So pretty Bozie!! I can't imagine having the patience to make miniatures like you do!!! So much talent!!!
Here's a little stashbusting baby quilt I made. It was a pretty simple way to use up some of my 2-1/2 x 4-1/2 inch scrap bricks so I did some smaller overall FMQing on it to make it a little more special to give to a couple having a baby girl in a few weeks.
Bozie, I just love all your mini wall hangings. Pat, nice job on the baby quilt and you used your stash. I completed my Mykonos Marble Quilt and sent it out to be quilted. Showed a pic. on goals for the week. Sue
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I finished this Valentine's Pillow - it's from the book "Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays" and it's the first time I've used Reverse Applique. What a great technique! There are more pics on my blog if interested.
I finished my DDIL's quilt. and got the back done for my DSIL's quilt put it on the long arm frame and have the quilt half done already. I also finished hemming a night grown for my friend. This was a case of no good deed go unpunished, I had to take the bobbin area apart to get some of the material out of the feed dogs. I sure hate that material It is a pain down where the sun don't shine. This is my DDIL's quilt.
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I've started another Judy Martin Log Cabin. This one has no name, but I like it. These are the big blocks. They have 63 pieces a piece and I'm half way through those. Then there are two smaller blocks that make up the sashing and secondary pattern.
Sorry for the crummy picture - not part of my skill set
Unfortunately, these quilts have a ton of different sizes and requires a bit of organization. So here is the mess it makes of my sewing room. Dreadful really. But the end result is worth the mess. See all the little boxes with pieces of paper taped to the ends?
I drag the ironing board over so I don't have to keep hopping up and down to press. My knees don't like it. This message has been edited. Last edited by: katiemedarlin,
There are four couples in my church who are expecting babies! I usually make a quilt for a couple expecting their first baby but none of these are first babies. So I decided I would try the self-binding receiving blanket that someone posted the link to recently - it's only supposed to take 10 minutes to make one. JoAnn's had their flannel on sale and I spent quite a while choosing several pieces that I could use together. I don't know if the babies are boys or girls but hopefully at least one is a girl because I got fabric for one pink one. The rest would do for either.
I started with the blue/green turtle fabric and used the green checked for the back/binding. Everything was going fine until I turned the blanket right side out after doing the mitered corner. UH OH! I did it wrong! Rather than rip, I just cut off the seams meaning this one will end up a tiny bit smaller than the rest. I cut a new piece of the green checked (thank goodness I had more of it!) and got it right this time.
Next, I worked on the jungle print. My original plan was to use that for the front with the green checked for the back/binding. But because of my mistake on the first one, I didn't have a large enough piece. So the piece that I made the mistake with became the front of this one with the jungle print as the back/binding. I got the mitered corners right the first try this time. But when I got it all done and was giving it a final pressing, I saw a flaw in the green checked fabric! I was afraid it would become a hole after a few washings so thought I should do something. So I cut three of the animal heads out of the leftover jungle print and appliqued them, putting one over the flaw.
A day and a half after starting, I have two of the 10-minute blankets done!
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If you go to youtube and search for self-binding baby quilt, you should find it a video for it. If that doesn't work for you, I'll post the link tomorrow. I'm on my phone now and I dont do well posting links with it.
The YouTube video for the baby quilt is from the Missouri Star Co quilt shop. I've got my flannel washed and ready to try this neat technique. I usually crochet an edge to join two layers but this should be much faster. JoAnns has their flannel for $2.98/yd.
I've spent the weekend putting binding on QOV quilts. I'm not a fan of machine finished binding but it's required so I've been getting my practice trying to be better.
Thanks to Mary Lou I made two flannel baby blankets. Stupidly I didn't pay attention to her warning and set the right angle wrong too. I watched the video last week and thought I remembered it. Duh! But the second one was perfect. I think this will be my go-to blanket now.
Years ago I made chri$tening blankets using white satin for gifts. I decided to try making a blanket using this pattern with flannel inside and satin on the outside. Worked great but need to pin the edge of the flannel a bit before doing the decorative stitching since satin slides some. Now I want to get some sweet soft flannel and satin to make more. Toddlers love the feel of the satin as their blankie.
Evelyn, you would think that a couple of math teachers like us would be the first ones to get the angles right on those mitered corners. Did you cut off the corner like I did before you realized the mistake?
bittersweet, go to youtube.com and look for "no crochet sashay scarf".
My family gave me a surprise 60th birthday party last night! I knew it was a party, and that it would be my mom and 2 DD's and families, but the other 15 or so people were a surprise. I had taken the 15 scarves I've made so that my Mom and DD's could pick one. I had enough that I gave each of the women, and the 2 little girls, a scarf of their own. I got teased about giving gifts on my birthday, LOL. so now I'm down to 3 scarves in my bag! Good thing I have more yarn!
I looked at the video for the 10 minute blanket, but I just make mine with 2 yards of flannel folded right sides together, turned, and top stitched.
Yes, Mary Lou, I cut it before checking my stitching. Afterward I turned it I could see how obvious my mistake was. So last night I kept dreaming about it! One good thing about learning lessons the hard way is I think about it longer and will never repeat that mistake (i.e. first husband). I also decided I want to try making one with a crocheted square and some flannel. All you need is two different sized squares. I always tell my math students that mistakes are good since it makes you reflect on it longer and become creative.
DN got her first sewing machine for Christmas. Yesterday we messaged back and forth - she's been sewing satin to blankets for her two kids...she found out she does not like satin. LOL I told her I no longer sewed anything "snotty" - that crawls everywhere.
Yesterday - after 21 hours - I completed one "pass" on my appliqued quilt. The border is 10" x 94". I cross-hatched (1 5/8" apart) to the vine then outline both sides of the vine. DS projects another 2-3 years.
Around here the only people able to buy the yarn are the ones who get there while the truck unloads. The last several weeks they've had less than ten skeins on the truck. They're on backorder because of the the huge demand and the small factory. Michaels also carried it.
I showed my small quilt group today the wonderful self-binding flannel blankets. One woman said that's the method she used making cloth napkins for Christmas! I have lots of holiday fabrics and since my kids have gone green and only use fabric napkins this would be easier than changing the thread on my serger. LOL