Friday, May 31, 2013
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**