Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Finish: Potholder Faux Pas

Here is a flimsy finish of my Charm Bracelets wall hanging.  (Kate Conklin's pattern.)  I have a couple variations the first of which makes it a wall hanging instead of a throw.  Since it was much smaller, I omitted a step that would give it some motion.  Just thought that it would be too much for this small a quilt, and I wanted the focus to be o Jennifer Paganelli's beautiful fabrics.  I will totally make this pattern again.  Larger, with the motion. ;0)

More Paganelli for the back.  Isn't it funny how Kona Bluebell is the perfect grey!

On to the potholder front...ahem.  These are finished, but I realized when I posted them on flickr, I forgot to checkout my secret partner's mosaic.  They are good for her description, but nothing like her mosaic! 

They have super Bible verse fabric inset in the backs, but just not her style.  I joined to try to bring someone a smile, so back to the drawing board.  I have been having fun trying to decide what to do with these!

Going to finish quilting these today, but likely won't get the check binding on.  Treasure and I have a D&DD.  (Dentist & Date Day)  LOL!!!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Finished....deciding anyway!

Modern Swap decision made!

I had an easy time deciding on design, but a difficult time choosing fabrics.  I think that my partner likes things a little bolder than I am used to.  The plate is only temporarily adhered.  I think that I am going to hand applique this one.  I have until mid December.

Potholders however are due by the end of October.  No worries, I have the piecing done.  Just need to quilt and bind!!
Here is the back of the star.

Here is the front of the second potholder.

Here is the back.

Now I just need to come up with a cute ornament idea...(did you just hear my heart stop?)

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Finding my smile!

A whole yard each!!
Last week I had cut out and sewn blocks for a wall hanging.  But when it came to the background, well, I just didn't feel good.  Wanted gray, but the Kona Ash that I had bought was leaving me flat and the quilt washed out.  So I went back to my color card and discovered that Kona Bluebell was the perfect gray..whodathunkit?!
So why is there this wonderful Henna Garden picture?  Well, I have had a rough week.  So what do you do?  Start a new project of course!!  Jennifer and Jessica over at Twin Fibers were having a little Henna Garden love fest.  You can see Jennifer's quilt here, and Jessica's quilt here.

Funny, but true, Jessica's quilt was inspired by an antique quilt of mine she saw on flickr and I posted about here!

I had been inspired to collect these prints, after seeing this quilt !  So inspiration is going round and round over there on flickr.  All my strips are cut in one day, while watching 3 two year-olds!!
I am putting that Kona Ash to good use!  Couldn't let it go to waste now, could I?  Making it using this tutorial, so no half-square triangles. (I would have had to make 552 hsts the old way, and I don't even want to think about lining up all those points!)  It is fun to see it coming together!!!

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pass the Coffee

I finished this yesterday, but it has been a rough couple of days.  Friends are sick, injured, hurting.  Some have lost loved ones.  The prayer list is so long.  Sigh.  That is where my focus should have been.  Nope, it wasn't.  I was wrapped in my own health, pain, and selfishness...SIGH.  Good thing Dee is around to lean on, vent to, snap me out of it!!!  She gave me most of these selvages for my stash.  They never made it there.  This is my first ever mug rug, and it helps my smile feel like coming home.  Dee gave the tags too.  Good friends, great finds...well, one of us anyway!

This is its new home, right next to Joy.  Its job is not only to help with drinks and snacks, but to beautify my ugly sewing desk!!  It does a good job!!



Friday, October 1, 2010

Piano Key Piano Scarf or Paganelli Passion

No this is not a mistake.  It is supposed to be this long.  No, the colors are not randomly placed.  The gray represents the black keys on the piano, and each color represents a note!!

The back is just two of the fabrics that I had scads of with a grey key to separate them.  The binding may look familiar to some of you. ;0)

Here is its new home.  Fresh paint on the walls and old carpet removed from the floor welcome it home!
(I like you all so much that I spared you all the before pictures of sculptured beige shag!)

I also finished the blocks for the wall hanging that will live above the piano. 

Couldn't show just one...

or two...

okay, I'll stop at three.  I also couldn't decide on which fabric to use as the background.  The above is Kona ash.  I am using Kate Conklin's pattern Charm Bracelets that I won (and loving it by the way).  I started out with some charms that I won from Joan over at wishes, true and kind.  I added some of my own Paganelli and then limited the palette to what I want going on in my dining room.  Don't worry, I have plans for the rest of the Paganelli Pile!  Thanks Kate and Joan for the free start on this quilt.  I will think of you both every time I look at it!
Or maybe Kona Medium Gray.  Leaning toward the lighter ash, but really want those Paganelli blocks to sparkle!!  Also want to avoid a big black hole of darkness on the wall.  (That is why the room is no longer taupe accented with beige!)  :D
I would love to hear your ideas.  Also be sure to click on the Sew and Tell Friday Button on the left side bar and visit all the wonderful finishes!