Wednesday, August 8, 2012

So many projects buzzing around my head.....

.......that I don't know where to start. Do you ever do that? I want to make a Carpenter's Star quilt for mom for her birthday next May. I know I need to get that started. I have pulled the fabric. Does that count? LOL
I recently won a Bento Box pattern and I'm itching to start on that. I bought a bunch of fat quarters at Joann's last weekend to add to my collection. I actually went back the next day to get a pair of Gingher scissors and bought about 12 more lighter colored fq. (grin)
I also picked up these fabrics, the fabric that looks like boards for my future 'When Nature Calls' quilt, and the butterflies because I thought it was beautiful. I just couldn't resist it.
I would love to get the top done on my Trip around the World quilt. I have a big tote bin of flimsies just waiting to be quilted. I need to create a pattern for a quilt for my niece for her wedding Oct. 2013. I have numerous BOMs in the works. EEEHHHH! It is all getting so overwhelming. LOL So what do I do? I pull a panel that I won a couple of years ago, played around in EQ7, till I came up with a pleasing design to add to the panel, and got it all cut out. It is sitting here waiting on me to quit playing on the computer and get to sewing on it. LOL I haven't taken any pictures of the panel yet. I will when I get the blocks sewn around it. Quilting is what I do for fun, so why get all stressed about it? I have decided to just work on what I feel like working on, whenever the urge hits me. LOL

So, how did you like this whole rambling post about nothing really? LOL Thanks for visiting. Please come again. Have a great day.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Finished a little wall quilt.

I really enjoy taking my redwork pieces and turning them into little wall quilts. I usually use simple designs and just go with what feels right. Then I hand quilt them just as simply. I finished hand quilting this little quilt last week. I really love how it turned out. I sent it to a sweet friend and she loved it as well.
I found this cute star fabric for the binding. I used an iron on label from a book I have. Then I embroidered over the lines. I love the way the label turned out. Here is the back.
Here is a closeup of the label.
I don't normally do a lot of hand quilting during the summer because it is so hot with a quilt in my lap, but I was missing it. I did ok with this little quilt in my lap. It was good to get back to it. Now I can hardly wait till fall when I can get back to doing what I love. LOL

Last week, I did some cleaning and after taking quite some time to get the printer/scanner/copier clean, decided it needed a cover. So I found a piece of fabric, took some measurements, cut out the squares on the corners, and sewed it up. It fits perfectly.
Afterwards, I found some 2 1/2" squares and decided to just play with them. I made 4 patches, then sewed them together. I used the leftover fabric from the printer cover for the borders.
I still had a few scraps left, so I sewed until they were all used up, then added muslin to make a backing for it. I think I am going to machine quilt it for Buddy. He likes to lay on our bed. So I can put this down for him to lay on.
Well, I guess this will do for today. I won a Bento Box pattern last week. I bought a bunch more fat quarters at Joann's over the weekend and want to get started cutting it out. Thanks for visiting. Have a great day.

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