Monday, July 8, 2013

Happy Monday to all!  Hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th weekend.  Mine was a little quiet and I did manage to get some sewing in.  I finished a couple of projects and started new ones of course.  Here are a few things I accomplished!  This was my first attempt at making the tulip block.  Although I love the way they came out they were a little painstaking for me.  I've come to the conclusion that I don't really enjoy working with the smaller pieces.  Each square measures 2.5 inches and the finished block had to measure 6.5 inches which miraculously I managed to pull off.  I still have 4 more to make in different fabrics for my "Around The Strip 2013" Monthly Class I am taking at my local quilt shop.  The finished quilt is gorgeous, can't wait to see mine all finished! Sew far my rows are looking pretty darn nice!!

Below is another finished project for my friends 11 year old daughter who is undergoing chemo to treat her leukemia.  Her favorite color is purple and she loves butterflies.  I had all the fabric in my own personal stash and this is what I came up with.  I did shadow quilting in all the squares using contrasting pastel colored thread.  Sure hope she likes it!   

Below is the back of Andrea's quilt.  I had just enough of the butterfly fabric for the backing.
 It was as though it was just meant to be!

A closer look at the quilt.  I placed her label in the lower right hand corner of the quilt.

Here is a closer look at the label I made for Andrea's quilt.  I printed the Guardian Angel pic with the Guardian Angel prayer.  I really like the way it came out.

Here's a picture of my great nephews tumbler quilt completed.  Tumbler quilts are fun to make and they come together very quickly so if you are ever in need for a quick quilt you need to put together I highly recommend the tumbler quilt.

Here is the backside of the tumbler quilt.  I've seen some really unique quilt backs on the internet, especially on and this is perfect when you are short on fabric like I was in this case.  :)

I finally sandwiched and quilted my mini quilt.  I did simple "stitch in the ditch"quilting which can be better seen on the backside.  This will be a cute table topper or wall hanging.  I think I will try to sell this one at my upcoming craft shows this fall.  

The backside of the mini twister quilt.

Since I was on a roll.  I decided to get started n my Glamping quilt.  I love this fabric line by Moda.  It is sew pretty I didn't want to cut it sew I decided to just sew the 10 inch squares  in rows.  I will add a 2.5 inch white border and a 3-4 inch outer border in the red fabric with circles used in the blocks and the back will be that luscious red fabric with the old vintage campers.  The best part is this one is ALL mine and will go in my RV.  Can't wait see it finished!  In the meantime I have to go shopping for the outer border fabric as well as the backing fabric. Darn we all know how much quilters hate shopping for What projects did you work on?  Please share your pics and stories.

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