Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Heart runner and scrappy trip around the world

I finished quilting the Heart Valentine’s MMRR table runner and added the binding. I LOVE it!!


On the outer border I quilted straight lines, then dense hearts on the skinny borders, curves from corner to corner on the four patches and also the large 16 patches in the center with straight outline for the large heart.


bubbles around the sashing of the mini hearts at the ends and I left those hearts alone so they actually puff up a bit


A label made on my Brother machine and heart from EQStitch


And this week’s Woman of the bible was the widow of Zarephath (never heard of her before now. The block is a dinner plate because she thought she would die of starvation. So I guess her meal here is a BIRD (chicken) with some green vegetables Smile

I was thinking about people dying of starvation, what a horrible way to die and living in the western world it’s so foreign for us. we always have food to eat, 3 meals a day and snacks in between!

It also made me think of a documentary we saw recently called CAMP 14, about a man in North Korea who escaped this camp and how they were always hungry and had cabbage soup and rice- one bowl a day. the only meat they’d have would be the occasional rat they’d trap in their tent!

The boy/young man escaped because a new prisoner told him about the foods in the outside world (this boy was born in the camp) he heard about chicken and other foods and then that gave him the drive to try to escape!

such a powerful movie. it’s on netflix streaming btw.


This weekend I finished the scrappy trip around the world blocks and it’s funny to see the fabrics, I can tell you about what quilts I’ve made with these strips (leftover from binding)

Top left block

Burgundy was from a topiary wall hanging I had hanging in our living room for a long time, it won me a ribbon at Randolph quilt show two years ago

2nd an easter quilt from Waaay back, I remember fussy cutting these bunnies into wedges and used for a circle as part of the block, it was UGLY!! oh well I was a newbie

green check, I think that was left over from a jelly roll from connecting threads.

then an UGLY paisley I just cut up to get rid of it

green Christmas fabric from a small needle turn poinsettia wall hanging

last one I can’t remember

TOP right

black batik- can’t remember

yellow floral for a dress for my daughter

same green check from above

floral asian also from a dress for my daughter

red- not sure

yellow, PEEPS connecting threads fabric I made into a red/yellow quilt

Bottom left

black-who knows

peeps from CT again

Brown/orange batik from a kaleidoscope quilt I have hanging on my wall behind my long arm frame

beige dots, can’t remember right now, I know I also used it for portfolios

green- ?

ugly check- just cut it up to use it

Bottom left

veggie tales quilt

red- maybe a christmas quilt

tan- can’t remember

blue solid- ?

floral- one of those WEIRD fabrics, again just cut up a while back to get rid of it

black dot- I think I used it recently, now I can’t remember


ahh, this will be a looong post

TOP left

CT fabric from winding ways quilt for quilt it today magazine

the rest I can’t remember

TOP right

blue squiggly was for the nancy drew quilt recently

red was for a fourth of july quilt

Bottom left

pink funky dot for sonja’s Round robin quilt in her room

must have done an asian looking quilt

Bottom right

Tinkerbell fabric from a dress for my daughter

I cut up a FQ with quilting ladies on it, it was a fun one but WHEN would I ever use it? so I used it in several blocks here

yellow batik from CT for Chicks rule quilt for McCall’s Quick Quilts


I’ll just post the ones I remember Smile

Top left

red batik for a berry squares quilt pattern for sale on craftsy

top right

hmm can’t remember any of these

bottom left

stripe from easter table runner kit from CT

Bottom right

unc fabric for our friend Gwen’s quilt

purple for a recent quilt hmm which one maybe a round robin!?

blue snowflake for a winter friends embroidered table runner


tired of reading yet?

I’ll skip top right, some are repeats

top left

black with white for a wall hanging for Quilt it today (not published yet)

stripe for a patriotic quilt for McCall’s (also not published yet)

Bottom left

wizard of oz quilt

bottom right

blue paisley from a lil’ twister quilt


red and white hawaii type fabric for a red/white and black quilt we have downstairs

white dotted with tic tacs turned into a pattern for craftsy which then was picked by quilt it today so I took it down


dr seuss large dots for a neighbor

blue waves, used recently too now I can’t remember what!?


okay enough is enough I’m getting tired of typing this YOU must be tired of reading it!



Here the TOP is done, it’s HUGE 72” x 84”


Sonja did some quality control!



This is SEW true!!


Here's an update on my 2013 list

#1 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needle turn applique, mommy giraffe almost done

#2 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now

#3 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - DONE!

#4 green, red, yellow flower quilt- TOSSED!

#5 spring swap blocks- Quilt top DONE!

# 6 Making memories embroidered panel- pillow done!

#7 fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt

#8 bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - top done adding vine on border

#9 won 9 march BOM -dotted flowers -DONE!

#10 MMMR -DONE!!

#11- drunkard's path- DONE!

#12- Hidden forest- applique- traced owl

#13 pin cushion swap - mailed

#14 geese in a ring- top DONE!

#15 Christmas tree skirt- top done

#16 hexie flowers- 47 done I think

#17 women of the bible quilt blocks- block #27 done

#18 Boxes!- Put the fabrics on the shelf for something else

#19 McCall's #5 diamond in squares - DONE! GOT IT BACK

#20- roman holiday- kit

#21 Benartex floral quilt- DONE!

#22 Valentine's Round Robin- DONE!

#23 Woven Stars for CT - DONE!

#24 Quilt it today #2- red, white and blue quilt-DONE! mailed

#25- easy street- DONE!

#26 McCall's #6 flower star- DONE!

#27 McCall's #7- mellow yellow- DONE and mailed

#28- Book quilt- may use Nancy Drew

#29 and 30(December) twin boy quilts -spider web quilt done maybe use Quilt it today Thomas quilt?

#31 "birds"(Jan), #3 quilt it today- DONE

#32 winding reds(Jan) #4 quilt it today- Done and ready to mail

#33- (feb)CT botanical fabrics- DONE!

#34 MMRR2- May is DONE!

#35 (feb) Ning’s T-shirt quilt – DONE!

#36 (feb) floral quilt along- DONE!

#37(feb) Nancy drew blog hop quilt- done!

# 38 (March) stuffed owl- Owlivia DONE!

#39(March) - 2 girl skirts- done!

#40(Jan) Ahhhh's- #21 done

#41 (April)- scrappy trip around the world- top done

#42 (April)- mellow yellow tumblers- DONE!

#43 (April) X and + quilt- future quilt?

#44 (April) – kaleidoscope blocks a few blocks done

#45 (April) Under water Stars- DONE!

#46 Sampler Quilt along- picked out fabrics


Carla said...

Oh wow my dear. Fabulous scrappy trip ; )

Michele said...

The MMMRR turned out great! Enjoy it. YOu've definitley given me some ideas for quilting mine. The scrappy trip is great too...so full of color. I like your QC expert.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous scrappy trip. But I love love love love that heart valentine runner. It is absolutely stunning.

Lisa Mather said...

Love the quilted hearts!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hej Bea,
din nye bordløber er rigtig fin, men din scrappy trip around the world er

Cyn said...

Love your darling Valentine WH. Super quilting ideas.
OMGosh, your Scrappy Trip blocks are fabulous!

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness they both turned out beautiful. Love the scrappy trip colors come together so complimentary to each other