Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Machine is Hummin'


I am really enjoying the Alphabet QAL with Blossom Heart Quilts.  I decided to start putting the rows together rather than storing blocks in a box.  These work up so fast and it is so cute.  There are two more rows, but I am thinking of making the next row (due out next month) the last row of the quilt and quilt it up.  The last row is the Z and some numbers, but it will make for a very long, large quilt - so I will just use the Z as a pillow and maybe make the numbers smaller for another pillow.  OR I can incorporate them all into a pillowcase.


I finished up this sweet lap quilt.  I used the cute candy charm pack that Kris - Lavender Quilts sent along with our little doll quilt swap.  Using some left over Kona White, I just framed them and then found some scrap 'Harvest Home' by BlackBird in my stash.  Just enough of one for the skinny sashing and then the other print for the outer border and used the rest on the back.



I needed a little more for the back so found enough of a Jo Morton to make a lovely pieced back (and the binding).  A simple stipple in the white to pop those cute charms and some straight line in the border.  Now if I had one of those fainting couches to display it on. 



 Since I have all my projects for the Wicked and For the Boys Hops done I thought I better catch up on some pillows for the shop.  A quick project and gift.  Simply select a 12" block and add a 2.5" border, you get a 16" pillow top.  Sandwich up with a muslin and thin bat. Some simple quilting and maybe some buttons.  I make the envelope backs so the pillow form can be removed so the covers can be washed. AND I am using just scraps out of that bucket - YIPPY!!



And it is my 3rd Blogaversary today - time to announce those winners:

USA - Katie of Snuggle up with a Dish with Karma


France - Carin of Ullhrvan ** correction - she was in France now in Sweden **


I will be sending them private e-mail for postal information.  And ladies, I will have to open and unroll these so they fit in the mailers - I will include tags and ties.

Thank you all for visiting and commenting.  I will be having a give away with each of the new Hops coming up.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

22 comments:

  1. Your alphabet quilt is coming along nicely Sharon. Congratulations on 3 years of blogging!

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  2. wow your work is amazing Sharon and congrats to the lucky girls,have a lovely day my friend.xx

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  3. I think putting the z on the pillow is genius, you can call it getting some Z's, LOL.

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  4. Another Wow here. The alphabet quilt is too cute, as is the candy quilt. And I love your pillows; nice idea for using up scraps. The fainting couch is a nice touch.

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  5. What a great way to start my day...with inspiration from you! Wonderful Alphabet quilt! Love how you designed that candy quilt and pieced the back! Great pillows too!

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  6. Love the alphabet quilt. I think I'd put the Z in the backing.

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  7. What about using the numbers on the back?
    I love when he back of the quilt is a quilt also...

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  8. Alphabet quilt is coming along NICELY. Sweet mini charm quilt. Showcases each little gem. That sewing machine is smoking. You go girl.

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  9. Wow, your machine has been humming! Love the idea of a z pillow. And orphan blocks as pillows, I have now put that on my to do list. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Cute! I like what you did with the charm squares. I have a couple of packs of those, and i don't really know what to do with them. Good idea!

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  11. congrats on 3 years. love the alphabet quilt it is great. the charm quilt isn't too shabby either. I have my Wicked stuff done but only got the fabric for the boys at lunch today. yes i have stash but a new Hobby Lobby opened this week and I had to check it out.

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  12. Love your alphabet quilt. So colorful. I joined the QAL too.I found the link from your blog ^^. Going to make a large quilt for my son :D

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  13. You ALMOST new all your abcs. :)

    Congratulations to the winners.

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  14. Lovely quilts, Sharon, I just love the sweet charm quilt you made.
    Congrats to the winners!

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  15. Your machine IS humming! :) Beautiful as always Sharon, you are an inspiration. :)

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  16. Love, love, love your alphabet quilt. Happy blogiversary!

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  17. LOve, LOve that alphabet quilt.

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  18. What a great use for mini charms. Love it and your alphabet quilt.

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  19. THIS is what I love about TUesday Archives...as I would have never seen this adorable abc quilt!! Thanks for sharing Sharon!! I love it and it does look like it was fun to make!

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    1. I feel very special to have inherited this abc quilt top for my second grade classroom. THANK YOU Sharon. :)V

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  20. Making the Z into a pillow is a great idea!

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