Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sew Fun Weekend :)

Welcome ya'll!

I am having a very groovy weekend with lots of SLOW STITCHING! :)
I have been productive this week around the house and listing some things on eBay with my honey so now I am making some time for my favorite things... quilting and blogging to you my friends :)

First up is the Pet Cushion I created on both my Singer 401a (Zena) and 301a (Gloria) ...

I shared this close up of a cornerstone in my last post..
Well that was a close up of this part..

 Then I auditioned this fabric and decided I had enough and it coordinates well.. the color of the center panel does not photo well though.. it matches some of the hues in this batik fabric though :)











And once washes it was immediately enjoyed...

 So much so that Daisy decided a nap was also in order!!! LOL
We have put this next to the back door that is the busy in and out part of our home... she can keep an eye on us and rest in luxury too! lol

I stuffed this one same as the other... with some fiberfill.. then cotton batting shredded up with an old rotary.. the center part has the remaining foam from her original pillow then shredded cotton batting and more fiberfill.. close the opening and wash as needed :)  Tadah!!!!

Next I thought I would try a coaster. but it didn't turn out as well as my boxed corners on the cushions did!
Back to the drawing board on this one.. and figure out why it is sooo wavy!


All the while I have been working in my down time on the FALL WALL HANGING!!!

I finished the inner border this week and started on the outer border!!!!
 I am marking this border with my Pounce Pad in WHITE... they have pink and blue also :)
 If you notice ... it is very clear to see the markings when you mark it.. then they disappear and become muddled as you quilt each area... the trick is not to touch the powder much as you quilt!!

Here is the end of the bottom border getting done .. this will have me 1/4 done with the outer border too!!! Yippee :)
Linking this awesome progress to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching.. HERE :)

Soon I will start piecing my Journey of a Quilter..
it is set up as a BOM.. and I am likely to do it that way as I have sooo much happening! lol  I am doing this quilt with my friend Kathy... we are calling it "Friendship Journey" :)  The picture shows all you are to do in the first block only!!!  There are 9 blocks like this!!  Won't this be fun though.. embroidery... piecing... creating... then quilting and enjoying!!!

I have found so much solace this week in a simple verse of the Bible... John 10:9... if you have this book in your home.. check out this chapter .. it is very interesting for sure!

I just love finding pasture in my life too ... hand quilting certainly helps that!

Until my next post.. please remember...




12 comments:

  1. Wow -- that quilt pounce tool is nifty -- beautiful lines it leaves behind! Great verse out of the Gospel of John. It's never caught my attention before ... about finding 'pasture'. What a beautiful picture! :)

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  2. Gosh, what a busy week of stitching! I especially love your cushion (and dog!) - so cute!

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  3. I love your dawg and a really neat bed for her! Very nifty quilting too!

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  4. Daisy sure did like that cushion. Enjoy your hand quilting. Getting to the border is always a good sign.

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  5. Cute dog cushion and appreciated immediately! Have fun with your quilting today.

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  6. That weiner fabric is too cute! I am sure Daisy is thankful for such a nice mom! Looks like some stretching went on with your coaster. Do you use a walking foot on your machine?

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  7. What a great doggy bed... so cute and immediately put to good use!
    Enjoy your hand quilting today :)

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  8. Enjoy the Journey of the Quilter project! I had so much fun making it.

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  9. I found the pounce pad difficult to work with, but then again I was trying to adjust a patter for a border around the entire quilt. Maybe I just have to use it on a smaller scale. Yours seems to have put a much brighter white powder on the quilt than mine did. I guess I will have to practice with it.

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  10. Daisy is a doll and her bed is sweet. It fits her perfectly. I'm using the pouncing method at this time too, in hopes that it help me get more familiar with the real free motion quilting. Enjoy your slow stitching.

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  11. Diasy is enjoying being spoiled! What a life she has. Your use of the pounce pads might get me to try them some time. Maybe on my appliqué quilt once that one comes up in the rotation. Enjoy the lovely weather (I like this cool better than the way too hot!).

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