- DONE!
#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- ready to quilt
#11 Pine tree BOM- MARCH is done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- Done!
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- SCRAPPED!
#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
# 22 Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 23 black, red white asian quilt- DONE!
# 24 color block swap- top is done, done and quilted!
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt
# 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 - top done adding vine on border
#30 (feb) jelly roll quilt- DONE!
#31 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- DONE!
#32 (mar) won 9 march BOM -dotted flowers -ready to quilt
#33 (mar) batik quilt for McCalls - DONE!
#34(mar) #2 quilt for McCalls- DONE and shipped
#35 (all year) Round Robin swap -september sent out
#36(mar) Dr seuss baby shower gift- DONE!-gave to neighbor
#37 (april) blue strip pieced blocks - DONE!
#38 (april) won a pattern and two charm bundles- Baby quilt DONE!
#39 wonky block swap -september sent out
#40(may) Civil War Legacies- DONE! extra blocks ready to ship out
#41 (may) blue and white lil' twister- DONE!
#42 (june) berry squares quilt- DONE!
#43(June)neighbor gave me orange and green brick quilt top- DONE!
#44 (june) - drunkard's path- pieces cut and using as leaders and enders project
#45 (June) - Hidden forest- applique- 2 blocks done
#46(June) fabric balls - finished #10!
#47(june) pin cushion swap - sent out october  and received october
#48 (July) McCall's #3 quilt- DONE!
#49 (July) smooth sailing (CT bundle)- top done
#50(July) Lorax quilt- DONE!
#51( july) geese in a ring- 6 blocks are here
#52 (july) christmas tree skirt- top done
#53(july) hexies- 43 done and sewn together
#54(august) women of the bible quilt blocks-2 blocks done
#54(september) Boxes!- fabrics arrived
#55 (September)- Woven stars - done!
#56 (September) McCall's #4 - most fabrics here
#57 (September) McCall's #5 - most fabrics here
#58 (September) roman holiday- kit
#59 (october) mini tumbler- top done
 
 

7 comments:

Janet O. said...

So good of you to gift those three quilts! I'm sure they will be loved and appreciated. Wish I had a stash of such quilts. : )
Love the little tumbler--so pretty!

Mary said...

Awwww, Bea! Your quilts are awesome! I think the Lorax is my favorite! Looks like your having a blast!

Mame Johnston said...

Awesome gift of kindness from you, but I really wouldn't expect anything else, Bea! Do you think you might have time to quilt an 80x68 done in Twirl fabric in November? I am currently piecing it and moving in a few weeks. Just let me know if it's doable, and if not, not to worry! Have a blessed Sunday with your church, family, and friends.

Mame

Melody said...

You are so productive. Gorgeous quilts.

Quiltingranny said...

So amazing!! You do such wonderful work!

Judy said...

Love the bug fabric , where online ?

Michele said...

Great, great and just more great. All of it.