Sunday, March 31, 2013
The buttons took ages to sew on...I nearly glued them. I have just about run out of daylight too, so the picture is a bit dark - it is about to pour down here in Sunny Brisbane (well sometimes sunny).
Just dropping in to wish you many Easter blessings
..and to offer you a reminder that today is the last day of the month….which means……….
remember to post your UFO finishes as the count will be on, first thing tomorrow morning!
This month’s treat……
comes to you courtesy of the Malteser bunny…..he helped me along quite a bit this month!!! LOL
If you are travelling, drive safely and enjoy all our good Lord has given us!
Sew many hugs
My finish for March is a quilt for my daughter who lives in NZ so it will probably stay here in the UK until she comes to visit/or maybe comes home! She is 24 but loves quirky animal fabric. I originally saw the pattern on the Missouri Star Quilt Company Youtube tutorials and I have adjusted it to the size I wanted. I think the stack and whack is widely available pattern? I have been catching up on the posts and what an amazing batch of finishes - again!
This is the front
I hope everyone has managed to find some sewing time over the Easter break - I have managed to finish this quilt and catch up on blogs - perfect day so far.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
I've lost count a bit of how many I have shown here sorry! Have completed 9 now, October, November and December yet to do - maybe over Easter?
Those that know the pattern might note the additional butterfly in September - I had overlooked a faint stain and wasn't sure it would come out ;-) please don't tell the recipient!
It went up so quickly that I made a second one for a friend.
Now I think I need to make another one for the area where I sit and hand stitch. Those little thread snips are always so pesky on the table!!!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
This is #8 of 12. A Kim Scheffer (?) pattern. I have a few more to quilt. all the tops are done.
Anyway, it feels good to get more done.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
|More kits than I can poke a stick at.....|
I sandwiched three flimsy and managed to get two completed and I finished the third yesterday…
No 4 - Medallion Friendship quilt “Going Dotty”
No 5 - Beginners Block Quilt-A-Long
No6 - Baby Boys Panel Quilt…
No 7 – This cute little Hexie Turtle Pincushion..
Hope I can get a few finishes again next month.
Bits 'n Bobs, if you want to see more.
Monday, March 25, 2013
So that will be the next project.....
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Recently at a quilting retreat I noticed that a lot of the ladies has quilted bags – and although I have made a few bags, I have never made myself one.
So I bought a kit and over the past week have made this for…… Me.
The bag is made up of 2 inch squares, with an appliqué heart with stitchery flowers on the front pocket. Now next time I go on a quilting retreat I will have a bag too.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
I love table runners and I have several table runners in various stages of completeness in little baggies these are the next thing to mark off the list. So with that in mind a grabbed on bag the other day which had enough in it for two long table runners (can't remember why). This is the first of those table runners using a quilt as you go method, fabric is basic Grey's "Sultry" by Moda (mmmmm love Basic Grey) jelly Roll (left over from teapot cosies which are still to be completed..
The rest of the fabric in that bag I have now been sewn together Jelly roll race style,I will add vertical borders to make it wide enough then quilt and bind it and another table runner/UFO will be done.
But first I will complete 2 more UFO hand towels which have now been earmarked as a personal swap.
After that I have another table runner, that I have designed myself, to complete using an Authentic by Sweetwater charm pack.
Then I will only have one more table runner to complete (made with caring hearts) and that UFO box will be done and dusted for this year. There are only 4 more boxes to work my way through (bags, cushions, kitchen projects, completed blocks) as well as a few small baskets of UFO's that haven't been sorted yet and 5 quilt tops still to be quilted.
That's do-able isn't it.........
I'm loving seeing everyone's work. My apologies for not making comments. Its pure laziness for sure. I read all my favorite blogs (this one included) through Google Reader...on Flipboard on my iPad. Well, to make a comment requires me to leave the app, go to the website to make a comment. And well...like I said..too lazy! and too much in a hurry to keep up with all my blog reading. I do get behind a lot! :)
One of the quilts I finished this month was 'Keep Calm and Quilt On'. I designed this (after being inspired by a star quilt similar) for my Annual Pawleys Island Quilt retreat that I host. This wallhanging is about 42" square and was just the right size to fit into the schedule without making the whole week retreat about the one quilt. I did that one year, and it wasn't fun. People want to work on UFO's as well.
It will go in my recently redecorated guest room of gray, yellow and pink. This fabric was fun...it had all quilt related words on it. I forget the fabric line, sorry. Unfortunately I buy fabric and after aging the proper amount of time, it's way past the limits of my memory!
|Keep Calm and Quilt On|
|Keep Calm embroidered center|
Back to work....I have a quilt that needs binding and another one needs the blocks finished.
Happy Quilting, Karen