Monday, February 6, 2012

finished a quilt top and gave away a quilt

I finished the timeless stitch star quilt top this weekend and this morning.
it has lots of paper piecing and template work, but it's less than 40" so not too bad.
it looks cool, but I don't want to show it to you YET :-)

Last week I went to a local hospital to see a friend from church, she's been in a out of the hostpital since Christmas, hopefully she'll get to go home friday.
anyways, I was looking at some quilts I had around and found this one and gave it to her.
She was so happy, she got all emotional...

it's a blazing star quilt, using the Go! cutter and the blazing star die by eleanor burns.
it's a very cool die, a bit tricky to learn, since some have all right side up, some are half right side up, half wrong side up, but I made a practice block and figured it out the hard way :-) so I didn't make any mistakes with this one.
I picked fabrics from one line of fabric, I should have picked something with more contrast. it looks a lot better in person and I quilted little feathers in the points of the stars or one half and sort of SID on the othe half.

here's another update on my 2012 list

#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- may use these for the funky block swap
#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, 4 matching ones done
#10 Blue star quilt- lots of blocks done
#11 Pine tree BOM- not even started yet
#12 Next Stitch STAR- top done
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#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- DONE!
#28(jan 2012) need to quilt 2 donation quilts
#29(jan) batik pastel kit won at quilt show
#30 (jan) wonky block- mailed off DONE

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