Thursday, March 1, 2012

lotus quilt and bunny easter quilt

I FINALLY finished appliqueing the lotus flower quilt, it took a long time!

I did figure out a trick though, if I twisted and turned the quilt top clockwise before I started and started with the most bunch-y ness by the machine, as I was going, it would un-bunch more and more as I turned

see how half way thru it's almost flat!

here's the top completed

close up of the button hole stitches

After that I decided to start quilting the bunny easter quilt top (table runner)
I bought this as a kit last year, I think after easter on sale, I didn't like the scrappy look of the border so there was enough fabrics to just use one fabric.

anyways, here I figured I'd quilt in the whiskers.
I have this small caligraphy ruler and noticed it had a center point, so I lined that up with the center of the nose and marked from 20 to 50mm on each side with a chalk pencil

here it is quilted

I'll add these pastel buttons as eyes

now the side was this triangle, what a pain to work with and then when I trimmed it too I cut it crooked, I matched up both ends and they didn't match, so I had to trim them down more. SIGH!

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- quilted! need to finish binding and add binding and buttons for eyes
#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


Connie said...

Your lotus flower quilt is so beautiful and I bet you are glad to be done with the applique! I bet working on your cute little bunny seemed easy after that!
Quilting by the River

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

That's a really good tip. This top is gorgeous! Your list is really coming along. Lots of things marked off. I've sewn about that many 'blocks'.....grin.