Friday, September 20, 2013

Anne's Quilt is finished

M's beach trip is coming up and his sister Anne's birthday is around the same time that they will be at the beach. I'm not going because I can't take a week off during 9 weeks tests. We don't usually exchange birthday gifts but I just had to make something with these fabrics. M thought Anne would appreciate a quilt and I love the hot pink, bright blue, and lime green combo. I wanted to try the cross block, too. It was quite easy. I plan to make a tessellating cross quilt with these and some more of my favorite fabrics.

Front with sashing

Back with left over strips

After a quick rinse and dry-no colors were caught by the color catchers.
The binding is from my fabshophop stash-

All folded and ready to go-
After I put a label on it and share at quilt guild on Monday

That's it for me this week. I have cousins visiting this weekend, so the label may be the only sewing I will get done.
Have you had a finish?

Friday, September 13, 2013

Quilt Show & Scrappy Lanyard

We only have a quilt show every other year, so I had to take some photos of some of the great quilts. 

The white on white one below was really fantastic but it doesn't show up here.

There were not many miniatures this year. Mine didn't win but did share the space with some amazing mini quilts.

Two of the big winners. (I kind of hate competing with quilts this fabulous.)

These were the silent auction minis. A friend bid on mine. I was afraid it wouldn't get any bids. Thanks, Susan.

Liam's Slow Poke quilt is the green one on the left.

I was pleased with On Point and thought Pam should have gotten a ribbon for the wonderful quilting she did on it. (It's the blue & yellow one.)

The quilt show was fun but I'm not much of a competitor. I just enjoy sewing quilts and giving them away.
So, my latest project idea was 'borrowed' from posts I've seen online. Here is my scrappy lanyard. I think I will make some more and give them to my 'X' team members. We are the teachers who teach all the eXtra subjects and some of us are eXiled to trailors and have to take our keys with us each time we leave our rooms. So a lanyard will be helpful for keeping up with keys and copier cards.

Hope you had a good week. Thanks for the comments about my stash in an earlier post. Had any finishes?

Friday, September 6, 2013

Finish & Fabric

Okay. here is the finish. The miniature is finally finished. I hand quilted it. Not my best skill. It is 16" x 16". Done just in time for the quilt show. It was fun but now I wish I had done it all by machine. It would have been much more accurate.

Now the real surprise. The box came with my free fabric that I won on the fabshophop. At first I wondered how 50 yards of fabric would fit in this box.

Then, I opened the box and saw this.

And I unpacked it and found all this! I finally have a fabric stash. I see fabric for binding my sister-in-law's lap quilt. I see fabric in colors I would never have chosen. That's great. A challenge to use color in different combinations than my usual brights and blues. Can't wait to have time to sew.

But this week end is the quilt show, so I will be helping with that. Maybe next weekend.
Hope you had a finish this week.