Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Few Finishes and Some Further Along

Despite the awful heat and humidity following some wonderful rain, some stitching is still happening here.  It is nice to have a few items checked off the list!  

First is the reproduction doll quilt Pink Lemonade, from Lori of Humble Quilt's quiltalong from a few years ago.  I've been hand quilting this and finally put the last stitch in early one morning. 


 I like the way the big stitches give it some depth and tone down the yellow a bit. 



 One of my favorite green blocks.


Closeup of the two color binding I made to simulate a flange.  Much more accurate for me! I'm going to enter this in our County Fair and the deadline is Sunday so I'm glad this one is done.

Then there is a duo finish.  I promised DD Erica some Euro pillows as a Christmas gift, but she had to wait until Christmas in July for them to be delivered to her room. 

 The first zippered cover took much longer than the second to make.  Isn't that always true?  I bought the 26" Euro pillow forms at Kohl's on a good sale at Christmas. 


I really like the texture from the simple Kantha style stiching.  I used ombre thread for machine stitching first, and then ombre embroidery floss.  Now I'm going to need some of these for my own bed!

A near finish for the Any Witch Way quilt--the guild president is a longarm quilter and did a great job on this small quilt.  (For those who ask, the pattern from Quiltmaker Sept/Oct 2009  is now available as a digital issue per my search today!)

It's a bit hard to see, but she did pebbling in all the black border and put a spiderweb in each corner. So fun!


All I have to add is the binding and this will be ready for Fair entry too.  These witches have been waiting a long time for a finish.  I can't wait to finally hang this up at Halloween after 6 years.

I spent a steamy Sunday watching TV while big stitching on this pillow that I want to enter in the Fair.  I've only just realized when taking the picture that I forgot to add the border strips of white before quilting.   Hmm.  Not sure what I'm going to do about that. 


In other stitchy news, I've now completed the back of the quilt for my cancer-stricken neighbor and made a companion pillowcase out of the flannel.  This is what happens when you are THIS SHORT of backing fabric and have to buy a coordinating flannel to make the quilt back the way you want it...I'm hoping to get it basted tonight and have already decided on a quilting plan as well as the binding color so things should move along!

We got to see Grandson Cove a lot over the weekend.  He had his first traditional Swedish pancake made by Papa and made lots of yummy noises while eating.  He's always busy running everywhere and is talking more and more all the time.  Very exciting when he calls us Mimi and Papa!  His Mama sent me this photo of him looking out their window.

Love him to bits!

8 comments:

Janet O. said...

I love your version of Pink Lemonade. Very soft and summery looking.
Good luck with all of your fair projects!
Oh, that Cove is so cute!

carol fun said...

You have been quite busy... love all the projects you are working on but those purple pillows really talk to me...which is surpriing since I'm not usually a fan of purple but those are wonderful... and something else that's wonderful is that pic of Cove...adorable!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Cove is absolutely beautiful! I adore the Euro pillows, well done! The pink lemonade and the witches quilts are nice finishes, congratulations. Could you simply add the outer borders to your scrappy pillow top by stiching them down, right sides together, and then flipping them out and pressing? That's what I might do. Thank you for a wonderful show and tell!

Patrica Dowell said...

Those pillows turned out wonderful, take them back from your daughter and enter them in the fair then you'll have a ribbon to go along with the gift!

Mary said...

Great decor pillows and the picture of Cove is so sweet.

Shay said...

Cove is a serious sweetie...

Love all your finishes . Congratulations- you've been a busy bee.

Your Oops looks great - Im sure you'll come up with a solution to your issue and it'll look wonderful too!

Shasta Matova said...

You've shared so many pretty projects with us today. My favorite is the pillow you want to enter in the Fair.

Dawn said...

Love your pink lemonade. Your daughters pillows are wonderful, a great gift idea! You have some great entries for the fair.
Your grandson is adorbale!