Monday, April 9, 2012

Fall block swap top done and more wonky housese

I received another wonky house in the mail the other day
it's really cute :-)

I also got the brown fabrics for this fall leaf block swap I was part of maybe 2 yrs ago, these blocks are HUGE....I think we all got 24, but I used 18 which is more than enough.
I first added the sashing and triangles for the edges, had to trim those carefully.

then added the borders, I really relied on EQ a lot, since the triangles were cut on the bias, the measurement could vary by 1" or so depending on if I stretched it or not, so I made the strips just like EQ said and no buckling or folds, I started from the middle, added a few pins, then lined up the sides and then pinned the rest in between.


And happy belated Easter!
friday night we went to the local highschool to watch a PASSION play, 20 local churches put on this show, it was great and well made, my daughter cried in my lap (me too) when Jesus was nailed to the cross, the hammering was SO loud and powerful! She asked me if it was real, I told her NO, this is not real, but Jesus really DID get nailed to the cross like that 2000 years ago, like it says in the bible.
Sunday morning I had a little treat for the kids, a stuffed egg and some chocolates and we went to church too of course- we invited our new neighbors to come along too and they seemed to enjoy it.

look! the stuffed eggs turn inside out and turn into a chick or a bunny (pink)
reminded me of the "pupples" from the 80s cartoon show, don't know what they were called over here, but I had one of these green things that turned into a soft ball if you turned him inside out or outside in, you know what I mean :-)

Sunday, a friend from church gave me a huge box of hand me down baby girl clothes! it was so nice and all super cute! this girl is not going to need anymore clothes.

here's another update on my 2012 list

#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- done appliquing, started quilting
#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- already mailed. recv'd 8 blocks 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
#30 (jan) wonky block- mailed off DONE
#31 (feb) jelly roll quilt- DONE!
#32 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- DONE! missing label
#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 - mailed
#37(mar) Dr seuss baby shower gift- binding on, half way sewn to back


Michele said...

Cute wonky block and really nice fall quilt. I can imagine snuggling under it when the leaves start to fall.

Lara B. said...

Hi Bea! Found you at the Fall Goodness party. Hee hee I feel like I am running into you everywhere this week!
Love your maple leaf quilt - looks so cozy!

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful #FallGoodness. Thanks for sharing in the weekly #CreativeGoodness Linky Party.