Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Butterflies, snap bags and round robin

Yesterday I finished a customer's quilt.
this cute butterfly quilt :-)
My customer mailed me this quilt and it had some cute butterfly fabric, so I HAD to FMQ long arm free form butterflies all over it.

it's easier to see the butterflies on the back, even though I used a light purple thread as well

Now I broke down and bought a metal measuring tape at lowes then looked up a great tutorial here
on making these snap bags, they are fun and a SNAP to make, I'm going to make more for the craft fair on May 5th at PES.

I also received a Round Robin block in the mail yesterday, all the way from france :-)
I can't show much, since it's a secret but I played with EQ7 again and came up with this border and paper pieced it, it didn't take long since it wasn't very big and only one block with 4 sides, so no biggie.

here's another update on my 2012 list

#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- DONE!
#3 blue flower table runner- DONE!
#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- all blocks are back!
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#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, backing cut
#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 - top done- skipping the border
# 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) - 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, found red backing
# 24 color block swap- top is done, done and quilted!
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- top done
# 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 - cut out most pieces for the mail part of the quilt, not enough fabrics! yikes, so have to make it smaller
#30 (jan) wonky block- mailed off DONE
#31 (feb) jelly roll quilt- DONE!
#32 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- DONE!
#33 (mar) won 9 march BOM from pine tree guild- make into quilt top
#34 (mar) batik quilt for McCalls - DONE!
#35(mar) another quilt for McCalls- top done, binding and backing ready
#36 (mar) Round Robin swap - May done and ready to mail out
#37(mar) Dr seuss baby shower gift- DONE!-missing label
#38 (april) blue strip pieced blocks - block done and black fabric ordered
#39 (april) won a pattern and two charm bundles- ordered white and matching border fabric


erin, maker of chimes said...

Those bags are cute! Another great way to use up fabric scraps.

They usually have metal measuring tapes at our Dollar Tree, you might check your local one if you need another tape for the bags you're making for the craft show :)

Michele said...

Very interesting border on that mini. Can't to see the final version.

Melody said...

Thanks so much for the link to the tutorial.