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I got the two tablerunners for my DD's pinned, just have to quilt and bind. Better get tuit!
So who's sewing?
At the moment I'm just dithering - trying to decide what to do next. But I did finish this little quilt for AAQI.
● ● ● Very nice Bozie.
I was able to get a lot of organizing done this week. I had no choice, was trying to locate all my B&W's for the next project. I have a tendency to pile fabrics up during a project and sometimes they don't always get back to their original locations. Anyway, I had B&W's here, there and EVERYWHERE. I think I have located them all and now I can get them sorted for the next project which will use quite a few of them.
Do you know how difficult it is to put them in value order? I'm still working on it.
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Been busy working on a set of eight place mats for DD#2 for Christmas-(they are on the cover of Dec. Quilter's World and I used blue/green/violet fabrics) - was lucky enough to find pre-made napkins to coordinate w/all the lovely batiks I used. She will love them. Have the machine stitching all done, just need to turn and trim the batting, then close the opening and quilt - still plenty to do, but I'll get them done. Fortunately I made the quilt for DD#1 earlier this year so no pressure there.
Hope everyone is having fun working on holiday projects.
Bozie - every time you post one of your minis, I think that the newest one is my favorite. This time, I am sure this one is! Just love it!
I posted this Lady of the Lake quilt on a topic requesting opinions on how to quilt it. I got great advice and today, my son and his girlfriend are coming to visit from California and I will be able to give it to them. Thanks to all who offered advice and encouragement!
No sewing for me YET, but I have been washing and pressing fabric. Does that count?
Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
Another beautiful mini Bozie!
Nice quilt and quilting stm1804!
I finally have a few things done. This is my sawtooth cat topper - Christmas present for my Mom
Paus4quilts had a gift idea thread with this easy basket tutorial.
I found this tutorial that I just had to make at www.sewnbyleila.blogspot.com
It's about 44inches across. I think it would make a nice baby/toddler quilt. My fish novelty fabrics keep coming to mind....
Bozie, I love your newest creation. Color, pattern and everything.
Jay, nice collection of black and whites.
STM, your quilt is so pretty, Your son is going to love it.
quiltcat, your baskets are so cute.
Bozie- this is the best one that you have made- how small are the gold square and half blocks.
I love all the projects.. The quilting on Lady of the Lake is great, and Bozie as always excels. Would love to have the sawtooth cats but doubt I've the patience anymore. Did finish something else.. CC block was finished a couple of years ago when I could still bead, but did add my friend and her husband to be's names and the date of their wedding and put a backing and hanging sleeve on it.
Bozie, are those 1.5" blocks set on the diagonal? I love how it gives almost a DWR look! Awesome as usual
Susan, your Lady of the Lake quilt is very striking. I wouldn't mind having that in my home
Quiltcat, love those Sawtooth Cats...is the border sawtoothed also? Looks like it took forever!
And the baskets are adorable. The star topper- is that yours or from the tutorial? Whoever made it, it sure is pretty
NYLady, your friend & DHTB will love the wallhanging. There's definitely a lot of work in that. I don't have the patience for CQing...I always want to quit long before there's "enough" embellishment!
I can show the mug rug I made last Sunday for the Winter/Holiday swap now, since it's been received. Here's the Christmas-y side...
And the Winter-y side...
Got some of my funky chickens done at last. Two more to go.
Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
NYLady, that is a mighty pretty CQ. Beautiful work.
Bozie, that is an awesome mini, Haven't found one that you made that I didn't think was awesomw.
To all the rest of you beautiful projects. This is a fun thread every week. Thanks to all for sharing. Pat
This is a Scrappy Santa project that I started a long-long time ago. I started to share it a couple of weeks ago, but decided to make a change to it first. A long-long time ago I borrowed a Debbie Mumm book from the library (Quick Country Christmas) and fell in love with this Santa applique. The beginning of the project was the Santa on a fleece remnant with a bit of embroidery... a neighbor gave me the striped Christmas fabric and that's where the project stopped... put in a box, hidden away... forgotten.
At the beginning of the year, I found it and (felt sorry for it) decided it needed to worked on. This summer I found a dark blue fabric that was a match to the dark blue in the striped fabric... that became the border. I ended up appliqueing the dark blue fabric over the inner-side pieces. The extras are buttons sewn on all around the border and lace around the edge...
Kinda looks like a Vintage Christmas mini. To me... it looks DONE!
Edited to add the size: 22" x 36"
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The small gold squares are 1/4" on each side and the gold triangles 1/4" high x 1/2" wide.
Angela - right you are! They are 1.5" blocks set on point with partial blocks as the setting triangles to complete the design.
Jessica, that is very pretty and just in time Christmas. TFS
Thank you, Patty! Now, to work on the Festive Trees wall-hanging (in progress)... if you remember Nickilee's winter trees mini from a couple of years ago, I was in awe and bought a magazine that had a similar pattern!
I finished the HGTV BOM blocks. Now to get them sewn together. I also have been working on my new LA learning how to use it. right now I can only do FM on it, the robotics is down waiting for the service tech to come back out to finish getting it installed.
some more of what I have done I'm not real good but I'm getting better.
Oh my goodness!!! what pretties this week. I believe it must be Christmas. You are all so talented and I love this thread. Thanks everyone for showing your treasures.
NYLAdy......I know someone that is going to LOVE that. It is gorgeous. Don't tell anyone but there is a package on it's way as we speak to those two.
I do have to say I adore the funky chickens. Now I wish I had copied all the patterns and tried my hand at it even tho applique is really not my best thing.
Everything is lovely Ladies. TFS Alice
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WOW!!!! The projects are all adorable. Bozie, I could not do what you do in a million years. Pieces are way to small for me. Bigger is always better for me. LOL Susan, love the quilting and color combination on Lady of the Lake. Everyone's projects look great and I would love to be at the receiving end of any of them. Thanks for sharing. Sue
Well done ladies. I have been trying to get caught up on my BOM blocks. Since I am doing 5 sets for Christmas next year I got behind having to come up with a baby quilt. I have some more done but am going to take a pic with them all in one so I don't take up all the posts with 1 block each. I didn't like set 5 so quit at 2 blocks and just decided what browns I want to use. There will be some orphan blocks for Maggie to find a home for.
Neat projects this week again.
These are two throws I made for gifts to the Christmas tree at c*h*u*r*c*h. They are much prettier than they are in the picture, a soft purple with gold threads... Chris
Wow, as usual, this thread has great projects! Bozie, you are a master mini maker.
Love the crazy quiting, the placemats, the quilting and those little 3-D things..we made over 500 of them for a give away at our quilt show in October. We called them thread catcher!
I just turned this in to the women curating a show called Nature Behind Bars. I had a blast making it.
Irish, you did a great job. Looks like bar shadows on the cow. Very neat.
Wow - another week of great projects! Here is a quilt I finished today. I'm calling it "Find a Match" because it used 49 pairs of charm squares. Another one of my many UFOs! I'm mailing it to my cousin's 2.5 year boy on Monday.
And a table topper also started in 2009. The pattern is "Evening Star" by This & That and I used 2 charm packs of Tamarack Grove by Moda.
Beautiful projects everyone.
Handie, Your practice piece is very nice. I love that little turtle. Have fun with your new machine. You may not need the computer part. Pat
Very nice Debbie, everyone's projects are so nice. Bozie is your mini paper pieced it is beautiful.
The first 'real' snowfall is coming... so it's real nice to sit here all cozy-like and go through all the pictures shared here!
Love the show!
Nope, just cut and sewn.
I took one towel, cut it into rectangles and made 28 pouches for soap. These pouches can be used in the shower, lingerie drawer, musty suitcase, or under my bed sheet. I have lots of leg cramps at night. I read that a bar of Dove or Ivory soap placed under the fitted sheet (calf level) helps with leg cramps. Doctors don't know why it helps but it does. I've already tried bananas, quinine, coconut water, and major hydration. Spent lots of time running to the loo. LOL These pouches will be love gifts for friends.
Made this apron for my sister-in-law for Christmas. She had sent me probably 12 yards of the flamingo fabric to make cushions for my wicker chairs. I still have a couple of yards left.
Nice projects ladies.
I just finished this charity quilt. Now to send it off before my DH lays claim to it.
My absolute favorite thread! Wonderful projects everyone!
Does this hat make my butt look big?
I love seeing what everyone has been doing, great projects. I saw the directions somewhere, I think on this board, for making those soap pouches, could have been on Pinterest. Anyway, I still want to make some for DH.
Here's the tutorial I used:
I did discover there's a huge variety of sizes of soap. I'd suggest you buy that first and do a trial. I love the smell of the Dove that I bought. My sewing room smells so clean!
Saw a table cloth similar for almost $50. Since I had flannel already it took less than an hour to make. I'd like to made one that's washable if I can find a red oval tablecloth on sale after the holidays. Then I could leave in my leaf.
Love the tablecloth -- how clever!
Love it! I have a red tablecloth & I think the kiddos would be tickled to be seated @ this table.
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