Sunday, June 26, 2016

A Wedding Gift Part 2

I figured I shouldn't cut the settin squares when I was tired so I did it this morning!!  


I ran out of space in this corner


I discovered that I was one square short.



I've to make the missing setting squares and then put this together.  


All ready to put this top together but not today!!  I need to finish the baby quilt first!!

Happy Sunday!!
ME



Saturday, June 25, 2016

A Wedding Gift ...

So I didn't get this quilt done on time for the wedding but I did show the couple the picture!!  They were excited!  Here's where I'm at:

I started to lay this out tonight after I completed the squares.  It was more challenging than I thought it should have been.  I couldn't get the angle right.  This is the first 1/2 of the quilt.

Here is 90% of the quilt:

I have all the side and end triangles done.  They are pinned to the instruction sheets so I don't mix them up!!  I'm going to pin these rows together so I don't mix up the order!  

I am going to start and finish a baby gift tomorrow!  I had some help getting this started!  

I can't wait to put this one together.  I'll have to pick out a new tv series to start tomorrow so I can stay focused!!  

Hope this gives you the motivation to get that quilt done, Her!!!

Happy Saturday night!
Good night!
ME


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Two posts in one day. This was a little simpler than the other one.

This is the pieces of the cushion cover

This is the pieces put together with some running stitches doing a lazy outline.

It looks good sitting in my chair.
Here is my first contribution to the blog. The button tree.
STEP 1: Background top. This was done with a lot of sponge painting and wiping.
 STEP 2: Background bottom. This took a lot of layering of colors
 STEP 3: Tree drawn in. This was done from white carbon paper
 STEP 4: Outline tree in black paint
 STEP 5: Paint the tree. It took many layers to get the tree to this point.
 STEP 6: Glue on buttons. The project is complete

Friday, May 6, 2016

1 of 36

I made the first of 36 cows for Penny's 6 Cow quilts.


I think I am going to quilt as I go.  I've read a bunch of tutorials ... By a bunch I mean 2!!  I think it will be easier thank making the quilt and quilting it!!  This is the tutorial that I am going to use:  http://maureencracknellhandmade.blogspot.ca/2012/10/a-quilt-as-you-go-tutorial.html

I'll be able to quilt the bodies in different ways.  I thinkI'll quilt the bodies a lot and the but not so much in the background.  I'm not really sure. Maybe I should quilt the background more and just stitch in the ditch around the cow and inside the star.  HELP!!!  What do you think???

Happy Sewing
ME