Thursday, July 19, 2012

a little quilting and a house pin cushion

I'm done with "round 2" of the hexie flowers.
Each "round" I look at my stash of scraps, I have little cubbies where I have fabrics sorted by color.
I have 7 cubbies
so I take 2 scraps from each one for the outer part of the hexie flowers and use smaller scraps for the inside. AND I have this plastic container I think for beads where the hexies in progress fit perfectly 14 at a time.

Today I just had to start on my custoners 8 pillow tops, I haven't done pillow tops like this on the long arm before, I've done mini quilts one at a time, but here she wanted basic leaves all over and gave me muslin for backing, so two pillow tops fit a WOF perfectly.
I'm halfway done- 4 down 4 to go.

Oh I just HAD to show this too- a neighbor invited the kids and I to go a pick blackberries in their back yard, so we did that and had plenty for a cobbler. yum!

Then today I got this little package!! I knew it was a pin cushion for the pin cushion swap, but didn't know what it would look like...

look! a little house! isn't it cute? and with a little owl on top, isn't that fitting? :-)

And even a little own pin on top too, what a HOOT!

Cherry made this for me. THANKS!

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 wonky house block swap- DONE!
#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- top and binding done
#11 Pine tree BOM- MARCH is done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- Done!
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- SCRAPPED!
#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- DONE!
# 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) bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - main quilt top done without border
#30 (feb) jelly roll quilt- DONE!
#31 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- DONE!
#32 (mar) won 9 march BOM -dotted flowers -from pine tree guild- top and binding made
#33 (mar) batik quilt for McCalls - DONE!
#34(mar) #2 quilt for McCalls- DONE and shipped
#35 (all year) Round Robin swap -June sent out
#36(mar) Dr seuss baby shower gift- DONE!-gave to neighbor
#37 (april) blue strip pieced blocks - DONE!
#38 (april) won a pattern and two charm bundles- Baby quilt DONE!
#39 wonky block swap -July is sent out
#40(may) Civil War Legacies- DONE! extra blocks ready to ship out
#41 (may) blue and white lil' twister- top and binding done- fabric arrived
#42 (june) berry squares quilt- DONE!
#43(June)neighbor gave me orange and green quilt top- fabric arrived for backing
#44 (june) - circle in a star purple batik- black fabric is here
#45 (June) - Hidden forest- applique- fabrics are here
#46(June) fabric balls - finished 10!#
#47(june) pin cushion swap - july is mailed out and received mine! working on august.
#48 (July) McCall's #3 quilt- fabrics washed and ready
#49 (July) smooth sailing (CT bundle)- blocks done
#50(July) Lorax quilt- top done
#51( july) geese in a ring- 5 blocks are here

I can't believe I passed 50 already. I'm nuts!!

And I have about a month to go until baby Sonja is due to arrive.


Just Carol said...

Such a cute house--love it! I need to make me a list like yours. How fun to be able to scratch off the things that are completed!

Mommarock said...

Wow you are doing just fantastic! I only have one thing on my list, and I'm still working on it. Of course it is hand quilting a queen size quilt, but still... I'm plugging away at it. (It is my first.)

Janet O. said...

Such a cute little pincushion house! Yes, it is a HOOT! (Your wordplay wasn't lost on me.)

Lisa said...

I am so impressed by your hexs! I love your new pincushion it is awesome! You are so busy! said...

Love your hexies! And the pincushion is just fantastic. I don't know what to send to you next month to match this.

Needled Mom said...

The hexies look fabulous and that house is soooooo cute!

Zuzan said...

OWL cute is that!

Quiltingranny said...

Please spread the word, I am trying to wrap Aurora in warmth and love by sending each first responder and survivor a quilt. If one doesn't quilt, knit or crochet, they can contact me for ways to help with postage:

Kate said...

Love your hexies. Cute pin cushion!

Quilter Kathy said...

What a fun blogpost! Thanks for linking up to the hand work party!
Love the did some great fussy cutting on some of those fabrics!
Love love love that little owl house with the owl pin!

Carol said...

That cobbler looks YUMMY! Too bad your not my next door neighbor. I'd be visiting:)

Lynne said...

What a cute pin cushion ((I came in from Fun Thread's Sew What Monday)

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Well you're just surrounded with all sorts of yummy things these days! :) That cobbler makes my mouth water and your pin cushion is the cutest thing! I've been neglecting my hexies. Yours are lovely!

Laurie~ said...

Bea, is this your yearly TO-DO lost?