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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Quilting time!

I cleaned up, tidied and organized my sewing storage closet and room yesterday.  Found lots of projects that need to be completed and lots of kits. 

This is my design wall and am playing with some 'modern' hsts. 

I have placemats read to finish.
I brought my leftover strips from my alien fabric with me and found a charm pack of matching squares so have an idea for those.
And, started cutting for a new project last night.  But, I kept all my spaces neat and tidy while I worked.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December in Arizona

The days I spent quilting seem to be few but am trying to get a few projects going and have a few finishes before the end of the year.

The first is a set of placemats that need to be backed and quilted.  Hopefully soon!

My southwestern wallhanging is finished!  Took almost the entire year to get it made but it is ready to go up on the wall when the Christmas decorations are taken down.

I made a few gift bags to put wine in when we get invited out for dinner.  I demonstrated the technique for making these on Monday to my quilt group here in the village.  The bags are also good for taking fancy vinegars or oils and it was suggested packaging cookies in empty Pringles containers and they would fit in the bag nicely.

Four flannel pillowcases... sadly, I cut them a bit short in the body so they are barely long enough to cover a standard pillow.  GRRRRR

The final project that I have been working on is a quilt top made from shoo fly blocks exchanged with my Funtalk quilters group.  I am guessing 10 years ago?  I played with various settings and decided to keep them simple and basic to show off the blocks.  This is an older UFO that will get layered, quilted and bound in the spring when I am back in my summer home. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Rosyquilter's Life: Family, Friends and Quilting: December

Rosyquilter's Life: Family, Friends and Quilting: December


The posts seem to be very few from me these days.  That is because I seem to be spending very little time with my sewing machine.
I did make a few projects to contribute to the quilting group's table at our craft fair.  My little thread catchers sold quickly and I also made some coaster sets as well. 

I have had these blocks up on my design wall for over a month.  I did post last month, a picture of the original set of blocks which none of my friends can remember how old they are.  One did say that it was a civil war swap but that is as much info as anyone recalls.  We did figure out that the blocks are at least 5 years old but probably much older than that! 
I made some more blocks reversing the cream/white fabrics with the colours to expand the finished size of the quilt. 

And now, finally... the quilt is finished.  Quilted and bound! 
Ready for donation to Quilts of Valour.