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At long last I finished my oldest UFO.
This candle wick cushion has been in
the works for a very long time.
My guess is I started close to 20 years ago.
Found it while cleaning and I just knew there
was a fat 1/4 some where that would match.
So here it is all done and it even goes with my
living room decor.. who would of thought.
Just in time for summer too.
I also finished this table runner for my daughter in law.
She loves sunflowers, so this UFO was perfect for
the new kitchen she and my son just finished.
I started the center block last school year
from a print used in math class. Thought it
was unique so I copied the print onto
fabric to make a runner or wall hanging .
Never got any farther than the printer until now.
I thought the prairie points fit well with the sunflower design.
Just thought I'd post a pic of the what I won
in the drawing that Rececca Dipple, (Purpled2)
had on her blog. The sassy ladies are so cute.
Can't wait to make something with them.
I have a few ideas already...
I was so excited when I won , being that I am
not the lucky type at all. It was a real suprise.
Been busy but managed to get a few things done.
First up are the 2 bags I made for my daughters coworker.
She sent the fabric & the denim , so I didn't need to choose.
My favorite is the John Deere in brown & pink. .
It is a great way to recycle old denim.
Next is my latest mystery BOM for May.
It is part of the scrap bag blocks I am doing
with the ladies at Suzie's Quilt shop.
It is great fun to anticipate what the new block
and colors will be.
And last but not least is the new cover for
my Jannie (my Janome 6600). I thought it was
about time she had a cloth cover. She is 8 months
old already. The vinyl one was just too plain.
I think she looks much better now...
This is my first attempt at a lndscape block.
I took a class to learn how to make it from
a grid and lay out my pattern. I had a picture
with an arbor that I worked from. I am not as
happy with the result since I did not have the
right colors I would have liked to blend the
areas better. It was a learning experience
though and now I know how to plan it out
better on the next one. It is not as hard as
I thought it would be. Laying out the squares
just right took the longest.
It was the first time I have ever taken a
quilting class. It was fun sewing with
a group instead of by myself for a change.
granddaughters Easter baskets. They
spotted them on the Bunny Hill site,
and of course they wanted grandma
to make them one. Soooo .... I picked
some ultra soft flannel and a little bit
of cluster stuffing and here they are.
Finished just in time. Perfect size for
for their backpack pockets.
blossom fairy wall hanging since I first
saw it. It reminds me so much of
my two youngest grandbabies.
It captures them so well.
They both have the dark hair and curls.
Big sister watching out for her little sis.
They are so protective of one another.
I hope they will be good buddies for life.
I can't wait to see it on their bedroom wall.
The colors even match the room perfectly.
This is my newest BOM. This is the 1st block
which is going to be a scrappy with a new block and
color surprise each month. Suze from Suze's Stitching
is creating this one .
This block is my new Thangles Buck a Block
Series #6 We get to choose from 2 color choices,
I liked these colors better than the red,white& blue.
This is the 1st time we have used more than 2 colors
in the blocks, and we choose the layout of the colors
each month. More fun this way.
Got the top of my heart wall hanging done. The
feathers that make up the heart were cut on an
Accuquilt machine so this was a quick and easy
kit to put together.
Now all I have to do is quilt it. Then find it a home.
I would love to have one of those machines .
These are a
towels I made.
tops on some and
added a button.
My daughter in law just
remodeled their kitchen
with sunflower accents
so I made these for her.
Finally got around to finishing my little black bag.
It was headed to the UFO pile, but it was rescued.
The pretty vintage lace roses really
make the bag stand out .
I think I like this cotton version better than the denim one I made with this pattern.
Made some patch work heart sachets
to share with my girls.
Most have Fresh linen scent ,some with
Ocean breeze and a few are Rose scented.
Need some sweet smells of spring in this
long stretch of winter ....
Can't wait for spring to come when
everything wakes up from it's winter sleep.
" Hurry Spring"
Well I think I've done it.
While doing some cleaning, yeah I really do that sometimes. I came across a bag of old Candle wick materials. I have not done any of this in a very long time. At the bottom of the bag were a few UFO's this one caught my eye. Wow I remember working on this when my son was a baby ...He is 26 now. So I do believe this is the oldest UFO I have. It was supposed to be a cushion of some kind. Maybe if I keep looking the pattern will show up too....
Other reason I know it is quite old is the stitching , I used to spend a lot of time on getting my stitching just right and became quite good at it.
Many years, bad eye sight and a touch of arthritis later my stitching is not this acurate anymore.
This is one more UFO I hope to finish in 2010, darn, the pile is growing instead of shrinking.
I am the mother of three & grandmother of 5 girls.
I love to sew, it's my favorite pastime. Quilting is a great stress reducer. It's also a great hobby on those long cold Northern Michigan winter days. I also like to read and spend time with my grandkids.