Sunday, March 11, 2012

do I NEED a new project?

Last night I was in a "funk" about quilting...
I know! imagine that??? I was...
I think it's bugging me that I'm missing this white fabric for a Dr seuss quilt I want to make, and will send it later ARGH...

I wanted to start something NEW and not just continue one of my things from my list.
well I did make these...
little kimono shoes, thanks Erin for sending me a link to these.
But NO! it doesn't mean we're having a boy, I don't know YET!! anyone want to guess?
I jus tmade them because I like the fabric and the kids school is doing another craft show in april, so I figured I'd try these and see if they were easy to make, well I don't know if they were THAT easy....

After that I sat and played in EQ7e
remember I won these flower blocks at my guild meeting last week!?
I have about a yard left of this red dotted fabric- all the blocks are polka dotted fabrics.
I like this layout but too much red fabric

but with more bubbles in the corners would be cute?!

Or what about just red sashing and I did find some more dotted fabric in my stash, so maybe little squares around the border.... hmmm still something is off.

An orange fabric I had with dots I have plenty to do a sashed border first too, that looks better

Then I removed the sashing all together, it actually looks better this way now

then going back to the solid dotted red as a border would be nice and simple

or the red border again with squares around, I don't know. I think I like the red border the best without sashing.

So I got bored with playing with this layout
I do have a stack of batik 1yd pieces, 5 of them. I had the original idea to do a drunkard's path quilt with them like this one

then I remembered a storm at sea layout I actually used for one of EQ's monthly challenges
and I reduced the size to fit within 1yd of each of these 5 fabrics.

but this yellow in the pile is TOO yellow, the rest are beige, grey and black

the yardage didn't quite match up so I made the corners of the snowball blocks black to see what they would look like

Then I realized the block was too small if I was going to use the triangle in a square Go! die, the blocks should be 12" so then that meant less blocks!

I switched back to the beige corners on the snowballs

now the finished size is only around 42" I think, so rather small, but that could be a table topper I guess, now I'm thinking my MOM might like it, she likes black, well red/burgundy and gold too.
I think I will make this for her, we'll see. I may as well get started right??

I did finish the binding on the jelly roll quilt today on the way to and from church

the binding is WILD! just like the backing

it's what I had on hand, and didn't have a plan for it, so why not?

here's another update on my 2012 list

#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- done appliquing, ready to quilt
#3 blue flower table runner- done and binding attached to the front
#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- DONE!
#7 Connecting threads KIT fabrics- already mailed. recv'd 3 blocks back
#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) - top done
# 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- DONE!
#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- DONE!
#32 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- making into storm at sea and snowball quilt
#33 (mar) won 9 march BOM from pine tree guild- make into quilt top

1 comment:

Connie said...

What cute little slippers! Your jelly roll quilt is looking beautiful and you are really having fun in EQ!!
Quilting by the River