Monday, November 16, 2015

Guatemala fundraiser projects

My husband and son are going on a mission trip to Guatemala in about a year and one of their fundraisers is a silent auction.  They asked me to help put together some baskets for the auction.  These are the projects that I have finished and some that I'm still working on.
 
Green baby quilt made with leftover blocks from 2 other throw quilts that I'm working on.
 
A table runner from fabric that I have 10 started from and so far this is the only one I have finished.

 
These leaf blocks will soon be potholders.

 
I hope the auction is a success!!!


Sunday, February 8, 2015

A few more


 
This was a great project to work on today while I was nagging my son to work on his homework.  It's definitely a no brainer.  So, I finished six more border sections (10 done and 10 more to go).  While I was working on it, I felt like I kept seeing the same fabrics so I figured it was time to go hunt down some new additions.
 
I cut a new little stack of squares from scrap fabrics that I've been given.  Thank you to Priscilla, Suzi's Mom in Colorado, and John.  I found some great fabrics in the scraps they gave me.  During the search, I have decided that it's getting close to time to clean out my craft room.  It has migrated to a few other parts of the basement now.  We have a little problem with flat surfaces at my house...if we find one, stuff gets piled on it!  (notice the husband's glasses on my ironing board!!!  Aargh!)  Well, I don't think the cleaning will happen anytime soon but, at least it's on the "to do list".


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Scrappy Postage Stamp WIP

 
This is a WIP that I have been working on lately.  I'm calling it my scrappy postage stamp quilt.  I won a ton of 2 1/2 in squares from a quilt retreat last fall.  So, when I went to the retreat this past fall I decided to bring them along and start working on using them up. 

 

Turquoise colored fabrics draw me at the store but I don't seem to use them up very fast.  So, my stash is full of blues, turquoise and green ranges that I used as checkerboard pieces along with the scrappy won pieces.  I'm hoping in the end it will read as more of a blue-green quilt.
 

Today I ironed the 25 blocks that I have finished for the center.  I only screwed up the checkerboard on one!  I don't think it will be noticed though.
 

 
My next step is to do a border of these blocks in all my favorite fabrics.  And then I will make more of the other original blocks as a final border so it's big enough for my bed with 2 butts in it!
 
 

 


Friday, February 6, 2015

Zig Zag show off


 
Apparently I've gone brain dead for the moment and I can't remember how to turn the photo.  Anyway, you get the idea.  This quilt was meant to be it's own thing.  I had it all planned out and the zig-zags were supposed to go the other direction and be smaller.  Well, you know what happens when you cut fabric when you're tired!  So, I had to figure out another plan.  It sat for at least a year while I gathered up the nerve to mess with it.
 

 
Ignore the wrinkles. This is the backing that I pieced with the leftovers.  I'm happy that I was able to use all the leftover half square triangles.  It's a little different for me to not have it matchy-matchy but I think I like it.
The best part is that it's getting closer to done!
 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Adding Inventory

A couple months ago, my sister and I took a road trip to 2 Sister's Quilt Shop in Bear Lake, MI.  They were going out of business.  Wow did I spend a lot but it was a huge deal and I love their fabrics!
 
This is the yardage that I bought.
 


And these are the fat quarter bundles.
 

 
I'm looking forward to using these in a new project.
 
 
For the record, I really don't need any new projects.  I sit down with my list at the beginning of every year to see where I'm at with my WIP's.
 
I have 84 projects to work on.
47of those are started.
 
In 2014 I only finished one project.  So, this is going to have to be a big year to finish a bunch!
Here I go....
 


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fall table runner finished

 
Well, I've got the quilting bug in me again!  This is a finished table runner that was started by my customer's wife who passed away.

 
It was fun zigzagging the quilting.  Easy peasy!  I had to piece the backing and whip the binding on and now it's done and ready for fall!
Now...I just have to clean the table of all my sewing stuff so I can use my new table runner!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Finished table topper





 
This table topper was a started project from my customer's wife who passed away.  She already had the block finished and the binding ready so all I had to do was sandwich, quilt and bind it.

 
I did very easy quilting so it was a quick job.  It turned out cute.  Now if only I didn't have sewing stuff all over my table, I'd be able to test it out!
 
I'm getting ready to start my UFO list so I can focus and knock out some more projects!  I'm just scared what that number will be!  Wish me luck.