Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Christmas Right Around The Corner

Someone sent me this panel for a wall hanging awhile back and I decided today to get it finished,so here is the front with its eclectic deer.

I love the way the back came out and it is very pretty.

Tonight while watching television I will add the sleeve & it will be complete!

Oh Happy Day, another project done!

At Last

I cannot believe it has been nearly three months since I last had a finish. But at last I have another empty box.

Taa Dah!!!! Finish NO 10.

A little wall hanging. Great one to put in the my Christmas Box.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Late Postings of Finishes

I have been very busy over the last few months - firstly my eldest daughter got married on 2nd July and then my God Daughter on August 13th - both occasions necessitated a quilt (of course).
The quilt for my daughter was on my UFO list as it had stated life as a "maybe when they get engaged" present - but I wasn't ready for that so it became the wedding present. 
Here is the quilt I made for her and her husband. 

The central part of the quilt is made from a pattern published by Paula at PacificPatchwork based on - 1 Corinthians 13:4 - Love is Patient, Love is Kind etc.

The outside blocks feature words to live by - the pattern "Gifts of Grace" supplied by Val Laird and based on Galatians 5:22-23.  (There were 9 patterns supplied but 8 worked for me!!)

Some close ups:

The quilting - not mine - I sub contracted that!

and the label - I designed it in Word and printed it on printable fabric - easy to do but a little difficult to hand sew.

So that is #15 off the list I supplied - Love Is / Gifts of Grace Quilt  -  FINISHED!!

And another one:

I finished a second blue & cream quilt -  in time for my high school friend's "0" birthday in April. 

My bestest sewing mate gave me a beautifully stitched label to add to the back:
I originally bought quite a collection of blues creams and a bit of green to make the first "0" birthday quilt for another friend - and planned on making two together - but I still have enough left over for a third - wonder who that will go to??

Here is a close up of some of the 'starter' fabric - its a border print but it would have been too wide to use as a border on that sized quilt so I cut it into 6" squares and made coordinating 4 patch and 9 patch squares.


So that is #18 on my list - FINISHED!!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Finished Before Christmas

I originally started this quilt to show at our local fair, but soon realized it was far to detailed to complete in just a few days. It had to be cut, the Scotties place on Muslina and then hand sewed with a blanket stitch. Once the inner and outer borders, batting and backing was added, I hand quilting around each Scottie.

Prior to binding it, I hand designe a leaf and vine quilting pattern on the borders and outlined it in green thread however, it doesn't show up very well, but it is there around the entire quilt.

The binding is a red, green and yellow Christmas Batik pattern and I hand sewed it on the back. All the dogs are a different Christmas fabric from scraps I had around the house and the borders are all Christmas fabrics!

I really like the way it came out though I did not like the brand or type of Muslin I purchased as it seemed to fray way to much and

I thought purchasing something for more than $9 per yard was good quality.

I loved the backing fabric as it looks like a crazy quilt.

As of tonight it is done and I added a Scottie Dog label to the back of it!

Another quilt completed!


I have finished another UFO and this one is a birthday gift for my GD Emma who will be 3 in November. I started stitching this one 2 years ago and I am pleased with how it has turned out even though it has taken a long time to complete. I am now going to finish a quilt for her brother that i should have finished and given to him last year. Better late than never they tell me.
Sorry had trouble taking a photo of this one and had to get DH to get out his big camera to do the job. The pattern is Truly Scrumpcious by Cinderberry Stitches.
Bye for now Jude

Monday, August 22, 2011

Job done.... # 20

Last year I went to a workshop for a 4 patch stack and whack and made this quilt top... it has been lurking in my cupboard with other lurkers since then.....

I really wanted to do my own quilting but needed a bit more confidence on the feathers.....

I finally did the quilting by needle tracing the design on baking paper - shown HERE on my blog - it took me ages but I am happy with the finished look....

the same feather design over each block and then a full feather border....

Here is the front... quilted and bound..

we are still having cold nights so this quilt has found a home on my bed.....

I'm pleased to say my UFO list is receding well....
isn't is a shame that other UFO's seem to take their place?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Wee baby Cathedral Windows quilt

I have had this little baby, hand-pieced, Cathedral Windows quilt in the "works" for some time...started...then set aside...then worked on...stored away...and pulled out and worked on...etc...

I know that it is just a little baby quilt...and I should have completed this ages ago!

*I debated sewing down the edge so that it would be a straight edge, but decided on keeping it as it is, cuz I really liked the zig zag edges or corner points*
*It is two panels of the scrappy fabric squares sewn on a muslin background. Each panel is about 23 inches wide by 46 inches overall, it is 46 inches by 46 inches.*

But yay! I have it finally completed and it's ready for a future grandbaby...

For the complete story and a few more photos, please take a peek at my post: Quilt...completed...

If you would like, you can read more about this quilt here: "Q is for Quilt"  
or on this post, I've shared some other quilts, here: Quintessential Quilts and Quilting Quandry

(And if you do get a chance to visit, please leave a comment on those posts, so that I know you stopped by.)

I appreciate all of you and am inspired by all the lovely quilts & projects completed and shown here.
*Blessings & Aloha!*

Friday, August 5, 2011

Raggedy Friends finish #5

I'd featured this one on my blog and totally forgot to add it here.....such a doofus, aren't I???? LOL
Here's my version of Kaaren Johnson's (of The Painted Quilt fame) Raggedy Friends that I began last year and finished about 3 weeks ago.

You can read more about it  and see more photos on my blog here.

Sew many hugs
XXX Wendy :O)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

1st finish- trip around the world dollquilt

8 months passed and my first finish is a fact.

This one isn't meant for Joris, but doesn't he look cute this way? It's Pippi's doll quilt.
I made this quilt with the leftovers of a bigger quilt that I still have to finish. But I made progress on that one; all borders are attached and the sandwich is made and I have even started quilting (during summer quilting this one is quite hot so I've postponed that to colder days).

Making the sandwich used to be something I didn't like, so tops became UFO's but after having read about the micro stitch on a blog and having this tried out this problem disappeared.
What helped as well is having a design wall behind my bed. I made great progress on tops that were put on.
I hope these tips can help others.

More finishes on the way!