Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Down A Rabbit Hole

What have I started? I decided to make another doll quilt for Little Missy with scraps from the box of scraps that has been overflowing on my counter. Bonnie Hunter says that scraps should be cut into usable sizes after each project. Leaving them for later is like leaving dirty dishes in the sink. I have been guilty of that.

What was going to be a rather straight forward project is becoming overwhelming. First, I find it tedious to cut the scraps. Decisions, decisions. Is this scrap worth keeping (just in case I need a tiny bit for applique) or should I throw it away? Second, I just want to get the doll quilt sewn, but I have so many scraps to go through it is taking for..ev..er.

 Some of these fabrics are from my mother's stash and some are from my projects. They all carry memories. Polyester? Seriously? Many of these fabrics are leftovers from when I used to make clothes. Those are being dumped. That does help speed the process a bit. Much more to go.

Here is the layout of the first row of the doll quilt. Dresden Plates with blocks that will form a secondary design.
One row laid out. Four more to go. There will be 13 Dresdens and 13 alternate blocks.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

2015 Designer Mystery BOM

I have had some extra sewing time recently. I have completed several of the Designer Mystery BOM series quilts. I usually wait until I have sewn all 12 blocks before I start putting the top together. This week, I opened the finishing kit for the 2015 Designer Mystery BOM and got started with it.
I am really liking the way it is coming together.
I am expecting block #5 any day now. I am ready for it. This will dominate the design wall for the duration.

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Ticket in Hand Table Runner

I received a discount offer from Fat Quarter Shop a while ago. I used it to buy this kit. The fabric is called Ticket in Hand. I love the travel theme.

I used a pantograph on Lucey to quilt it. This is the hardest panto I have done so far. The overall look is great, but on close inspection there are many blips. Another finish for 2015.

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Princess Tote Bag

I made a Princess Tote Bag for my favorite princess. This was a free pattern from Fat Quarter Shop.
I got the fabric at Hobby Lobby.

I know she will love it. She is very into princesses.

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Advent Calendar Finish

Chalk the Advent Calendars up as a finish.

I made a separate post so I could add these to my 2015 Finishes page.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Rabbit, Rabbit

I haven't posted since last month's Rabbit, Rabbit post. It's that time of year again. Heavy work responsibilities and not much time to sew.

My paltry accomplishments are:

2015 Designer Mystery BOM-block #4

Three Advent calendars quilted, bound, hanging sleeve, and labeled. Now DH has to get the 1/4" dowels for hanging. 
That is it. Hope to have more sewing time soon.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Rabbit, Rabbit!

The first day of the month. Rabbit, rabbit. Am I the first to say it? In my family, this is a monthly contest.

I was able to get the binding on the star wall hanging this weekend.
As I have said before, the purpose of this wall hanging is to cover the fuse box on the wall in our basement.
Since Uncle Sam was coming down, I finally added the star buttons to his vest. I will rehang Uncle Sam in time for Memorial Day 2016.
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