Friday, July 19, 2013

Look What's New - and a Giveaway!

Hi -  I wanted to let you know of  a new BOM from Jenny of Elefantz

                                                             ; ELEFANTZ

Jenny is a very talented designer, and I really enjoy her stuff. I have no idea how she can come up with so many ideas and patterns and get all the things stitched she does in one month. But she does and now she is releasing her New "Shabby Roses Home" BOM for free. And there is a giveaway to start it off, with more of her great stuff. So go to her blog HERE and check out the details.  

I'm sure I don't need another project -but if I do start it up I can always link it up with the monthly "NewFO" Challenge. 

Well that's it for now, I need to get busy - there are way too many fun things to stitch. 
Have a blessed day  Lynn

Friday, July 12, 2013

Finish A Long - Q3

she can quilt
Nothing like a challenge to get you moving!
This is my first time of posting for the UFO finishes but boy do I need it.  I was personally challenging myself to get at least one UFO done per month, and that was going okay until April.  We moved and I'm just now getting back into the swing of things.  So without further rambling, here are my Finish A Long goals for this quarter.
1. My first one and this is a Huge one - and is dependant slightly on my friend whom I call wonder woman.  :), my quilter. It has taken me 2+ years to complete this top and now I am sending it to the quilter this weekend. If she has time to finish it by the first part of September, I will finish putting the buttons for eyes on and then bind it.  This will be a huge finish. This quilt is "Sweet Land of Liberty" by Cheri Saffiote Payne - with some modifications and exchanges of a few blocks here and there.  I learned in this BOM and from my fellow quilters in this class - it's okay to not follow the pattern to a tee. 
2. This is a little wall hanging that I actually just started last week.  I have been wanting to try out a Dresden plate and this kit was something I picked up a couple of years ago. I thought this would be a nice way to try out Dresden plates, before I committed to yet another big quilt. I will need to finish the embroidery and then quilt and bind. 

3. This one is done and sandwiched.  Just needs to be quilted and bound.  Then I can put the button on for his eye. This is done with hand dyed wool (no I didn't hand dye) and backed with flannel. 
4. This one just needs the binding finished.  amazing how we can get side tracked and derailed with such a little amount left to do. 

5. This is  another wall hanging. It is a hand sewn quilt project that uses the double stitch method.  I started this several years ago, on one of our driving vacations to AZ.  Hubby drove and I stitched. I need to finish the embroidery then quilt and bind.   

6. And if I'm really as ambitious as I think I am I will quilt and bind this fall wall hanging.  I made this a couple of year ago and off in a pile of UFO's it went. 

So 3 Months - 6 projects that don't have too much to go on them.We will see how far I get.  If this works well I may have all my UFO's done in ### years.    (Wink)
Have a great day and 3rd Quarter.
Blessings, Lynn

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

New FO's - Where did June go.....?

Hello - Here are my contributions to the NewFO Challenge:

June was going along fine and then all the sudden - Poof   It's July.  I am really really good at NewFO's but have never shared about them.  I really enjoy Barbara's many posts about NewFO's and Finishes (which I'm trying to do) and goal setting so I think I'll follow along on some of these and see if I can get a little more finished.  After all when someones watching it makes you a little more accountable right.  :) 

So What all did I do..  My June Doll Quilt for my Doll Quilt swap:

With a matching Pincushion

Then I am also part of a group that swaps Pincushions each month I have two swap partners for that so here are the two pincushions that I made for them.
This a pattern that I got from Kaaren Johnson of "The Painted Quilt" Blog. They have coordinating fabric on the back.  I also made a 3rd one in lime green that I backed with a muted lime green wool.

I also started this candle mat - The fish actually needed to be hand dyed to make the dual color in them so that was kinda fun.  I haven't started the stitching on this yet but - someday soon.

Next - this is a quilt I started and finished and now am going to work on some more.  I started it to be part of a challenge called the "Modern Mini Quilt Challenge" that is hosted by Ellison Lane.  But after I got all done I just looked off.  Well that's because it is silly.  So I will be adjusting some the corners on the appliqued quilts and then readjusting some of my quilting.  (No I didn't put it in the contest)

And I also started an embroidery BOM from Jenny at Elefantz - she is an Australian designer and I really like her stuff. It is called Daisy Days.
I am not quite done with Block 1 but I better hurry up because block two has already been published. I have however got it traced and ready to do. 

Well I guess that's enough for one month.  I also worked on some UFO's and a couple of other little projects that are WIP's but I'll save that for another post.  Have a blessed day.