Monday, June 30, 2014

June OPAM 2014

Let's see what got done for June's OPAM (One Project A Month):

6 luggage ties:
 3 purse tissue pouches:

10 dishcloths and 6 kitchen hand towels:
That is my tally for June.

Year-to-date:  40 items got made!  Not bad at all!

Have a great day!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Oh Wonderful, Summer's Here!

Thank you to Julie and Sue ..... I finally have a title for my no-name project!  I couldn't be happier!  You ladies are the best!

The last time you saw this project, it was at this stage:
 By concentrating totally on this project, this is where it is at now:
Less than a quarter to go.  I really, really should finish this top this summer.

Another section is ready for hand piecing.  Perfect!
Have a great day!

Monday, June 23, 2014

No-name project

Well, with summer now here, the time has come to bring out my no-name project (just known as D046) and work on it, once again.  This is my bring-along summer project and I have been working on it for the last few summers.  Will it get finished this summer?  I doubt it, but we shall see how it goes.

I just finished this little section today:
It fits into the area where the arrow is pointing below:
 See ....
Starting at the bottom (see the arrow?), this is where the two sections will be sewn together.
Well, let's get sewing ....
.... and sewing ....
.... until that section is all sewn together.  It was such a small section, but that is one less section to do.
Now, what about the empty space that is in the middle (to the right of the completed section)?  It is here, all pinned onto a piece of cotton batting.
 It just needs to be rolled up again.
Now, it is ready to be placed into a recycled store bin, along with a sewing kit and it is ready to travel at a moment's notice.

That is my summer project ..... what about you?  What is your project?

Have a great day!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Next project to do ...

I seem to be on a roll bringing some of my older projects to a completed top stage.

This is the next project up for borders:
The location for storing my completed tops is now in this closet.  As you can see, this closet is quickly getting full.  A few tops will be pulled out and marked up for hand quilting and then sandwiched together.  This way, come fall, I will be ready for hand quilting. 
Have a great day!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Granddaughter's Garden is topped up!

I did it .... got those striped borders to work.  One corner gave me a bit of trouble, but it got sorted out very quickly.
Top size:  97" x 99"

This project was started in the fall of 2011 and the pattern came from an on-line source that I can't find now.

Another empty bin .... hooray!  

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Stars, stars, stars

Sorry to have confused a few quilters about Bonnie Hunter's pattern of Scrappy Majestic Mountains and my stars.

The stars were an addition to Bonnie's pattern (they are not included in her original pattern).  I purchased the pattern (that has those stars in the pattern) from here.  Just scroll down until you come to Pressed Flowers.
My Scrappy Majestic Mountains is the 6th top that has these stars in them.  This star and where the pattern was purchased from has been shown on my blog many times before; but for those visitors who are new to my blog, here are all the tops so that you can see why I'm so obsessed with this star:

Scrappy Majestic Mountains:
Down by the Lake (pattern by me):
Angles and Squares(my original layout after taking an Angles and Squares workshop with Heather Stewart):
Just Blessings (The Blessings by Robyn Falloon):
Since my star was changed from the original pattern, that is why it is called Just Blessings.   The top is not done yet.  I have to do some thinking about the borders and those big setting triangles. 

School Houses (go here to read the story about this pattern):
Pressed Flowers (where this star first appeared): 
My Pressed Flowers still needs applique in the outer borders.  Everything is prepped and ready to go ... I just have to sit down and do the sewing.  Since the bin was taken down from a storage shelf so that I could take a photo of the pattern, the bin will stay close at hand and perhaps the time has come to finish this top.

I'm not done with this star yet .... it will have to run its' course.

To the designer of the pattern at The Rabbit Factory ...... I heart that star!  :o)

Have a great day!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Scrappy Majestic Mountains

I finally was able to get a full photo of this top:

This pattern is from Bonnie Hunter and you can find it here.  I loved making this pattern and will make another one down the road using a different layout.

The stars were an unexpected addition .... no, who is kidding here .... they are my trademark now.  This is the 6th top that has these stars in them.  I'm not finished with this star.  It will have to run its' course.

Speaking of stars .... guess what is gracing our living room window?  Yes, my star templates.  They are there to prevent birds from crashing into our window and they are working.  Yesterday, I saw a bird hovering in front of the window before flying up and away.   The black cat cut-out wasn't doing the job, so with the addition of the stars, birds now think twice before trying to fly through our window.
One green striped border is on my Granddaughter's Garden.  I think the math has been figured out for mitered corners, but we will see once another border gets attached.
 Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Granddaughter's Garden

The borders are finally getting on!  As in, seriously .... they are getting on.  I have hinted/teased you for a while about this top and today is the day.

Last night, the first round of borders (the top is folded in half here) were added:

Now comes the tricky part .... striped borders on the outside. 
 My desire is to have the corners mitered like this:
If my mind can't get around the math and matching up bit (top/bottom vs. sides are different measurements), the borders will end up like this.  All I know is, my brain will hurt by the time these are on.  Wish me luck!
Have a great day!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

May OPAM 2014

Oh, May 2014 One Project A Month was a very good month for me.

Starting with my hexagon quilt:
Followed by my apple core hanging:

Then, two placemats for my cat to eat her food on because she doesn't like it when her bowl moves while she is eating:
A tablecloth:
Yes, for me it was a good month!

Have a great day!

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