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Monday, May 09, 2016

Hugs and Kisses

This is a Dorothy Young mystery.  It is from 2009 or 2010.  I went with a red and white theme for what I think are obvious reasons.  It is about 38" square.

I am toying with the idea of a border.  The one I had in mind is a twisted ribbon border.  I am not sure I have enough of the red left.  If I do what color would I use for the back of the ribbon?  I was thinking the back of the red fabric but there is not enough contrast.  I could just do a plain narrow red border.

I have a bright pink from that fabric line but that doesn't thrill me.  In fact I have a light pink to go with but still not too sure about that either.

I do have a blue and can go with a red, white and blue theme.  I might even have a dark blue and could do a two tone blue.

This quilt is currently earmarked for charity.  What are your thoughts?


Thanks for your input!

Swooze

Saturday, May 07, 2016

OMG May

Here I am with no OMG finish for April.  I am going to repeat my goal.  I have a swap getting in the way.  I am almost done with hat now so this lovely should be a slam dunk.

I started this in February as a birthday gift.  I must get it finished!

Hop over to Red Letter Quilts to see what others are up to this month.
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Come check back at the end of the month to see if I met my goals!!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Second Q2 Item Complete

This is the third of a set of supersize nine patches that I made some time ago.  It's a really fun pattern that you can find for free here.  This was also my second attempt at machine binding.




I like this better than the decorative stitch I did on the last one.

Swooze

Thursday, April 28, 2016

First Q2 Item Complete

I had cut these microwave bowls out to give as a hostess/birthday gift back in March.  With my work schedule I wasn't able to complete them.  In the meantime I came across another fabric and was invited to another party by this person.  I decided to make her a second set.

My contract ended Friday. I've been getting things caught up around the house this week.  One of them was getting in the sewing room.  4 are for my friend and two are for me.  Hers will go in the mail tomorrow.



I've already moved onto the next item on the Q2 list.  Stay tuned for the update.

Swooze

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Microwave Bowl Process

I love microwave bowls but I hate how long it takes to mark them.  When I made the last round I think that was the most tedious part.  Google any tutorial for them and you will see the process.

Here is how I do it now.  I cut the fabric and batting per the instructions.  I fold the batting in half and mark one inch from the center then 2" down from the edge on the fold.  I fold the batting in half in the other direction and repeat.


Can you see the marks at the top, bottom and side?

Here is what it looks like when open.


I lay the batting on the fabric square and fold the whole thing in half and sew my darts in each end. I refold it and sew the darts in those ends and continue on with the directions as normal.

Let me know if you have questions.

Swooze

Monday, April 18, 2016

Microwave Bowls

I found some wonderful fabric that looks like corks all in a row.  It reminded of a cork trivet that a friend made for me a long time ago.  She even made a second that we gifted to another friend.  

When I saw the fabric I bought it to make her some microwave bowls.  I had tried to get them ready the first time I saw her in April.  Then I was going to see her a second time and had run across Mardi Gras fabric so bought that to make her a second set but still had not sewn the first.  She loves New Orleans and all things Mardi Gras.

This past Friday I took the fabric and batting to my sit and sew.  I got all the fabric cut for 6 bowls.  I only cut 6 pieces of batting but need 12.  I marked my dart points on the 6 I had cut. Tonight when I realized my error I cut 6 more pieces of batting and marked those.  

I sewed the darts on 6 of the bowls tonight and will sew the other 6 tomorrow.  Then I will start trimming the darts and matching up sides.  I'd like to get these sewn and in the mail to my friend by Saturday.


Hope you are getting some time to sew
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Hugs.

Swooze

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Q2 Finish Along

I am joining another group of quilters declaring their list of projects that they would like to finish in the 2nd quarter of 2016.  Last quarter I only finished 1 of my items.  I'm going to list the majority of them again plus a few more.

Supersize 9 patch - binding



Feedback patches - binding



5 Strip Stacks - quilting



Step Up - quilting



Poppy BQ - quilting



6 Microwave bowls - piecing
Avignon Picnic - borders



Matchstick Marimba - quilting



Hugs and Kisses - border















Raising Cane - quilting


Baby BQ - quilting















This is a big stretch but doable.  My employment will be shifting so I may have a little more free time.

Click here to see what everyone else's goals are.