Wednesday, February 29, 2012

seasonal trees and appliqueing lotus quilt

Last night I decided to work on the four seasons tree blocks

here's the pieces all cut out

laying out the pieces, the only one I wasn't sure about was the summer one, but I kept it

here's the blocks sewn together

playing with a different layout, I don't like it, looks like the swaztika, ugh...

another look, but don't like that either

here's the top sewn together, now I don't know if I should just keep it like that or make a simple border or a different border....

Finished set#2 of the pineapple quilt blocks that I've been using as leaders and enders.

I finished doing the button hole stitch on half of the flowers on the lotus quilt, oh boy, it's a bear! to fight with it on the machine, I'm so used to blocks where it's easy to turn, not so on borders, but it's still worth it I know!

here's another update on my 2012 list

#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- half way done with button hole stitching
#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, backing ready 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-  LEADERS and ENDERS, 2nd set done, started on #3
#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, binding made, using yardage for backing
#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- SCRAPPED
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 20 small embroidered trees (4 blocks) - made into a top, may need borders etc.
# 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, no backing yet
# 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 sewing binding 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, backing made and binding made, ready to quilt
#32 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- may make into a drunkard's path quilt


Carol said...

LOVE the seasons quilt!!! The colors are fabulous and my favs:) Are the trees hand or machine done?

Brandie said...

Wow! I love this! Simple and oh so lovely!