Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Kainga Happenings: "Weather vane Cross Stitch and some new cushions."

Kainga Happenings: "Weather vane Cross Stitch and some new cushions."your cross stitch is delightful.

Reporting In

One of these months I am going to be early!!!!!!  Here's my lonely finish for the month. It's the small patriotic mini with the stars.  It was cut out two or three years ago.  I started putting it together in June and started quilting it July lst and got it quilted and bound on July 3rd, just in time for the 4th!!! Some of us were meant to quilt our own quilts, and some of us weren't......I'm a weren't!!  That's why this picture is taken from a distance :-) !!!!  But happily it's done.   My daughters wedding is in October so that's pretty much what we are concentrating on at the moment!!!  Happy August everyone.

A small finish....

I made these scrappy blocks last year out of some of my scraps....I didn't particularly like them, but I dragged them out this month and thought I should use them for something. So I made them into a small mat to put on top of our small freezer. It doesn't look too bad, especially with a fruit bowl on it, lol.

Just scraped in with my 10th finish

Table runner made from a left over row form the Row X Row round robin swap I was part of in 2006. This row was made by Ronnie. I quilted it last month and put the last stitch in the binding at 10pm last night....

Done and Dusted.

A few years ago I was given a nice Bright Batik Bali Jelly Roll. At our Patch retreat in 2012 I pieced the top and at retreat this year I finally pinned, quilted and did the binding………


Taa Dah !!!!!!  Finish No 13. Unlucky for some but lucky for me to have a finish for JULY …………

OPPs sorry about the mop in the background..LOL.

Hugz  Maria


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

July Finish

This was started in....before 2007.
The top was all done  - it was sitting in its little labelled box with the backing and binding already made.  

Its about 3 feet square so will make a nice little table topper.

Monday, July 29, 2013

A Cheery Finish

Today I would like to share my latest finish. About 20 years ago long after my grandmother had passed away my grandfather sold his farm house to downsize into a smaller house. At the auction my sister purchased a big box of old fabric scraps and partially finished quilt blocks. She dug them out a while ago and asked me to use the old fabrics as well as some new fabrics to finish some quilts for her, myself and my mom. The fist quilt finished using fabrics and blocks from the box can be seen here.
For this quilt the nine patch blocks were already completed but a little crooked (my grandmother didn't have a rotary cutter). I trimmed all the nine patch blocks to 10 inch squared then added some 10 inch blocks that had a hint of wonkiness.

The quilt measures:Um... I'll update later lol
Pattern: Mine
Fabrics used: Timeless Treasures, Robert Kaufman found here, Henry Glass found here,              Moda Oh Deer! and my grandmas vintage squares.
Quilted by: Me with straight lines 1/4 inch apart.
I just love how bright and cheery it is! Here are a couple up close photos...

Thanks for stopping in!!

A July Finish!

Finally..a finish for July! It's been a tough month with my long arm being down for the count. :(. So I dug out his little wall hanging from years ago. It was the second one I had done in a class with Ricky Tims probably in 2004 or something! I got the first one done, but have no idea why I waited so long to finish this one.

Chantel II

By Karen W

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hexagon Park Finished

At last Hexagon Park is finished.  The pattern is by Lynne Goldsworthy and is available free on the Moda bakeshop website. The fabric is Summersville and is much brighter than the photos show.

Phew that's me done for a while!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Finished Schnibble

Slowly, but surely, I am making headway at finishing some of the tops that have been sitting around for a loooooong time.  I like this accountability.

This is a Schnibble quilt that I did in Halloween fabrics a couple of years ago.  It is now quilted, bound and ready for being used as a wall hanging or table topper this fall.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Seventeenth Finish

I'm a little behind on posting but I finally finished a quilt started in 2008!  It was my first try with prairie points and it went pretty smooth.  I needed to have this completed for a quilt show on June 1st  and I even managed to finish a week early.  Deadlines sometimes are a good thing, they get you to finish projects.

Happy Stitching!

Hoppy # 32

... so very hoppy....

.... quilted and binding finished ....

Harrington and Hannah quilt
done as a free BOM  last year

A lovely mix of techniques....

wool felt applique

... and some simple stitching....

some piecing of blocks around the edges...

felt made from old woolen blankets and clothing

... and a lovely cotton vintage table cloth for the background ...

... it is backed with a flannel sheet 

so nice and snuggly and warm - perfect as we are still having winter...

Righto, Gotto Go..... I think I'll make a cuppa and go and snuggle under my latest quilt....


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Yay, A Finish

Over a year ago my sister asked for a cot quilt for her new born daughter Alyssa.  She said not to hurry with it as Alyssa would be in her bassinet, then her cot for a while yet.  Well I did procrastinate on it and she has waited patiently and now it is finally completed.

It was made with a couple of charm packs called Amelia by Me & My Sister Designs for Moda

Tomorrow is wings it way over to Australia.

Oh help, it's now July ... and I've very little new to show you

Hello all, remember me ? Liz, aka Stashqueen - not very active with UFO's or posts this year, sorry.  Busy with new projects, however, not given up.

 I promised when I'd fixed the camera gremlins, I'd post photos of items I finished earlier this year.  Well, the gremlins are gone, I hope for good, as I now have a card reader for uploading photos from the camera [a lovely simple solution in the end].  However, I've forgotten exactly which UFO's lacked photos, so please forgive me if I include items from 2012 that you have already seen.

This is the lap quilt I finally completed for myself, which I called the iris quilt [from the fabric range chosen], and sub-titled 'memories of Anji', the lovely lady who taught us her pattern for this quilt, and who tragically died  before I finished my version.

Next is my beautiful Geisha girl, with my choice of Japanese-inspired fabrics machine appliqued on to the pre-printed panel, purchased several years earlier.  I did slightly modify the landscape design features to suit fabrics I already had in my stash.  She keeps me company in my craft room.

This was the third of the Christmas 2012 pot mitts I made, so I may have shown photos of the other 2.  They all have a layer of  practical insulated wadding.

Here is the Christmas star wall-hanging started as a round-robin challenge a few years ago, which lay unfinished until I altered toe outer border completely from the original, to something that blended better and was more to my taste.  Now I'll be happy to have it on display each Christmas season.

I'm unsure whether I've already posted anything about this quilt, made for our niece's wedding in May this year in Italy.  I started cutting it last year when she announced her engagement, so it would qualify as a 2013 finish.  She wanted blues and beiges, so I raided my stash for anything Asian-inspired; I only had to purchase the creamy horizontal sashing fabric, plus a beautiful blue floral tipped with gold for the backing to make a reversible queen size quilt.  Joanne Clay was the excellent professional quilter, here in Adelaide - she always knows just what pattern will best enhance a quilt. I absolutely loved making this quilt, based on "Moonlight Garden" a free pattern by Hoffman several years ago.

I've been busily stitching [and even finishing] new projects much of this year, which do not qualify for posting here.  When we return from holidays in August, I'll finally update my poor neglected blog, Stashqueen's progress and include photos for anyone who might be interested in the scrappy quilts etc. I've been creating from offcuts and donated fabrics.

Must go and pack now, off on holiday in the morning : a-cruising we will go!
Thanks for getting all the way to the end of this marathon post - you deserve a cuppa and a long rest .... cheers, Liz

Sunday, July 14, 2013

July finishes

 I did finish a few things in the month of June but they were not UFO's so I didn't list them here.

This is a UFO from way back in 2005 called Simply Fun.  I bought the pattern and fabric from a shop in Nashville and finally got around to quilting it in May of this year.  This one is made from Civil War reproduction  fabrics.

This quilt is named Lovers Links and is from a pattern in  McCall's Quilting magazine year 2000. It's made from 30's reproduction fabrics.
Thanks to this group I am catching up on my UFO's.  The stack is getting smaller.

3 little UFOs!

Hi Everyone!  hope you are staying cool.  It's hard to do that here in AZ.  the other day I looked out my back window to the thermometer at 7PM!!  this is what I saw:

do you see that?  121 degrees!!!!  yikes....  I want to go up to the mountains!!!!  thankfully the temp has dropped to the low 100s.  Crazy!!!

Anyway,  I have the last 3 little table hangings finished!  the whole year is finished. 

so now I am at 39 UFOs finished for the year.  I really think I will hit my goal of 50 for the year.  I really feel this list is helping me.  You certainly give me encouragement!!  it is very appreciated.  thank you! 



Thursday, July 11, 2013

Belated Finishes

I just wanted to show you some of my latest projects. We have moved and I have neglected blogging... oops.. Anyway...
I am in love with this sock monkey baby quilt!! It measures 47 inches by 47 inches and was made of scraps.
Next up is my organic baby quilt.
A while back I received this awesome fabric line called Taili by Monaluna Fabrics and I have finally pulled it out to make something.
On a nice sunny Ohio day I lugged my machine outside and began sewing!


Measurements are 38.5 by 42 inches 
Thanks for dropping by!!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Vicki's raggy quilt

While at our retreat last week I was able to finish on of my K.A.R.T.S.  I bought this flannel fabric while on last year's quilt trail, before Vicki was born, and had it ready to stitch - just hadn't actually done the stitching.  Most of the fabric is from a range called Snowmen Make me Smile.
 The raggy front
 The back
And sitting in the dolls cradle I have been given to give to her.  I think I will make a small sized raggy quilt for the cradle from the little bits of leftover fabrics.  Vicki has her first birthday at the weekend. Where has that time gone?

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Yes I know it's July....

...and that this is only my second UFO finish for the year, but it counts.

I have had this top prepared for awhile, just waiting a new grand-nephew. The last six have been girls, so I was pleased when Master H arrived at the beginning of June.
I'm still slack at getting it to  him, even though I only had to put it together and quilt and bind it.
Delivery should be this week, I hope.
Boy was I pleased to be able to cross this one off my list! Just hope the next one won't be so long a wait.
Take care,

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Lemon liquorice

That is the name I have given to this quilt made with block collected from swaps in Quilting block swaps Australia.

I started saving these blocks in March 2012, and still have a number of star blocks in this colour range which I plan to continue collecting to make a starry version.


Little chooks...

These 4 little chooks have been sitting around for months just waiting for a bit of stuffing....

all the main work of sewing the selvages and putting the blocks together was done... I used some bear stuffing beads so they sit nicely and glued on some googly eyes....

# 28,29,30,31