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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Minky quilt

Fabrics chosen by my granddaughter nearly three years ago.  Finally I have put the quilt together for my great granddaughter and will give it to her for her soon to be third birthday.  The back is minky too and I put it together QAYG sewing the strips to the batting and backing.  I started in the middle and worked toward each end when adding strips of minky.  The binding is minky also.

Of course we had no idea that there would be a new popular movie out that this soon to be three year old would prefer over owls.  (the F word- Frozen..... LOL)  But like all good 3 year olds,  she likes everything.  So this will be a cozy quilt and the fabrics are top quality.  (not from Joann's,  although I do buy fabrics from Joann's, I inspect the quality of them very closely before purchasing.)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Bright Sky Quilt top

I have the top completed and I am going to piece backing for it.  My quilting will be swirls and straight lines?  I am not sure about that yet.
Mine is sort of a rainbow in an evening sky.  Rainbow Sky at Dusk.  lol.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Some clothes for little Caroline

Some flannel with sparkles in it.  The glitter doesn't rub off.  The flannel washed and dried nicely before I made the pajamas.  I even learned to sew the buttons on with the special pressure foot for that.  I was worried I would break a needle, but I took it slow and everything went fine.  Made nice neat button holes with my machine too.  These are a size 2.

I also got a new dress pattern last week when they were on sale for 99 cents.  I chose to make Caroline a dress with some light weight fleece fabric with Frozen movie fabric.  She came over today and was delighted with it!
I was happy that it fit her so well.  

Danger is my middle name

This is a panel of a cartoon character.  I put this crib quilt together for my new grandson and yes, Danger is his middle name.  He is just six weeks old today.  When I saw this fabric online I went right over to Fabric Depot and bought a panel.  My granddaughter was pleasantly surprised.  She recognized the cartoon right away.  I had never heard of it.

Cut chenille quilt finished, Oregon Beavers theme

Here is a picture before washing and a picture of after washing.  The flannel really fluffs up when it is washed and dried.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Finish Along list for the 4th quarter

Sewing and quilting is much easier for me than blogging.  I really stress over posting to my blog.
My list for the fourth quarter of The Littlest Thistle's Finish Along will have 4 projects rolled over from last quarter.
New List:

1.  Scrappy Trips around the World.   When I started these blocks I intended to keep going with them until I had a quilt top made.  I hope I make some progress on it this quarter.
                                                                                                                                                                       2.  the Friendship medalion quilt , pink and purple in picture above.  It still needs one more border and then completed

3.  Medallion quilt from STB.  Top is done.  Needs finished.    I am starting to wonder if I will ever get these two done.  Shown in picture above.  The lower one shown of the two tops.

4.  Baby quilt.  Will use the Eat , Sleep, Play pattern for these fabrics.
5.  This will be a quilt for great granddaughter.  My granddaughter chose these fabrics and the pattern 2 years ago.  Now the baby might get this for her third birthday.  The owl fabric is the back and the other fabrics will be strips on the front.
  6.  Flannel to make a cut chennile crib quilt:
   7.  Bright Sky QAL
     8.Panel quilt, crib quilt, for great grandson.  His middle name is Danger.   The darker blue fabric will be the backing.


Friday, October 3, 2014

Project #4 finished

#4, Around The Block qal:

Link to third quarter list:

More information about the finishes can be found on previous posts.  I reposted pictures so that they would be posted individually.   I finished ten projects on my list this third quarter.  I am very happy about that.  I also did several other small projects that weren't on the list and got them completed and given away.  

Project #8 finished

#8 Fall Colors bom:

Project #5 finished

#5 Quick as a Fox:

Project #13 finished

#13 Super Hero quilt.

Project #14 finished

#14, Cheater Baby Quilt (whole cloth quilt)

Project #10 finished

Project #10, Quilt Bug mystery.
Front and back shown
Link to list:

Building Blocks Quilt. Pattern by Leah Day.

 Building Blocks:

Quilt Front:                                                                    
 This was another fun quilt .   The first picture is the front of the quilt and the second picture is the back.  I did pieced backing as Leah Day suggested.  Using left overs from the fabrics for the front and a few others to kick it up a notch.  I learned some new things about FMQ'ing.  I am more relaxed about it since Leah so kindly assured people to give up the fear of perfection. 


Project #1 completed on FAL

Project #1, Life's a Journey:
link to list:

Quilt front  and quilt back:

Project #2 completed on FAL list

Project #2:  One Inch Strips quilt
Link to third quarter list:

Quilt front.

Quilt back.

Monday, September 29, 2014

FAL project #9 finished

#9 Planet Patchwork mystery.    I pieced two left over pieces of batting together and got this quilt sandwiched this morning.  Decided to quilt it with a simple cross hatch.  Now I can cross it off my list!

Link to third quarter FAL project list:

Finish Along, another quilt finished

#4 Around The Block.  This was a qal from earlier this year given by Patchwork Posse.  This was another fun one.  I bought 2 bundles of fat quarters (batik) at Joann's a couple of years ago and also some yardage of the fabric line.  I used those fabrics for this qal.  Nice and bright.  The backing is also batik from a different fabric line.  I thought it would be nice to have the entire quilt in batik.  I used 80/20 batting.   I used some of the quilting designs I had learned from the Building Blocks quilt that I did this year too.  The variegated thread I used to quilt with looks real nice on some of the blocks and not so great on some of them.   I am pretty happy to have this one done now.