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Monday, January 24, 2011
Ok, so I know it is only January, but my Grandma requested a fall/Thanksgiving table runner and here it is. Of course, it is extra long to fit her table, 22" x 90".
It is a variation on the pattern that I used for this quilt. I really like how it turned out, fall-ish without screaming pumpkins and leaves. I hope she loves it, she told me more than once that Thanksgiving is her favorite holiday and she wanted a table runner that she could keep on the table for the whole season.
Friday, January 21, 2011
For January, Balinda asked for square-in-square eye spy blocks. They will be part of a quilt that will live at her family's cabin. While these blocks are a bit tedious for my taste, they were not difficult and I think she is going to have one crazy, fun quilt when she is done!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I joined another virtual quilting bee. This one is called Bee Vintage and is inspired by all the lovely vintage sheets around that are becoming popular to use. Each month the recipient chooses a design and we each make 1 or 2 blocks out of our own stash. I am coming to this bee in the middle because they had a member drop out, but I am very excited to get going.
For the month of January, Nikki asked for wonky stars with a white background. She didn't have a preference for colors, just that they were bright. I am pretty sure that these 2 blocks qualify. I hope she likes them and I can't wait to see her finished quilt.
Now, I just have to decide what I want for my month. There are so many choices, but I have until July to decide :)
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I am making a second set of the Birdie Stitches Block of the Month. This set will be made into pillow covers. I am using vintage sheets for the borders and the backing. I can't wait to have a whole set of pillows to decorate my house! I am also entering this pillow in the Blogger's Pillow Party for January!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
For her month, Sorrel requested blocks that will actually become place mats. Her fabric was beautiful and she wanted something that was simple, geometric with lots of white. I think this fits the bill.
Friday, January 7, 2011
I was organizing my photos from last year and realized that I hadn't posted about this quilt yet! I used Amanda Jean's quilt-a-long pattern and just made it into a baby sized quilt. I used Moda Pure fabrics for this one and I love how it turned out. I can't wait to meet the new nephew that this quilt belongs to!
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
I am super excited about this quilt. It is a block of the month project. Each month Little Miss Shabby posts a new pattern for the embroidery and at the end of the year I will have a whole quilt done! I have decided to use my stash of vintage sheets for this one and have already made all the blocks. They are just waiting for the cute embroidery each month.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
I knew I had been busy sewing and quilting this year, but when I started pulling all the pictures I even amazed myself how much I was able to accomplish!
Here are all my completed quilts!1. Mom's Christmas Quilt, 2. Tony's quilt, 3. Bee Addicted 3 finished quilt - front, 4. Kimber's quilt, 5. New nephew's quilt, 6. Taylor's quilt, 7. Teran's quilt, 8. Mariah's quilt, 9. Trevor's quilt, 10. Bugga Bugga charity quilt, 11. Shae's quilt, 12. Austin's quilt, 13. Vintage Zig Zag, 14. Pink Lemonade, 15. Space Explorer, 16. Jack's new bed quilt, 17. Baby quilt for Erika, 18. Fall Lap Quilt, 19. Cream, pink, brown baby quilt, 20. Vintage Sheet Lap Quilt, 21. Bright Floral Baby Quilt, 22. Christmas quilt for me!
These are the home dec items I finished. There are actually some more that I can't find pics of right now.
1. Tablerunner for Jen, 2. Fall placemats 1, 3. Fall placemats 2, 4. halloween pillow-stripes, 5. halloween pillow-crazy patch2, 6. halloween pillow-patchwork, 7. halloween pillow-crazy patch1, 8. halloween tablerunner, 9. a little sneak peek, 10. Halloween patchwork tablerunner, 11. Valentine's pillows
My first online quilting bee-Bee Addicted 3
1. BA3 January blocks for Jenny, 2. BA3 January blocks for Jenny, 3. BA3 January blocks for Jenny, 4. BA3 January blocks for Jenny, 5. Wonky quarter log cabins for Katrina, 6. Wonky quarter log cabin 1 for Katrina, 7. Wonky quarter log cabin 2 for Katrina, 8. wonky star 1 for brioni, 9. wonky star 2 for brioni, 10. Wonky houses for Becca, 11. Wonky house for Becca, 12. Wonky houses for Becca, 13. Wonky houses for Becca, 14. Bee Addicted 3 February block for Brenis, 15. Bee Addicted 3 February block for Brenis, 16. Bee Addicted 3 February blocks for Brenis, 17. Circles for Katherine 2, 18. Circles for Katherine 1, 19. BA3 April blocks for Jacque, 20. BA3 April blocks for Jacque, 21. May Bee Addicted 3 for Nichol, 22. May Bee Addicted 3 for Nichol, 23. May Bee Addicted 3 for Nichol, 24. July BA blocks for Jo, 25. July BA blocks for Jo, 26. September Fresh Comfort, 27. September Fresh Comfort
Fresh Comfort quilting bee...
1. Trees for Katie 1, 2. Trees for Katie 2, 3. Fresh Comfort February block for Hilary, 4. Fresh Comfort February block for Hilary, 5. Fresh Comfort February blocks for Hilary, 6. Fresh Comfort March block for Barb - 2, 7. Fresh Comfort March block for Barb - 1, 8. April Fresh Comfort for Tacey, 9. April Fresh Comfort for Tacey, 10. May Fresh Comfort for Carrie, 11. May Fresh Comfort for Carrie, 12. June FC for Bonnie, 13. June FC for Bonnie, 14. June FC for Bonnie, 15. July Fresh Comfort for Bibi, 16. September Fresh Comfort, 17. September Fresh Comfort, 18. October Fresh Comfort, 19. November Fresh Comfort, 20. Novermber Fresh Comfort
...and Fresh Comfort 2 quilting bee
1. Wonky Teal/Brown log cabin block #2 for Margaret, 2. Wonky Teal/Brown log cabin block #1 for Margaret, 3. Wonky Teal/Brown log cabin blocks for Margaret, 4. Fresh Comfort 2 March blocks for Rachel-2, 5. Fresh Comfort 2 March blocks for Rachel-1, 6. FC2 April blocks for Shelly, 7. FC2 April blocks for Shelly, 8. May Fresh Comfort 2 for Ruth, 9. May Fresh Comfort 2 for Ruth, 10. May Fresh Comfort 2 for Ruth, 11. FC2 June block for Kellie, 12. FC2 June block for Kellie, 13. July Fresh Comfort 2 for Linda, 14. August Fresh Comfort 2, 15. August Fresh Comfort 2, 16. September Fresh Comfort 2, 17. September Fresh Comfort 2, 18. October Fresh Comfort 2
Whew! I can't believe I got all those projects done, most of them have gone on to live in other homes, so I don't have much physical evidence of all that sewing (other than the mess). It was definitely a challenge, but I had a lot of fun and I hope the new year brings just as much!
Saturday, January 1, 2011
I drew my sister Jen for Christmas this year, I think that makes it three years in a row now. She asked for a new table runner to match her newly decorated kitchen. I forgot to take pictures before I sent it off, but luckily she was able to take a couple of pics with the table runner in action. She said it matched her decor perfectly!