Dienstag, 22. April 2014

WIP Wednesday – Lots Of Quilting Done

 

Sun is coming out already, Im sure it will be a great day, especially Amelie is going back to kindergarten after a long time illness and more than 1 week easter vacation. And its really a relief to have the normal days back. And totally excited, this evening I will join my first ever guild meeting. Preparing some handbinding stuff to take with me.

Started:

Every Which Way Pillow – coordinated pillow to Amelies quilt is nearly finished. First Time I did so much quilting on a project, but the texture is amazing, totally love it. not perfect, especially in the corners, but from far away you wont see it and my little girl already told me it doesnt matter, its beautiful. *g*

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Ongoing:

Still cant believe it, I finally finished all the quilting on my friendshipstar quilt. Started it more than 4 years ago, finished the top more than 2 years ago and quilted from time to time 1 of the squares. Thought it will never get finished, but the last days I thought I really want to get it done, so I quilted the whole time just on my own quilt and voilá  - finished. Just need to prepare binding today and sew it on.

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Starsurround QAL –- cushion top finished, need to sew it together
Once Upon A Time Sampler -– didnt stitch anything, right now in the march block
Whats planned: 2x Cushion for our home
1x Cushions for my mom


Stats:

Completed projects – 0
New projects – 1
Currently in progress – 3
Total finishes – 12

 

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Dienstag, 15. April 2014

WIP Wednesday – 3 Finishes already


Finishes:
1) Dresden Pillow - finished my first Dresden Pillow, and totally love it so easy and fast.IMG_4276 (2)
2) Hexie Pillow –- I used a tutorial by Modern Handcraft, it looked totally easy but it wasnt so easy like I first thought. Had quite some problems with all this glueing things, but at the end, its not perfect, but I like it anyway.
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3) Every Which Way Quilt –- Totally proud of this quilt, using the first time my soon to be released pattern and Amelie is loving it too. More about it here.
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Ongoing:
Once Upon A Time Sampler -–Started March, its totally cute, but already made a mistake, one of the middle pigs ears is a bit off, so I have to fix it.
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Starsurround QAL –- cushion top finished, need to sew it together
Friendshipstar Quilt -– nearly half of it already quilted
Whats planned: 2x Cushion for our home
1x Cushions for my mom


Stats: Completed projects – 3
New projects – 2
Currently in progress – 3
Total finishes – 12


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Q2 FAL – Finish # 1 – Dresden Pillow

My first finish for this Quarter and I really love it, and never thought that dresden is this easy, dont know why I waited so long to try them.   This pillow is listed here in the Q2 FAL List.

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Stats:

Measurements: 16” x 16”

Fabric: I dont know

Quilting: Outlines

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Q2 FAL – Finish # 2 – Hexie Pillow

Somehow I deleted my other 2 finishes so I have to post them again. Here is my second pillow using a tutorial by Modern Handcraft. It was a total mess and I found it quite hard with all this glueing stuff, but somehow i got it finished. Its far from perfect, but I like it.  This pillow is listed here in the Q2 FAL List.

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Stats:

Measurements: 16” x 16”

Fabric: I dont know

Quilting: Outlines

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Q2 FAL & AYOLF April – Finish #3 – Every Which Way

 

Finished my very first quilt with my own pattern and couldnt love it anymore. I wanted to take some great outdoor shots, but since weeks the weather is now just rainy, cloudy, windy or something else, thats not great for being outdoors with a new quilt. So I decided to take them later and just do some indoor pics in the kids room. Amelie already loves her quilt, even if its not yet gifted to her.   This quilt is listed here in the Q2 FAL List.

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Quilt Stats:

Measurements: 48” x 71”

Fabric: Lottie Da by Heather Bailey

Backing + Binding: Acacia by Tula Pink & Lottie Da by Heather Bailey

Quilting: diagonal lines, stitch in the ditch, outlines,

straight lines to form diamonds

 

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Dienstag, 8. April 2014

WIP Wednesday – new techniques

 

New Projects:

Dresden Cushion –- My first ever dresden, and I dont know why I waited so long, its totally easy and fast to do it, and looks beautiful.

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Hexie Cushion -– already finished the front, tried this tutorial by Modern Handcraft, it wasnt this easy like i thought, and quite a mess with this glue stuff, but I like the end result.

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Finished:

About a month ago I finished 2 presents for my wonderful friend Tanyia, but i just couldnt show it until it reached her. Yes it always takes about 2 weeks to get stuff to the states. I created this labyrinth quilt for her, with tiny 1” squares. And my first ever mug rug, with my first Improv star, its so cute.

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Ongoing:

Every Which Way Quilt -– quilting and binding is finished, I just need to get healthy again and find some time to photograph my quilt outdoors.

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Once Upon A Time Sampler -– finally finished February, already started  on the march part.

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Starsurround QAL –- cushion top finished, need to sew it together
Friendshipstar Quilt -– nearly half of it already quilted

Whats planned:
2x Cushion for our home
1x Cushions for my mom
Stats: Completed projects – 2
New projects – 2
Currently in progress – 6
Total finishes – 9

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Sonntag, 6. April 2014

Q2 FAL and AYOLF lists


Time is flying and the new Q2 in the FAL is starting. Last quarter I got 2 of 3 things finished, but this quarter my list will be a bit longer, have quite a few things started, that really need to get finished. Link up your list over at The Littlest Thistle.

1)  Friendshipstar Quilt – Carrying it over from last quarter.  It’s my very own quilt and it really needs to get finished, laying around since 3 years now. Right now it is half quilted, and I hope to snuggle under it really soon.
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2) Every Which Way – started it in the last month for my daughter using my own pattern, that will soon be released. Need to finish quilting and binding. This will also be my April goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.
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3) QAL Cushion – just pieced the top of the cushion in 2013 and since this its waiting, maybe coz Im not so happy with the colors I have chosen, but it really needs to get finished.
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4) Dresden Cushion – my very first dresden, will turn it into a cushion as a birthday present for my aunt
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5) Hexie Cushion – Another birthday cushion, this time with a lot of Hexies, will use Modern Handcrafts tutorial.


Hope to get a lot of this list done in this quarter, it will be a busy time with my wedding at the end of may, but Im sure I can get at least half of them finished.
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