Friday, April 16, 2021

Been quiet...

 Not because of depression or anything like that, but because of how busy the new world of teaching has become.  Working at home is not the new thing now, it’s in the schools with 30 kids in front of you and then afternoons of online with 30 kids or in class with 10.  It’s been tiring, but when I can squeeze in a bit of creativity, I do something.

I signed up for the challenge of getting some of my UFOs (unfinished objects) so I made a list, of three pages of things to finish.  Some are half done, some have all the material and pattern and are at least 2 years old.  So, on the list they go.

Its not just the projects that I need to finish but it’s also all the small bits and leftover blocks that keep on piling up. So I decided to get rid of them as well.  Below is the finished project.

The top part is the extra blocks from old projects, the middle is crumbs, and the sides strips.  I quilted the middle, the top, and the sides in quilt as you go.

I tried for a crazy quilt look.  Thus using all my extra thread, Andy the different stitches.  I had fun doing that.

The top is another quilt of small squares of flowers I had. So the green around it, and it was practice time for my quilting rulers.  Who knew!?!  It was still too small so I found the border in my stack, a yellow flannel backing and voila!

And finally, this beauty from Sew Fresh.  A nice doggie.  Love it.  Made it larger to cover two people.

Quilted doggie bones on it and the word “woof”.  

All beautiful in a nice brown..

Finally, with some more leftover blocks and some extra material I had, made this big lap quilt.

And the top one was completed last year but I had it quilted and I blinded it.  Queen size.  Conversation quilt BOM by Anne Marie Chany.    Loved learning from this pattern.  Every row a new style.

So I’ve been sewing, just quiet about it, like I said at the start.  Consider the first three months completed from my list.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

December almost done.

 And I’ve been very busy finishing off a couple of things.  For the first time I only joined one BOM and it wasn’t really one.  I joined Annie’s Mystery Quilt Book where you get a chapter a month and at the end a quilting block clue as to who did it....  it was great fun, the blocks were cool, you learned how to do new stuff with the videos, but the best part, the quilt....l. It’s done, quilted and all.

The flowers are poisonous, the woman killed was poisoned when she drank her tea.  The woman was an author, who wrote books.  (Following so far).
There’s a camera in the corner, the girl who solves the mystery is from a newspaper.  She lived in that house that was broken in.  Thus the ladder on the side of the building.  I love the curtains of lace I put in the windows.  
The quilt is cat approved.  Yes he’s under the quilt.  It’s 65” square.  Quite large, and snuggly.  The woman who was killed was wrapped in a quilt.
Love the logo they give you to appliqué on.  
All together a great piece.  I had winter holidays to finish it before the new year.

I loved it so much I joined for a second time.  This one is a mystery by the sea.  Thus a request for blue fabric.  

Before I go want to wish everyone a merry Christmas 🎁 and happy new year .  Stay safe everyone.

ps. Did you fill out your sheet for the APQ challenge?  I have three.  The Facebook group is so supportive and fun to see everyone’s work.  It’s also a great way to finish some quilts on your UFO and to-do list.   It’s like a giant guild online.  Consider it.  There’s no pressure, just support and fun.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

November is done and not done...

 Hi all.  It's in the middle of the week and I'm done a quilt but not  exactly done the one that I said I would complete.  And the one I completed was a complete start but with the material sitting around in a box for about a year.  The material is Robert Kauffman and it's called the Portrait.  It's his remake of art work to be quilted.  I fell in love with the colors, how about you?

I quilted it so much it's crazy

Love the overall look with the wood, makes the entire thing look like a work of art which it is.  Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.  

What more could you ask for in a room.  On to the next project.