Monday, November 4, 2013

More than just Chains with linky


Before I show the Scrappy Chain QAL progress, I’ll show a few things I’ve been working on.
This is the WOB BOW : Lydia, who sold purple cloth- the fabrics I have for this quilt don’t have any purple, but the blue was a purplish blue a bit and then I thought the clothing in the background was fitting.
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I also finished this Christmas top, string blocks cut into HSTs, quite a process! but I like the result, I’m thinking of doing a scrappy backing, but then it might show thru, even thru the backing, so I don’t know…. my husband suggested I do the green for the binding, but I wanted it to flow out with a white binding again, so while I’m deciding, the quilt is just hanging Smile
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I also made a wrapped back with some left over winter fabrics- not that you can tell!
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Then the other day I got a catalog from connecting threads and I saw these tissue holders and downloaded the free pdf and made these two, I don’t have the tissues that go inside though….
gave one to my friend who’s a teacher and one I’ll give away to another teacher I think.
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I have also finished the “funny diamonds” small quilt
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I quilted zig zags following the diamond shapes, so it sort of looks like trapunto, but it’s not.
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My little helper has been busy trying to design her own quilts too on the design wall
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And climbing onto and into stuff!
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and drinking STUFF!
This is daddy’s green “ultimate meal shake” he makes in the mornings and she loves it! (yuck)
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Now remember how I made some kitchen towels to our friends in CA and the package for stolen!? they came to visit and I had one more set of towels, so I made them another set while they watched Smile
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I’ve been busy using my embroidery machine, making these cute blocks.
12 days of Christmas from pixiesrule
the whole set is $1
and you get 4” x 4”, 5” x 7” and 6” x 6”
I embroidered the 5” x 7”
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Now I have a few ideas for WHAT to do with them
star blocks, but maybe more strings? or maybe I’m tired of strings? I don’t know…. and the red and greens would be random or scrappy.
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One more thing with the embroidery machine, remember the tutorial Tuesday mug rugs? I made the blocks and tops for them, now I just need to quilt and finish them.
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Here’s an updated picture of my studio btw, I changed the quilt on the wall, this is the yenter underwater quilt I designed and have the pattern for sale in my craftsy store.
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Finally the Scrappy Chain QAL update!
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At the beginning of the week I had 8 blocks made
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Now I have 16!
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Have you worked on yours?
Link up if you have! I’d love to see below!!

Here's an update on my CONDENSED 2013 list
#1 giraffe wall hanging -  mommy giraffe almost done
#2 pineapple black and blue quilt- TOP DONE ready to quilt
#7 fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt
#8 bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show – ironed down border applique, top stitching slowly
#12- Hidden forest- applique- owl block done!
#15 Christmas tree skirt- Quilted need binding
#16 hexie flowers- 47 done I think
#17 women of the bible quilt blocks- #51 done- Lydia
#20- roman holiday- kit
#40(Jan) Ahhhh's- sewing them together!
#44 (April) blue yellow kaleidoscope- 6 blocks done
#48 (May) Sampler Quilt along- DONE!
#58 (July) Persian star FPP block swap – 12 done
#65 (Sept) farm animal panel – embroidery done
#66 (Oct) Christmas Strip quilt – top done
#67 (Oct) Scrappy Chain quilt QAL – 16 done
#68 (Oct) 12 days of Christmas embroidery –blocks embroidered
 
also check out the pin cushion swap 2013 at the tabs above

5 comments:

Tammy said...

Look at all your gorgeous craftiness. You have been a busy bee for sure.

Needled Mom said...

Your 12 days look fantastic! I can't wait to see the layout you decide on.

Quiltingranny said...

I love it! You are so gifted!

barbara woods said...

Every thing is beautiful, and little bit is too, hugs

Michele said...

You've certainly been busy enough lately. I started a new quilt and hope to have the top finished in a few weeks.