Wednesday, March 25, 2015
These cat blocks were machine embroidered; top was pieced April 9, 2013. it is 60 x 68"
I used my Baptist Fan boards from Quiltazoid to quilt it.
Here are some of the cats
Back was a piece of something from the stash...who knows where it came from. haha
Threads are Glide light blue for the top and So FIne light orchid for the bobbin
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
This is another one from my friend, Carole...who makes the sweetest quilts. it is 48" square.
It got the panto called Whimsy
Threads used are Glide Ivory for top and Bottom Line Cream for bobbin
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.
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.
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
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!!
I used a hand dyed piece of orange and the dark brown
Monday, March 23, 2015
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.
It is 84 x 88
I did a freeehand mish-mash of quilting...swirls, lines, water, trees, whatever.
Here are some close ups
Do you see the fish? several of the birds have fish.
The back was pieces of stash fabrics stitched together.
Back close ups of a couple more
Top thread was Glide, a tan....and bobbin was So Fine, also a tan.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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.
It needs some ironing....maybe later. haha
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.
You made 9 patches and put a border on 2 sides. then rotated them and made a block like this.
It turned out rather cute i think. probably get some kind of curvy panto....at some point.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Who wants a road trip? we have lots of vehicles to choose from. which do you want to take?
It is 70x80"
I love dark brown and light blue
Finished piecing July 9, 2012
Finished quilting March 17, 2015....Happy St. Patricks Day...maybe i should have done a green quilt. haha
Done with embroidery machine
Light blue cotton from the stash for the back
Glide reddish brown thread for the top; dark brown So Fine for the bobbin.
Monday, March 16, 2015
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"
And, yes, you just saw it last month when i finished piecing it.
The "E" quilting boards are back
Back is a lime green that was in the stash.
Threads are a dark green Glide for the top and a dark green Bottom Line for the bobbin.
Now....go load another. hahahahaha....later