Friday, November 30, 2012
The quilting is from Leah Day's FMQA, I think it's the sunflower (how does she get all her lines so straight?).
I like the 'brightness' of the finished result and hopefully it will get an inner soon! I have made a lot of cushion covers this year, I won't need any next year I suppose... Finish No. 18 I think :-)
My GD’s friend recently had a little boy and I thought it would be nice to make him a quilt.
Sew I went to my UFO box and found a flimsy that I could sandwich and quilt….
Today I was able to give Tyler his quilt and it is another UFO done and the 15th for the year…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The label is one of the block I made and then didn't include. Along the way a lot of us changed blocks to suit ourselves. This one should have been "Sunshine on my Face" - not really one of my favourite things so it became the label.
Ok ladies, here it is.......sorry for being so slack these last couple of months.....what with Dawny being sick and this month it's been me with deadlines to meet......I thought you were supposed to have much more time when you were on sick leave??!!!! It just seems to disappear twice as fast!!!!
Anyways, this (October's) month's block is a Dawn design......she's very talented, our Dawn, and loves Spring and beautiful flowers.....beautiful flowers for a beautiful lady!!!.......so this month is a beautiful vase of flowers you can enjoy each day!
Now, next month's is just around the corner.....I'm apologising in advance!!!!.......my turn and it's my son's 18th birthday on the weekend so I'm in full swing there....SORRY!!!.....the block will only be a couple of days late though so you have a little more time to squeeze in a finish...or two...or three...or......!!!!
By the way......24 finishes this month! (October) which takes us to the grand total of 355 for 2012 to date.
Now, do you remember the goal of 500 for the year??? We're almost there and I know it's a bit of a stretch!!!!.....buuuut.......that IS only 145 to go.......there are 2 months left (well...sort of......I havent counted November yet, and I have given you a couple of extra days in November!!! tee hee) which means about 73 finishes each month.... and seeing as there are 100 of us, if we have 1 finish each month....we'll pass our goal with flying colours!!!!!
Let's go for it!
I've a finish up my sleeve for November....how about you!?
Start your engines and sew many hugs
xox Wendy :O)
I purchased this kit over a year ago when attending a Kansas Troubles Club. I loved the sunflowers and the little button detail and cut out the fabric and.... Well I signed up for a Pay it Forward and I decided this would be perfect! I love the pattern and and thought it would be great to send to Portugal...Sunflowers - so 'Midwest'. The sewing and quilting went well. The teeny tiny little buttons were hard to sew in a circle but I was happy with the result.
This week I hope to catch up reading all the 'Sew Its Finished' posts.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
When I bought my current sewing machine, about 10 years ago, one of the first lessons I did was these little embroidered flowers and pin tucks. I was supposed to be making a camisole, but I didnt think my effort was good enough. The flowers were ok but the pintucks were not so good. (they puckered, as you can see in the photo). I cut out the piece and left it in a drawer in my sewing room.
It travelled in my suitcase, and was perfect for what I needed it for.
So that was my very little October finish which I didnt even get to post before we went, and October was over by the time we came back home.
November’s finish is a little more exciting.
Shortly after getting Dawn’s Baseco Bag pattern, I made one which was for a friend, and then I received some pink charm squares for my birthday from a friend. I immediately thought Baseco bag for myself. I started, and almost finished the embroidery, then life got in the way. I kept looking at the pink charm squares, longingly. Finally I finished the embroidery at the end of last year and cut all the pieces.
Yesterday was the day - Out came the box of bits and pieces, and by the end of the day I had made up the bag – and I LOVE it.
Monday, November 19, 2012
I have received a second order for another one of these in candy colors with a candy stripe border, but that one will be started in the New Year. A new granson is due soon so I need to get cracking on a quilt for him.
Whenever I have wanted to do a quilt with a new technique I try and do something small first... just to check I can actually do it... and that I will enjoy it enough to finish a quilt....
This top was made to practice blanket stitching in 2009 and it has been sitting in my cupboard since...
I have finally used the lonely forgotten top to make a cushion.....
quilted pillowcase slip style cover for the backing....
I know I used a pattern from a magazine for the vase picture... not sure which one though....
Righto, Gotto Go.... I still have loads of UFO's... I wonder if you will get your list finished before the end of the year?????? I won't........ and I have made new UFO's this year too!
Are you doing Sew It's Finished again next year Dawn and Wendy???????
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The plan was to put these stitchery blocks together into a quilt.
well it’s Nov and still they were in my box. Sew I decided to make the Christmas one into this….
I really love the little wall hanging.. Maybe I can make the others into smaller projects too !!!
Friday, November 16, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
I can’t believe it’s nearly halfway through November already….and we’re sorry……those of you with finishes haven’t received your last month’s BOM block yet!!!
Poor Dawn has been soooo sick this year and it just has such a hold and won’t let go!!! She’s just needing some rest for a couple of more days but…….
photo borrowed courtesy of http://www.anointedblog.com
Hold on tight!!! It’s coming….real soon….it’s just around the corner, with some exciting news!!!
Sew many hugs
xox Wendy :O)
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Last year my blogging friend Sunny invited her followers to make a Stay at Home Round Robin
We started by making a centre block
Next Flying Geese
Pinwheels and Double Hour Glass
and All finished Yeh!!!!!!!!
Did you notice any changes to the centre block???
Ever since I finished my "Stitchers Keeper" (Leanne Beasley pattern - see here) - I have been meaning to turn the extra bit of fabric with a stitched flower into a scissor holder - finally - a few hours worth of work and I can say its done. I know it's not much but hopefully next month will be a bigger finish..
Well done to those who have finished projects for this month. Thanks to Dawn & Wendy for keeping us on our toes.