Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What’s Working on Wednesday

Now that tax season is over I am spending some real quality time in my sewing room.

I finished this small scrap wall hanging that was started some years ago. I’m not embarrassed to say that, at least I finished it!

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It even has a scrappy back.

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I’ve made another drawstring bag. As I didn’t have enough of the red rick rack I wanted to use, I used the rick rack stitch on my Bernina.

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I finished this scrap mug rug made with batiks scraps I found while doing a bit of sewing room Spring cleaning.

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Today I’m working on quilting a few WIPs that have been hanging in the guest room for quite a while. I have 8 pieces that need quilting and I’m really determined to get them done!

I’m linking up with Quiltsy and WIP Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

What’s Working on Wednesday

I’ve started a new quilt because Spring just isn’t coming fast enough for me. It rained here this weekend, it’s raining today and rain is expected for the next two days. So I really needed to see some flowers. (I know April showers bring May flowers)

I chose a charm pack to make a quick patchwork quilt. It’s Gypsy Girl by Lily Ashbury for Moda. Lots of flowers and fun prints in this one.

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I used every 5 inch square in this pack which is unusual because in most charm packs there’s at least one print I’m not fond of. Most likely I’ll pair this with a bit of polka dot and my usual Moda muslin.

I chose to go with the Orchid, Chartreuse and Navy blocks for last weeks donation quilt. This picture is a little washed out the colors are a bit brighter in person. Please excuse the gigantic cat head in the bottom right corner! LOL

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I will piece this one today and find a backing so I can have it quilted by next week, maybe (still have to do my taxes).

I’m linking up with Quiltsy and WIP Wednesday today.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Scrap Happy Saturday

 

I gave my “Nina” a rest and spent a little time this week piecing with Georgie Girl.

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She does make a beautiful stitch. I started a mug rug

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and a few randomly pieced blocks.

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I think I will pair them with a bit of Osnaburg.

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It’s so funny, because as usual I still have lots of scraps left.

Check out what others are doing here.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What’s Working on Wednesday

What’s working this week is a quilt for donation I started on Monday. I chose these fabrics.

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I came up with an idea of where I wanted to go with this quilt, wrote down a few measurements and started piecing.

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Haven’t decided if I like the large gray polka dot blocks yet. They’re a little disruptive. I’ll see after I get a few more blocks made. Maybe they will end up being the start of something new, cause I really need another WIP!

I’ve also spent a bit of time quilting more organic lines on this small stacked coins quilt. It’s taking forever, I’m so ready for it to be finished. I have 4 other quilts in line patiently waiting their turn.

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And in the evenings, this has been my TV companion.

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This is the Ying-hua Shawl it’s a free download on Ravelry.

I’m linking up with Quiltsy and WIP Wednesday today.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What’s Working on Wednesday

 

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I couldn’t resist posting this picture of the grosgrain ribbon I just received in the mail. All this lovely color makes me so happy but what makes me even happier is that tomorrow is the first day of Spring! I’m looking forward to lots of beautiful colors in gardens, clothing and quilts!

So with Spring in mind I pulled out these batiks and made a table runner. I will be quilting it today along with another UFO that needs to be finished.

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With the scraps I made a mug rug.

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If you’re on this side of the world I know you’re probably happy Spring is almost here too. What are you looking forward to this Spring?

I’m linking up with Quiltsy and WIP Wednesday today.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

What’s Working on Wednesday

Since Spring just isn’t getting here fast enough I chose a flower theme for my Quilt Day challenge piece.

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I started with a pieced background and added a stem and a few leaves.

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I stitched them down with Gutermann embroidery thread and my Bernina. Hadn’t done this in years so I took a little while for me to get comfortable with the process again.

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Next I added lots of lavender petals.

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On the petals I did a few outline stitches and then with a deep purple thread I randomly added little scribbles.

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Next I added the pot and since we had to include a circle, I added a red one.

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The challenge was to make a piece at least 12 x 12 using purple, green and yellow and to include a circle. Looks like I covered all the bases. I don’t know how I’m going to finish this yet, but I’ll work on it later this week.

I’m linking up with Quiltsy and WIP Wednesday.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Scrap Happy Saturday on Sunday

I’m so happy teal/aqua is the color for March because it’s one of my favorites. Since I was working on other projects I didn’t spend much time with my scraps but I did manage to work on a few things.

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I made one randomly pieced block and since random piecing is something I enjoy I will be making a few more just like I did with the pink ones.

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I found a few WIPs that fit the bill.

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These HST’s are on their way to becoming a mug rug.

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And these HST’s, I don’t quite know yet,

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but someone seemed to like them. Maybe a cat bed!

You can see what others are working on here.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

What’s Working on Wednesday

I’ve had one of those weeks where I intended to do a lot but not much got done. Let’s see I should have finished my shawl from the Ravelry CAL, but I didn’t. I should have pulled out the aqua/teal scraps, but I didn’t. I should have quilted the stacked coins quilt from Sunday’s post, but I didn’t. What did I do instead? I don’t know. Other than a cleaner house, I can’t tell you what I did.

This week I’m certainly hoping to do better. Starting with joining Sharon’s Let’s Book It.

 

                

I’ve chosen this book. Although I’ve used it before there are a few patterns I’d like to try.

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I will be making this pattern. I’m thinking it will be a great one to help me use up some scraps.

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I think it’s such a good idea to dust off the books and magazine’s I’ve collected and put them to good use. I bet you have some too. Go, check it out.

I’m linking up with Quiltsy and WIP Wednesday today.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

On Sunday and a Winner

Happy Sunday! Here in the northeast we are expecting yet another snow storm this afternoon. I hope to spend my time today in the sewing room.

The new color for the RSC 2014 challenge is aqua/teal. I haven’t started yet but I will be quilting this today. Do you think it counts?

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The Quiltsy team has been issued a challenge for National Quilting Day by our team leaders. We are to make something that represents our first quilt. Here’s my first quilt in all it’s puffy hand quilted glory! Wow, have my color and fabric choices changed!

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I chose batiks for my small challenge quilt.

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I hope you all enjoyed the Uncommonly Corduroy book tour. I really loved seeing all the different interpretations of Stephanie’s patterns. All the patterns in the book are well written and suitable for a beginning or advanced quilter. So I hope you will check it out.

The winner of the e book is Pam Roever. Congratulations! I’ve sent you an e-mail.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What’s Working on Wednesday

Last week found me working on a variety of things not only did I finish the purse from Uncommonly Corduroy (see giveaway post) but some scrap projects as well.

I made another block from my ongoing leaders and enders pile. I will need to finish four of these before I can work on the quilt I have in mind.

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I made one drawstring bag using Jen’s tutorial

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and I have a second one almost finished.

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I even got a bit of crocheting done. Still working with yarn scraps I chose these two colors and made another Topsy Turvy Cowl.

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It snowed here again today but in my house it looks like Spring thanks to my DH for the flowers!

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I’m linking up with the Quiltsy blog ( check out last weeks post for a NQD challenge) and WIP Wednesday today.