Friday, May 31, 2013

May NewFO


My biggest May ventures were May For Me and a birthday hitting the BIG 60 - and sharing it all with so many friends.  But I did Sew......


I shared my second Hands 2 Help quilt, String Challenge Quilt, Project Quilting Challenge, Favorite Block QAL, and the little bear with tutorial.  And there were several other large quilts (like queen size) done that I can't show yet - BUT I photo'ed the thread!  I showed replacing my cone thread I use for piecing on March 11 - 5,00 yrds of thread on that cone and almost empty!  Plus I used up one of my 350 yrd spools - other thread came out to play too.  And my new Iron has gotten quite a work out - love it.


This is one of the quilts being worked on for the Oklahoma Teachers - rather than send the blocks to Tonya - it is easier to just assemble it all here and we will mail the finished quilts on.  I have aother  pile of blocks ready for today's  'to-do' list - then these two quilts will be finished up over the weekend so they can be mailed out on Monday.


And I heard from Mary that the little doll quilt arrived - wow, that took a very long time, so glad I mailed it early in the month.  The theme for May was 'Shape Shifters' - a challenge with quilting shapes.  Of course, the little dollie has to accompany the quilt - and the buttons are always used!


And the special label.  Not sure what this technique is called as I learned this from my great gran - two cirlces right sides together, a thin batt (she used flannel), sew together leaving opening to turn.  Press - make a cardboard square to mark sewing lines and stitch together, press your 'melons' back and stitch down.

I want to make June a month of just small items - yes, those two donation quilts will be finished - but I got a little burnt out with all the large quilts in May, so going back to small projects to catch my breath.

**linking up with Cat Patches for NewFO**

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon 

21 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh I think I totally missed your birthday. I am so sorry Sharon. Belated birthday wishes. My blog reading has been a bit sporadic this last month. I've been catching up where I can....looks like I have missed few too many posts!

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  2. Sounds like you had a wonderfully full month, Happy Birthday. Love your doll quilt, it's gorgeous.

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  3. That is such a pretty quilt especially with the doll. I love the colors and the shape is really nice , out of the ordinary.

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  4. The doll quilt is so cute and I always love your dolls. I'm almost tempted to join the doll quilt swap just because there is a chance I could end up with one of your dolls. It sounds like a good idea to power back in June and do some smaller projects. Large quilts are so exhausting.

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  5. Happy Birthday! Very cute doll quilt! ~Jeanne

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  6. What a cute doll and small quilt. And that is a great technique from long ago....I had forgotten about it. I agree June needs to be a simple month!

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  7. I too, missed your birthday. Happy Belated and welcome to the 60's! I love your doll quilt. You spend so much time to make things so special. You've been an inspiration to me to keep going! So just keep on keepin' on! Love ya!

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  8. Finished quilts for the Oklahoma Teachers Quilts, what a great idea! That's wonderful Sharon. I love your little cathedral windows quilt!

    Happy birthday again!

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  9. Very clever little quilt. I can see making placemats from that technique. I might have to give that a try. Happy birthday! I have one more year, and then I'll be joining you in the 60's decade.

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  10. I like the circle idea. It sounds like it was a big month for you. The decades come faster and faster, don't they?

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  11. You got alot done. Have you tried using embroidery bobbin thread for your piecing (I'm sure you have) it goes alot further

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  12. I like the circular quilt, nicely different, although "press your melons back" made me giggle (I must be in touch with my male side today).
    You like the Shark iron? I've never seen one but it looks good.

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  13. Great finishes. Happy B-day...I'm right behind you a couple of months! Gheez, are we old or what? LOL! I don't know about you, but I find it very hard to believe! :-)

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  14. You always manage to stay busy Sharon, no matter what may get in the way! You overcame some nasty weather too!!! Love your adorable little doll quilt. I've seen that technique but I haven't tried it yet. I have the pattern to make a little pincushion like that - someday maybe I'll actually make it :*) Enjoy all your small projects in June - looking forward to peeking in over your shoulder!

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  15. I am spying on that iron you have there in the photo! How do you like it?

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  16. Love the circles. It looks like a terrific way to use oriental fabrics. I have a small patch of them and this inspired me to look at them again.

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  17. Sharon, your circle quilt is so cool! I have got to try that sometime soon. :D

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  18. And I forgot to say Happy 60th!!!!

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  19. Happy 60th! I also had a May birthday and I'd be delighted to be 60 again, LOL! Your doll quilt and dolly are so sweet, as always!

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  20. Happy 60th Birthday to you!!! Your little doll quilt is too cute.

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  21. Welcome to the 60's club :0), wasn't 1953 a good year?

    Happy Sewing and may your 60th year be full of blessings.

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