Wednesday, January 23, 2013

First post of the New Year

In this new year I have decided it's time to get things done. I have been out of work for over 6 months and accomplished very little. Well I did set up an entire new studio with my longarm but did I use it? No. At Christmas I got motivated to make a few presents.

This quilt was made for my sons girlfriend Sara. The center of each logcabin is a picture I printed out of album art from her favorite bands.
I made 5 sets of Bedding for my Grandaughter Kate for her American Girl dolls. Each set, in a different color, had a quilt-mattress and cover-pillow and cover, square, heart and bolster pillow. Enought to make any little girl happy!

Now that I have started it's time to continue. I have entered into a Challenge with a group of friends. We listed all our UFO's and projects into a database.

I have had one finish so far this year. This UFO was started about 10 years ago for my eldest daughter. She had a fuzzy blue blanket with lambs all over it. It was used and washed until it literally fell apart. I promised her a replacement. I started it, completed most of the blocks and put it away. 2 weeks ago I dug it out, made a few more blocks, did all the applique and finally put it together. I pulled it off my longarm a few days ago and put the last stitch in the binding last night. Its 102" square.

It's all flannel on the front and a cotton backing and batt. I outlined the appliqued lambs and machined curly lambs in the blank blocks.

 Here is some of stitching. I am pleased with how it turned out. I can't wait till I give it to her, she is going to be surprised.

And here is the current working on project. My antique star. I saw the antique quilt in a magazine and fell in love it, so this is my version drawn up in EQ7. The center is 48" square, whole quilt will finish out about 82"x82".

Well thats a start to this year. Another goal is to keep posting on my blog. New updates as my challenges continue!

Till next time............