Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Progress on 2014 Designer Mystery BOM

I have completed the 8th block for the 2014 Designer Mystery BOM. I decided it was time to start working on the setting.

I think it is looking great. Four more months to go. This will be living on my design wall until May.

I am linking up with WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced, here.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Another Finish for 2015

I finished binding the Star Surround quilt today.

You've seen these pictures before, but now it is bound. I used more Kona Cotton Charcoal.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Girly Tooth Fairy Pillow

Late last year, made a tooth fairy pillow for my grandsons. I posted about it here. I bought the kit from Fat Quarter Shop, here. It went home with them when they went home after their Christmas visit. Little Missy in Michigan turned 5 on January 22. She is quickly approaching the age when she will start to lose teeth too. It was time to make a pillow for her. A much more girly look was in order.

I searched for fabric that would be more girly, but still go with the sailboat pattern I had used for the boys. FQS came to the rescue again. I found this darling bundle from Timeless Treasures, here.

Here is how it turned out.
 I fussy cut in order to make sure that a pink whale would be right-side-up on the larger sail/pocket.

I used a couple fabrics and the leftover rickrack from the boys' pillow. Here is the back:
I am pretty pleased with the way this turned out. We will take it to her when we go to Michigan for spring break. This is a small finish for 2015.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Second Finish 2015

 I completed my Under the Stars quilt today. I used the Squared Spiral pantograph. It took about 4 hours.
This quilt top has been waiting for months to be finished. I really like this panto. It is very gender-neutral. No flowers. No feathers.
I used flannel on the back. I used Linen Glide on the top and in the bobbin. The batting was Hobbs 80/20.

I still have a stack of tops waiting to be quilted. I have ordered another couple batts from Hancock's of Paducah so when those arrive, I will be ready to work on some more.

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Seriously Behind

I am seriously behind according to me. That is the only measure that matters. I finished quilting the Star Surround quilt top. I went  back to check, and I found that  I had that top on my machine all of November and December. I didn't actually finish quilting it until January 2.
I like it much better now that it is off of the frame and I am not looking at it from 6" away. I think it really is OK.
I really wanted to get a project completed during my winter break. As soon as I finished the Star Surround I went to my local hobby shop that happens to carry Kona Cotton solids. Wouldn't you know it? The color I wanted wasn't in stock. No Kona Charcoal to finish the Star Surround.

In an act of desperation, I bought a different Kona Cotton that could be used as a binding to finish off another project that has been sitting for months, waiting for binding. I found Kona Coffee which is the perfect color to  bind my Great Granny Square quilt.

I know it looks black in the photos, but it really is a dark brown. This saved me from not being able to say that I finished anything during the holiday break.

Back to work tomorrow. I have loaded my next long arm quilting project on Lucey, so when I have a little time to get back to quilting, I will be able to get to it. Next up is Under the Stars.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday Update

I had another good sewing day. Yesterday was commencement, so all of my semester work is done. Yeah.

Star Surround is still on the long arm. I apparently lost concentration. I had tear out some circles when I went down the wrong path. Oops.

It is coming along, but I have almost run out of my magnetic bobbins. I need to get more in order to get this project finished.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Long Arming the Star Surround

Students love to procrastinate. Today is the last day for them to submit work for the semester. I was all caught up as of 10 am, so anything that is submitted now can freaking wait. Procrastination on their part does not make an emergency on my part.

I spent most of the day at the long arm working on Star Surround.
I am working my way across the whole quilt so I remain consistent. These blocks are huge. I have to roll the quilt back and forth in order to quilt SID around the edge of the block.
I spend a lot of time thinking and thinking. I don't want to quilt something that I will just end up ripping out. I am second guessing my choice of thread, but I am NOT ripping it out.

Linking up today at Anything Goes Mondays (button on right).

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