Monday, January 30, 2012

bee hive pillow and a few other things

I woke up this morning determined to make the bee hive embroidered block into a pillow instead of a small wall hanging, when I got upstairs it was bigger than I remembered, so I thought of making the wall hanging again, but then decided it WOULD be a pillow.
I trimmed the backing I had pieced, then I cut it too narrow! OOPSIE.
so I trimmed down the border on the pillow front and made everything even again.
whipped it together rather quickly and stuffed it with fiber fill.
It turned out cute. wonder how long it will stay clean on the couch and not be slobbered on by YOU KNOW WHO!?

This weekend I also received a few goodies in the mail.
here a charm pack of sherbet pips from the blog hop!

And last week I had another dr. appt. I brought my JoAnn's coupon with me and bought a new rotary cutter, mat and ruler set. it was SO needed, my old mat was getting fuzzy and the 4" mark on both ends of the ruler was worn off. it's such a dream to cut on it now...

Another goodie in the mail was this package from a WONKY swap, I'm participating in, wonky is NOT my thing, so I figured it's a good challenge for me to work outside the box.
very thoughall GOOD directions and all the materials there. should be fun!

yesterday, I finally finished the snowmen panel in "bluework"
I can't wait to finish this into a table runner, maybe the snow will come to NC then, so far it's in the 60s during the day, not at all winter weather, NC weather is so weird!

This morning I finished the label for the karolina kwilters block swap quilt and sewed it on

Yesterday after church we went to some friend's house and had lunch and then went to duke gardens, it was a bit chilly, but still nice, on our way back we saw this poor bird sitting by this water fountain, he didn't move even when my kids walked up really close- without touching! - I could see it breathing, poor thing.

Here's an updated list again for 2012

#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- top done just missing applique pieces
#3 blue flower table runner- top done and ready to quilt
#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- top done and ready to quilt
#7 Connecting threads KIT fabrics- don't know what to do with them yet
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- making blocks as LEADERS and ENDERS
#10 Blue star quilt- lots of blocks done
#11 Pine tree BOM- not even started yet
#12 Next Stitch STAR- fabrics just ordered
#13 snowmen table runner- panel all embroidered
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- may scrap this whole project
#15 aqua owl- applique ironed on, need to stitch around and sew together
# 16 geese in a ring- DONE!
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - all clues done, piecing it
# 18 Little twister blue- on the shelf, starting base top is done, some blocks cut and sewn
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 20 small embroidered trees (4 blocks) - no plan for these yet
# 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- blocks done
# 24 color block swap- top is done, done and quilted!
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- lots of blocks, ideas, but no plan yet
# 26 Baby gingham dog boy quilt- top is done ready to quilt
#27- a doll apples quilt, top done in one day.
#28(jan 2012) need to quilt 2 donation quilts
#29(jan) batik pastel kit won at quilt show


iluvmybugs said...

Your pillow is, love, love your 'bluework' snowmen and can't wait to see it finished!!

Sue Daurio said...

Oh look at that stitching!! The pillow and the snowmen are just beautiful!!

Tracy Johnson said...

Adorable pillow, I like the narrow boarder. Good thing you got the photo before your dear puppy loved on it.