Monday, March 25, 2013

Finishing Up A Challenge

I got involved in Michele's Mug Rug Swap because I haven't done a swap in a long time,  they're kind of fun, and I've had the urge to do a few mug rugs for gifts. But of course I realized yesterday that the deadline was looming and I'd better get busy. Working on these meant I didn't get my applique block finished for the UFO I'm working. 

DD#1 made this cute back out of a sweater she picked up at Good will.  I think it's cute.

Back to the Passover preparations. Already my back is killing me. 

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Redirecting the UFO

Taking another look at the UFO I've determined to finish this year - the CQ blocks just would not come together for me. I decided to do four more appliques from Mimi Dietrich's book Baltimore Bouquets. I started the first block last night - a simple wreath in colors that coordinate with those I've already done.

These four appliques will go in the middle of each side with a block in between. Whether that will be plain or pieces or embroidered, I haven't decided yet.

I still have to make a quilt for my niece who is expecting in July. Of this year. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

A Haul from the Sewing Expo

I haven't had a chance to post about the great time my sister in law and I had at the Sewing Expo when it was in Atlanta a couple of weeks ago. We made quite a haul:

To be honest, not all of that is from the show. I ordered some from Gorgeous Fabrics, but mostof what you see there was from Vogue Fabrics. They had a good selection this year and it was hard to control myself from going completely crazy.  

Obviously I have my work cut out for me but it's something I love to do, as long as it's for my family or myself. The last thing on earth I would ever do is sew for money. Been there, done that - once, and that was it.   I'd take in washing and ironing first.

Have a great week!

Monday, March 11, 2013

CQ2013 - New Directions

This quilt has become a challenge. The colors are different from those I normally use. Here I've put up some different fat quarters in those colors. I think they coordinate well but will they overwhelm the applique if I put them in CQ blocks?

Any thoughts?