So, the dear Nanette of Chopin a Passionate Quilter, sent me this top to, as she said, “Practice On”. I find it the perfect piece for my dining room table, since I always need to have something quilty on my dining room table.
I have a quilt that has been on my design wall for quite some time. I am not done with it, but hope to get there. This past week, I have done a few of the curved blocks each evening. It is my moon and stars quilt. So, on this table topper I practiced my moon and stars quilting. It was actually quite fun. I made pock-marked moon and stars using my star shape ruler. After doing this piece, I will not have a problem with my quilt. I also have a lovely piece for the dining room table. It adds some color that my boring dining room needs.
I do have to admit that I had everything done on this quilt before all my crazy drama. I even had the binding sewn on. I just needed to fold over and hand finish. Off course, I do this while sitting on the couch, right next to my basket of sit on the couch sewing/quilting supplies.
I am getting back to feeling like a human, which I am grateful for. Summer is almost over and in the very near future it is school shopping and princess will be back at school. Time flies, even when you are not having fun. LOL.
So, because I get easily bored, I have sort of moved on to another hand project. I actually finished this piece in just one evening. I have plans to incorporate this into an under the sea quilt. I think (will have to look) that I have the fabric for this quilt. I will have to hunt for it. To see more fabulous hand work, please visit the ladies below:
I also made these key chains. My guild attends a festival in late summer that is a big
fund-raiser for us. They sell items that the guild members make and donate. Being in central Ohio, I thought these key chains might be something that could sell.
Hand Quilt Along
Yep, that is all I got done this past month for the Hand Quilt Along. Ugh. It has been a rough month at the Brewer House, but I think things are looking up. I do most of y hand sewing at swim practice and winter swim has officially ended. We will now start swimming clinics until Summer Swim starts. I also, did not have my vehicle for three weeks and half the contents of my hand sewing bag had spilled out without my knowledge. So, I was missing a bunch of stuff. So, to see all the wonderful hand quilting progress from people who actually got something accomplished, please visit the following:
Margaret, Kerry, Emma, Tracy, Deb, Connie, Susan, Jessisca, Sherry, Nanette, Sassy, Edith, Sharon, Deborah and Bella.
Mystery Quilt Along
Well, I have not gotten much accomplished. I have three blocks finished and a pile of cupcake papers sewn, but that is as far as I have gotten. I do love the cupcake papers. They work so well on charm squares. PLease make sure to take the time to review all the other participants in the Mystery quilt along. I am sure they are not nearly the slacker I am.
Cindy @ inastitchquilting.com
Tracy @ It’s a T-Sweets Day!
Edith @ ediscraftinglife.blogspot.com
Desert Suz @ DesertSky Quilting
Roseanne @ Home Sewn By Us
Michelle @ Creative Blonde
Abbie @ Sparkle On
Elana @ ThatFabricFeeling
Kathy E. @hazels-daughter
_Verlynne_ posting on Instagram
Mystery Quilt Along….AKA the Fluffer Nutter Butter Quilt.
OK, so while I like the Mystery Fabric, I found it weird. Not a bad weird, but a good weird. When I purchased the fabric, I though it was grey. However, when I received, it was sort of a light green/grey. I had one thing in mind and then had to change gears when I actually got the fabric. So, I went into my stash and decided to use my weird batik. Not sure why I call these my weird batiks, They just struck me as odd, not in a bad way. So, Here is what I started with to get to my block. This block is about 6 1/2 inches square, so I will need quite a few.
Hand Quilt Along
So, not tons of progress here…..but some. The Dog Bone dresser runner is at about 38″. i think it will never end and since I need it to be 54″, it may not.
THe hexie flowers are coming along. There are about 24 1/2 half of them completed. I have no idea how many of the I actually need. I thought I was going to get a lot done today at the swim meet, but ended up not even finishing one. Too many distractions. I really need to get more of both my hand projects done.
I missed the last post for the hand quilt along since I was sick, however some progress was made on hand items since I was just lying around. There was also movie watching over the holidays. I have to be doing something or the cookies and chips find their way into my mouth. So the flowers are my swim team project. While Haley is at swim practice and meets, I make the flowers. The dog bones is my TV watching project.
So, for my EPP flowers, I recently learned something. I purchased a hexie die for my papers (I use cardstock). SInce I am n longer cutting them by hand and using my accucut, each one is perfect and it certainly makes a difference in how they go together. I wasn’t having major difficulty, but it certainly made a difference.
So for my dog bone dresser scarf, I need it to be 54 inches. I am only at about 38. Ugh. I will get there. Since this is dresser scarf #4, I am sort of tired of it.
If you are interested in participating in the hand quilt along, please contact Kathy.
You can check out everyone’ progress at the following links.
Kathy, Lori, Margaret, Kerry, Emma, Tracy, Deb, Connie, Deborah, Susan , Jessisca , Sherry, Nanette, Sassy and Edith.
Well, on my last Hand Quilt along post, I did not have a photo of y “other” project. I sort of call this the swim team project. Mostly because I work on it during swim practice and al the long weekend meets. For tis project, I am making hexie flowers. My long-term plan is to pick a background fabric and make a quilt from all of them. So, at one time belonged to the Fat Quarter Shops mini charm club Fat Quarter Shops mini charm club. I got 4 different mini charms each month, so I have quite a collection of them. They are perfect for making these hexies. I use a solid center and then each charm pack will make seven flowers. I have no idea how many I will truly need, I will just keep making them.
My second hand quilt along project is my dog bones dresser scarf. This is my sit on the could project, because I am not capable of just sitting down and doing nothing. I need this to get to 54 inches. I am at about 36 inches. Still more work to do.
Thank Kathy for organizing this Hand Work Quilt Along. It will e great to see everyone’s hand work without all the searching. It is now at the tip of my fingers (and yours) .
Here is the list of others who said they would be joining in the Hand Quilt Along. I hope you all check out their blogs and maybe even join in the fun.
So I finished the piece that goes on my nightstand. This is my third dog bones piece (only one more to go). I am about tired of dog bones, but I think I will tough it out. Last one is for Kevin’s dresser. Besides once I am done with this sit on the couch project I will have to come up with a new one (not involving dog bones this time).
So, my free motion quilting is getting better. I know for sure that practice makes you better, but far from perfect.
I don’t hate the quilting here and my dog bones have improved by the third one.
So, my One Monthly goal for July is to trim and border the black and tan quilt I just finished quilting. I know, boring…..but it has to get done and The One monthly Goal is a good motivator.
Treasure Your Family
So, I decided to make a test block. Wanted to see if I would like it and how big a pain in the butt it would be. Not difficult at all, so we are OK there. I think I may need to make a few additional blocks to see if I will like it and how it will work out. I don’t want to use the same colors throughout. Sort of want it scrappy, while retaining the light/dark effect. Not sure how that will be, so I will make a couple more blocks.
Then, I finished English Paper Piecing my Dog Bone dresser scarf. Only one more piece left to do, Kev’s dresser. He really needs one because he has a habit of throwing change and screwdrivers, whatever is in his pocket, on our expensive bedroom furniture. I had never bought bedroom furniture. Always had second hand stuff. Finally, in my fifties, I get my own, brand new bedroom furniture and I really like it. So, I need to protect it with my dog bone dresser scarves.
It is also my crazy dog, Moka’s, second birthday and I am the crazy dog lady, so I will stop and get her something delicious on my way home or take her for ice cream.
Treasure Your Family
While I know it does not look like much, but since I have had pneumonia, it is pretty monumental. Good thing I got this done earlier in the month or I would not have made it. I have not sewn anything in over a week. That is a sure sign that I am am really sick. Managed to make it to work today, but I am pretty sure by the time the day is over, I will be done and there will be no sewing. I do need to figure out my goal for May though.
This is already on Kevin’s nightstand. I am not sure he recognizes any of this as a shirt he used to wear (blue and white plaid dog bone).
If you haven’t registered for my give away, don’t miss it. See my previous post.
Treasure your Family
I found this fabric so cute. Could be because I have an addiction to Diet Pepsi. Too bad they did not have diet Pepsi fabric. That would have made it even more awesome for me. I found that I take my English paper piecing projects around with me in Ziploc baggies. Didn’t seem right for a quilter. So I just created this bag. Now I have plenty of room for all my English paper piecing stuff that I haul around whenever I will be waiting somewhere. Can’t stand just doing nothing.
Treasure your family.