Friday, May 22, 2015

Road trip stitching

Road trip stitching is self defense while silent husband drives. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

RSC15 block

Block number 10 is called Split Pinwheel. This is one of my favorites so far. Do I say that each time?

Monday, May 18, 2015

Summertime Row Robin

I'm so excited to have this quilt done and hanging up in my home office for the summer. The last of the embellishments were added yesterday while watching golf on TV.

This was a guild project - a row robin, rather than round robin - from a couple of years ago. My row is the large center row with the flip flops. Each one has ribbon and fun buttons on it to make it 3-D just like a real flip flop.

The fish row has button eyes and the beach ball row has buttons in the center of each ball. There are a few little shell shaped buttons on the beach house row. The bottom row is all paper pieced and each block is unique.  The top row is a mixture of applique and pieced blocks.  And I added this Loralei "patch" onto the front as the label. You'll find her on the beach among the palm trees. I wrote on her hat but decided I couldn't hide her on the back.  I LOVE the whole thing!!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Week 20 Status of the Stash

I finished my 6" version of the Saturday Sampler block yesterday and it is OK. There are a couple of spots I would like a bit better seam matching, but it is done.  I'm keeping up with the pieced blocks so far. Now I need to work on the applique blocks. I'm behind on those with only 1 of the 4 done.

No big fabric purchases this last week, but I did buy 2 pillowcase kits. I went into Ben Franklin just to buy some buttons and ribbon for my Row Robin and made the impulse buy of pillowcase kits. But I also finished the flimsy for a wall hanging (1 yard) that I can't show yet because it's a gift. and I finished 1 pillowcase from the stack I had cut and pinned together last week.  Next week I should have some better numbers because I have a couple of things nearing completion.

In this week: 2 yds
In this year: 88.25 yds
Used this week: 2 yds
Used this year: 98 yds

Status of the Stash: Still 9.75 yards ahead of my stash! 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Saturday Sampler

This one went together just fine but I am a bit worried about the small version. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Perfection is in the details

Last evening I worked on adding some of the embellishments to the Row Robin UFO. My label went on the front of the quilt because it is just too cute to hide on the back of something that will hang on a wall.  This darling embroidered Loralei "patch" has become my label. It was lying forgotten in my stash and seemed just perfect for a label. See where I wrote all of the important info on her hat? 

Buttons were added to the centers of each beach ball in another row. This row looks like waves breaking onto a sandy beach and has several beach balls of different sizes bouncing along. And check out the kites my quilter added to the sky on this row. So cute!

Next up are the tiny little buttons for eyes on the fish row, and some flip flop buttons for the palm tree row.  And finally I'll need to add the ribbons and buttons to the flip flops in the center.  I hope to have this done and hanging by the weekend.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Baby Quilt is ready for the new baby

My newest grandson is due in about 6 weeks and his quilt is all ready for him.  The label I've put on all of my grandchildren's quilts is a little muslin heart with a colored heart on top. I'll write his name and birth date and my name on it when he finally arrives.  It's always exciting to have a new baby in the family.
My daughter didn't want traditional blue for his quilt so we chose the lime green, aqua and brown. There are monkeys in the white print. And the quilter added monkeys on vines in the quilting. Can you see the monkey face in the last photo? And the backing is a lime green dotted Minkee. It's very soft and cuddly.

I've linked up to Design Wall Monday at:   See what other quilters are working on this week.