Saturday, September 20, 2014

Work in progress and Blog Hop next week!

There has not been much time for sewing lately, but now, after having finished the secret projects for the Rush Hour blog hop I finally had time to sit down and create something else. I chose to start on a charity quilt for the Children's Ward at my local hospital.

The fabric I have for the quilt includes among other items these cute panels of barns and farm animals. The panels are quite big and I want to keep them as they are and build the other fabrics around them. I think this will be a pretty fast quilt to finish. I know it will make a little child very happy!
Next week I will be joining the Rush Hour blog hop, the schedule is HERE . My day is on the first day of the hop, so please visit me on Tuesday; there will be a giveaway, too!
Now I have to continue piecing blocks for my charity quilt, it is so much fun sewing again!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

2014 Aurifil September block

It has been a while since I have posted, but I have been busy working on things that can't be posted yet. Wait for the Rush Hour blog hop later this month!

But I had to take a break and do my September block before the month is over.

The block is called 'Stars Of My Life', and is designed by Pat Wys. The block is very different from the other blocks in this series, I think it will look good in the quilt when all the blocks are assembled.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ALYoF: September Goal

I started cutting 2 1/2" squares yesterday for my goal for this month. This will end up as a wall hanging.

My design wall is good to have for this project, because I know these squares will be re-organized quite a few times. There will be more pieces added; I have a semi-clear vision of how this project will look in the end.

Let's see if it works out!

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Progress on Quilty Stitches

Today I finished block #8 of the Quilty Stitches, and now I am done with half of the project. It is nice to have this little embroidery to work on from time to time, and I am looking forward to finishing it and get to hang it up on my wall. But, the process of making it is so pleasant, so I want to keep the process going quite a long time, yet.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

My Coffee Koozie

This week a lot of these have appeared in Blog Land. The tutorial comes from Fat Quarter Shop.

I made my own version in fall colors, as shown above. The Koozie protects your fingers from the hot liquid, and also makes the tumbler look nicer and more personal.

You only need 12 squares of 2 1/2", backing and batting, and in addition some elastic and a button. Use the template included in the pattern.

This is a quick project to make, half an hour is all that is needed.

Here is the result, a lovely Coffee Koozie appropriate for the season!

There is even some coffee bean fabric on it.

Happy Quilting!

Friday, August 29, 2014

What is the Grinch doing here?

I wonder if it will be revealed next month?

Sunday, August 24, 2014

August Goal for ALYoF accomplished

Early this month I stated my goal for August, to turn the lovely fabrics into a table runner. I was inspired by a picture from a magazine, I can't remember which, now. Anyway, I used my artistic freedom and came up with this design:

I have named it 'Running Pine', and the dimensions are 57" x 12.5". If you click on the pictures you can see more details. The quilting is simple, straight lines in light blue/grey thread.

I backed it with a grey/black fabric with a leaf design, The binding is the same black fabric as in the top. That worked very well, it keeps a strict design and a masculine look, in my opinion.

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