Sew & Tell is our weekly sharing thread. Tell us what you've finished, what you're working on- we'll cheer you on!
I finally wrestled the crochet cocoon into submission! So far! I'm 19 rows in. If I didn't have to do things like go to work, I'd get much more done! Except work lets me afford to do things. Vicious cycle.
So who's sewing?
Holly, work does get in the way of my sewing also.
The only thing I made this week was a little very simple bag for my co-worker. She needed something to hang her cell phone & glasses in while she slept. It has a flap on the top that tucks in between her matress & box springs and then hangs down between her bed & wall. Her dog has chewed up 2 cell phones so she needed to get it off the bed at night but still close so she could answer it. I didn't take a pic.
made 6 so far, only 6 more to go!! generating lots of scraps for a quilt soon.
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Britgal I love those little coin purses! Sadly, when I tried making one, I couldn't get the fabric to attach firmly. Sigh.
I finished the Boot Scootin' tree skirt for my son and his wife, thanks to EvelynB for letting me use her design. The hardest part was cutting the slash to the center and the circle in the middle! But, I'm glad to say it's done so they can enjoy it this year.
Elsie, that is an awesome tree skirt. Did you make the whole star then cut out the center of it?? That would be hard for me to do. Even cutting the split would be hard for me to do.LOL
PattyJ, the center was just a solid square, knowing it was to be cut away. It still was hard to do!
Elsie, love the skirt. My small tree skirt is now a table topper because I didn't want to slice it. I worked too hard on the quilting. It fits my circular dining room table perfectly and will be fun to have it with my tree skirt.
Britgal, those little coin purses are so pretty. What pattern did you use? I love your fabrics.
Elsie, the tree skirt is beautiful. I love the shape & the pretty colors of the boots.
Recently Nicki (nlk) posted a picture of a memory quilt she had made using fabrics from the shirts of her friend's father. Looking at it I couldn't help thinking of a mini quilt I had made using similar (but simpler) blocks in a the same layout. Nicki used white sashes and dark cornerstones and these showed off a secondary design that was missing with the dark sashes and light cornerstones I had used in mine.
Here is my new version using a color scheme more like Nicki's.
And here's a side by side comparison of my little quilts with the new and original fabric combinations.
Thanks for the inspiration Nicki.
More pretties this week.
The funny thing with Bozie's two quilts side-by-side. The r/w/b quilt - the columns appear to be twisted - not completely horizontal. I know that it is an optical illusion. I don't see it on the b/w quilt.
I thought the same thing in the first picture by itself. Does it appear "twisted" to anyone else? Or do I need to go get my eyes checked?
Does this hat make my butt look big?
A signature quilt for my friend and ed specialist. Her and I share the same 2nd-5th grade intervention students, and we are both relocating out of the city (different states, in fact), so Wednesday will be our last day with the kiddos ... tomorrow we are hosting a joint pizza party/farewell party and she has no idea I had the kids sign quilt blocks when she was at training on Friday This message has been edited. Last edited by: Quilter Jen,
Oh Bozie, I love both of your little quilts. It warms my heart to be an inspiration to someone. I've never seen anyone do such amazing things with such little pieces. Thanks for sharing & for your compliment.
Quilter Jen, that is such a wonderful thing that you are doing for your friend. She will just be blown away with the quilt & all the signatures from all the students. How very, very special ... a quilt she will always cherish.
I made 2 Boho bags. 1 won 2nd place last weekend in a large quilt show~! pat Winter's pattern.
and this one...Sweet Noel
Irish, your bags are very neat looking. Congrats on the wins, looks like they deserved it.
QuilterJen, what a neat little quilt for your friend. She is going to love it. Special thoughts for the both of you today.
Bozie, as usual your minis are just awesome.
Neat things this week everyone.
DH downloaded my recent projects.
This top is from the fabric from KC... Chris
Another top with the fabric from KC, this one for QWL... Chris
A top started at the Magnolia Retreat... Chris
And this was what happened when I put 1 row too many on the previous quilt top... Chris
Chris: Those look like the blocks Tornado Helen does. I love the light denim blue between them. Great color choices!!!
"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
More lovely work
I have spent the past several days making glove puppets for my little grandson. Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Oh, those are the cutest bears!!!! What a grandma you are!
Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
love the glove puppets. I see many hours of fun with the grandkids.
● ● ● No sewing again for me. There is absolutely no time on the weekends lately. (but that is going to change soon ) I did get a few quilty things done, but can't show you those.
I have a day off. Not sure I want to hide in my sewing room though. The weather is suppose to be gorgeous and I have a few errands to run. Maybe I'll get to do some sewing tonight.
Bozie, this mini is wonderful. What is the smallest star you have made?
Have had a busy sewing week, finished backings for three quilts (I like my backings to be interesting enough that the quilt is reversible); took them to quilter, so will have lots of binding to do soon. Also finished the top of a queen-sized Irish Chain. Am putting more IC blocks down the center of the back, so have to make 36 more blocks (49-2" squares in each block) so that will take up most of my week. Hope you all are having a great and prolific week.
Sherry, I saw your question the other day and still don't understand it. It's an on-point setting so the columns and rows are on the diagonal rather than horizontal and vertical but I think you already knew that. They don't look twisted to me in either color scheme. I do see some "motion" in the R/W/B one. In fact that's why I called it "Dancing Stars". (Then I realized I already had one quilt with that name so made it "Dancing Stars II. Second time I've done that recently. I'm beginning to wonder if making little quilts is a CAUSE of Alzheimer's.)
Jayardi, I think the smallest stars I have made are 1.25". Most are 1.5".
Bozie - I love your minis and I thought the same thing as Sherry. The stars seem to spin sideways. Nothing to do with the construction of course but I think that because of the light background, the "teeth" seem more apparent on the r/w/b one and emphasize the spin. A really neat optical illusion.
Shirlwin - I love your puppets. They must have taken you ages to make. Lots of fun with the DGS I'm sure.
Chris - you do so much to support our troops and for QWL. Nice work.
Irish62 and QuilterJen - great work!
I have nothing to show but have been working on a teddy bear quilt, a scrap top and have made a knitting needle roll-up from decorator fabric scraps and have knitted several preemie hats. I will post the finished teddy bear quilt when I finally get it done!This message has been edited. Last edited by: Quiltinana2,
Bozie - I looked again. The "twist" as I called it or the "motion" as you called it is different from the r/w/b and the b/w. It's funny how the same pattern with different color combinations can appear two totally different ways. Both are gorgeous!!
I was getting ready to make an eye appointment. Quiltnana2, want me to make one for you too?!
Edited to add: Some quilts just have "movement" in them. The r/w/b quilt is one of those.This message has been edited. Last edited by: KeepYouInStitches,
Does this hat make my butt look big?
Sherry, I think the movement in this case comes from having the corners of the blocks joined in a sort of pinwheel construction by the cornerstones. It shows up in the R/W/B one because the sashes are the same color as the block background as in Nicki's quilt that inspired me to try this one. I think the partial stars around the outside also add to the effect.
Now I'm toying with the idea of making one more - this time with different colored stars on a black background..........
Bozie, I love your new mini.
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