This week I found this little pink doll quilt in the "to be quilted" bin. I totally forgot about it. I decided to load it diagonally on the longarm for a fun, "organic", straight line effect.
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Here's what happened this week:
This cute quilt belongs to a friend. I longarm quilted the Jesters pattern on it for her. It turned out lovely! This quilt went on and off the frame so fast it was never added to my WIP list.
Iced Lollies crib quilt (designed by Latifah Saafir). It was my one main goal (OMG) to finish this quilt in June. It finishes at a cute 35.5" square. I started this quilt 2.26.22. Check off another item from my list.
This finished pillow case with a zipper is for my sister-in-law. See the details here.
I just realized that this is the fourth project that was finished this week! Last night I finished quilting a patchwork squares quilt that was made by a friend. This quilt has a mattress pad in place of batting and turned out fine. It was dark. No closeline shot for this one. Hopefully it will be returned to the owner today and another one will be picked up.
The navy blue blocks are finished for the Random Ohio Star (Bonnie Hunter design).
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
I loaded a friend's simple patchwork quilt onto the longarm frame. The interesting twist about this quilt is that she gave me a gently used mattress pad to use as the quilt batting. So far I've had no issues with it.
Monday, June 27, 2022
This is the first pillow case I ever made that had a zipper in it. It was made for a special request from my awesome sister-in-law. Now she can use her 14" x 18" special neck pillow and wash the case to her heart's desire. She LOVES coffee. I found this little piece in my stash and it was perfect for the project.
I had an idea in my head of how to do it, but with all the YouTube videos out there, why not give that a shot? I used this Spoonflower video to make the pillow case.
But wait... there's more. As I started watching the video I realized that I could not find my zipper foot as I rummaged through my assessories storage box. Luckily there was this video by HeirloomCreations to not only show me how to use the zipper foot on my machine, but actually know what it looked like! I thought I had the long, skinny zipper foot. I was happy to find the zipper foot that came with my machine once I knew what it looked like.
Here's a better photo of it when we delivered it. Our son and my SIL have a very special relationship. Everyone should be so lucky to have that crazy aunt.
Isn't it fun to learn a new sewing skill? Have a great Monday. I'm linking up at Love Laugh Quit for Monday Making here.
Sunday, June 26, 2022
Here's the finished Iced Lollies crib quilt (designed by Latifah Saafir). It was my one main goal (OMG) to finish this quilt in June. It finishes at a cute 35.5" square. I started this quilt 2.26.22.
I'm linking up at Elm Street Quilts June finishes party here. Ironically the reason I made the Iced Lollies quilt is because I won a prize pack a while back as an OMG prize! Full circle...
I'm also linking up for Oh Scrap!
I'm not sure if it met Squinty's approval. He looked at me and just kept walking towards the food bowl. Squinty is a cat that came here as a stray. We can't touch him yet, but he is getting very, very close.
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Can you believe it's time to put the blue scraps away? Here's the Ohio Star blocks I made this morning. These are for the quilt designed by Bonnie Hunter called Random Ohio Stars -- free pattern here.
Friday, June 24, 2022
Yesterday I loaded and got to work on this patchwork quilt for a friend's grandson. She made the quilt top. I love seeing the different styles of how other sew. Her blocks were very neatly sewn together with the seams pressed open and the seams were beautifully matched.
Monday, June 20, 2022
Thursday, June 16, 2022
It's hot -- 92 degrees is Ohio hot. I still made progress on planting and gardening. Below is an old kettle from my great grand parents. It was used to make apple butter back in the day. It now is retired from cooking due to a crack down the side, BUT it allows for draining and makes a great planter. It has marigolds and volunteer cilantro in it this year.
I accidentally bought the above Christmas cactus above at a clearance price. I thought they were the cactus that you would keep outdoors all the time. Guess they are the kind that doesn't tolerate below 32 degrees. I will have to bring them in for the winter. I did find the pink watering can to replant them.
The little flowerbed in front of the house is holding two tomatoe plants -- one slicer and one sweet minis. There's three sedum plants, spearmint, and lemon mint that I add to my teas. There's one sad little pepper plant. Yesterday I planted super tiny and cheap clearance begonias. I see the cats have already started to dig them out and bat them around... woohoo... NOT.
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Summer is in full swing here. Some quilty stuff happened this week. No big finishes, but a few things got closer.
I made a lot of HST for my Three, Six, Nine HST quilt. Black, brown, dark and bright blue HST's are now complete. I still need orange and purple HST sets. I can start assembling the other rows as my leader/ender project.