Sunday, January 22, 2012

Off the Wall/On the Wall

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I have no design wall - so things get pinned to the mantel, pinned to the wall, pinned to the louver doors, almost any where. It was so time to get those last few steps into a finish so I could clear the walls - so I could put something new up!

OFF THE WALL


Little houses of a different nature - with other bits - were pinned all over - time to pull it all together.


This is my interpretation of 'Full House' Schnibbles for January. I've done enough wallhangings already, so decided to put it into a table runner. I must say, I like this fabric line for building houses - Moda's 'Coming Home' just worked well with this. And by using from a Jelly Roll, I have lots of strips left to play with something new.


I can't show all of this piece because it is for a swap and it will identify who it is for - it's a secret. This is for the Initial Heart Swap and I finally got inspired how to finish this off when I stumbled on that lovely aqua/heart fabric in one of my FQ tubs.


And in putting away some cross stitch magazines, these two fell out - not finished. So two more ornaments done for gift giving.


For the Oh Weigh Me program - Annie asked us to work 'one step' and then share it. Living alone, my most single problem is scheduled meals that I sit to a table to enjoy. So I used the little projects shared on Sew Scrap Along to make a Court House Step block placemat and scrap patch mug rug. Yes - junk food print fabrics - what better! The other side is a pretty Penn. Dutch flower print, so I can reverse them for another look. I'm hoping these will aid me in keeping my one step by having a pleasant place to dine. I will also link this up with Minutes for Me with Marcia.

ON THE WALL


Now I can put something new up. This is the project 'Bust Yo Scraps'. Cute pattern, but I am doing it up in 1.5" squares for the setting triangles and geese. I still have that in various stages as I assemble the parts as my leader/enders. Some are in a barrel, tupper ware, table, by the sewing machine, and on the ironing board. I think I need a day I just 'get it done'! I will be linking this project up with Judy - Patchwork Times.


And this mess represents how I work and play up a design - my February mini for my Ackfeld table hanger. Still in the rough stages, but for sure will be pinned around the walls until complete.

JERI'S QUILT


As promised - this is my SIL's first quilt - finished! Yes, parts of that was pinned on a wall or two at times. I did the straight line quilting and the hand sewing down of the binding - this is her baby! For her new Great Niece due on Valentines Day.


I did a test flower set (another fabric and color) to see if they were proper size - luckily the first ones hit the mark and I'll use them on some other project. I love her choice of the black/white dot with the flowers - it pops the quilt.


And I made her label it - made up some samples, gave her my pen-tex fabric pencils with some instructions, and let her play. Once she had the technique and the label chosen - done and set into the corner to catch in the binding.


And being the scrap quilter - couldn't let those extra pieces sit. So she made a matching pillow. Now she has a lovely shower gift - and yes, we are already talking next project!

200TH POST WINNER


No extra pictures (batteries about to go - last ones) we went thru the draw and photo'ed with the box ready to ship. KoCan Quilt is the winner of the box of 2.5" squares. I will be sending her a personal e-mail, also. Thank you for playing along - there will be another give away with Valentines Day.

CLOSING THOUGHT

I've been too serious lately, and I am more of a jokester person, so...

Q: What did one wall say to the other wall?
A: I'll meet you at the corner.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

32 comments:

  1. Amazing. I can't thank you enough Sharon. You hosted a great giveaway and I feel so blessed to have won.

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  2. Congratulations KoCan Quilt!!

    Sharon I love your little houses. They are so cute!

    Your SIL's quilt turned out great and it's a finish.........???What is a finish?????.....oh yeah, it's something I never do.

    Cute joke!

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  3. So many finishes!

    #1 curtain - "What's new?"

    #2 curtain - "Nuttin', just hanging around.....

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  4. well done Sharon you have acheived a lot,love that sneaky heart peek,lucky swap partner.xx

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  5. I love your houses, they do look just right in those fabrics.

    Your SIL's quilt looks brilliant. Are you sure it's her first quilt?

    As for the joke, "groan" is all I am going to say!

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  6. Wow - you've accomplished a lot this week! I love the aqua hearts fabric - gotta find some for my stash!!! And your cross-stitched ornaments are so adorable.

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  7. You've managed a lot of finishes to go with your new starts Sharon - I'm still working on finishes. :) Your sister-in-law did a wonderful job and I especially love the flowers. blessings,marlene

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  8. wow, you have been busy. The houses are just super cute. You have one lucky swap partner to get that gorgeous heart you stitched. Your SIL quilt is adorable!!!

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  9. I LOVE Jeri's quilt. I love the colors, the simple style, the dash of applique AND the matching pillow. Too sweet!

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  10. Love all your quilting shares today! You sure do alot of quilted projects! You are amazing! Cute joke!
    Thanks for sharing at Minutes for Me!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  11. Haha! You've got fun things all over the place, don't you? I am captivated by your photo of the brick wall ... how fun! I hope your week is filled with good things! :)

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  12. You are funny Sharon. Lots of great stuff here. That first pic of the brick is really amazing.

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  13. Your SIL quilt turn out beautful for her first quilt. Your swapp partner will be delighted. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful projects. happy quilting jinnie

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  14. Me thinks you have been holding out on us - that was a lot of things you did this week. Love them all. Judy C

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  15. lots of lovely work you got done, Your SIL quilt is very cute too!!

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  16. Beautiful projects. I love your full house tablerunner...what a great, creative idea!

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  17. Great projects! I love your interpretation of the full house quilt. Great fabrics too!

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  18. Congratulations KOcan Quilt! Love your little houses Sharon and runners are always nice to have. Your placemat and mug rug are cute!

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  19. So many good things going on in your off the wall/on the wall world! Your own personal placemat to make you eat is a good thing. Often when it's just Stephen and I, I only snack too. I keep celery on hand to help with the crunchy snack temptations!

    Love your SIL's quilt. And pillow! Wow, what a good job she did for her first quilt. But then, she has a good teacher :)

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  20. Congratulations to the winner!
    I have to ask...where is that amazing sculpture? In your town? I have been trying to figure out how it's made...LOL
    Love your houses; they turned into a lovely runner!

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  21. sorry, I'm lagging behind.

    I just think its sooo cool the way you can set goals...and have a project meet several of them! It's really spinning the "cogwheels"!

    I LUV the boys/brickwall! This kind of art is sooo fun to look at!

    Flower and polkadots...I agree...the combination is really cheerie...and great label!

    I'm excited about your "step" for this week - for "OMW"!

    hugZ,
    annie
    anniesrubyslipperz.com

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  22. Now that I have moved into the basement I try to keep all my project bits down there and I finally have a design wall. Just a Fons and Porter one that I got from JoAnns with a coupon! It is the best thing since sliced bread! But you way works too! hehe
    Love your SIL's quilt. Far better than my first!

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  23. Thanks for the share of your SIL! Great finish and the pillow too!

    The houses in the Moda fabric (one of my favs too) make a lovely table runner.

    The placemat and mug rug are adorable--I think all of us struggle with a more relaxed view of the meal thing than when the kids were home--or is it just everyone nowadays! All your finished and workings make me dizzy! Great job!

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  24. Your little houses are so cute.

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  25. So many pretty things here! I really like that little houses table runner. Great job, SIL, on the quilt. It looks terrific, and cute idea for the pillow to match.

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  26. Love all your pretties, especially the little houses. I am crazy about houses right now.

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  27. Wow, Sharon! What a productive week! What great projects. I love your houses best! so folky!

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  28. I always enjoy coming over here and looking at all your projects! I love the purples in the baby quilt. The flowers are so sweet and perfect. What a nice gift the matching pillow will make!

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  29. Whoop whoop! What to comment on first? Love the houses table runner, Jeri's quilt is amazing, your cross-stitch is so cute you make me want to start doing it again, and I love that picture of the wall at the beginning of the post!! Great week!!

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  30. Ditto to what everybody else has said ~ I love it all! Including ~ and maybe even especially ~ the joke at the end. :)

    I love the Full House table runner, that's a super-creative variation. And it's super-pretty too.

    Almost as pretty as that cross-stitch heart. Someone is going to be very, very happy receiving that. :)

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  31. Your Full House version is really great :-) I love that you changed it up and made a runner with it! Great colors for this pattern! Congrats on 200 posts :-)

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