Monday, May 14, 2012

Design Wall Monday May 14th

Not a lot of sewing has been going on at my house, but I did make a little progress on my chicken row.
That cute little chick I made last week now has a Mommy!
The hen is a simplified version from a McKenna Ryan pattern.

Here's a photo of a mimi quilt top I finished a few weeks ago, it measures 13" square!

And my UFO project for May
This is a frog baby quilt I started about 2002 and never finished. I have 1 block completed and pieces of 5 other blocks, I seem to be missing a bunch of pieces and the pattern. No wonder it has sat so long!
But no longer...............It's going to become a quilt this month............I hope!

You can check out what others are working on over at Patchwork times

Monday, May 7, 2012

Design Wall Monday May 7th

I've been working some more on my row for my Spring Row Quilt. I think I have it just about where I want it. I think it just needs a bee or butterfly or some little bug. I'm just waiting to find the right ones!
I've sewed down the fence pieces with a small zig-zag stitch. The flowers are fused on but I'm not sure yet how I'll stitch them down.  There are a some tiny pieces. Maybe a tiny zig-zag stitch, or maybe just straight stitch close to the edges. Any suggestions out there?
A closer look.

My row is for a row quilt exchange (not sure if that is the right term). Now 4 of my quilting friends will make rows for my quilt and I will make a row for 4 other quilts.

I'm making a row for a quilt this month that has a Farm theme. This is what I have so far:
Isn't he cute! This is a McKenna Ryan pattern I've had for a while. Now I need to figure out some buddies for him, like a rooster, a hen or two and a few more chicks., enough to fill a 42" row. I'm not used to all this ad-lib quilting, or making it up as I go along. Guess it will get easier the more I do it!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April's UFO is Completed!

It's May 1st, so technically I'm a day late, but my April UFO is Done!

My Ufo for April was my stack of 60 appliqued heart blocks.

At the beginning of the month I quickly figured out the layout I would use. By putting 4 in the corners I was able to use all 60 of my blocks.

As I auditioned fabric for the borders , my 5 year old daughter campaigned  for the fairy fabric! 

I wasn't paying attention as I sewed the border on and had to do a little ripping to make my inner borders line up.

Yesterday was spent quilting this quilt. Just basic stipples and a little flower in each heart.

For the back I used the rest of the fairy fabric and another pink floral I've had on my shelf for a long time. 

Today I got busy and sewed the binding.

And Ta-Da...................

My April UFO is complete!

I wonder if anyone I know would like a heart quilt with pink fairy fabric borders?