Friday, May 31, 2013
She had drawn the flowers, so I traced them and appliqued them, then made them into this hanger. I also mentioned how my other granddaughter had drawn a house last year for me to do......which as usual I started straight away......then went onto others things (typical me).
Thursday, May 30, 2013
I started this a while back - I am guessing at around 2008 - and I did the tracing and the vliesofixing. Then I think I did the raw edge machine appliqueing at a retreat. Then it sat...and got boxed up as a UFO. Then it became a Project for 2013 - and then it got a turn this month.
The pattern is by McKenna Ryan from her In Full Bloom pattern. I had thought I would do all the blocks - maybe I will - maybe one day...but I always intended to have the fuchsias as a wall hanging.
I decided to experiment with some machine embroidery for the quilting - the butterflies - and then decided to do a few lace butterflies as well. And a few beads...
I used Susie's Magic Binding method for attaching the binding - its really very easy and I think it gives a nice finish.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
I quilted it last month and finally finished hand sewing the binding on a few weeks ago.....
Decided to make it into a wee quilt for “Tove”
I think he likes it and it is UFO finish No 10…….. and just time time for a May finish..
Friday, May 24, 2013
Next is my mother's 2nd quilt. again, my Dad and I cut. Mom and I sewed. I did the binding. It is queen size. I call it the Huzzy Momma Quilt. She made it for their guest bedroom. all a jungle theme. So you won't get the wrong idea, my Mother is a wonderful decorator. I am just giving her a bad time! LOL....The quilt did turn out just beautiful. the leopard print isn't a flannel fabric but it is sooooo soft and does have some texture to it. Right now I am quilting shams to match the quilt. this was started last summer.
My Mom wants to do a scrappy quilt next. She remembers sleeping under a quilt when she was very young. just squares of fabric. so I have been cutting 3 1/2" squares. Anything goes. So that will be our summer project for this year.
so this makes 33 UFOs completed so far this year. I am feeling good!
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I finally finished my Bonnie Hunter Mystery Easy Street. This is a really large quilt with lots of little pieces. I didn't think I would ever get it finished. I had originally thought it would be a good quilt for my little Granddaughter since her bed is aqua blue, but after putting it all together it was just a little too gray for a three year old. Maybe when she is older.
So, I looked in my UFO stash and found the front panel for a cushion I'd made a couple of years ago... and turned it into a cover for my machine.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
We went over to the storage facility and totally unpacked that huge box, and we found my PHD (Project Half Done)... or as we also call them... my big UFO.
ABOVE: as you can see, I have masses to do... I'm doing it using the 'Quilt As You Go' technique.
ONLY... I have never used that technique before... so at some point down the line, probably MONTHS from now I will be asking for some help with how to join all the blocks together! Anyone know of a good tutorial video on You Tube?
For now I will concentrate on getting all the blocks assembled and quilted... cos I can do that part on me own.
I am in love with this quilt already... I adore blues.
I hope everyone is having fun working on their UFO's, I will try and fit in some small UFO's while still working on the Dresden Plate Quilt too.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
With the remaining corners I made 4 coasters and with the remaining 2 middle/side sections I made the mug rug.
Monday, May 13, 2013
|4 Patch Posy|
|Focus fabric used in blocks|
Sunday, May 12, 2013
This little lap quilt is not a UFO but I am sharing it with you a I am super proud of my first ever attempt at quilting feathers.
I did these by free motion, without a pattern, I just had it in my head and went for it. I am so pleased at how they turned out, they are not perfect but I can only get better from here. I have gifted this quilt to my 83 year old MIL for mothers day. The quilt is my own design and as I made this I also wrote my first ever quilt pattern, So this quilt has truly been a learning curve for me in pattern writing and quilting.
If you would like the pattern it is for sale on my Etsy shop quilted hugs by Sue
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
.... this is my new all time favourite quilt.....
thanks Dawn and Wendy for encouraging us to get something done each month....
Righto, Gotto Go... I hear the winter chills are on their way.... glad I've got something to cuddle under.....