Saturday, January 18, 2014

Baby Quilt on the make - My Quilting Projects

This Cute! Pattern from Studio E Fabrics was a challenge to work with. Not a pattern for a beginner quilter.  "Choo Choo Dinoz" is made using a panel of baby dinoz and some great fabrics.  I was asked to complete this quilt by my granddaughter Bobby Jean for her little boy Emmett.  It is ready for borders now and I will be backing it with minky fabric which is soft and cuddly.  Just what a little guy needs.  I am hoping to have this done by the end of next week.  

Then on to my next project - a quilt for my great grandson Ethan.  "Dr Seuss" - I completed the quilt top during the early summer and can't wait to complete it.  During my travels this past summer I was able to get a Cat in the Hat panel that I want to use for the backing at the Eagle Creek Quilt Shop in Shakopee, MN.  

this past week I was able to deliver my "Winnie the Pooh" baby quilt for my granddaughter Amelia.  I had also completed the quilt top earlier this summer and finished quilting the top just this past week.  I enjoyed making this pattern.  it was a disappering nine patch using Winnie the Pooh 7 1/2" squares along with 30's fabric.  In my travels this summer I was able to pick up Winnie The Pooh fabric for $4 a pound in a great little shop - the West Virginia Quilt Shop in barboursville W VA


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

more finishes for finish Friday this week

The Paper Pieced Crazy Quilted Postcard Mug Rug yesterday but was unable to upload a picture here on my blog. I am having trouble with my internet  explorer and can't seem to get on blogspot to write so I am writing from my tablet.  Thank goodness.  You can see a picture of it on my facebook page Quilting and Sewing or the FB group Quilting.  This is a picture of it unbound.  You can see Block #'s 1 & 2 in my previous blog, (which was meant to be posted on Friday.).  Block 3 is also finished  in shades of blue, I haven't crazy quilted it yet, it will be saved as a 4 1/2" x 6 1/2"  block and sewn together with the 12 other BOM's made over the course of the year.

My Crazy Quilted Postcard BOM Block #2 used in a Mug Rug.  

Monday, January 6, 2014

my 1st Friday Finishes for 2014

 Here is my 1st Friday Finishes for 2014

I decided to join the QUILTING group on Face book for their monthly BOM - a Paper Pieced Postcard, rug-mug & wall quilt.  Each month we will be given a Paper piecing pattern to use to make all 3 - I completed my Pieced Postcard Block #1 and am working on my mug rug. Since I love paper piecing I do think I will Enjoy these projects.  

I have finished my Pieced Postcard Block #2 and have made it into a mug rug. it just needs binding and it will be complete. 
Pieced and Quilted PostCard Block #2

a close up of the crazy quilting I did on this block

This is the Rug Mug made using Pieced & Quilted Postcard Block #2

Sunday, January 5, 2014

2014 BOM Paper Pieced Quilted Postcards

Today I worked on my January Paper Pieced Quilted Postcards that I am following on Facebook group QUILTING.  Carol Ann Ferrari-Rogers uploaded a pattern for us to follow for our January BOM.  It is a paper pieced block measuring 41 /2" x 6 1/2" unfinished.  For each month we have the option to make 3 blocks using one for a postcard, one for a mug rug and one to be sewn together at the end of the year for a wall quilt hanging.  Each person can choose to make one or all three of each months paper piecing pattern.  I feel like I want to make all 3.  Here is the finished January block for my Postcard.  Thank you Helena Dantoni for the pattern. 
Paper Pieced finished Block

My Finished Quilted Postcard

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Friday, January 3, 2014

A new year of quilting has begun for me

It's a new year and time to review those projects that I completed and those that need to be finished.  A nice sunny cold day outside.  the wind chill is horrific but it promises to be a warmer day today.  in the upper 20's lol - I just took my car in for an oil change and it was a wicked short walk to my car after it was finished due to the winds.  Brrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!!!!!!!!!  I am seriously contemplating moving to a warmer climate by years end.  Where I'm not sure but I do need it to be somewhere warmer year round.  My rheumatoid arthritis is kicking ass this winter and it hasn't even started! 
But on to warmer thoughts of quilts, sewing and relaxing in my sewing studio! 
My ButtonMy first project I want to finish this month is the Baby Quilt I am making for my newest granddaughter Amelia.  I just have to finish quilting it since the binding is already done.  I can see it now sitting on my sewing machine - almost ready, a small project but a perfct one to start the new year! 

Then I will review my finished projects for 2013

Binding applied and now I am working on quilting it.

 A close p of Winnie the Pooh. 

Baby quilt top ready to be quilted.