Friday, November 28, 2014

Placemat Gifts - Finished

I started with this stack of fabric and mini charms for three sets of place mats.

Here is my finished sets.  I made a set for each of one of my supervisors.  I love them!  Really hoping they like them.
First set is with My 3 Sisters and Essex yarn dyed in Flax.

Next up is Botanics with a very cool greyish blue solid like fabric.  No idea what it is and I love it and it is almost gone.  I think these were my favorite.

Here is the third one done in Fig Tree.  

I made these each about 13" X 17" with thin batting.  I turned them inside out to really just save a step plus I like the look of them with out binding.

Now I love them so much I would like a set for my house too!

I am almost done with my Christmas sewing which is such a good feeling.  Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts, Sew Fresh Quilts.Whoo Whoo it's Friday. I will be seeing what everyone else is up to as well tonight.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Stash Update

I know I was on a fabric fast for the first 6 months of the year but after checking out this stash update those days are long gone.

I was actually buying with purpose. This stack I bought as we shop hopped a couple of weeks ago when I went with some friends sewing at my mom's cabin.  I bought some black on whites since I have used my all and love having them.  The reds because I love red and will be making more Badger type things in the future.  I actually already used two of the prints for that.  The greens, pink and aqua for the mystery quilt on Quiltville which starts Friday.

I already used that white and black polka dot too there on the bottom of the pile.

Then at my Moda meeting I did get more aqua as much as I like aqua I don't buy it much but plan on using those.  The other two white prints are from Best Day Ever and I loved this line.

As you can see here I bought more of it at my LQS in a few of the colors.

Then I went back again and plan on using these two pieces in the Moda Building Blocks for one of the large blocks.
And if all that was not enough I bought this lovely fat stack of Doe.  Was so excited to get this one.  I do have a plan already but going to wait till I have a few other things done before pulling this apart.

I think I might need to go back on the fast and get all of this sewn up.  Nope, I didn't add up the yardage but it was plenty!

Linking up to Molli Sparkles Stash Report.  Good thing I am sewing up plenty and will have a few finishes to show yet this week once I get some photos and have a very nice long weekend planned with the family for Thanksgiving too!  So enjoy!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Light String Finish

This one has been done for over a week but the weather has not been very cooperative and it gets dark so darn early now I can't seem to get it together to get it done.

So I started out with a bin of light colored strings

Here is what is left in that same bin.  Does it l look like I used any?

Not really!

I made this quilt 6 x 7 block layout and the blocks finished about 10 inches.  I laid them out in a couple of different layouts but really liked the one I ended up with.  I can tell you that when I am making these very scrappy quilts I lay them out get a plan and then just pair them up and put them together.  I don't spend a lot of time rearranging blocks.  I somehow always end up with them in a different order anyway and I really do not think it matters much since they are so scrappy.  It is so much easier when I am not worry about that.  Because sometimes it does matter.

I quilting this one in a swirl or circles.  I really like how the quilting turned out. There are all sorts of fabrics i n this one too.  There are some novelty, shirtings, calicos, Christmas.  Whatever had a light background or light color went in.

This is another one that was pinned at work on the tables with some help from coworkers - that makes pinning so much easier.

The back is a very old piece of fabric that I have had in my stash for over a decade and I had it in a pile to give to charity and nothing else I had seemed to work.  I put a beige with white as the binding.  I have been sewing my bindings on and they are getting better each time.
Not sure where this will end up but it was fun making it.  This was on my Q4 goal list so I have knocked another one off the list!  So I will link up this finish when it is time.  It was also my Lovely Month of Finishes Goal as well and I did it! So I will link up to Sew Bittersweet.

I am linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts, Whoop Whoop it's Friday, NTT, Sew Fresh Quilts.

I am hoping to get my handmade gifts done this weekend and a slice of decent weather for a few pictures too!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

November Goal

Just a quick post on my November goal for the Lovely Month of Finishes over at Sew Bittersweet Designs.

My string quilt is together and quilted so all I need to do is sew on the binding.  Seems very doable.

I have a few things I really want to get done because by list of what I want to start is long! Today I went to my LQS and they had this fat quarter bundle of Doe from Carolyn Friedlander from Quilt Market last week and she asked if I wanted it.  Oh, yes I do!  Plus I had a gift card.  My day was good!  Now I just have to decide what to make..... 

I am hoping for a some sewing time this weekend as I prep for a weekend away with some quilting friends.  Can't wait!