Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Moonlight Cats

These cat blocks were machine embroidered; top was pieced April 9, 2013.  it is 60 x 68"

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I used my Baptist Fan boards from Quiltazoid to quilt it.

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Here are some of the cats

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Back was a piece of something from the stash...who knows where it came from. haha

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Threads are Glide light blue for the top and So FIne light orchid for the bobbin

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That's all you get for the next week....i'm off to the Duck.  but i'm taking sewing projects with me for the evenings....so i might have a UFO or 2 pieced by the time i get back.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Disappearing 9 Patch...by Carole

This is another one from my friend, Carole...who makes the sweetest quilts.  it is 48" square.

It got the panto called Whimsy

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Threads used are Glide Ivory for top and Bottom Line Cream for bobbin

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I hope to deliver it on Thursday...on my way to the Duck....and see her new 3 story Victorian house that she just moved into.

Owl

There are 16 animal patterns in the Quiltmaker magazines....from about 2011 through 2014.

But i started out with the Owl...he seemed the simplest. it's probably going to take me a while to do all of these...it will be an ongoing project. but they seemed too cute to not do them. 

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He got pieced in about 3 evenings. i didn't put the borders on it....i am thinking of putting a few of them together to make larger quilts. but i am keeping the patterns till i am all done with them....in case i decide to make them all baby size. i like the way his ears are one up and one down. haha

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And, now that i have the pictures, i can see where i have a piece wrong in his head...i'm going to fix that.  sigh!!  

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I used a hand dyed piece of orange and the dark brown

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Safari

This is a pattern that i bought at a quilt show....many years ago. it is by Debora Konchinsky and has 40 animals in it. I changed it up a bit and used the same fabric for all the backgrounds. I hand appliqued the animals onto the blocks and used wool felt. I finished piecing it on November 26, 2012 and it finally got quilted today.

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It is 84 x 88

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I did a freeehand mish-mash of quilting...swirls, lines, water, trees, whatever.

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Here are some close ups

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Do you see the fish?  several of the birds have fish.

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The back was pieces of stash fabrics stitched together.

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Back close ups of a couple more

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Top thread was Glide, a tan....and bobbin was So Fine, also a tan.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Dancing Nines ... pattern by Bonnie Hunter

Also known as UFO #33....yeah!....another UFO now becomes a TBQ.

Bonnie made hers considerably smaller than i made mine. hers had 16 blocks in it....i made 48.  but it turned into a strange size....78 x 102....probably needed another column. but, after 1,728  two inch squares....192 nine patches....enough is enough. haha

Here is her pattern. you'll notice i didn't put that last border on there. 

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It needs some ironing....maybe later. haha

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I only had about half of the 9 patches finished when this became a UFO. took me 4 days to finish it up. I started piecing 9 patches on October 3, 2014. at least it didn't take a year to finish it up.

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You made 9 patches and put a border on 2 sides. then rotated them and made a block like this. 

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It turned out rather cute i think. probably get some kind of curvy panto....at some point.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

On the Road Again

Who wants a road trip?  we have lots of vehicles to choose from. which do you want to take?

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It is 70x80"

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I love dark brown and light blue

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Finished piecing July 9, 2012

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Finished quilting March 17, 2015....Happy St. Patricks Day...maybe i should have done a green quilt. haha

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Done with embroidery machine

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Light blue cotton from the stash for the back

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Glide reddish brown thread for the top; dark brown So Fine for the bobbin.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Alphabet?...Crazy Quilt?....I Spy?....

Yes....this little quilt can be all of the above. and even a counting tool....how many things can you find that start with R?   it is 40x49"

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And, yes, you just saw it last month when i finished piecing it.

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The "E" quilting boards are back

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Back is a lime green that was in the stash.

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Threads are a dark green Glide for the top and a dark green Bottom Line for the bobbin.

Now....go load another. hahahahaha....later

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