Sunday, June 12, 2011

Just a ‘few’ things…

I’ve got a few too many projects going at one time.  I’ve been working fast and furiously on my Glace Flower Garden that I’m hand piecing.  Fast is a joke because I’m English Paper Piecing and each hexagon needs to be basted before it can be whip stitched to another one.  I’ve got a Milwaukee Brewers Quilt going for myself and a Green Bay Packer Quilt going for Mike, a Halloween Quilt made out of Riley Blake fabrics rolling around in my head just waiting to be cut out.  I’ve got a few more comfort quilts that just need backings assembled so they can be quilted.  But, I’ve got pictures of the three that I’ve played with today…

Yesterday I quilted the Quilt of Valor quilt that I made for my friend Ruth’s twin brother Adam.  Today I finished hand sewing the binding.

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When Ruth turned 30 I made her a quilt.  Her brother asked what it was going to take to get me to make him a quilt.  I laughed it off because up until that point, no one really had the guts to just come right out and ask that question.  It’s stuck with me all these years because if anyone is quilt worthy; it’s Adam -  He’s protecting our freedom.  You can’t get more worthy than that!!

Last night I also made a Halloween Quilt out of Alexander Henry’s ‘The Ghastlies’ fabric line.  I took my inspiration from the pattern Boxtrot.  I measured my Ghastlie scenes and used the largest ruler I owned to fussy cut the long strips. Luckily, 5 strips out of my largest ruler gave me a decent length quilt.  I based the size of my boxes on how wide I wanted the finished quilt to be.  Other than that, I just winged it; designing as I went.  It was a fun project that I finished within a few hours time.

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This fabric just makes me laugh!!  AND since orange scares the crap out of me, it’s pretty cool that I was able to make a Halloween quilt without any orange!!

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A week or so ago I finished the Green Bay Packer quilt top that I’m making for the C.U.R.E 54 auction later this summer (I’m actually making a larger version of this quilt for Mike).  The brown fabric is Andover’s Dimples which actually look like the texture on a football.

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I received an awesome care package in the mail from Moneik.  She sent me about 8 yards of fabric that I “won” for completing projects at quilt retreat.  She also made me a table runner and a table topper that I just love. 

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Oh, and while I’ve been working on all these things I’ve been listening to audio books.  I just finished the Hunger Games trilogy which was much better than I anticipated!  LOVED IT!!

2 comments:

Cindy said...

Great looking quilts and I've never heard of those books before.

butrfly2200 said...

Hi Jenn, If you like EPP you should check out the Inklingo site. You can do her shapes either by hand or machine. I printed some hexagons on fabric and tried the baste and hand technique and like it but you can also make these by machine. I have not tried that yet. Linda has alot of stuff that is free on her site so you can get started and give it a try without spending any money. She has alot of shapes available. Here is the site and her blog. Check both of the out. It is worth the time to take a look.
http://www.lindafranz.com
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