Even though it is only the second week into the new year, I am still
on track with my resolution to work on-and complete- some of my
own personal projects.
I have 3 Advent Calendars on the frame right now. You could say
that I am either really late or really early; it depends on which way you
look at it.
This is the center of the Advent Calendars. They are pretty cute and stitch
up really quickly. I am getting ready for Christmas, 2016. Please, don’t send
me any hate mail for that last comment. The panels were purchased at
Fabricland and several borders were added to enlarge the panel.
Besides completing these 3 projects, I have actually found time work on
my Monarch wallhanging.
The wing is broken up into 2 sections and I used some fusible webbing
to cut and paste the pieces onto the black wing. I actually found a dead
Monarch and kept it in a plastic bag for a few years. I copied the
Monarch and enlarged it for the shape of the wings. My kids think
I am crazy; sometimes, I think I am too.
Now, I just have to decide what color for the background. I am hoping to
have it on the frame by the end of the week.
This octopus has been waiting for several months to be put together.
I don’t like some of the fabrics I picked-the purple-but it is
staying that way. The block is paper pieced and is part of a BOM,2015,
from Quilt Art Designs. I only have 1 more block to complete and
then I can put the quilt together.
I do have an idea of how to put the 9 blocks together but hopefully, the
picture I have in my mind, will look good in reality.
Dale is quite the quick quilter. Here is another quilt that she has
completed. She wasn’t sure of what type of stitching but I thought
that the piecing spoke of a modern quilt.
We can’t forget the backing of the quilt. I used a polyester thread
for both the top and the bottom of the quilt.
Eva was in a recycling mood when she completed this quilt for
grandson. The fabric came from a friend who was getting rid of
some fabric and Eva stitched it together. What a great
idea!! Free fabric and a completed quilt.
Here is a funky backing .
I hope that you are finding time to work on and complete some
of your own projects. It feels so good to actually complete
some of your own things.
Have a great week.