After we got back from a good but drizzly Powhatan Fiber Festival I started the next banner project. I made the butterfly banners for spring and decided on these white work designs for the summer. I’ve been having fun figuring out how to add to and alter the designs. Almost six hours of embroidery but the nice thing was I could sew on other project while these stitched out. They were only one color designs, so very easy to do.
I also started working on my Bobbin Robin by Zebra Patterns. Thought it might be fun to do something a little on the zany side. pictures to follow. It wasn’t far enough along to take pictures yet…literally just the pattern cut out…
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I finally took a couple pictures of what I’m working on and finished. First up is the April UFO. For lack of a better title, I’m calling this 9 patch on point…its a large throw size.
I turned it in yesterday so now its on to May’s UFO, an Asian Fish panel from about 6 years ago… I guess I need to start another project. I only have a couple things in the works. Maybe I should get moving on the CPMQG Vegetable Soup challenge. Its due in September.
I’ve also been working on this Embroidery quilt. Its really bright and cheerful. This one is going on my bed for the summer, that is if I get it quilted…its a large queen size. Note to self…STOP making such large quilts. I really enjoyed making this. I used Kaffe Fassett fabrics around the embroideries, those came from Embroidery Library.
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And all the snow is melted! I hope Mother nature isn’t playing a trick on us, I’m really for spring. I’m kind-of obsessing on machine embroidery right now, I’ve done a bunch of blackwork flower and this weekend I work on Celtic Thistles… I love them.
They are from Embroidery Library — A Celtic Thistles Design Pack. While the designs were stitching out I’ve been working on some of my UFO projects. But no pictures yet. The Black work flowers are also from Embroidery Library — A Blooming Blackwork Flowers Design Pack. I thought I might use some Kaffe Fassett fabrics but still not sure if I like it. Nothings sewn together yet. just made a bunch of triangle units to see what it looks like. It’s really bright and the yellow jumps out at you. Maybe it can be a summer bedspread.
I was the Quilt of the day over at the The Quilt Show with Alex and Ricky! How cool is that!
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And Lets be Social
We had a snowy week last week and had an extra day off from work!
Love it when you get a spontaneous day off. I used the long weekend wisely and sewed up a storm. I finally did a real machine embroidery design. Up until now I’ve only done quilt label, I was to chicken to try a real design…but I did and now I can’t stop… I made this banner for the sun room. Makes it look all summery (not) with snow in the back ground….
The Design was Social Butterflies Design Pack_x7341 from Embroidery Library.
I also finished another UFO challenge project. Of course I’m not going in order…this one is for July…why did I do July’s? Who knows, it just felt right… Plus it was fun. Love the panel, I got it at from Artistic Artifacts. Wonderful store.
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I did remember to take a picture of my mom’s needlepoint she finish. Over Christmas we decided to start a couple new project…(like we needed one) She got a Kaffe Fassett wild flower design. Bright happy colors. Her’s was 16×16 and I turned it into a pillow, we love it.
It looks wonderful in the sun room on the green sofa.
I’m still working on mine…about a third of the way…maybe by next Christmas.
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I decided to make my son a quilt for his birthday, and I got it finished this weekend and mailed this morning…it won’t make it for the actual day, but it will be there this week, so that’s close enough for me. The quilt started off to be a good full/queen size but when all was done its closer to a king size so that should last him a while. It was hard to get a picture of the whole thing. I had the Quilt Police checking behind me on the photo shoot…
Kent the inspector
We had our ATC Swap this weekend, not many people this time. I had a lot of left over cards…I guess I can use them for Valentine cards
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Its pouring rain outside and I could really use a nap…
I finished the top for Bonnie Hunters Grand Illusion mystery quilt over the weekend. The close up looks a little psychedelic. Next its make a sandwich & quilt this puppy.
The last block in the RMQGs block of the month was make a modern snowball block…Well I just decided to take the other blocks that I didn’t turn into wall hangings and make them into snowball blocks…interesting…LOL
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