Friday, April 30, 2010

A Fast Finish!

I finished the Butterfly 4 Patch today~one of my fastest finishes yet! The birthday is next Wednesday, May 5th. :)

I quilted it with Angel Wings from Willow Leaf Studio.

The front view.

Angel Wings on the back.
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Thursday, April 29, 2010

WIP Thursday

Yesterday I made a stack of 4 patches.

This morning I finished sewing them into the Butterfly 4 Patch flimsy.

Since I had so many butterflies with the blue background, I decided to alternate my rows of butterflies. I even had to sub in some ladybugs for 'good luck'!

Thanks to my friend, LindaJ who found this information in the symbolism of butterflies!
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Finish and a New Plan

Finished the last few stitches in the binding of the green floral Bento Box.

Quilted with Popcorn from Willow Leaf Studio.

I backed it with Butterfly yardage that I had gotten for another project but didn't work out there. Although with this quilt, it looks very spring-y!

The start of my newest project. A girl quilt built around the color fuchsia~which I needed to buy today~but it was on sale! I'm going to pair it with golden yellow and butterflies leftovers from various other projects...including the quilt back I just finished! :)
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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Stash Report Week #17

I had one finish and I went shopping...took kinda a hard hit but not as hard as a few at the quilt show in Paducah...I'm sure! :)

Fabric added this week: +13 yards
Fabric added this year: +78.5 Yards

Fabric used this week: -8 yards
Fabric used this year: -130 yards

Net fabric for the year: -51.5 yards

What I accomplished this week:

quilted and bound Simply Strippy
pieced green floral Bento Boxes to a flimsy

Goals for next week:

quilt and bind green floral Bento Box
work on another project from the Spring *To Sew* List

and finally, a picture of my fabric. more QOV backing, some brown as accent for the QOV pillowcase, blue for sashing and muslin.
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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saturday Check In

I've been sewing on my current projects but haven't been blogging about it!

I finished the hand work on Simply Strippy~pattern by Bonnie Hunter.

It still needs a label, photojournal and pillowcase but the quilt is finished!

And because I mis-calculated on the backing~I used a few of the leftover strips from the front to increase the back.

I also finished sewing all the blocks on my 2 color Bento Box~pattern by Tracey Brookshire. I decided that I did indeed like the traditional set in this colorway.

Hopefully I will be able to find a backing in the closet that I like...but that will wait until another day. :)
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Spring to a Finish 2010 Challenge

I've joined in the fun with Jacquie over at Tallgrass Prairie Studio with her Spring to a Finish Challenge 2010. I already have a Spring *To Sew* List 2010 and hope that Jacquie's Challenge will help keep me focused in the right direction. :)

Hop on over to Jaquie's and read all about it! :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

WIP Wednesday

I finished the quilting on the Strippy quilt (pattern by Bonnie Hunter). It is awaiting trimming and binding.

Quilted it with Popcorn from Willow Leaf Studio.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Design Wall Monday

I thought I would try a 2 fabric Bento Box as it was pointed out that I just seem to make scrappy quilts, a.lot.!

Traditional set of Bento Boxes.

'Ring' set of Bento Boxes. Since I liked this quilt so much. :)

Which set do you like? I already *know* which one I like!
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Stampin Up! Class

Sunday night, DD and I went to a Stampin Up! class.

We made a few cards that are girl-y.

My cupcake tower card looks a little wonky! But it was getting late and us girls were getting tired. :)

We also made two boyish cards.

We had stamped at my friend, Maureen's house last week and DD and I were looking for a few accessories that our demonstrator didn't have! Like a stamp-a-ma-jig and that 4 x 14 rotatory cutting ruler! Thanks Maureen for letting us use your Stampin Up! stash ~ DD thinks that you are a way better teacher/demonstrator! :)
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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Stash Report Week #16

I had two finishes~woohoo! and only added a little bit of fabric~woohoo!

Fabric added this week: +1 yard
Fabric added this year: +66.5 yards

Fabric used this week: -10.5 yards
Fabric used this year: -122 yards

Net fabric for the year: -55.5 yards

What I accomplished this week:
  • bound un-Bento Box
  • finished piecing, quilting and bound Rainy Day
  • pieced Simply Strippy

Goals for next week:

  • load, quilt and bind Simply Strippy
  • start on another Spring project

Saturday, April 17, 2010

April Showers

I finished the April Showers Wall Hanging for my kitchen today.

pattern: 4 patch stacked posies by HD Designs

I quilted it using the popcorn panto from Willow Leaf Studio

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Friday, April 16, 2010

A Leftover Quilt

So...I took the leftovers from this quilt and added a few strips plus the border.

Ta-da: another Quilt of Valor!

and you know what?! I still have bits of 3.5 inch strips leftover! :)

pattern: Simply Strippy by Bonnie Hunter

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bear Creek Quilt Show 2010

One of the highlights of my trip to Dallas was that DD and I were able to attend the Bear Creek Quilt Guild Show 2010. It was a wonderful show with many beautiful quilts! A special 'Thank You' to my friends, Maureen (craft blog and travel blog) and Alan for allowing us to stay at their home! It was a special time. :)

A few quilts from the show~

quiltmaker: not recorded, Best in Show

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quiltmaker: not recorded

quiltmaker: not recorded

quiltmaker: not recorded

quiltmaker: Elizabeth

quiltmaker: Maureen

quiltmaker: Maureen

quiltmaker: Maureen

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

un-Bento Box Finished

While working on the laundry today, I finished hand sewing back the binding on the un-Bento Box. In time for the Oconomowoc Guild Show and Tell on Thursday evening. :)
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Stash Report Week #15

Just a little vacation shopping...

Fabric added this week: +4 yards
Fabric added this year: +65.5 yards

Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used this year: -111.5 yards

Net fabric for the year: -46 yards

What I accomplished this week:

Goals for next week:

  • bind un-Bento Box
  • piece, quilt and bind Rainy Day wall hanging

Vacation Shopping

Here is the fabric I brought. The monkey on the left is flannel for DD and for her American Girl doll clothes. The middle is for QOV and the right is an Andover Dimple. I was hoping to find more Dimples on clearance at one particular quilt shop in the DFW Metroplex but unfortunately for me, this was the last of it.

Here is what we brought at the Bear Creek Quilt Show. One book I was searching for~yea!, a bag (or sack) pattern, a purple thing and two patterns for American Girl doll clothes.

Pretty restrained shopping, eh?!

My mantra to DD all week long was, "If you buy it then you carry it home!"

We both we very careful in what we! :)

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Monday, April 5, 2010

My un-Bento Box is now quilted!


Quilted with Ebb and Flow from Willow Leaf Studio.
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Design Wall Monday

I started the blocks for my Rainy Day Wall Hanging using the boot fabric on the right. I think that I will only need 9 of the 10 blocks that I made. Which one to leave out?!

Pattern source: 4 Patch Stacked Posey from HD Designs.
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