Saturday, February 4, 2012

no more snowmen, apples mini quilt, donation quilt and NEW fabrics

Look what came in the mail yesterday!!
new fabrics :-)
I signed up to be part of the next timeless stitch star competition here
I think there's still time to sign up.
These fabrics are gorgeous, but I'm very surprised how large the print is, my "design" has small pieces so I wonder how that'll look.
-The bottom yellow orange flower fabric I'll use for backing, I had a feeling about that one so I ordered another yellow or orange just in case.

Yesterday I quilted the last of the donation quilts for quilts beyond borders

I did a large swirl all over, at least this one was straight and the edges were straight and squared off.

the backing was this flannel which was no problem to quilt on, however the edges were folded and had a stitch going down, kind of like a hem, I was able to avoid ripping it out, just thought it was kind of funny, oh well.

and VOILA! the snowmen binding got sewn on last night, it's 100% done now :-)

I love my scrappy backing, another blog totally inspired me to do that and I didn't have any real white fabrics for the backing and since this was a kit, I used every last scrap of left over fabrics, I have NO scraps left, except for the left over binding strip I cut off after I sewed it on.

and the little APPLES doll quilt is done too.
I had wanted to do straight lines so i quilting this with a walking foot and my domestic machine

(the line in the middle is not wonky, maybe the fabric was a little loose?)

a nice backing, used some teal fabric from connecting threads from my last order- don't know if I had meant it for another project, but I think I added this one as a filler to make the 50$ free shipping order.

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, 4 matching ones done
#10 Blue star quilt- lots of blocks done
#11 Pine tree BOM- not even started yet
#12 Next Stitch STAR- fabrics arrived and washed
#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


Quiltingranny said...

Congrats on all the finishes!

Connie said...

Wow, some beautiful finishes! That has to make you so happy! I really like the swirl you did!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

You have some great finishes here, congrats!