Thursday, July 27, 2017

Eye Candy from ICQC105 class

Here are my finished products (except for 1 of them) from the last Kathy Shaw class.

I decided to frame them and put them on shelves and up on the wall.

The funky flower project is still waiting to be framed then it too will go up on a wall.  I find that they add an interesting focal point and definitely adds color.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Personal Challenge (formerly my 2020 challenge) First block.

Not completed but I have had so many other things going on.  Figured it was about time I showed a picture.

The cretan stitch seam with the red arrows is waiting for some sequins or Fargo Roses.

The feather stitch seam is waiting for some bullions.

The chevron is waiting for some Brazilian cast on stitches.

The double herringbone is waiting for some sequins or beads (haven't decided yet).

The side seam by the tree will be some shiny fiber couched down in a zig zag shape with some type of small flower embroidered.

The bottom section will be some type of brazilian flower.

 The section beside the tree with be some type of silk ribbonflower.

The middle section with the tree will have a 3 dimensional butterfly which will be the last thing added.

That is as far as my thought process has gone so far.

I am not going to stress the 2020 unique items nor even getting it done on a certain time so guess it is going to be changed from a 2020 challenge to a personal challenge.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Been awhile

It has been quite awhile since I have posted.  Will try to do better.  Just some little finishes for me.  Have been having some health and motivational issues that I am hoping are over.

Have you heard about 2020 quilt challenge.  After much hemming and hawing I have decided to join in.  Am in the process of finishing off a few more small projects and getting some prep work done for the challenge.

I will be doing CQ blocks where the connecting theme will be Butterflies.  Each of the 100+ blocks will have a different butterfly on it.  Some more than one.  Other then Butterflies will be flowers done in different types of embroidery. Will be a challenge but have the perfect wall for it :)

Will show you my finishes and each block as they are done.

Monday, March 20, 2017

3-20-2017 A Finish

Here is my Four Seasons - Spring block for the CQ for Newbies Swap.  Wasn't how I had it planned:  ran into difficulty doing what I wanted.  So I ended up settling.

Have one of my CQJP2015 blocks quilted and ready for binding.  Will show that one when it is completed.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Finally a finish!

I have been feeling sorry for myself and have been feeling very frustrated.  Have had hand/finger injuries one after the other for the past few months.  Now they all finally seem to be healed and I can stitch again.

Got these all quilted/bound/hanging sleeves attached.  These with what I already have done from a few years ago;  I now have something for all holidays except Easter and need something patriotic.  Hope to have something for those 2 holidays by the end of the year.

Next project(s) are to get these ready to hang.  Decided to do them as single wall hangings and have the perfect spot for 10 possibly 12 of them in my living room.  Still need to do the blocks for November and December.  The blocks are pieced but have not even started on the seams.

Hope to have something else to show you in the next week or 2.  Am also busy working in the yard/garden and the weather has been so mild that I can get a head start.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

2-13-2017 better late than never

I meant to post on Monday but one thing led to another and I got busy and it slipped my mind.

I have 7 mini wallhangings with the binding and sleeves on just need to hand sew the bottom of the sleeves.

Made up 2 CQ block bases for a swap.  Have most of the seams done on 1 of them but now I need to take a break from all hand work.

This winter has been real hard on my skin.  It has been so dry and cold that my skin and nails are having fits.  I broke my thumb nail awhile ago and it split down into the pink (owie).  Now it is curling and causing my skin to split.  Thought it was healed but the embroidery yesterday split it open again.  So will be taking a break from all hand crafts until the silly thing heals.

Will keep you posted.  Guess today I tidy my sewing room and get ready to machine quilt.

Thursday, February 9, 2017


Sorry I haven't been posting but have been fighting some weird flu or something.  Have not gotten hardly anything done the last week and half.  Will hopefully have something to post next Monday again.