Thursday, November 29, 2012

November NewFO



Thankfully I had done a lot of my monthly projects early in the month - the unexpected health scare of my Mom has put a 'slow-down to hold' on my sewing for the later part of the month and probably for the next few month.

Things that have been shown on previous posts:
FMQ Challenge, 12" Mini Club , X-mas QAL (table toppers, candle mats, gift bags), Doll Quilt Swap, Santa Sack swap - finale,  and Blocks for Sandy.


I needed to get the blocks off the floor so I can clean and prepare for seasonal decorating.  This will be my November entry into the Let Me See Your Jelly Roll with Megan.  I have one JR left for December, but not sure I will get to it.



 This was the November Color Challenge Palette with link-up to Patchwork Times.



I had this Ricky Tim's Convergence piece as a flimsie for several months - so used my minimal sewing time to geometric quilt with red, dark green, and  yellow threads - and finish off with a dark green binding.  I call it 'Broken Muse'.


And I have always enjoyed Beth's annual 'Neighborhood' block quilt project.  You send one house block for the lotto and one (or more) for a charity quilt that Beth will do up for donation.  This is one of the house blocks I sent earlier this month.


This is the piece that I sent earlier this month to my Once Upon A Season Swap partner Pauline - she was the one who sent me those lovely daisy strips I used in a floral mini.  I got a chance to repay her with her own flower mini .  This is just 12", just so you can tell how tiny those flowers are - I had to sew those little buttons in the flower centers with a beading needle, but I love them.(borrowed photo from Pauline as I forgot to photo this one before mailing)


And I have been having such fun with Konda's Mini Quilt Along.  I did change the pattern from tiny pieced centers to tiny yo-yo's - yeah, I hate yo-yo's, but I do make them and I like the look in this piece.  And pearlized beads added to their centers.

Thank you Barbara for organizing and hosting the NewFO project and I will be linking up.  Please hop over and check out other's new monthly starts/finishes.

CLOSING THOUGHT

One kind word can warm three winter months.
- Chinese Proverb

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

16 comments:

  1. I'm sorry to hear your mother is not doing well. Love your house block that is going to Beth.
    I want to memorize this Chinese Proverb. Oh my. The world would be a much nicer place if we all lived by that closing thought.

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  2. Hope your mom is doing better. You have certainly been busy this month!!

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  3. lovely bolcks Sharon and love your 12" mini.xx

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  4. These are great projects! I especially love what you did with the color challenge.

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  5. Your Ricky Tims convergence quilt is cute, I started one a couple years ago but I abandoned it because I didn't like the colors. Love your house block! I'm a sucker for houses and stars.

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  6. Sorry about your mom. We've been dealing with moving my mother-in-law into assisted living and going through papers and throwing and giving things away. It's safer having her where she is, but it's now been easy--just easier on our minds about her not falling when the snow comes. I think we beat that, thankfully. Now to shred a lot of old documents with her name on them!

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  7. I LOVE those little flowers. All your projects are wonderful. Hope all is well with your Mom.

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  8. I'm still not sewing myself. I spent most of yesterday cleaning and moving things around in my sewing room. I still have 3 bags of stuff to go through, but I can walk in there now....grin. Best thoughts for you and your Mom.

    Love all your projects.

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  9. Whoop whoop, Sharon! They're all beautiful, but I especially love your house block!! You have mad piecing skills, girl!!

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  10. Sorry about your Mom , hope things improve . Your work is lovely, sweet little mini for Pauline and I love the other flower mini as well ,the house block is adorable , I sent off one too .

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  11. Lots done despite your mother's health. Hope she keeps improving, and, you get a chance to take it easy, and not stress too much.

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  12. I love the tiny flowers! So sweet. I hope your mother is doing better. Don't forget to take care of you, too. :)

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  13. Good call on the yo-yos and I love the pearl centers too!

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  14. Sharon, I do love that little flower quilt....just so sweet :)

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  15. LOL! You hate yo-yo's...but atleast they made for a great center on those flowers! :)

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