Thursday, February 28, 2013
I have been spending most of my spare time lately working on a UFO quilt - quite a large one, which I had hoped to have finished this month. However this afternoon I needed a break from it so decided to make something completely different.
This month I decided it was time to continue working on it. I outline stitched the girls, then decided to make a cushion for my little girl Grandie.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Firstly a quilt I started last year for my daughters best friend who was married last December - I was a bit late finishing it and have just handed it over - so at least it can be counted as a finish here. I had made one very similar for my Daughter when she was married in 2011.
I started this last year and unfortunately with the end of the year getting so busy I never got around to finish it for Chrissy 2012. So now after backing quilting, binding and adding some suffolk puffs & ribbon, I'm pleased to say it is complete.
Sorry about the lighting in the pic, it's very overcast here today.
Only one day left till the end of the month……make sure you’ve posted your finishes to our blog before then, so I can send you a free copy of month 2 of our BOM “A Year Full of Blooms”.
Loving our finishes so far!!!
xox Sew many Hugs
Wendy and Dawn :O)
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
As always, thanks to Wendy and Dawn for this wonderful group.
Monday, February 25, 2013
I bought the kit (by Country Cupboard) a couple of years ago, and I just love it. I would really like to make another one, but in my own colours, as I feel the legs, hands and face are a bit too close in colour to the background fabric, so they don't show up very well.
I started this quilt probably four or five years ago, got bored with it and put the blocks aside. Maybe it was the purple. Anyway, last year I dragged the blocks out, sewed them together and sent it off for quilting. Again....there it sat with no binding for over a year. Was it too purple????
This month I dragged it out once more and finally sewed that binding on and now can say it's completed. Do you see all the green in it??? I do. Sew...it's finished. Yeah.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
I have managed another finish for 2013 - this is from my Misc List of bits and pieces (orphan blocks)
and I want to wait until the recipient gets it before the big reveal.
Ellie's Quilt Place as well as a couple of other blogs ,sorry I don't have the names but all of the patterns can be found on Ellie's sidebar.
Friday, February 22, 2013
And below is another 10 book marks for work.
I can't find it.
It went into storage along with everything else in our garage when we got flooded. Then we unpacked MOST of the storage box to get out various things we needed, then it went back to the storage facility.
The men (drat) didn't unpack EVERYTHING, so my quilt is still in the box. *sigh*
So I have been forced to work on other UFO's that we did find.
Today I finished a bag for my 2nd daughter, she is 33 TODAY. I started this bag for her about 2 years ago!
ABOVE: Lacy loves PURPLE, so I thought this fabric was purple enough! Got it in a sale at Spotlight, love that store!
ABOVE: Lacy will be able to use it as her 'Baby Bag' ... because you can fit so much in it.
I've probably made about 10 of these bags now... they are just so POPULAR!
I'm very happy I have another FINISH to show off! That is two for this year... not bad for me!
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Sew many hugs
Wendy and Dawn :O)
Thursday, February 21, 2013
I figured I used 7 1/2 yards fabric. all from stash since it is a couple of years old. oh to finish..... my goodness it feels good!
thanks for looking..... 16 finishes!
Monday, February 18, 2013
anyway, first off is a pillowcase. a happy birthday pillowcase. I have 5 children and 20 grands. my goals a couple of years ago was to make a birthday box for each of them. One box for each family. a lap quilt, and table runner, a pillowcase, and a banner. sigh.... bought the fabric, got almost everything cut out and ready to sew, then for whatever reason stopped.... sigh...... LOL... so 1st of 7 pillowcases done. I plan on sewing the rest of those babies this week. I have several opportunities to sew this week. the serger is out and ready to go. I am set!
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Now to get the binding added to the two quilts I finally finished.
~Robin L. (3 finishes)
Saturday, February 16, 2013
My 2 young apprentices did their first sewing today. They found some stray 4 patch squares that I have had floating around in my UFO collection for some years. I also had a practice machine embroidered piece. My 2 young Grandies, aged 7 and 5 collected up all the bits they could find, as they wanted to make quilts for their Teddy Bears.
Friday, February 15, 2013
I am playing along with Cheryl and have joined her mini quilt club,
this month we are making mini quilts to celebrate St Patricks day in March.
Now I don’t even know who am going to be sending this to – it could be you.
I started this last weekend and have quilted it and bound it this afternoon. See my little free motion shamrocks I am pretty proud of them
I know its not a UFO, but this is likely to be my only Finish for February so I needed to share something.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Crazy Hearts, a Buggy Barn pattern. I meandered around the hearts, did pebbles in the outer heart and echoed the inner hearts. I did add a few 'kisses', 'love' and 'hugs' for my hubby's sake.
Happy Heart Day to my hubby!
Aka Passionate Quilter
- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad
Any way all it needed was the little loops to put the hanger on and a label on.… Now it’s done and on it’s way to a new owner…..
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
It looks so bright, fresh and relaxing that I'm sure it will bring joy to the person it will be gifted to!
I had cut out squares and started making blocks for a quilt about 4 years ago before a Grandie was born, then the nursery theme changed, and I didnt carry on. By adding a few more blocks, and changing it to a disappearing 9 patch I have now made an Aussie Hero quilt.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A few years ago we were making a mesh food cover at our sewing club. We used the Double Mitre Ruler by the Sewing Revolution to make the frame, then a mesh fabric sewn into the frame. The corners were to be weighted, but as I have not found the pattern, I am not sure how that was done. I decided not to try weighting them at this stage, and can do so if needed at a later time.
I did the frame in the class, so just had to sew the mesh in at home.