Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Elmo is the star of this quilt. I tried something new - rectangles instead of squares.
The front has solid red alternating with blue tossed Elmo rectangles and yellow tossed Elmo rectangles. The quilting is just stitched in the ditch except for a little echo quilting around the central Elmo.

The back features some of Elmo's friends from Sesame Street.

The binding is the same stripe as the third border.

I am proud of how well these mitered corners turned out. It was the first time I tried mitered corners.

This is my first time to participate in the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Love the idea. Love looking at quilts online. Enjoy!
Trying to link to the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Hope this is it.

This is the link but I have been unsuccessful adding my link to the bloggers quilt festival page. My url is too long for the space. The deadline is tomorrow and I won't have any time to work on it.
Oh, well. Maybe next time. 10/30/14

Friday, October 24, 2014

Elmo quilt finished & infinity scarf

Woohoo! Elmo quilt is finished. I borrowed ideas from several quilts I've seen around the interwebs.

There was fabric left over, so I made an Elmo pillowcase.

This is the back. I hope my friend likes it. The Elmo figure was part of a Sesame Street panel and I hated to waste it. So here are some of the other characters. She wanted the back to match the Dr. Seuss quilt I made for her grandson but the white wonky dots was out of print. This is the yellow version.

Here is it rolled up.

And rolled a little better. The binding is the same stripe as the border.

First time to make mitered corners. Very pleased with the corners.

Okay, a blurry shot of the label. I don't wear my glasses when I'm taking photos.

A little infinity scarf made from some of the fabric I bought in Italy. 

This is how it looks with two loops. Imagine how cute it will look when I wear it. The fabric is cotton voile and I have enough to make another scarf.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Long Week End Finishes

Last week end was busy. I made my second batch of muscadine jam. It is yummy. I finished the top and backing for the Elmo quilt and pin basted it. Photos when I finish quilting it. I was inspired to use the Elmo scraps to make a matching pillowcase. Which led to these pillowcases. 

I bought this cute fabric but didn't have a quilt in mind. I thought my little grandson might like a new pillowcase so I put these together. One is at his house and one at ours.

More sewing projects on the to-do list. Costume for Mrs. Santa to use when storytelling is in the planning stages. I'm itching to make some wide open zipper bags. And there are quilt blocks waiting to be sewn together.

How is your to-do list?

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Little Landscape Finish

Recently I finished the landscape I started in a class I took in July. It was fun to create a little mountain scene from random fabric scraps. I could have finished quicker but was undecided about what colors of thread to use in the green areas.

This is the back. I like the corner triangles with a dowel hanger. Quick and simple.

I put an extra backing fabric on it because I didn't want to see all the quilting on the back.
Now to make some muscadine jam.