Sunday, June 29, 2014

2 Hand-y Projects at once :)

Thanks to all that have already linked up to my goal setting linky... if you are interested in knowing more... check out this post...

So did you catch my title??  I have two hand projects going at once!!! lol

One of my personal goals with my List, Tick, and Party idea is to start having more than just 1 project going.. not many more.. but more than 1 most of the time at least... keeps my mind more active and keeps me out of trouble too! lol

So in meeting an M4 goal I have 2 projects going at once.. both are on my list of projects to complete during this month too!

First up is Oh My Stars..
I am having a blast quilting this just intuitively...
This is a great shot of the texture too!

I am using Hobbs Tuscany Wool batting... my first experience.  I will do a review of it when this project is done but be prepared for the batting you have around your edges picking up every stray thread and scratching your arms as you rub against it... very very uncomfortable... but the loft is AMAZING!  The way my quilting shows in real life is stunning in itself.. so I think overall a good choice for a wall hanging... wouldn't want to snuggle under it though I think... just not my preference... I think bed and snuggle quilts should be ALL COTTON! lol

My other hand project was actually inspired to get done because of need and Project RJq sparked my love for working with high quality batiks.  So back to batiks I went for this hand piecing project... a table topper for my kitchen table...  Here is a pic from the recipe before being bound
but I am using batiks in that color family instead of prints..
It is a Moda Bake Shop recipe they mark as "ambitious" but is really easy if you can cut and measure and hand piece already you can do this recipe for sure!
So I am calling this a Star Flower Table Topper to follow along on my blog if you like.  And here is my first star flower laid out...
Then put together!  Took me a couple days because although this batiks needles well by machine... it is very tightly woven as many batiks are and is more of a stab stitch motion to hand piece... bummer.. but fun overall.. just requires taping my finger for the tight weave to get this!
Next up is this earthy toned and textured star flower hexi...
Would love to hear about what your pallets look like... for me it is earthy or patriotic...

Share with me.. and check out the linky party at Kathy's Quilts for more handy work... leave a comment on her blog for a chance to win 1 of 3 cute fat quarters :)  Turtle inspired print!! lol

Better yet.. after you finish checking out the loveliness there come on back and click the link above to read about MY LINKY PARTY !!!





7 comments:

  1. Pretty work! I have red, white, blue on my mind. I just finished the RWB quilt for my nephew's baby and now I'm itching to make myself one!

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  2. I wondered if wool batting would be itchy / scratchy...! : )

    Thanks for the tip about drawing feathers :)

    Your stitching is lovely / both projects ! :)

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  3. Your hand stitched stars are so pretty! The batiks are harder to work with by hand, but they are so darn beautiful! Love the RWB project... will it be ready for July 4th?!?
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Stitching!

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  4. Love the flag pattern. I never would have thought to arrange tumbler blocks that way, but it is so cute!

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  5. Yes, the wool batting shows texture and great dimension. I used Quilters Dream wool with no issues. Some people are allergic to wool fibers? Since you live in a warm climate, most likely you haven't been exposed to much wool. Keep us posted.

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  6. I love the quilting on the patriotic quilt. It reminds me of the doodles I used to do on the corners of my school pages many moons ago. Your batik stars are very pretty also.

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  7. So pretty! I found a link where the tumbler pattern is.... and found a free paper to print out. I think I'll add that to August's list as a project. Oh - my log cabin is finally finished machine quilting. Now to trim and attach the binding =). It will feel so great to check that one off the list.

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