Wednesday, 25 January 2012

WIP Wednesday 2

This week I finished my bonus doll quilt and worked on my jungle quilt.

On the jungle quilt I completed all the vertical sashing and have started on the horizontal. I love the change in appearance of this quilt as the sashing is added. I'm thinking of doing a plane black boarder and have started to think about the quilting. I'm normally a just do enough quilting to hold it together kinda girl, but I think this will need more, but I have no ideas at this point as to what. I would welcome any suggestions.

I have also been working on a stitchery project, which I'm about half way thought the stitching. I'm not the fastest at this and often do a bit to keep my hand busy when I'm watching TV.

Red and white - no progress
Jungle - sashing
Doll Quilt - finish
Tall stitchery - in progress

completed projects - 1
New projects - 0
In progress - 3 (will add more when I mention them on here, but currently no progress on anything else)

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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Dolls quilt and Bookmark

My first two finishes for 2012, they are both small, but a finish is a finish.

The first is the bonus doll quilt made out of the extra triangles from my Red and White quilt. My friend daughter will be 3 next month so I will be adding this to her birthday present. I am very happy with how it turned out. I love how fun the polka dots boarder is, but I love polka dots, so not surprise there.

Next finish is this bookmark. I did the stichery awhile ago (about 6 months ago) and then its just been sitting there waiting for me to applique it to the felt backing. I'm not sure what took me so long.

This was from a kit that my friend brought and after making one she passed it onto me, and there was enough floss to make this one, and I think there may be enough floss for another one too. Will see if anyone at guild would like to make one or I may make another to use as a gift.


Wednesday, 18 January 2012

WIP Wednesday 1

Since 2011 was a slow quilting year for me and so far 2012 is off to a good start, I wanted to do what I can to keep it going. I have been lurking watching other WIP Wednesday, so to help keep me on track I have decided to join in.

I finished the last of my blocks for my red and white quilt. This is a guild challenge that need to be completed by the end of May and I have to admit that I'm making better progress than I expected. I am also enjoying working with the red and white more than I expected. This is my third quilt that is mainly red and white (one also had black) and I think as I was a little lax in what I consider red and white I'm enjoying the greater variety in the fabrics, and much to my surprise I'm liking the more country reds As I when along I got better at making the required numbers of half square triangles, but still got enough extra to make this bonus project, I will add a border with the pock-a dot fabric for a doll quilt. As I'll need room on the design wall I have also started adding the sashing to my jungle quilt. Note to self: When putting things up on the design wall try staring in a corner and not in the middle and you may be able to have more that one project up at a time.

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Saturday, 14 January 2012

12 Days of Christmas

My guild does a 12 days of Christmas. We pull a name and then we provide 12 little gifts for them to open in December. With the last gift you give away who you are so they knew who to thank for they lovely little gifts. We do a total dollar amount for all the gifts, so you can spread it out evenly or build up to a big gift. You may be asking why am I posting about this in January, well I had wrapped my gifts when I realised that I hadn't taken any photo of the ones I made, so I had to wait until we had show and tell of our gift to grab a photo.

I sew the Tree while on vacation, madly cutting the fabric the night before we left. I think I may have to make myself on, and my mother also put a request in from one too. The needle case was made from a few charm squares.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Red, White and old WIP

Here is the second batch of block for the red and white quilt. I decided that I needed more true whites than the first batch. I think one more batch and I will have enough for the top. I want to keep working on this as it has a deadline.

I know I will also have to do the sashing on the jungle quilt prior to laying this one out as there not enough room for both on the design wall.

These are my current focus projects, and I also have two small stichery that I want to add borders to, making them into wall hangings. I think these will make a nice change when I want a quick finish.

While cleaning up the sewing room, another task now that I have storage, I came across the focus WIP I had been working on prior to the flood. Hopefully you see more of these very soon.

Top left - New Christmas place met -I guess there is not rush for that at the moment.
Top right - Growth chart - this is half quilted and shouldn't take very long to finish
Bottom Left - Guild BOM - The top just needs it blue boarder, if I can just find the extra fabric I put aside for it.
Bottom Right - Jar table runner - The top is base to the batting, not sure why the backing it not based too. Still need to decide how I'm going to quilt it.

I'm not just putting stuff away but sorting ever thing so it taking longer. I do like workable space once more.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Good start to the New Year

I'm starting the new year with new storage. I think this may be less storage than what I had before, I will find out when I try to put all the supplies in it, but it open up with other wall.

Finally a space in my sewing room to hang a design wall. DH wasn't keen on the idea of the anywhere else in the house. Of course I had to test out the wall. Some may have opted to put away the stuff that has been hanging around it bags on the floor while I didn't have the storage cupboard but where is the fun in that. These are the blocks I made out of the fabric from the jungle fever kit. The sashing will be black and the same size as the lines in the block. I saw this on someones blog, sadly I can not remember where so cannot give credit for the idea.

I think a good start to the new year.