Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pineapple top and more FPP

I got Sonja in her new red dress.
I used this pattern
Now the pattern is from 3m and up to 8yr, Sonja is 9m so I made a size 12m and shortened the straps, they fit her perfectly now, so I don’t know if I should lengthen them a bit or leave them ( I didn’t trim in the back yet)
Fabrics from Singapore from Gwen!
Here’s the current Women of the bible BOW HULDAH #31
it’s all FPP – a somewhat simple pattern, went together quickly
Huldah was a profetess.
When I saw the name I was thinking of my math teacher in school in Denmark, her name was NOT huldah, but somehow we all gave her that as a nickname, don’t know WHY!!
One of my favorite teachers (well I always got along great with my math teachers, I was good at it, so I guess I was a teacher’s pet!)
In Denmark you usually stay at the same school from K-10th grade and you have the same class mates and the same homeroom (danish) and math teacher from 1st to 7th grade, so you develop a friendship with the teachers! – now it stinks if you DON’T get along with your teachers or classmates. But most often you are friends with your teachers and call them by first name too, I remember trading video games with my English/German teacher- who was my all time favorite teacher, just a great guy! I still send him Christmas cards!
Some of you were asking what magazine the pineapple blocks were from.
Quiltmaker Sept/Oct 2009
(This is a quilt I’ve been working on the longest until now)
the pattern is called Great Ball of fire
(I did an EQ version for my colors)- can’t find the file now so good thing I printed it

here's the pattern online
I’ve finished most of the top with 2 borders
Now do I want to just finish with a plain black border or should I do the saw tooth border like the pattern shows?? it would be black and grey….
Part of me wants to get it DONE and part of me thinks I may as well go all out and do it right since it’s been THIS long in the making.
What do you think?
Now I wanted to start a NEW project with this one being almost done, so I took out the RB fabrics on the left and with just 3 colors I figured I could come up with a cute baby girl quilt
Here’s my EQ sketch, it will be small about 35” but still cute
(I added a little bit of white/off white)
midnight bloom RB orange teal
yesterday I made the FPP parts
Quarters sewn together!
And here’s a few Sonja pics Smile
We both have Greek yoghurt for breakfast
She often gets a LITTLE messy!
She just LOVES Peanut!
I think he DEALS with her because he knows she’s the one who spills or crumbs around the high chair!
And she’s starting to pull up to STANDING…..
here she did it by the window as she watched Daddy water the new apple trees. When he was done and out of sight she yelled “DA DA DA DA” really loud!


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- top almost done
#3 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - DONE!
#4 green, red, yellow flower quilt- TOSSED!
#5 spring swap blocks- pieced backing ready to quilt
# 6 Making memories embroidered panel- pillow done!
#7 fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt
#8 bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show – ironed down border applique, top stitching
#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- DONE!
#15 Christmas tree skirt- top done
#16 hexie flowers- 47 done I think
#17 women of the bible quilt blocks- block #31 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 –gave away the Thomas Quilt on friday and another girly quilt to another teacher who’s due this week
#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! and mailed
#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- #23 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 (May) Dress for Sonja # 4661 – DONE!
#47 (May) outfit for Sonja #4661- DONE!
#48 (May) Sampler Quilt along- blocks 1 and 2 done and post scheduled
#49 (May) Baby Kaleidoscope- working on blocks
Just as fast as I cross off an item on the list, I add another to the bottom!
what’s up with THAT??


Janet O. said...

Sonja in her little dress is too cute!
LOVE Great Ball of Fire!! Might have to look for that.

Debbie said...

They're both gorgeous, Bea! The pineapple top and Sonja!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Adorable dress and an even more adorable baby! Your pineapple quilt is looking fabulous!

tubakk said...

What a beautiful dress on the sweetest little girl ever.

Janarama said...

Sonja looks so sweet in her pretty new dress. All of her pictures are adorable, especially the one with Peanut. She'll be walking on her own any day now. LOOK OUT WORLD! ; )

Carla said...

I can't get over the size of your list---and the dog! Sweet girlie

Anonymous said...

I say go all out. You've done such a beautiful job, why quit now?

Barb said...

She is so adorable...just a suggestion, if you want us to pay attention to your quilting don't put such cute pictures of your little one on there.....just enjoyed it totally!

cyndiofthevortex said...

I'm sure you already know this, but you have the cutest baby ever! Don't ever think you put too many pictures of her up on your blog - I think you should put one up with every post she is so adorable! Can you tell I love babies?

Beverly said...

Hi Bea--the blue/black quilt is a stunner! The center is so spectacular, I'm not sure I'd do a lot of busy work in the borders--you don't want to detract from the main design...but that's just me!

Sonja is a total delight!

Teresa in Music City said...

Thanks for sharing the source for your Great Balls of Fire quilt Bea - I just love that so much!!!! You may be seeing a similar version on my blog sometime in the next 10 years Hahaha! I actually think I may have that magazine - going to find it now! As for yours, I vote for going whole hog and taking the time to make it as great as it can be. You would always wonder what it would have looked like if you don't :*)