Monday, March 5, 2012

knocking a few more things off my 2012 list

Having a 45 min drive to church is good for me, I get to see and work on the binding on quilts.
So I finished a few already

I finished the bunny table runner, a kit from CT, but I changed the border a little, I believe it had a ton of different colors and I like bright colors, but this was too much, so there was enough of one fabric and I used that instead.

I quilted bubbles on the green border and a large feather on the triangles on the sides and a cruvey single feather on the outer border

on each bunny block I did a SITD sort of with a ruler and the long arm and then free motion outlined the bunnies. I also drew in the mouth and whiskers and quilted those and with pink thread I did a little detail on the bows

I finished the binding for the gingham dog quilt as well, now that we finally have the baby shower date set I will make a label for it too and add that.

again bubbles on the sashing, a corner to corner curve on the blocks, I left the doggies alone, so that part of the block kind of puffs up a little

also corner to corner on the star blocks

a lazy loop design on the border from one of leah day's books.
it's called flowing glass
here's a link to her blog
and the flowing glass post here


And, remember I'm part of the wonky block bee swap!? I sent these CT fabrics to everyone and told them to make a wonky house block, this is the first one that came back, poor Christine hurt her hand so she couldn't do the stitching around everything, I'll do that no problem, there's a whole lot of pieces and small ones too, but that's okay, it's just one block!
here's a link to the wonky bee blog

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- 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- DONE! just need a label on the back
#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- DONE! just need a label
#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, started quilting it, binding sewn on, just need to hand sew to the back and make label
#32 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- may make into a drunkard's path quilt

Now I saw a blog post about the tumbler GO! die and it makes me want to get it, but I do have the isosceles die and did make a top from that, one idea I've had is to cut those out but also cut out strips maybe 1 1/2" wide and sew to the sides on the triangles, I've seen this look before and it's really cute! hmm, should I add that as #33?? maybe just a scrappy thing?


Michelle May said...

Love those bunnies!!

Connie said...

What a great little bunny runner! Your gingham dog quilt is too cute and will be a perfect baby gift!
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Belinda said...

Oh that runner is the cutest thing!! Thanks for sharing it with us!