Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easy Projects and some more finishes!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter holiday.  Mine was great. I got to see my kids and grandkids,  color and hunt for Easter eggs, eat and sew  too.  It was a very fun weekend.  We went to church on Saturday night and this allowed us more time on Sunday to be with the family.  This is the first time I've ever gone on a Saturday night for Easter services.  It was strange but good too. 
I went and sewed with friends on Friday night at the church and on Saturday at one of the girl's homes.  I had some quality sewing time this weekend. I didn't take a machine with me Friday night, I just took the cupcake quilt and Lighthouse quilt to sew down the bindings.  I only worked on one but got it almost finished before I left.  I did finish it up Saturday after church and the other one I finished up Sunday night after everyone went home from the Easter egg hunt...

Saturday at my small group, we worked on two things.  We worked on a project board to safely carry our projects with us and a machine skirt to hold our tools.  I don't have a picture of the project board but I will have one later  this week  and I will also share how to make your own.  It is very simple but will come in vey handy too.  Here's a picture of the tool machine skirt we made.  This one isn't mine. It was someone else's and I just took a picture. I will also share with you later about how to make one of these for yourself. These are easy to put together too. I finished mine but I'm going to make another for my MIL and I'll share the instructions at that time.

I was able to quilt 3 quilts over the long weekend.  I finished up a quilt for my MIL and two quilts for me.  I finished binding the last one last night while watching TV and listening to the rain.  It was storming so badly I did not want to turn on any of my machines....We needed the rain but my dogs sure didn't like the storm!  This is the butterfly quilt I finished for my MIL.   I didn't have anyone around to hold it up for me so I just laid it over the rocking chair....

Here's a close-up of some of the butterflies.  This took me quite a while to quilt. I just did a simple meander stitch on these blocks  and swirls on the sashings and borders...This was a fun quilt to work on and my MIL loves it.

I finished my little cupcake quilt. This was a block exchange last year with 11 other ladies.  We each did our own cupcake blocks and then traded them. These were easy to do as they are all ragged edge blocks.  Sorry, I can't think of the proper term but they were not traditional applique, we just sewed them down and didn't turn under the fabrics.  Easy, quick and fun, my three favorite words....

I won this kit several years ago at a quilt show and put it together  but I never quilted it. It's been hanging in the closet forever and I just decided it was time to make it not be a UFO.  Very simple quilting on this one.  I have wavy fabric on the back of the quilt (like water)  so I decided to do wavy line quilting on the blocks.  Another quick and easy quilt to finish. 


Monday, April 7, 2014

Another Flimsy finish, a tablerunner and some fun times.

I have had a busy week working on finishing up some things.  I did put another border on one of my old UFO's and it is now ready to be quilted.  That's number four for March and April since I started doing this...I'm now pulling fabric for the backings so I can quilt these finished flimsies...
Here's my quilt top, this was a pattern by Bonnie Hunter, it is called Orange Crush.  This is the second one I've done.  The first one was finished and given away a long time ago...

I finished quilting this tablerunner too.  This was a lot of fun to do. This is an old pattern from 1999.  I have enough fabric left over to make what the pattern calls a bread warmer!  I thought that was pretty funny.  I hand appliqed this but machine quilted it...

This last picture is something I've been wanting to do for along time.  I went Saturday to a workshop that my guild had.  There were 4 different classes or workshops going on.  Two were small quilts and one was for double wedding ring. The one I took was a workshop on using orphan blocks to make a quilt.  I put about half of this together at the workshop and continued working on it Sunday afternoon.  I still have about 40 or 50 more blocks and will be making a few more orphan quilts.  This was actually a lot of fun.  This includes the first block I ever made as a quilter and blocks I didn't use for my two sister's quilts.  I'm thinking I will call this one finished without a border but I'm still looking at it...I'm calling this Alexander's Orphanage. 

I had intentions of working on my blocks for my Rainbow scrap challenge but that didn't happen. I'm going to try to do that this week.  Plus, I started quilting another quilt last night and hope to have it finished tonight or tomorrow...This is going to be a busy week.  I hope you have a fun and productive week. Happy stitching!

Civil War BOW

Civil War BOW
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Civil War Quilts by Barbara Brackman

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April Get It Done Challenge List

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2011 UFO Challenge List

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  • 3. Scrappy BOM - Flimsy completed 01-28-11, ready for quilting!
  • 4. Purple Stack and Whack- flimsy is together, ready for quilting
  • 5. Blue 9 Patches - flimsy is together, ready for quilting
  • 6. The Moose Quilt-still in pieces.
  • 7. Row By Row Quilt, quilted-binding is on but needs to be sewn down.
  • 8. Hexagon Magic- flimsy completed 02-01-11, ready for quilting!
  • 9. Santa Claus Quilt-ready for quilting.
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  • Nov 21-Oh, My Stars!
  • Oct 18- Boo Quilt
  • Oct 10 - Christmas Tree Quilt
  • Oct 10 -Turning Twenty (30's Repro) Quilt
  • Sept 25- Baked Alaska-quilt top for LQS
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  • Sept 15 -Funny Flowers
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