Thursday, March 31, 2016

For my Heart....Mini Mania Challege Lucky #13

Oh my goodness....the Mini Mania Challenge #13 put to us this month with a 
British history lesson was a thinker! 

This was the challenge...
"It is 950 years since the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and 350 years since the Great Fire of London in 1666 and so we will be working on these numbers only; 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 9."
Hmmmmm.... about some strategic dates in our family?
1959 hearts 1961...Roman numeral style!:)
This is a birthday present for my honey!

Here was another challenge put on by the Franklin Park Arts Center.
"Which came first the chicken or the egg?"
I said both...can you see the feathers?!:)
Always working on some hand stitching project!
Changed our minds about purple!!!


Friday, March 11, 2016

Wedding quilt for a London couple

"Mom...I need a wedding quilt for my friend Jen."
"You know...the one that lives in London."
 "She's getting married in Scotland and I'm a bridesmaid!!"
(Bride went to West Virginia University, Groom to Purdue)
"I know you can think of something!"
 (Thanks for the tea towel Lynz!)
The fun is this weekend!
Quilting by my pal Kathleen of "Life in Pieces"
Pillowcase for easy quilty storage!:)  It's not easy finding a background fabric that
 looks good with WVU and Purdue colors!
Books brought our girl and Jen together....she's the reason for her going to Oxford Brookes for her masters and staying in the UK for 3 1/2 years!
Leftovers.  The End!
Still haven't touched this day!


Monday, March 7, 2016

The Parents' Quilt

(Batiks bought at our own booth!:)
While wandering around the Hampton Quilt Show I found this awesome seaglass fabric. Mom loved it and picked these batiks to go with it and thus began my year long adventure!
Made a bunch of big log cabin blocks cutting them into quarters and the agony of block placement began.  Had over ten different choices and settled on....
...this one!  Backed, basted and hand quilted it definitely needed to be bigger to fit on a queen sized bed!  Decided to put it on point and add corners...big corners!!
Once the front and back of the corners were on it was time to pop that batting in and do some more hand quilting! All this is using the Quilt as you Go (QAYG) method.  Love that!!
 (Color is wacky in all the photos because of the lack or abundance of sunshine!:)
A big old sun in each corner....but still not big enough!
Solution...borders.  Added one side at a time....pinned quilted part into our rug, pushed back top and taped down backing.
Added batting, smoothed down top and pin basted....easy peasy QAYG!!
Not very impressive on our double bed!
Much better hung over the back deck at my parents! 
The best place though is on their year after purchasing the fabric!

Hmmm....that stool needs recovering....there is leftover fabric!:0