Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2016

Hi everyone, 

I have just finished this quilt this afternoon. This one has been in my UFO pile since March 2011. I'm very excited to have it all done. This is a sweet baby quilt sampler that I designed. I used the fabric itself as the inspiration. 
I free motion quilted this on my domestic sewing machine. I have an Elna Lotus machine that my mom gave me a few years back. It's a great little machine, but it hates free motion quilting. I made it work, and got it done though. 

This quilt is 37.5 inches wide by 43.5 inches long. I backed it with a super soft flannel. 

I'm so glad to have this UFO off my list. Now, I have a finished baby boy quilt ready to go in case I need a gift. 


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Slow stitching Sunday

I've been working at stitching my blocks for A blackbird gathering BOM by Cheri Payne. I finished the first block and I'm almost done the second block. I'm using DMC thread for the stitching. It's inexpensive and I have lots of it.

Here's the first block

And here's the second block

I'm loving these blocks. I'm going to continue to work in these today. 

I'm linking to Slow Stitching Sunday. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Here's another UFO I'm trying to finish

After I finished my Sun Down quilt top, I started pulling fabric for another project. As I was going through my stuff, I kept finding more UFO's hiding amongst my fabric. I just couldn't start something new when I had so many projects waiting to be finished. So, I decided to work on a baby quilt that I started in 2011. I didn't share much of this quilt on the blog. I only posted one block on March 17, 2011. I had the quilt top assembled. But I had three empty white blocks that were meant to have applique. So, on Sunday I added Applique to two of those blocks. I couldn't decide on what to do in the third block. So, I decided to just start quilting it and I would leave that block until last. It's partially quilted now. Here's what I looks like. 
This picture is pretty dark. I tried to lighten it a bit. See that one empty white block. I just don't know what to add there. Maybe the word, fun or play. I'm not sure. If you have any ideas let me know. I want to get this one done and off my UFO list. 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

I have a finished quilt top!!

This morning I was up at 6:30 am, sewing up a storm. I was trying to finish my Sun Down Quilt. It took me until noon to get it all sewn. It's done now and off to the long arm quilter. Here is the finished quilt top.

I'm really happy with how it's coming along. I've never had any of my quilts professionally quilted. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. I hope you like it! 

Linking to 

Monday, September 5, 2016

I started another project!! Ha!!

Like I need another one.
I just couldn't help myself. 
This BOM by Cheri Payne is just too adorable. 
Here are the first three wool appliqué blocks for her BOM A Blackbird Gathering. You can get the blocks on her Facebook group. 

I have them prepped for stitching and now I'll be ready when I want to do some hand stitching. I still need to make the log cabin blocks that go with these. I'm using homespun fabrics that are from my stash. The wool was already in my stash too. So I didn't buy anything to make these. Yeah!! 

Linking to MCM Monday
And Oh Scrap!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Slow Stitching Sunday

Today, I'm working on my Buttermilk Basin Mystery BOM blocks. I'm stitching up the "O" block. 
I love these wool Applique blocks. They are so cute.  Here are close ups of my other blocks. 

Here they are all together. Aren't they cute?
I hope you like them! 

I'm linking with Slow Sunday Stitching