Very productive 5 day staycation!
Celestial Rainbow a large lap quilt I started in 2009 and just finish will be going to my Auntie Ev when my mom visits her…lots of hand quilting in the 2 large circles one’s a sun and the other is a moon. I machined the borders…love all this bright happy fabric, frogs, bug and buttons…it’s backed with black that has embroidered dots in a rainbow of colors. Finally finished December 29th 2013.
Christmas gifts of fabrics from Tabitha and my mom! Mom got me a massive pile of cottons, socks for beasties and fun buttons. Tabitha got me scrumptious flannels and a fabulous Gingher scissor! I can cut through 5 layers of fabric at a time… December 25th 2013 wow I really need to get sewing!
Tagasaursi (multiple tagasauruses) the cute Camo one and giant lady bug one already have homes, the other 2 will be going to God’s Tiny Angels. The pattern for these via: http://www.bubblesandbobbins.com/2012/03/tutorial-how-to-make-dinos…
December 29th 2013
Massive stacks of flannel…Think I’d better get to work! December 28th 2013
My modern troll audience hanging out on my lamp (thanks Tab) can always use more color in my sewing space! December 26th 2013
Fabric Box, 1st try, found this idea on http://seaside-stitches.blogspot.com/2013/03/fabric-box-tutorial.html but rather than putting the little triangles on the inside I put them on the out so they can be used as tiny pockets…perhaps I’ll make up a tutorial for this version. With the copious amounts of fabric I will be making quite a few of these for Christmas 2014…December 29th 2013
Blue & Green Fabric box made for my Shoebox Swap partner (2014) December 29th 2013
Think I’ll make a tutorial for this version with the little pockets on the outside…
Tiny Little Houses quilt pink house # 2
…not quite finished…but looking neat! Pattern was FREE athttp://www.forestquilting.com/paperpiecing_free/paperpiecing_free_p… (Crazy Crooked House by Patrice Trnka Adams) this house I did as planned…blue window, definitely different colored door so it sticks out and eventually this fun green for the grass…did most of it while trying not to pay attention to the Republican convention poo on the boob tube…vomitrocious…will be embroidering a door knob on the door in some fabulous color…this block is about 8 inches square…I like the crookedness of it…totally a bubble off if you will! Almost finished on August 30th2012
Realized I never took detailed photos of the Quilt With a View…the 3D flowers are really fun and add some tactile aspects to it along with the wee quilt hanging in front of the wee Shamus…call me a freak…really go for it…but I really like the look of hand stitching on a quilt even if my stitches aren’t fabulously even or tiny.
I like that I can look at this and see the effort I put into it…I can remember what was going on around me while working on it…like the discover that Olivia doesn’t like it when I quilt rather than pay attention to her…and Shamus doesn’t really mind pins when laying on a quilt I’m working on…
Oh and that I should have put the clothes pins on last…my thread was forever catching on them when I was quilting near them…as I totally prattle on…giggle…and guffaw… pics taken August 31st 2012…during a lovely Blue Moon!
On a great googily moogily happy note: the 2nd box of sock beasties has made it to Operation Sock Monkey in Canada http://www.operationsockmonkey.com/…these beasties will eventually be given to needy children in other countries…they could be in Africa, East Asia…who knows…but some little someone will have one of my beasties as a squishy little friend… massively huge grin! August 29th 2012
Jungle bassinet lovie, baby blue backing hand quilted. This will go to God’s Tiny Angels in West Virginiahttp://danettesangels.tripod.com 7-14-12
Our House baby quilt grew to an approximate twin sized quilt…62” X 78” I’ll quit adding rainbow borders now…still have prairie points to add to 2 hopefully 3 sides then I can bring it to my mom’s to sandwich it, it’s too massive to sandwich at my house…the backing will be rainbow peace symbols on white. Figure allot of machine quilting and I’ll hand quilt the houses…no idea where this one will live…pretty massive for a wall I’ll probably send it to a Heart baby/young adult at the children’s hospital since it’s pretty big. If it’s too big for that I’ll send it to Project Linus or perhaps a battered woman’s shelter if I can find one that will take one lone quilt…7-15-12
Prairie point ready to be attached to the Our House quilt…I’m aiming for Tuesday for prairie Point adhesion 7-15-12
Picked up some fun Skelanimals flannel at Douber’s in Waconia (Yeah they had Skelanimals!) and a solid to go with each…backing will be this fabulous peace Minky…put together a boy pileand a girl pile…since I have a yard of each Minky these quilts will be 36 inches square…I’m sure I’ll have left overs of the flannel so I’ll be making a few other lovies with the flannel. These lovies will all go to God’s Tiny Angels in West Virginiahttp://danettesangels.tripod.com 7-14-12
Cherish Sock Monkey Quilt…
Quilted blocks…this will in fact be completed by the time of the baby shower for wee little Cherish! Fabric
from: Amazon, Heavenly Patchwork in Waconia, Etsy, Fabric.com and a bit of X-mas 2010 from Kris to the K.
each block is 17 inches square including the log cabin strips…bits of each block was hand quilted as I can’t
quite drive my sewing machine with that much accuracy… added ties of almost the background color to
further restrain the batting… April 29th 2012
Thanks to the rain I managed to get some quilting done the Cherish Sock Monkey quilt!
Hard to see but I finished the belly button block quilting around all the wee square monkeys.
Note the fabulous tie dyed backing! Mmmmmmmmm PINK!4-22-12
Gotta look super close to she the name Cherish quilted under the ‘The End’…think I’ll add a heart or 2 above the rectangle to further hold the batting in place. I have 28 days to finish this quilt…HOPE I MAKE IT!4-22-12
Lucky Sock Cat made using the book: Stray Sock Sewing: Making one of a Kind Creatures form Socks… gotta admit lime green and purple argyle…gets your attention. Think I’ll be saving this kitty for the holiday gift exchange at work! Completed: 11/10/2011…sewn all by hand with wee bell on Hello Kitty ribbon collar