Sunday, February 24, 2013

more quilt along ideas and ahhhh's

I got an email the other day about fabrics for the quilt along.
OF COURSE you pick whatever fabrics YOU want.
 
Here's the "original" design"
 
But just by using the random tool in EQ7 I got some different ideas- not all are pretty, but you get the idea :-)





 
I wanted to show the progress of my VIEW being ruined from my studio window :-(
 
 
BTW!! While I was looking for the PES basic "gadget" I decided to sort my batting scraps and quilt tops and match everything up with backing pieces etc. so I was looking for my batting TAPE- I knew or thought I knew where it was- in a metal bin I have with my "funky" rulers, well it wasn't there but guess WHAT was there!? the PES basic!!! DUH!! I can be such a blonde sometimes.....
I did find the batting tape too BTW and now I'm out of it.
 
So while soring tops and batting I added a border to the spider web quilt, I like it much better now

 
I made lots of binding strips too and SONJA helped holding them for me :-)

 
Here's all the binding rolls, labeled and ready!

 
And here's the quilts ready with backing and batting tucked in, I think I only have easy street missing batting and backing... that's pretty good :-)

 
I finished another AHHHH! this is #10
 


 
 
And here's another #8
 

 
 
look how different it is compared to this other one I made earlier



 
I also got a package from Connecting threads this weekend!

 
here's what I got
 
 
 
 
I have a question for those of you who use crushed walnut shells for pin cushions, which kind should I get on amazon?
 
 
Here's an update on my 2013 list

#1 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#2 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#3 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - ready to quilt
#4 green, red, yellow flower quilt- TOSSED!
#5 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 6 Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
#7 fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt
#8 bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - top done adding vine on border
#9 won 9 march BOM -dotted flowers -DONE!
#10 Round Robin swap -TOP done and ready to quilt
#11- drunkard's path- ready to quilt
#12- Hidden forest- applique- traced owl
#13 pin cushion swap - mailed
#14geese in a ring- 6 blocks are here
#15 christmas tree skirt- top done
#16 hexies- 43 flowers done and sewn together
#17 women of the bible quilt blocks- block #16 Ruth and Naomi done
#18 Boxes!- fabrics are here
#19 McCall's #5 diamond in squares - DONE! & mailed
#20- roman holiday- kit
#21 Benertex floral quilt- top done ready to quilt
#22 Valentine's Round Robin- Top here ready to quilt
#23 Woven Stars for CT - DONE!
#24 Quilt it today #2- red, white and blue quilt-DONE! mailed
#25- easy street- border done
#26 McCall's #6 flower star- DONE!
#27 McCall's #7- "crazy daisy" - all fabrics here
#28- Book quilt- just planned
#29 and 30(December) twin boy quilts -added border to spider web quilt, planning twist on bargello instead
#31 "birds"(Jan), #3 quilt it today- DONE
#32 winding reds(Jan) #4 quilt it today- Done and ready to mail
#33- (feb)CT botanical fabrics- DONE!
#34 (feb)Ahhhh's- more done
#35 MMRR2- feb sent, march is here
#36 (feb) T-shirt quilt planned
#37 (feb) baby girl- mystery quilt along
#38(feb) Nancy drew blog hop-ready to quilt
 
 
 

5 comments:

Debra Lee said...

If you live near a petsmart or other large store the lizard litter is made from crushed shells.

Janet O. said...

There are several products at the "Petsmart" type stores, for a variety of animals, that are just crushed walnut shells. I think the one I have purchased was for birds. : )
Your AHHHH blocks are incredible!

Debbie said...

I love that you showed how different fabrics/colors will work with this pattern.
BTW I too purchased my first bag at Petsmart, the Red one, Kaytee Bird litter. At $10.99 it has to be cheaper once you add in shipping.

Michele said...

Great that you found what you were hunting for. So sorry about the view. I felt the same way here but it does look like the roof is low enough that it won't totally ruin it.

Carol said...

I know how you feel about your view. They've put up 8 houses behind us since we've been here.It blocks 1/2 our fabulous back porch skyline view:(