Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Here's the promised photo of my finished result. Sorry it is dark. I edited the brightness but it hasn't been applied, so seems I'm still having tech troubles. Thanks Tracee for your kind comment - hope my version appeals to you. I am so glad this is finished at last.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
This project started as all mine do - lots of energy and enthusiasm (in 2008?) - then this one went in the 'too hard' basket after I had all the fabrics fused in place. The bias binding for the stained glass look beat me time after time whenever I brought out this project. It simply would not sit right, so back in the cupboard it went. I finally decided to overcome the difficulties this September and have fought with the nasty black tape for weeks until I am sort of satisfied with the result. Then I had problems with the backing and quilting, so maybe I wasn't in the right frame of mind when I completed it today - photo of my finished project to follow when camera working again. In the meantime, I'm attaching a photo of the original pattern so you can see what it should look like.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
|The Witch Is In
I know I haven't posted in quite awhile but I have been busy making quilts for a cause I felt very close to. Of course I do pop in and check all your wonders out!
Saturday, October 27, 2012
I had a stitchery in mind. Part of Bronwyn Hayes BOM Songbirds but not sure how to finish it.
I remembered that I had a little hanger from a sale. It still had the price on it......$4......quite a steal. I wish I could remember where I bought it. So it just needed borders and I did very minimum quilting.
I am going to have to make another one just for me because I love how it turned out. I hope whoever wins the raffle loves it too.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
2 Finishes on one day! The bag was just in need of the handles and the inside bottom had to be sewn up! The pouch needed a closure and some decoration(the flowers) and voila: 2 finishes! The bag was waiting for a whole year for handles and today I finally got around to the task! It was my housekeeper's birthday today and she is very pleased with the bag! The pouch is for a blog friend I am hoping to meet this week!!
Monday, October 22, 2012
The hexes are large at 6.5 inches from point to point. Great for FMQ practice.
I have been working on one of my UFOs now and again but having caught up with a couple of months of blog posts on here I have been so impressed by all the finishes that I am determined to work on it next weekend.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
HE will be our 6th Grandson, and we have ANOTHER grandson due early February!
We are 'good breeders' in this family!
Anyway.. here's the quilt I made for him:
you can't see it, but the quilter did little Noah's Ark animals along the top and bottom, kites down each side, butterflies, leaves and branches through the main part. I love it.
The back is just little blocks of colour... I usually just use one fabric, but I had so many little bits of fabric hanging around I decided to use them.
I will make a label for this quilt tonight.... then it will be hidden away until Christmas.
I made a cot bumper set to match this quilt too... must find the photos I took and show you too.
THIS IS FINISH NUMBER 6.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
sorry for the delay....where oh where does the time go??? Is it just me or is the wheel just spinning faster and faster.....I seem to be like that proverbial mouse...never reaching my destination!!! Ah well, Dawn and I finally were able to align our timetables and get our lists of finishers done, so you'll notice the blog is now updated with 17 finishes for August and 22 finishes for September and a total number for the year so far of
...WOOOHOOOOO.....well done ladies and a BIG congratulations on getting that pile of UFO's down!!!
Never in a million years did we think we'd reach that many.....the hopes were there but.....I wonder if we can make it to 500 by the end of the year???? Let's aim for it, hey????
Keep plodding with the rest of our finishes......remember half of October is already finished so it won't be long now before another block might just hit your inbox!!!!
Sew Many Hugs
Wendy and Dawn xox
Monday, October 8, 2012
It reminds me of the candy necklaces that I used to eat as a young girl.
I love the seminole border, and this is the first quilt that I have done stipple quilting on all over and was surprised at how easy it turned out to be.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
This little wall hanging was started at least 2 years ago... and it really didn't take much to finish it.
I made it for a Girlfriend's little boy, Corbin: (it measures about 1 meter X 1.50 meters)
I hope he likes it.
I am now off to continue on another UFO... which will be for Corbin's bigger brother Guy.
EDITED: I added some '3-D' leaves ...
Much happier with it now.
So I am making lots of little tummy time quilts as gifts, here are the ones I have done so far. Two of these were made in September but I never got them posted in time.
They are all of my own design, I have some cute elephant fabric and am planning one in orange and blue (for a little boy). I do know what two of the babies are going to be (not telling) but the others will be a surprise so I need to have boy and girls covered in my gift pile.