Sunday, February 22, 2015

Blocks, pillows, table runners, two little quilts and some tatting.

I have been working on my sewing room today trying to get it reorganized.  I finally gave up and decided to sew a little too.  I made some 4 patches and some half square triangles for a swap I'm doing and worked on some other blocks too. It is so hard to concentrate on my sewing when I feel so disorganized....Hopefully, this week I can get my room a little more like I want it....

I went and sewed with friends yesterday.  I got three blocks put together from my first swap on Thursday.  Here's what the blocks look like so far.




My friendship group is doing the Sunny Lanes quilt out of Pat Speth's book, Nickel Quilts.  I love this book and all of her books.  There are 20 of us in this exchange.  We are making 4 patches and half square triangles to exchange.  Then we put them together ourselves to make the blocks...We exchange 24 4 patches and 24 half square triangles each month and that is enough to make three blocks.  Lots of fun.
 
I also finished 5 heart pillows today. My friendship group always make heart pillows every February for breast cancer patients.  Thursday night we got together and finished  stuffing the pillows at our meeting. I brought them home to package them up, count them and get them ready to give to the hospital and the American Cancer society.  Here's how many we did. There are 130 pillows altogether! 


 
They are now packaged up and ready to go. 
 
I have a few other things to show too.  Some of my finishes that I haven't shown you yet....
 
I finished this table runner yesterday. This is a pattern from Jenny Doan's site, Missouri Star Quilts.  I used 5 inch charms to make this.  I bought the charm pack from Missouri Star too.  I used all but three of the charms.  This was quick and fun to do.  Jenny has a video on YouTube you can look at to make this easy table runner.
 
 
I made two of these table runners too. These are 60 degree table runners.  Lots of fun to do too. 


 
 
 
 
This was a quick and easy small quilt to make. I used 6 1/2" squares to make this.  It is a charity quilt. I just wanted to make something easy and quick without having to think about it. I just pulled some squares out of my stash  and started sewing them together into big 4 patches.
 

 
Here's a close-up of the quilting I did on it...

 
I made this cute Minnie Mouse quilt for a friend of mine that had her first baby.  Quick and easy to do from a panel.  She loved it.
 
 
 
Last but not least, here's some of my finished tatting.  I still have to put the closure on the bottom one to make into a necklace. 


I did these three crosses too.  The middle one is from a Mary Konoir book, the outer two are from Gina Butler's tatting pattern available online. 
 
 
 
Well guys, that's all I have for now. Our weather is getting bad here and I hope I get to stay home tomorrow. Maybe I'll get some more sewing time in.  Until next time, stay safe and warm and happy stitching.


2 comments:

Jane Galley said...

You have been busy. Love seeing all the variety

desertskyquilts said...

What a lot of lovelies! I really like that Sunny Lane you are doing. I have a bunch of 4 patches and hsts that were donated for American Heroes. I'll have to see if they go together, or if I can cut one down to match the other. This is the perfect use for them! Your tatting is gorgeous! Needle or shuttle?

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