Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Floral table runner

One more table runner.  i used some floral fabric i had in my stash...but once i got it cut out i decided it blended TOO well.  so, i added a little bit of blue and that seemed to help.  what do you think?

Probably get some swirly quilting on it.

Will have to find a home for it since i don't use table runners.

Right now, it will live in the to-be-quilted cabinet.  there is lots of company in there.

This was made with the 60 degree ruler. i can see becoming addicted to this method.

Last crumb quilt

The two crumb quilts i have made had 500 blocks, but this one just has 360.  JUST....hahahaha  i decided i am done with crumb blocks and saving those tiny pieces.

I made these blocks by color....and then made a bunch of 9 patches...and it all worked out. it's about 82x92"

Row of black blocks on top and bottom so it wouldn't be square.

A few little surprises in some this snake.

It is now headed to the to-be-quilted cabinet to be resurrected another day.

Cat wall hanging

After i made a cat table runner i had little pieces left, i made a little cat wall hanging.

It's about 25x30"

Just the cutest little cats

Don't know what i will do with it...but for now it is headed to the to-be-quilted cabinet.

Sorry the pics are fuzzy...i seem to be getting shaky in my old age.  haha

Monday, October 5, 2015

More progress at the Duck

Well, some things are getting finished.....and some things are getting started. kind of like quilting. hahahaha

The graffiti office walls are now finished... left side of one wall...
I glued some keys to the wall inside those black boxes...old fashioned keys.

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Right side of that wall

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Can you see the bingo cards at the very top?  it was hard to get a good pic that wasn't blurry. and those black cards under the alpha blocks are some kind of bingo game also.

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I found 4 little foam puzzles in frames that filled large spaces

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I found these plastic necklace beads. they remind me of M&M's. they are so cute...about 1 1/5" wide.

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And i found a Pooh alphabet and had to add it, too. it is going around the other 2 walls, since there wasn't room on the original graffiti walls.

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And i cut enough saved base boards and brought them home to scrape, sand and re-paint. and i started sanding the least at the i can put the baseboards up when i go back down there. and i took down the scaffolding in the office and moved it to the living room...that was a job in itself.

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All but 2 pieces are finished and hung on the wall in the dressing room. i just have 2 corner pieces to do...and they will go up the next time i go down there. i guess i need to start putting the boards back up around the windows and door also. 

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And i started sanding the floor in there, too. i have about a 2'x4' section finished. that is an addition, so a newer room, and takes longer to sand than the office floor, which is pretty worn.

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I hung a couple new things in the dining room...

A colored star that was in the studio that i thought needed to live at the Duck. LOL

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And a Farmers Market sign that i found some time ago finally got hung.

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I cleaned out all the debris from the front flower bed

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And planted a few day lilies that i brought with me. i tried to dig up more of them at home but they were not coming up. i will need to try that again.

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The chimney....a space about 10" wide....all the way from floor to ceiling....11 feet. i thought of painting it and several other things but decided it was just ugly. 

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So, i finangled a piece of drywall in there. on the is behind the piece from that wall and secure. on the left....i glued it to the piece there...and put in a few drywall screws to hold it in place. i figure if it is still standing up there when i get back down there....then it will work. LOL

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I have been saving legos....all sizes. I am using the large ones....sometimes called Dupo blocks. putting enough together to cover the seam of the 2 pieces of drywall coming together. These are just standing there right now....a little over 5' tall. i put the milk crates next to them after i took the pic, so they wouldn't just all fall down. i will start gluing when i go down next time.

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5 fat rows and 1 skinny row. this spot might use up most of my i will still be on the hunt for more....since the chimney in the other bedroom is twice as wide as this side.

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I think i got a bit accomplished on this trip. it is getting cooler now, so i might be slowing down. i still don't have heat down there. 

But i do have a guy going to build me a little front porch in a couple weeks, so i will be going down to check on that. and do a few other things.

I have a couple other ideas after the surprises are yet to come. 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Life's Circles

I saw this quilt on MQR earlier in the year...about April. it was shown by Anne in Australia and she called hers Liberty Circles.  I fell in love with it and had to make my own. I am calling mine Life's Circles.

Dug out my circle cutter and cut lots of circles...and lots of little cornerstones .... and lots of sashings.  I used Connecting threads Cream cotton for the background. Don't know when it will get quilted....but at least i finally finished piecing it.

The circles are machine appliqued onto the background in an applique stitch with variegated threads.

It is 82x98. I already have a quilting perhaps it will get finished sooner rather than later. and i am keeping this one.

I love it.  Thank you, Anne, for sharing yours.

I Spy flannel top

I believe my sewing mojo is back. i hadn't spent much time in the studio all summer but after my 4 day quilting retreat i can't seem to leave the sewing machine alone. LOL

I am slowly using up my I Spy blocks. i had over 100 of them and decided they would make 2 small kid quilts. here is the first.

It is 48x56

Corners are 9 patches ... to use up all the blocks evenly.

All sashings around the blocks are flannel...and the border, also.

There will be another one very similar to this one....some blocks will be different.

More yardage out of the studio....just need to get it quilted and find it a home. These used up all my flannel pieces also.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Glory Garden

My goodness!!! .... this was fun.  i finished piecing on November 4, 2013...and, now, almost 2 years is finished. Sorry, I don't remember where i got the pattern.

It is hand applique with wool felt. a lot of this was done at the Duck, in the evenings. ...  i need to get back to hand work instead of computer games in the evening. LOL


I like this because it is all different and it doesn't get boring doing it.

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Quilting is fun, too, when it is not all the same.

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There are little lady bugs and bees added.

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Took me a couple of blocks to figure out how to stitch all across the row

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And buttons added between the flower names

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I just did lots of stuff in the borders...graffiti style

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I enjoyed using the graphic fabrics for these blocks.

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I used the same fabric for the binding as the background for the words.

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Back is a muslin....i always like the back.


It is 63x86.

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Top thread is the Glide gold; bobbin is a Bottom Line Tan


It is going to live with my sister. 

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