I showed you that I got the binding on the ornaments on Tuesday morning.
Then because I was out of hand stitching material for evenings (that's really a lie - I have tons) I had to pick which item I wanted to work on. Well I figured this would be a good opportunity for me to work on the UFO buster goal of the month which ended up being "Folk Art Gathering".
Here is the before status picture:
I don't know if you can see it in the picture above so I'll point out a couple of things. The crow on the left and the pineapple have letters stitched on them. And the basket is basted but not stitched - well it's started but not done.
Okay now for what I've done so far this month. Added the lettering and a number to the flower.
Next I finished the basket, and added the heart and then stitched the letters and more numbers.
There will be a crow overlay on the bottom right side when it's put together so that's why the numbers are up a little on the right side.
Next I worked on the letters that weren't finished. I am whip stitching around the wool applique. Here is where it was when I started. The "R" of Art.
It went a lot faster than I thought it would and in no time at all I was done with all the lettering.
Took a close up picture with the needle in the last "G".
So with that done I figured I needed to get the next block ready.
It's the block that will go on the far right of that row. It's not a crow as it appears in the above picture that crow will be the over lay - it's a house. I got it traced, cut out, wool windows fused on and started stitching the house. By the time I ended last night, I was stitching the windows.
What else have I been working on? Well on Friday I had my normal sewing day at the cottage. My friend Vickie has an Accu Go Cutter and so she helped me cut out Trains for a quilt I'm making for our grandson Caleb. His favorite colors are Blue and Orange. Here is one of 4 sets of the train we cut out.
On the back of the cutter package they had a pattern suggestion on how to make the trains into a quilt.
I have a panel that would work for the center - so I may make it similar to the above suggestion. Here's the panel.
To help keep it in the right color scheme, I'm thinking of cutting off the little red border - then I can add some blues and oranges, possibly in the piano key border like above. Then put the trains we cut out on a light grey background to tie it into the panel. I have some other construction - train fabric that I originally bought to go with this.
I could put the strips I cut off of the front with it for the back or use it in a whole different quilt. We'll see how it goes.
Along with that I got another order for a Baby Doll in a bag, she needs it by Tuesday night. So I've been working on that - and continuing on with the other Dolls in a bag for the Quilt show Boutique.
I have 4 bags completed. Here is the one for the order:
And here are the other 3 I have completed for the boutique.
Now when I first started working with these little dolls above - I was concerned because they are so tiny. The bodies are only about 2 1/2" long. But I have to say- the clothes and tiny dresses are so easy. I have 2 more of the tiny ones to make bags and clothes for and then I have some larger dolls.
Along with my sewing projects, this is my first month as Vice President/Project Coordinator of the Stitch N Rippits guild, so I have been working to get BOM's and Project instructions ready. We have come up a Scavenger Hunt this year in lieu of a BOM. I think this is going to be so much fun. Each month I will give them 3 words and they have to incorporate those 3 things into a quilt block each month. We are going to have drawings each month you have a block you get an entry for one drawing and then if you complete your quilt you get entered into a different drawing. We think it sounds fun, hopefully our guild members will too.
Well that's it for me for now.
We're going to go visit a friend of my husbands that is in town for a couple of weeks and then do some grocery shopping? And another friend just called and needs help with her computer so I'll stop by there on the way.
Have a Blessed day.