Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lotus quilt and light house

Yesterday I started cutting out the lotus flowers for the lotus quilt top I made a while ago, and cut bias strips for the stems
I used heat n bond and ironed to the back of the fabrics and then cut out on the drawn lines.


when I was about to iron down the pieces, the stem didn't have the heat n bond on them, I thought I would pin them, but then I remembered I had bought this fabric glue and it worked great!

Here's the result

This picture didn't get flipped but you get the idea

another close up, now it's time to button hole stitch all the way around

My "prego" lunch yesterday, homemade bread and hard boiled eggs with tomatoes and avocado, I LOVE avocado, yesterday I ate the two I had bought the other day :-) -one with lunch one later

My son has been working hard on this lighthouse project for school, each 4th grader has to make a model of a NC lighthouse, his was oak island lighthouse

"we" even added a light to it- a christmas light, the ones you have in your window!

He did a great job! next week is the science fair, so he has to start that soon.

here's another update on my 2012 list

#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- ironed on 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- already mailed.
#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- MARCH is done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- top done waiting to be quilted
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- SCRAPPED! added pieces back on shelf
#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 - 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- ready to be quilted
# 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- half way hand sewn onto the back
#27- a doll apples quilt- DONE!
#28(jan 2012) need to quilt 2 donation quilts- done and mailed off
#29(jan) batik pastel kit won at quilt show
#30 (jan) wonky block- mailed off DONE
#31 (feb) jelly roll quilt- top done
#32 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- may make into a drunkard's path quilt

I still have a customer's 3 nativity scene panels to quilt
AND a purple quilt from another customer


Sue Daurio said...

Your lotus quilt is beautiful!! And the lunch looks nice and tasty :)

Teresa in Music City said...

You're doing a lovely job on your lotus quilt!

erin, maker of chimes said...

the quilt is soo pretty... and now, I'm hungry :)

Connie said...

Your Lotus quilt is really, really neat! Love the colors! Your son's lighthouse looks great and your lunch looks yummy...except the avocado!

iluvmybugs said...

Really pretty lotus quilt!! Your son did a great job on his lighthouse!!! Your lunch makes me hungry..love the combo!!

Carol said...

Quilt is lovely.

Lighthouse looks great! I like the idea of a real light in it. Hope he gets an A+.

Brandie said...

Great looking flowers. You get so much done!

Belinda said...

Beautiful quilt and lovely colors!