Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sampler 15...

I finished three blocks this week. I am going to have to work on a layout so on Saturday, I will work on sampler. 

Here are three pictures of blocks...





Happy Stitching!

March UFO Challenge...

Here is our next UFO for March! 

I will be working on Civil War Chronicles BOM...YES is a UFO. I have 3 more months to put together. I am not looking forward to working on these blocks. It was definitely a challenge for me!!!!

Tomorrow I am meeting a friend at Sew Expo...I just LOVE going to this sewing event! I won't be buying much! I have way too many fabrics and notions.

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 The classes I wanted to sign up for were all SOLD-OUT! I truly hate it when I procrastinate!!! So I decided to take "No Slip Pedal for Sewing Machines". Why this class? The other classes that were available were for clothing and I don't want to sew clothes! LOL  Anyway, this is a 2-1/2hr class! I hope it is good.

I also have another class on Sunday..."Fast Fused Quilts". It is a 1-1/2hr. class. It sounded interesting! We will see!

In the meantime, have a wonderful Friday & weekend! I will update on how the show went. 

Happy Stitching!

 

Friday, February 22, 2013

UFO #10 Completed...

WHEW! I finally finished!!!! 

Back in 2010, I hosted a China Doll Block Exchange. This was the longest block exchange I have ever hosted. If my memory is correct, it took 8 months to send everyone their blocks. Block exchange usually go for three months. Some ladies took longer than others but it was well worth the wait (in my opinion) because of the workmanship these women put in.

There are three dolls with no face. I am contemplating whether I should draw them in. 

Dolls were created by author: Rosemary Young. She is just the most wonderful person! I am a BIG fan! I have all her books. You can find doll pattern in her book: Civil War Diary.

I have a couple of duplicate dolls in this wall hanging.

 By Judy Armfield
(Check out her face...AWESOME)
Machine appliqued using blanketstitch.

 By Cindy Temple
(You have to checkout her hair & face...AWESOME)

 Another one by Cindy Temple 
Cindy hand appliqued using needle turn method and hand embroidered hair.
(Check out her hair and face...STUNNING)

 By: Micheline Prescott
(Check out her face...AWESOME! I love the little lace on her neckline)
All hand appliqued using needle turn method.

By: Rebecca Hunt
Machine appliqued dress and body was machine embroidery. 
Amazing job.
 By: Sheri Klaich...All hand appliqued using needle turn technique. 
BEAUTIFUL!
 By: Me...all done using the needle turn method. What was the worst thing about this doll is her HAIR!!! I was so flustered that I just used Steam-A-Steam 2 for my doll. The others I hand appliqued. 

Another by Judy Armfield. 

HERE IS THE OVERALL WALL HANGING!
for the sash and border, I used Jo Morton Jamestown fabric.

I am very please and happy that I am done with the top! YIPPEE! 

Until Monday, Hope everyone have a great weekend!

HAPPY STITCHING!

Monday, February 18, 2013

UFO CHALLENGE #10...

Hello UFO participants,

We have exactly 10 days before the month end. WOW...were did the rest of February go???

How are you doing on your UFO #10 project? Everyone's been quiet so I am guessing working whole hard on your project and not sick!

I MUST confess! I haven't even started on my UFO #10! I have been sick. I will work on it this week. The blocks are all made, I just need to put them together.


My UFO #10  project are China Dolls. These are from Civil War Block exchange a couple years ago. They are so adorable. I still haven't decided on how to put them together. I will post a picture of them this week. Until then...


Happy Stitching!



Sunday, February 17, 2013

Weekend progress...

I have been working on my Grandmother's flowers for a block exchange for the Jo Morton group. We are working with 1/2" hexagons and all done in Jo Morton fabrics. These little babies are addicting!!!!

I have never made these flowers before. I always thought they were tedious. NOT! 8)  I just learned how to make these hexagon flowers earlier this month. so I just hope my work is "A-OK" for this block exchange. I have completed 17/37.



Happy Stitching!


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Beautiful Day! ...

Sun is out today and although there is a breeze, I decided to venture outside the backyard for some fresh air. From the corner of my eye, I saw yellow. I looked and had to run in the house to grab my camera to take some pictures. LOOK... 8)



Does this means Spring is approach very soon??? I don't ever have flowers blossoming in February! 
OH trust me when I say I am not COMPLAINING! I am tired of being in the house sick! 

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! 

Today I am cleaning and organizing my forever project...SEWING STUDIO! Will post pictures soon. 

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day...

Hoping you are having a wonderful time with your significant other!






I haven't posted lately...I will get back to blogging once I am able too.

Happy Stitching!





Saturday, February 2, 2013

Saturday Progress...

I "think" I was productive but you be the judge. 8)  

Friday night I was trying to find my UFO 10 "Civil War  China Dolls". I didn't find them but I did find cutout pieces for a Kaleidoscope quilt. I decided to put them together last night and here are pictures of how they turn out. 













The centers did not come out perfect so I am going to make some yoyos. 

Anyway, today I played around in my EQ7 to come up with a layout and I had some of my friends in a yahoo group for their opinion. I got a few votes and Sampler 1 is the winner. Here is a picture of the layout.

Now I need find green fabrics.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, February 1, 2013

February UFO Project is...

This is an easy one for me...THANK YOU LORD! After last month UFO, I need a break working on a HUGE quilt with a lot of detail...LOL

Good luck with your UFO #10. Hopefully we will see more of you this month! 8)

Happy Stitching!