Thursday, July 12, 2012

Berry squares quilt is done and more

the Berry Squares Quilt is finally done!
I finished the binding last night. woo hoo!

here's a close up of the quilting.
mini feathers in the squares with bubbles/pebbles around the border

on the pin I quilted leaves and berries, on the blue meandering with a 3 leaf clover.
inspired by leah day

I wrote more about this quilt here

And this bundle came from Connecting threads! called smooth sailing!
awesome awesome.
this is part of the giveaway for the RWB blog hop, more about that here
I can't believe I have more than 400 comments on that post!

I also finished another fabric ball :-) my daughter picked the fabrics

And, Yesterday I finished quilting my neighbor's quilt.
She had bought this kit at connecting threads last year I think and finally finished it.

I quilted a curvey meandering all over the middle of it- so many pinwheel intersections!

on the border I quilted a large feather and then a loopy string on the skinny border

here's a view from the back

Now with the smooth sailing bundle, I really wanted to make the block I showed for the RWB swap and make it "scrappy" from that bundle, so I took out one FQ and test cut it and all the pieces fit, it's a squeaker, but they fit! I will write about that later :-)

And some of you are part of the pin cushion swap, here's the july pin cushion I sent out and it has been received! more pics if you click on the top "pincushion swap" tab

after I made this I realized it was similar colors to my original pin cushion from 2 yrs ago, back then I did needle turn now I machine applique it, I like the new way better :-)

Oh and I have some more NEWS!!!

McCall's picked ANOTHER design for me to make a quilt for their magazine!! I'm so excited...
I already emailed connecting threads, the same person who's doing the giveaway and they are donating fabrics for this quilt too!! awesome awesome.... I'm thrilled.
I'm not letting in interfere with a baby coming- no..... you know me, I'll find a way to quilt!
where there's a will, there's a way!
My first quilt being featured with them will be in the november quick quilts magazine, #2 will be in McCall's quilting in february. can't wait!

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 done, may need to fix the outer edge
#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- black fabric is here, still missing batik bundle
#46(June) fabric balls - finished 10!#
#47(june) pin cushion swap - july is mailed out and received
#48 (July) McCall's #3 quilt- fabrics on the way
#49 (July) smooth sailing- working on blocks


Carrie P. said...

congratulations! on all the great stuff going on in your life. so exciting.

quilary said...

Wow you are powering through all those projects. I love the owl pincushions, they are so cute!

Michele said...

Nice, nice and really nice. Oh and you've got to stop adding to that list. LOL It is running rampant on you.

John'aLee said...

Your work is beautiful!