Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lotus Quilt is done and more wonky house blocks

I posted on the wonky Bee blog yesterday when I got the last block in the mail (I'm still missing mine)
But they look so cute! ALL of them
Here's one I got the other day.

and one I got yesterday

Aren't they all cute lined up like that?

and one of the ladies sent me these 6 blocks as a bonus, I had thought about using them in the other quilt, but now I think I'll do something different, not sure what.....

AND with my son home sick from school today, we just hung out in bed pretty much all morning and later I watched TV and worked on the last of the binding on the lotus quilt!

The outer border I did an echo around the applique parts, then did a big leaf vine all the way around, from the top applique I worked to the right and down and stopped at the corners and then the opposite on the bottom applique.
the purple border I did a dense mini leaf vine or flame, inspired my Leah Day's flames, but it could look like a fern leaf or some sort of skinny leaf too, so I thought that would fit!
The skinny white border I did my popular bubbles :-)

Now the blocks were hard to quilt, first because I appliqued on the drunkard's path parts so it was VERY bulky on some part and not on others, so the needle had a tendency to jump....
I quilted a curve from corner to corner on the corner blocks and a similar curve right outside the drunkard's path curve, then jumped in and did curves on the center green, I also did curves on the HST on the alternate blocks, then decided to do a straight line on the dark purple, which I DON'T like now, but oh well....I stuck with it and it's okay.....

the back was pieces from two different left over fabrics

now look at this! I got smudges on it, probably from the car ride sunday, uh oh..... so I need to throw this in the wash now, I don't think it's oil, it looked like black dirt.

a few close ups of the quilting on the back.
hard to get the camera to focus on white fabric.

I actually kept the same distance but focuses on the patterned fabric and held down the button on my camera until the green square showed up on the screen that it focused, then moved the camera over to the while part and pressed down the button all the way to take the picture

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
#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 - mailed
#37(mar) Dr seuss baby shower gift- DONE!-missing label


Michele said...

The wonky houses are great. So much fun. I'm sure you will figure out something great to do with the rest of them. I like the colors on the quilt.

Alycia said...

Those house blocks are really cute. Love your Lotus quilt. The quilting is really pretty on it!!! Hope your son feels better soon!

Kelli said...

I'm so in love with your wonky houses! And I love the aqua and red in them too. :o) They are so fun! What a sweet MIL you have, roses are beautiful. And glad you're feeling better. The portfolio covers are cute! xo

Carla said...

Those little wonky houses are so cute. Love the Lotus quilt too