Thursday, October 3, 2013

Star, faith and a box quilt

I finished another persian star block, so I think I have 3 or 4 left now, only 2 weeks (well a bit more since I’m the hostess)


Meanwhile Sonja got BIG yellow bear from her brother. sniff sniff, he’s too big for bear now… He also gave her his other yellow bear which was his favorite….


I made this block/mini quilt, it was a pattern I bought a long time ago, fusible raw edge applique, it’s supposed to be mounted on canvas, but I think I’ll just trim it and quilt and bind it.



From leftover Yenter fabrics I made this bowl quickly, then ran out of the cording


I finally finished this UFO too, a boxes quilt.

I thought I had made up the pattern but then saw a similar one in a magazine the other day, so I guess I had copied it by looking at the picture.

These were the FIRST ozark/ hillbilly fabrics I ever bought from Tonya!


I quilted circles all over the middle using plastic templates, which was kind of a pain. But it looks neat Smile


Straight lines on the outer border and a chain of stars on the inner border


and a scrappy backing, since the way I cut the pieces out, I ended up with 6 of each block type, two of them only needed 5 so I used the last two on the back.


Here’s more detail of the circles on the back


and the borders too


And I finished the farm animals embroidery, I have a plan to make it into a purse or bag, we’ll see.


I really don’t get much long arm quilting done, I have 2 left to be quilted of my own, I haven’t had any customer quilts in months! but seems to work since SOMEONE is keeping me busy busy, so I can only sew, where I stop and go often, where long arm quilting I like to do at least one whole row before stopping.

Sonja is walking all over the place!!

these cabinets are in my studio, part of a “wet bar” in this bonus room.


Here's an update on my CONDENSED 2013 list

#1 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needle turn applique, mommy giraffe almost done – working on this one in the car line at kids schools

#2 pineapple black and blue quilt- TOP DONE ready to quilt

#7 fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt

#8 bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show – ironed down border applique, top stitching slowly

#12- Hidden forest- applique- owl block done!

#15 Christmas tree skirt- Quilted need binding

#16 hexie flowers- 47 done I think

#17 women of the bible quilt blocks- #47 done-

#20- roman holiday- kit

#40(Jan) Ahhhh's- #48 done

#44 (April) blue yellow kaleidoscope- 6 blocks done

#48 (May) Sampler Quilt along- blocks 9 and 10 done

#56 Boxes!-  DONE!

#58 (July) persian star FPP block swap – 9 done

#64 (Sep) Baby girl quilt- DONE!

#65 (Sept) farm animal panel – embroidery, done

#66 (Oct) Christmas Strip quilt – working on blocks

#67 (Oct) Teddy bear – DONE!


Needled Mom said...

The star block is really pretty. I also like the fabric bowl. It's so hard to come up with original ideas anymore as it seems like everything has been made before...somewhere.

Janet O. said...

Another gorgeous star block.
That photo of Sonja with the bear is too precious!! : )

tubakk said...

I love your star block!

Janarama said...

Your star block is really beautiful! The picture of Sonja with the big bear is so sweet. It looks like the bear is kissing her head.

Barb said...

You are coming right it all!!

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

Adorable picture with the giant bear! I so want to make one of those bowls sometime.

barbara woods said...

She is adorable, sweetie

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful blocks and projects. You've been busy. And, what cute photos of Sonja. Of course I love the one with her and the bear. Too cute.

SewCalGal said...

Gorgeous star block. Super cute picture of sonja asleep on the big bear. She eventually slows down, just not in the time you want.

Lori said...

love your projects, especially the star at the top of the page. Sonja is getting so big and pretty. so cute how she is asleep on her bear.

Carol said...

Napping with the big bear is the cutest photo ever!

Michele said...

I like the star block too and who couldn't resist that picture of Sonja with the BIG bear? Just adorable.