Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunday Stitching

Here's what I'm stitching up right now:


This is my April Showers table runner, from this pattern book.  I've been wanting something for our coffee table in our living room, to keep the kids from scratching it up.  Since I have a square kitchen table, I can't just swap out table runners on each one.  So I'm slowing working on getting runners for each table.  This one is a fair amount of applique, and I'm working on stitching up each square.  I intend to do a black blanket stitch around each umbrella, and blue around each rain drop.  Probably yellow around the boots.  That's all I know.  Any suggestions for the handles and flowers?


They're so small, I'm not sure what to do!  But I love them.


I've been working on some of these "I Am A Child Of God" custom embroidery for my etsy store.  I made them for each of my kids, and I love them!  It's completely unique, and they have it framed in their rooms.


And one of my final stitching projects is this quilt block "Witches In Stitches Bootique".  It's taking a long time, but it's going to be awesome when the whole quilt is done!  Which will be a while.


And although there is no picture, I'm always working on EPP (English Paper Pieced) hexegons.  Still not sure what I'm going to do with them.  But I have a box full!

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

UFO's

This is all about accountability folks.  So what did I do?  I laid out most of them and took pictures.

This one here in on it's way to be a baby quilt for my sweet niece.  My goal is to finish it by her first birthday since I totally missed the boat on finishing it before she was born.  I have valid excuses though.

The pattern is called the purse strings (purse straps?  I can't remember), and I really love how they look together!



This is a baby boy's quilt kit I purchased last year.  Also, it has a plan for my baby nephew coming later this year!  I love the fabrics so much, and the quilt is going to turn out awesome I think.  I've been working on it the past few days, and the top is almost ready to be pieced!  Woo!!



These two packages of fabric are going to be a Christmas Quilt.  I got the pattern from a book by Camille Roskelley. It should turn out to be a nice classic looking Christmas Quilt!  I'm excited. It's not high on my priority list right now. :) But I have the fabric!  It's a good start.
 


FINALLY!  I pieced this top about 2 years ago, one of the first quilts I actually made.  It's a monthly Quilt-A-Long from Moose On The Porch Quilts from a few years back (her Jelly Sampler QAL).  I can't wait to be done with it.  It's been sitting around for ages!



These two are ALSO a few years old, from my town's quilt group.  I have finally cut the snowman out and have attached it to the background.  The egg is *almost* done!  I am donating it to my church's young woman's group for an auction they're doing soon.  They're raising funds for the annual girl's camp.  Hope it sells for a lot of money!



This one here I lost the pattern for.  TO be fair, I recently moved.  However, I altered a pattern so I have no idea if I'm going to be able to recreate it.  Fingers crossed I find the pattern. This is for my son.


These 4 squares are in the process of becoming a birthday quilt! My sister has a birthday quilt for her kids.  Only the birthday kid gets to sit on the quilt with the presents.  It helps to keep the kids back and you can get great pictures of them opening them, instead of all the kids heads crowded around them.  Since our last birthday of the year is this week, I hope to finish it in time for the birthdays NEXT year.


This one here though, this awesome hexie quilt is DONE.  Pictures coming soon.  I made it for a friend of mine who is due at the end of the month.  I am SO proud of myself with this quilt.  I "designed" it myself.  Really though, I bought a hexie pack and arranged it on a yard of fabric in a pattern I liked.  I didn't use the whole pack.  

Also, the fabric is not red, it's more of a coral color.

The reason I am so proud of this quilt is because it is the first quilt I did ENTIRELY by myself.  You see, I usually piece the tops and then mail them to my sister who quilts them and sends them back to me to bind.  This one though?  I created my pattern, sewed it together, basted it, and then quilted it myself.  After that?  I bound it.  I actually just finished binding it tonight.  I'm going to take it outside and take pictures tomorrow.


I'd like to say that's all of my UFO's, but it's not even close.  I recently printed off a UFO tracking sheet I found on pinterest and I filled that thing up.  And then started about 3 other projects.  The tracking sheet had approximately 20-25 lines to track things...

Yeah...

I totally promised myself I wouldn't start anything else until I finished my main projects, but that totally didn't happen.  Do you now see why I named my blog The Stitch Starter? I just keep starting...