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Saturday, June 24, 2017

June OMG Finish

My goal was to finish the top for Crossroads.


I love this quilt and have a load of scraps to work with.

Linking up with Elm Street Quilts finish linkup.

Hugs,

Swooze

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Wool Appliqué

Over the years I have collected wool applique patterns. I have never tried making one because I was afraid to ruin the wool. I had visions of jagged or frayed edges. When a wool applique class was offered at my local quilt store I jumped at the chance. They were offering a really cute pattern as a kit.

I showed up on the day with a few skeins of DMC floss, a package of embroidery needles and a pair of scissors. Everything else was provided. The instructor showed different methods of applique and provided the materials for each. She had a sample that had all the methods so you could feel the hand of the fabric and see the results. I went with the fusible using Heat N Bond.

She also had several types of scissors to try. She had Kay Buckley. I loved the feel of them in my hand but not the feel as I cut the wool. They did the job but when I tried the Fiskars Easy Action Micro Tip I fell in love with them. They cut smoothly and easily.

During class I managed to cut out the entire project and get all the fusing done. I had all the wool applique stitches done and only had backstitching of the letters and the embellishments left.

Here is the final project.


Wicked Chickens Lay Deviled Eggs. Hilarious!

The pattern can be found at Briar Root Primitives here.

It was a great class and I got over my fear of cutting into wool.

Hugs,

Swooze

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Mini Quilt for Mesquite Quilt Show

The Mesquite Guild asked for mini quilts to be donated for silent auction to benefit the ROTC. The ROTC is going to be helping setup and take down the quilt racks for the show. The money raised will go to scholarships for ROTC students.

I finished this little mini back in January. I was just not pleased with it.


The binding was just not applied well and didn't match well. I tipped it off last week and applied a new one.




It was delivered today for the show on the 23rd and 24th of this month. I hope it raises a little money for the ROTC students.

Hugs,

Swooze

Friday, June 02, 2017

June OMG

June? Really?

I've been doing well with achieving my goals with the One Monthly Goal, hosted by Patty at Elm Street Quilts, this year.

Here us my June goal. I am going to finish this quilt top. It is my Crossroads BOM that was hosted by my LQS, Wattafind. It was only 6 months long so not too drawn out. I am currently working on month 5 and ready to tackle month 6 with all the pieces for that row already assembled.

Here is where I left off.


Wish me luck! I'm linking up with Elm Street Quilts.

Hugs,

Swooze

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May OMG Finished!

My goal for May was to make two flimsies from my row by row quilt and to finish my bandana shirt. You've already seen the two flimsies:



They will be quilted later on.

Tonight I finished my bandana shirt. The iriginsl pattern called for using 6 bandanas. While I was shopping I decided to make it reversible. 12 bandanas.


I plan to wear it as a windbreaker on the motorcycle.

Linking up with Elm Street Quilts.

Hugs,

Swooze

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May OMG Part 2

Here is the second wall hanging. I was thinking I had cut the border a little too narrow but now that it's sewn I think it looks great.


Now onto the bandana shirt!

Hugs,

Swooze

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Away Sewing


I've been working on this quilt pretty regularly at different venues over the last month or so. This is round five of six. I have a green solid border that I'm adding and actually have the two sides done already. The sixth round is more slab borders with another pieced border that goes at the top and bottom. Those borders are already made and will just need to be cut to size and attached.

This quilt is called Crossroads and is designed by Ashley Newcomb of Film in The Fridge.


Hugs,

Swooze