Yesterday I started free motion quilting the Cat Grout Quilt.
I was pleasantly pleased that I was able to get half of it done.
I'm doing swirls, loops and bells.
I'm always so critical of my free motion quilting, but I'm pretty pleased with most of it. I have some more sewing time today so I'll see if I can get the other half done, and maybe some of the borders. Happy Sewing, have a blessed day! Lynn
Our big quilt guild - Colorado River Quilters, puts on a quilt show every other year. It takes a lot of planning and prep time to put a quilt show together and we usually prep for a year then have the show take a few months off and start prepping again. We always have a boutique to earn money for the guild, so one of our project coordinators asked us to make pot holders this month to put in the boutique. Here are the ones I came up with.
The boot, hat, 2 hearts, and the one on the far right, were all made with scraps.
The other two -
were made using a neat little technique that reminds me of the wine glass coasters. Cheryl and I are going to help Linda teach how to make them at our other guild in a February workshop. Of course after Linda showed us how to make them I had to come home and try it out and made a couple. So I'll give them to the boutique to sell also.
This year is starting off right and I want it to continue. I am done with my One Monthly Goal and ended up getting even more than I wanted to get done, completed. These are the name tags for our retreat we are putting on in March.
I thought I only had to cut them out
and then fuse them and top stitch them.
Well instead of handing them back to Cheryl to do the lettering - Well I ended up doing the lettering too.
The last step was to cut them out with pinking shears... So here we go.
They are all ready to go for the March 3rd Retreat.
I'll be linking this up at the end of the month to One Monthly Goal. I got it done... All Done!
My first finished project of 2019, and it's gift too. Meet Ann and Andy.
Our friend that lets us use her cottage to sew in on Friday's and other occasions is having her Birthday on Sunday. So when we went there to sew today I gave her a card and these little hot pads.
Happy Birthday Annette.
Now on another note, we need to be making hot pads to sell at our quilt show boutique, and I'm thinking these appliqued ones are super cute. So there will be more of these in the future. I borrowed a book from my friend Cheryl that has a ton of cute applique pictures so I'm sure I'll find lots to make.
Yesterday I got all the sewing machines cut out for the name badges, so now I just need to fuse them and top stitch. Yeah!
Today while at the cottage I finished one Frog block and almost another done. So I need to trace out the last 3 for that, I might get that UFO done this year after all.
Hello welcome to 2019. Wow. It always takes me a few days at the start of the new year to grasp that it's a whole new year. Then it's like where do I start. Well I don't have any retreats this month but at the end of February, I have 3 back to back. The one in the middle which is the first weekend in March is the one that I am part of putting on. My homework for this retreat is to help with the name tags. This year we are doing this.
So I need to cut out the little white sewing machines, then fuse and top stitch them onto the colored squares.
I have 28 to 30 of them total to do. My One Monthly Goal for January is to get all of them cut out, and fused onto the colored squares. Then top stitch at least 12 of them. If I can get all of them stitched that will be a bonus. Wish me luck. As always I have a years worth of want to's on top of this for January. LOL Have a blessed day! Lynn