27 June, 2020

Message in a Bottle: completed quilt!

Yes, after nearly two years, here is my completed Message in a Bottle quilt! This pattern is from the book Modern Plus Sign Quilts, authored by Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander. Too late for the prizes, but not too late to blog about. Moving right along getting more quilting done, finally, after the recent tragic events our family has experienced. Quilting truly is a great therapy, plus it is so much fun. Here are this quilt's stats:

♦ dimensions: 48" square

♦ fabrics: various 100% cotton fabrics from my stash- solid red, blue, and printed world map

♦ backing: same blue as front, with printed world map fabric pieced strip

♦ batting: Warm N' Natural©

♦ quilting: machine-stitched walking foot vertical straight lines, in off-white thread

♦ binding: same blue as front plus sign, machine and hand-stitched

♥ Completed WIP/UFO quilts in 2020: 7 ♥

24 June, 2020

Stitching Sunshine Blog Hop

So happy to be part of Carla's: ' Creatin' in the Sticks' Stitching Sunshine Blog Hop. The projects were to include some of the color yellow, so here are two from me. The 17" square pillow cover has three scattered LPs with yellow centers, on a white with black music notes background. The envelope back is solid yellow. The quilting is echoed in each LP center, curved walking-foot lines on the LPs' black areas, and free-motion loops in the background. This idea came from my love of music. Remember those vinyl LPs? Outdated now, but actually still collected and cherished by many people. Most of mine are by the Beatles.

The second project is an 7 1/2" X 23 1/2" quilted wall hanging- it's a scrappy yellow spool of thread! The "thread" has closely-spaced walking foot stitching, and both of the spool ends are echoed. The background is a white-on-white dots fabric, with free-motion loops quilting design. Yellow binding really makes it look framed, doesn't it? This wall hanging has already found a home in the [new] sewing area.

Be sure to visit all of the other bloggers to see all of their awesome projects. Thank you Carla for hosting this fun Blog Hop, and spreadin' some sunshine!
MooseStashQuilting | PamelaQuilts | Podunk Pretties | Homespun Hannah's Blog- you are here | Ridge Top Quilts | Words & Stitches | Storied Quilts | Ms P Designs USA | selina quilts

♥ Completed WIP/UFO quilts in 2020: 6 ♥

17 June, 2020

Still sewing face masks

Here are some more face masks. Many of the residents in this apartment complex are elderly and at high risk during these COVID-19 times. These were made for people who live here. Some of the masks did not get photographed, but these did. Our town does not have many stores from which to purchase fabric, and now those few stores are nearly sold out. It took a long time to even find some elastic!

Since this ordeal has been going-on for a few months now, some of us are getting lax about wearing a face mask (myself included). We need to remember that the fabric masks, while not medical-grade, are still better than nothing. Let's try to wear one whenever we leave home. Let's also take the time to wash the masks and wear a clean one. Praying that very soon a cure and vaccine can be discovered.

12 June, 2020

Safe Keeping: table runner

Last month Pam of: Heartspun Quilts hosted a fun quilt along called Safe Keeping. Here is my completed table runner. Better late than never, right? The fabrics are tiny prints on dark red, off white, and black backgrounds. My blocks are a bit larger than the instructions called for. This little runner looks awesome on the dining area table. Thank you, Pam, for this fun quilt along. Here are this runner's stats:

♦ dimensions: 6 1/2" X 24 1/2"

♦ fabrics: various 100% cotton Civil War era reproduction fabrics from my stash

♦ backing: black floral print

♦ batting: Warm N' Natural©

♦ quilting: machine-stitched free-motion meandering, in matching thread colors

♦ binding: mock binding, machine-stitched

♥ Completed WIP/UFO quilts in 2020: 4 ♥

08 June, 2020

H2H 2020: finished!

Finally, although late, here is my finished H2H 2020 quilt. Too late for the final link party, but not too late to donate to a local young boy who lost his grandmother and less than three months later lost his father. This pattern is titled Confetti Marks, designed by: Sarah Goer Quilts. For added visual interest, the quilt's backing is pieced with some confetti from the front. 'See my label on the lower left side? Sending many thanks to Sarah of Confessions of a Fabric Addict for hosting this awesome event again this year. Here are this quilt's stats:

♦ dimensions: 31" X 39"

♦ fabrics: various 100% cotton blue, white, and green fabrics from my stash

♦ backing: white alphabet print

♦ batting: Warm N' Natural©

♦ quilting: machine-stitched walking foot uneven grid, matching blue thread

♦ binding: mock, same fabrics as quilt front and back

~See more finished quilts at: H2H Comfort Quilts 2020~

♥ Completed WIP/UFO quilts in 2020: 3 ♥

02 June, 2020

That's one big pillow!

Wow, what a big pillow! This is something I have wanted to make for a while now. Living in an apartment, seating is kinda limited, so this large floor pillow should be very appealing to my young granddaughter. (Notice in the olive chair one of the couch pillows that I also made some years ago). The upholstery fabrics are olive with white and brown in a fun geometric design. The side edges are that same fabric except in a mustard yellow background. There are big buttons in the center, and a carrying handle on the top edge. This floor pillow measures approx. 26" diameter with 5 1/4" fluffy depth. That should be enough, shouldn't it? Floor pillows are modern and creative seating. Have you ever made one?