Friday, January 27, 2012

Snow Bag Finished

My SIL requested a bag to put all her snow accessories in - beanies, scarves, gloves, etc.  She wanted a bag that was big enough to hold everything, cute enough to display on her coat rack, and one handled for easy access.  We went to a local quilt store, and shopped around until we found some fabric she liked that matched her living room decor. Then we found the perfect bag pattern, complete with a pleated handle! (My first pleated handle)  I whipped this bag up for her birthday, along with some fiestaware bowls she needed for her dish set.

Here it is:
Isn't it nice and spacious?

Inside - it was filled with other gifts she got for her birthday.

Was hard to get a picture of the pleats.  The flash interfered, but you can sort of make them out!
Here it is, hanging up in it's new home!


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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Asian Fan Quilt Finished!!!

This king sized beauty is finally finished! I am so thrilled!!

Here it is in all it's glory:


This baby is going to go on my bed (if I can be convinced we should use it!) This quilt has been almost 2 years in the making!  (I think).  This was one of the very first quilt patterns that I picked out, and started working on.  This quilt started out being a lap size quilt, and my husband helped me figure out the measurements to make this a king size.  Then, we added borders, and this beauty is now bigger than king size.  What was I thinking?

It was longarmed by the lovely Cotton Pig aka Frecklemama.  This is the first quilt I've sent out, and I think she did a lovely job.  It was a great price, and the dragon design is amazing!




This was part of my finish a long list, and the only thing I completed :S  Linking up:


2012 Finish-A-Long



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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WIP Wednesday

My WIP List:
1. Bee star quilt - needs border and top is finished
2. Brown coin quilt - needs to be pieced.  Is all cut!
3. Asian fan quilt - need to trim and bind FINISHED!!! Will post tomorrow!!
4. Christmas Surprise quilt - top is done.
5. I-Spy quilt - no progress.
6. 2010/2011 BOM Quilt - all blocks are pieced.
7. Red and white quilt - top is done

Minis:
1. Coffee applique's for MIL - haven't started
2. Snowmen wallhanging for presents - haven't started
3. Snowman table runner - not started
4. Grocery bag holder - not started
5. Snow bag-Post to follow later this week/next week!
6. Bag for me! - Still thinking of what fabric to use!!
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Friday, January 13, 2012

Another Flower

Another hexagon flower.  They are addicting.  I whipped this one up catching up on Big Bang Theory with Kurt.  I can see I might have to invest in a die to cut the hexagon shapes so I can make different sizes of these babies!



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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Teal and brown Quilt

Wow!  I have a finished quilt! This one was a long time coming - my MIL and I got the kit months ago, and I modified the pattern.  She wanted a quilt/throw that would be decoration on the couch - so skinnier than a normal quilt.  I took the quilt pattern and halved it, making the quilt identical on both sides.  This reversible quilt whipped up super fast, but I had trouble quilting it.  I had it halfway done and had to pull out stitches - my stippling was leaving something to be desired.  Last weekend I decided to buck up and finish this baby!
Here it is :


This quilt finished at about 30 by 54.  It's currently on the couch now, and it makes a great addition to the room - if I say so myself ;)

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Mug Rug Winner

Thank you for all of your nice comments! It was a treat to see them all come in.  You all make my day(days). 

 Random.org picked number 18!
Sunni @ Love Affair with my Brother!

I will be emailing you for your address. 

Thank you all again for stopping by. <3

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Finish a Long with me!

I've decided to participate in the FAL (Finish A Long) at Quilter in the Gap



I took pictures of my UFOs I would like to complete.  I'm sad that I have to many pretties in various forms waiting for me to finish them.  Maybe I have a little quilter ADD.
Here are my UFOs:

 1. Star Quilt.  This is my Bee quilt from Let's Bee Together.  I still need to finish it with more borders, and then the top will be finished.

 2. Super nova quilt from Freshly Pieced QAL.  Need to finish the blocks and sew the top together.  Poor beautiful quilt, sitting in a bucket!

 3. Red and White quilt.  This is my first ever quilt! And it's been sitting folded as a top for a long time.  Need to get up and get this poor baby quilted - have the back pieced and ready to go too!

 4. Asian Fan Quilt.  This is all quilted.  Just needs to be trimmed and bound.  There is one fan, in the bottom left hand corner, that needs to be "repaired".  The applique stitch is coming off.  Since it needs to be repaired, and I am a chicken, it has been sitting since it came back from the long armer.  Seeing it almost ready is breaking my heart - this quilt is going to go on our bed once it's done.  Maybe now I will have the motivation to repair the applique and finish this one. 

 5.  My brown and colored quilt.  This has two rows pieced, and the rest is sitting in a bucket cut up.  If not for it being cut and started, I would scrap it.  It's an original design, and for some reason I have no faith in my ability to have designed this quilt top :S  Now that I'm showing the world, I am determined to finish it, even if it doesn't turn out how I envisioned it when I drew it up.

6. Wonky square Christmas quilt.  I have the backing and binding for this one ready.  Just need to decide how I want to quilt it, and get it all put together.

Phew.  Now I feel like I am airing my dirty laundry.  Let's hope I can get some of these finished, if not all of them, so I can show you all that yes, I can clean that dirty laundry!!! :D




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Leona's Giveaway

The lovely Leona is having a 900 follower (wow) giveaway! Go visit her post here and enter, she has some lovelies up for grabs.

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mug Rug Giveaway ( CLOSED )

I recently pinned this and couldn't wait to whip one or two up.  So that's just what I did!  Following the tutorial here I made myself a mug rug, and couldn't resist making another to share!
Here they are:

Both are identical, so here is a shot of front and back together:

I chose the dot binding because I thought it brought the colors together.  The neutral is a white on white dot print.


So, the good part - the giveaway!  If you would like a chance to win ONE of these lovely mug rug/mini quilts, simply comment below.  Any old comment will do.  Only one comment per person please, and please make sure I can contact you - if you are a no reply blogger please leave your email in the comments!  Giveaway will be open until Monday the 9th. 

That's it! This is open to international as well.  Good luck kiddos!



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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

WIP Wednesday

My WIP List:
1. Bee star quilt - needs border and top is finished
2. Brown coin quilt - needs to be pieced.  Is all cut!
3. Asian fan quilt - need to trim and bind
4. Christmas Surprise quilt - top is done.
5. I-Spy quilt - no progress.
6. 2010/2011 BOM Quilt - all blocks are pieced.
7. Red and white quilt - top is done

Minis:
1. Coffee applique's for MIL - haven't started
2. Snowmen wallhanging for presents - haven't started
3. Snowman table runner - not started
4. Grocery bag holder - not started
5. Snow bag - not started
6. Bag for me! - Still thinking of what fabric to use!!!

Wow! I don't think I even got all my WIPs, and I am overwhelmed! Hopefully this year I can cull out the list, even while I know I will add to it!!





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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Resolutions

1. Finish my Asian fan quilt for our bed. - Need to trim and bind!
2. Finish my Bee star quilt - bought border fabric just need to cut and sew and the top is done.
3. Lose weight - going to see a nutritionist this week. *crosses fingers*
4. Spend more quality time with family.
5. Spend more time blogging - I need to take pictures and post and show the world my creations! I love reading other peoples blogs!
6. Start the top from 2010/2011 BOM quilt. - All blocks are pieced.
7. Sew the blocks and catch up on my 2011/2012 BOM quilt. - No blocks are pieced.

I was going to make 10 resolutions - but decided to stop at 7.  I think this is a reasonable list and all the goals are achievable this year.  Some are quilty, and some are personal.  I hope you will all stay with me this year and enjoy sharing my journeys with me.  I enjoy each and every one of your comments and thank you for taking the time to read my words. <3



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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year


Happy New Year!  I've been thinking about my resolutions this year - and have started a small list.  My goal for this week: to make my resolution list and post it.  I'm hoping that if I post it, it will help keep me on task!  It will be both quilty and non quilty resolutions.

I hope that you all had safe and festive celebrations to ring in the new year.  We are having family stay with us and are having fun with them here.  Off to enjoy more quality family time. <3


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