Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A Top Finished!

I finished my quilt top in the knick of time for the deadline of my August OMG!  (Don't you just love the evening sun shinning on it, it gives it a nice effect.)  I just had to sit down and do it, plus finish all of the little things that needed to be done before I could started the quilt top.  Well it got all done this month, and I could not be more happier.  I have to get this quilt fully done by September 15, and I have an appointment to rent a long arm machine on Sunday (I'm so happy I did not say I was going to finish this quilt this month), and then trim up and binding.  Maybe I will get it all done before the end of the second weekend of September?  We shall see, but I'm excited for how quickly this came together.  Now it is time to think of my September OMG.

Linking up to Red Letter Quilts, Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Yippee! A Small Finish

I have finally made some one hour baskets, and doing three at a time did not take very long at all.  The pattern is from Crafty, and can be found here.  The hardest part was turning them inside out, because I did not leave a big enough gap.  I also modified the pattern to make 3 nesting baskets, which turned out perfectly!  If you need baskets, I would definitely recommend this pattern because you can create the baskets with whatever fabric you want, and they are useful around the house to put your odds and ends in.

This is my FOURTH finish for my 3rd quarter finish a long.  I'm beyond excited to have that many things done, and we still have another full month to finish things.

Off to link up to Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Fridays!


Saturday, August 20, 2016

A Day Late, but a Project Finish!

I finished these cute baby booties this week.  They are for two families that recently both had girls.  I enjoyed the pattern, which is Maggie's Stay On Booties, found here on Etsy.  I did decide to do velcro instead of snaps.  I just did not like the snaps I was using, they were way too hard to snap.  These booties took forever because I was afraid of the construction part of them, well I finally got over my fear (by giving myself a deadline) and I got them done.  I feel I am cranking out finishes left and right, as this is another finish from my Quarter 3 goals!  Now to keep them coming as I'm going to be working on my bigger projects that still have a lot of work left to do.

Linking up to Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Fridays.


Friday, August 5, 2016

Woodland Cuddles Finish

I have finished this cute woodland quilt!!  I made it out of woodland creature/motif receiving blankets and minky, with a backing of flannel.  I love the binding on it, I feel like it makes the quilt pop and gives it an ending.  The recipient (aka Mom and Dad) are very excited about it, and I think it came out perfect for his nursery.  The pattern was my own design, and the quilting was a simple meander/swirls on the long arm that I rent time on at my local quilt shop.

I was trying to do a nice chair drape, and I have not yet fully mastered it.  Not bad for a try though.

This is my second finish for my Quarter 3 goals!  I hope to keep them coming!  Linking up with Whoop Whoop Fridays with Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


Thursday, August 4, 2016

August OMG

My July OMG did not go well.  I got my fabric ironed, and I even started to cut the fabric out, but I did not finish cutting or start to put the quilt together.  I have a deadline looming, so my August OMG is to finish cutting the quilt pieces out and put the top together.  I hope to get the top long armed the first weekend of September.  This way I am able to get the binding put on and completed before my deadline.

Before I can start sewing, I need to finish the baby shoes I'm currently working on and some one hour baskets so I can get baby presents out to some new babies.  Once I complete these things, then I can switch out machines and crank this quilt out.  I like to put a quilt top together on one machine.  Fingers cross this happens quickly!

Checking out what everyone else is working on at Red Letter Quilts.


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Slow Progress

I'm working on these baby shoes yet again this week.  I made NO progress from last week as time ran away from me.  I did get the binding sewn on, plus a label, via machine.  Now I just need to turn it.  We are going up to the mountains this weekend for a day of R&R and family time.  As a result I like to bring up some hand work and a book, and let me tell you, I have plenty of hand work to keep me busy while up there.  I'm going to work on the binding and the Torah cross stitch that I should have sent out by now, but I'm still working on it.  The turtle wins the race right?

Linking up to:
Sew Fresh Quilt for Let's Be Social

Check back on Friday.  I have another finish to share, which turned out so cute! (It is not the baby shoes)