Saturday, January 23, 2021

Fussy Cut Challenge 12.2: Potted herbs

 I am enjoying these Season 12 Project Quilting Challenges - one reason is because I am sorting through my stash and using some fabric that I have had for years. I have made a number of these "dish-drying mats" through the years. So this was my choice for Challenge 12.2: Fussy Cut Challenge

I found this set of fat quarters and used the 2 birds for the center and also tried to fussy cut the other areas of the block which are the potted herbs and planting tools.





I did try to get these potted herbs centered  around the block. 



I have been enjoying this "Shattered" quilting lately and it is easy for me do.
 I just use a plain white linen tea towel for the back so that is is absorbent. I really do use mine for drying dishes and they do become rather "used and abused".  In all honesty, this combination of colors are not my favorite, but it is just used to dry dishes so no big deal. My dish-drying mats get used and washed frequently so I'm sure this one will.

 

















Saturday, January 9, 2021

My anchor holds within the veil.

 I decided to try to make a few projects for  Project Quilting 2021, season 12. I did participate a couple years ago and I think that I had finished  2 or 3 projects within the season. We'll see how many I can complete this season.  For the 1st Challenge - Gray and Yellow, I looked through my gray and yellow fabric and found a few fat quarters, some with anchors on them. So what did I decide to make - an anchor, of course. 

Gray can be spelled either gray or grey. However, yellow is always spelled yellow. So not to be confused if my anchor is gray or grey, I made my anchor yellow. This block is from The Patchsmith's Sampler blocks. I've had the book for a few years so it is time to sew a few blocks.  I can use this for a mug rug or a trivet on my table. 

I'm happy that I started and completed this mug rug within the 1-week time frame. This quilt measures 9"x9" and I create in Monessen, PA. I'll be looking forward to the next installment to see what I can make. 



Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Trying to keep up with last year's projects...and a living orchid.

 I received this cute pillow and mini kit in January 2020 for Last year's pillow club from Sew Lux Fabric.  Well, as you can see, I am now starting it. So, I am making this my January 2021 goal. Woohoo! 

I signed up for another year of the pillow club at Sew Lux Fabric so probably (knowing me) I will be working on the kit from January 2021 in January of 2022.

Here is a photo of my orchid that bloomed again this year. I just love it! Plus, I've actually been able to let an orchid live for a year. I will make this my plant goal - to let this orchid live another year until 2022!

Linking my goal to Elm Street Quilts OMG for January 2021

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Crossing this off my list..for now

 Finished this quilt top in December which was my OMG at Elm Street Quilts for December


My original post was here.
In looking at this photo, plus laying on my floor, the quilt top looks very "white". The fabric, itself, shows Santas and elves and thinks like that, but I just don't know how "Christmasy" it looks. But, no big deal, I will put it out for Christmas down the road, anyway, when I get it quilted. I received this in the Jolly Box from Fat Quarter Shop in 2018
and I hadn't done anything with it until this year. I would say that it's about time.

I guess, in hindsight, I could have added a colorful border to make it less white. Hopefully, when I get it quilted it will look more Christmasy. I do have a backing to use that has Santas on it 

I understand that people are getting away from the traditional dark red and dark green, but when you add in pinks and light blues and low volume prints, it seems to make it almost summery instead of wintery. Maybe it's just me. I wonder if anyone else has made this quilt the same way as it came in the box? I guess I need to start "thinking outside the box" and kind of making it my own way instead of the way that it came "in the box". 
Well, it is one quilt top done. Onto the next one.... and Happy New Year 2021!