Friday, May 31, 2013

Quilty Barn Along, Barn 7

Pictured is my version of Barn 7 in Lori's Bee In My Bonnet's Quilty Barn Along. Her button is on the side of my blog. There are thirty-two pieces of fabric in that small 6.5" block of 4 pinwheels! I have a few cats and a horse in this barn. Had fun with this one :D

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Bee In My Bonnet Row Along Quilt Finish

I finished my scrappy Bee In My Bonnet Row Along quilt. Just out of the washer and dryer, it finished at 68"x 85", twin size range. It's cute.

The backing is light blue polka dots on white. The binding is scrappy, too. I cut 10" strips from scraps and sewed them end to end.

It's quilted with  horizontal wavy quilting lines. I used my domestic sewing machine, a walking foot and the stitch length set at 3.2. Feels good to have this UFO finished.
Thank you Lori Holt for creating the pattern for this quilt and hosting a row along.
This post linked to Quilt Story.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

2013 Rainbow Scrap Challenge, May Blue, Week 4

This is the last week we're playing with bright blue scraps and my box of blue scraps is still full. Pictured are four 8.5" blocks, a 9" crossroads block, a pot holder/hot pad, some 5" tumblers and 2.5" squares to add to my collections. I'm knitting a dishcloth with Denim Blue Sugar'n Cream cotton yarn. It's almost finished. It's been a good month.
This week, most of my sewing time has been spent finishing up a UFO, a quilt top I made during Lori's Bee In My Bonnet Row Along. I'm binding it now. After it has a go in the washer and dryer, I'll take and post a picture. Maybe Sunday.
To see what others made with their bright blue scraps this week, go here Saturday morning.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Quilty Barn Along, Barn 6

This is the 6th quilt barn block. More horses in the one. A maple leaf blocks on the side. Lori will post instructions for barn number 7 Wednesday. It's not to late to jump in and catch up as we're only half finished.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

2013 Rainbow Scrap Challenge, May, Blue, Week 3

After another week of playing with my blue scraps, I'll add four 8.5" blocks, a scrappy house and more 5" tumbles to my collections. LOVE making those spools. I still have a lot of blue scraps. When I look at the two string blocks, I have thoughts of making a scrappy, blue string block quilt one day.
To see what others have made with their blue scraps this week, go here :D

Friday, May 17, 2013

Crochet and Knitted Dishcloths

I made 4 dishcloths this week. One was crocheted. After watching several "how to crochet" YouTube video clips, I was able to crochet a dishcloth using a single crochet stitch. It's the pink one in the picture. I used Azalea Sugar'n Cream cotton yarn and an "I" hook.
I didn't have enough Chocolate Umbre strip yarn to knit a dishcloth the size I wanted, so I added/knitted a strip of Soft Ecru from another ball of yarn. That's the dishcloth in the picture below the pink one. It didn't turn out as pretty as I had planned, but it is for washing dishes. The dark blue knitted dishcloth which looks black in the picture was knitted using Indigo Sugar'n Cream cotton yarn. The 4th dishcloth was knitted using Moondance Sugar'n Cream, a variegated navy, light blue, pale blue, purple and white cotton yarn. I used Number 7 bamboo knitting needles to knit all three.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Quilty Barn Along, Barn 5

I finished up Lori's Quilty Barn Along, Barn 5. Now on to Barn 6. The Quilty Barn Along button is on the side of my blog. Click it and it will take you to Lori's flickr page.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Get Your Mrs Clause On 2013 Blue Doll Quilt

This small blue doll quilt is going to Debbie's house for awhile. You can read about her community's charity here. Debbie collects little doll quilts for the small doll beds and cradles made in the community workshop. They are given to children at Christmas. Debbie's button is on the side of my blog.
I used a fat quarter, a print with little pink winged fairies wearing pink dresses on a blue background for the backing. I didn't use all the fat quarter and fussy cut some 3" fairy squares to mix with some colorful 3" squares left over from another project for the quilt top. It's quilted with variegated threads in a thatch pattern using my sewing machine's walking foot. Finished at 14"x 18".

Friday, May 10, 2013

2013 RSC May, Blue, Week 2 and Knitted Dishcloths

Another week of blue scrappy fun. I'm adding four 8.5" blocks, some 5" tumblers and some 2.5" squares to my collections. I have LOTS of blue scraps remaining in the box.
The Rainbow Scrap Challenge is a good way to use some of those scraps that accumulate all year when you piece other projects. I don't think it's ever too late in the year to jump in and play along with us.  To see what others made with their blue scraps this week, go here Saturday morning.


Because I was away form home a few day this week, I had the opportunity to knit four cotton dishcloths. I used Purple BERNET, Natural Stripes Sugar'n Cream, Chocolate Ombre Sugar'n Cream, and Light Blue Sugar'n Cream.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

New Sewing Machine for Nanny Foster and Clarice

Baby Lock has some of their sewing machines on sale this month. My mother, Nanny Foster, bought the "ANNA" model for Clarice to use when she visits. Here it is out of the box.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

2013 Rainbow Scrap Challenge, May, Blue, Week 1

I love blue and have a lot of blue scraps. After separating the bright blues from the turquoise and teal, I got started. It didn't take long to made four 8.5" 16 patch blocks and cut several 2.5" squares and 5" tumblers to add to my collections. This is going to be a good month!
I knitted a couple of dishcloths using a pattern Wanda shared with me. Aren't they cute. Thank you, Wanda. This week I read "The Host" by Stephanie Myers. Over 600 pages. One of those page turners. Thankfully the movie came out last month because I want to see it!
To see what others made with their blue scraps, go here.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Criss Cross Applesauce Finished

I started this batik mini using a pattern in Konda Laudau's book called "Simple Charming Minis" here.
It's quilted in the ditch, the backing and binding is a dark green batik.  Feels good to have this UFO finished and ready to hang on the wall : )
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