Saturday, June 8, 2013

Baby Quilt and a Bee

This week I quilted the Riley Blake Kaleidoscope baby quilt.

Also, because Tonya at Ozark fabrics is having a competition or a challenge about making SOMETHING with the fabrics she sells, to prove that we are just not all fabric HOARDERS!!

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I knew I wanted straight lines on the kaleidoscope blocks and in matching blue thread! Then decided that the other blocks needed matching threads too, so it has 2 colors of threads. which wasn’t too bad since it’s a small quilt

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Here it is all quilted and bound

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I did a small meandering on the background blocks and a droplet design on the border

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Here’s the back

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The other day I saw this FPP Bee on here

I suggested to Debbie to turn it into a pin cushion and I downloaded the templates too, they are TINY!!

Of course I printed one right away and then cut it out and I was going to WAIT and work on it slowly, but I think you know me….. I couldn’t wait….

I got out my scraps and sewed onto the paper, this template didn’t have the 1/4” seam allowance and I cut the scraps as I sewed

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Then I trimmed it and peeled off the paper

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here’s the block all together

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Each side is about 1 3/4” so a little over 4 “ hexagon

I first thought I’d sew a band around it and then a matching hexie to make it like a pillow, but I cut the band out of yellow wrong and just went with my ORIGINAL plan of doing it rather flat with a matching hexie and that’s it.

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I filled it with crushed walnut shells and whip stitched the side closed.

I think it’s cute!!

(Debbie turn yours into one too!)

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Now I have these BRIGHT lights over the counter in the room- not over my craft table, I forgot what kind of lights they are but they are bright WHITE light and more of a spot light.

I wanted to see what it would look like in different lights

here’s the top light and no flash at night time

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Here it is WITH the flash on and top light on

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and this one is from this morning, so no light and no flash

(Isn’t that a cute bear BTW, his name is Hambo, he’s from Hamburg Germany, got him on a family trip thru there, can’t remember if it was a business trip or vacation, and I’m pretty sure he was bought at a gas station- anyways I named him Hambo and I used to crochet little outfits for him too- just found him recently and put him on my counter)

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But I know you don’t think he’s as cute as this model Smile

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Sonja has been BUSY again exploring in my room

“found” her under my long arm frame

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She found this little “screw” on the back

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And here she’s messing with my bible BOW blocks AGAIN! Smile

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Saw this online, isn’t that cool??


Too bad the textile industry is mostly overseas…


And a few more, some I’m sure you’ve seen before


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 DONE ready to quilt

#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 slowly

#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 #32 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

#49 (May) Baby Kaleidoscope Riley Blake- DONE!

#50 (June) Bowtie mini quilt – scraps from RB fabrics using as leaders and enders

#51 (June) Bee pin cushion – DONE!

#52 &53 (June) Another Susie Sun dress #2 for Sonja DONE!

(Never counted the first one)


tubakk said...

This was a cute one. You're tempting me to do a similar, but for now I resist the temptation. I'm going to a Big Band consert this afternoon. Have a nice weekend!

Wendy Kruskie said...

I like that kaliedescope really unique. Sonja and the bee are too cute!

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

Love the bee and the kaleidoscope!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Sure hope your lovely and cute as a button eye candy helps me get my mojo back.....grin. You have been busy.

Janet O. said...

Nice job on the kaleidoscope quilt.
LOVE that little bee--thanks for the link!

Debbie said...

Wow - this is one full post! ;-) Your bee pincushion turned out darling! SO clever you are!! Mine is bigger (since I copied at 150%), but still would make a great pincushion. I'll keep ya posted! ;-)

Melody said...

Just love that little bee and as always it's lovely to see sweet little Sonja

Anonymous said...

Love the bee, and the bailout cartoon is a scream. What a great excuse!

Michele said...

Cute baby quilt and the pincushion is adorable.

Carla said...

That bee was cute and so is little Sonja.
I like that kaleidoscope too!