Sunday, June 29, 2014

June NewFO and SO/SN


Yes, it is OK to start something NEW and I love the idea of no pressure to finish.  It can be a new technique, a new fabric, a new pattern, a color that isn't your normal palette, something outside the box.  Just enjoy the journey.


Although I start a lot of new things, this was my official NewFO.  My mini for the Doll Quilt Swap Group.  My partner requested something to hang in her new sewing room/studio and I was happy to fill her request.  This is a free pattern found HERE.


Of course, I always send a little dolly dressed in scraps from the quilt and my signature label on the back.


My Something New was the same project as my Let's Book It, but the New was using Batiks for the first time.  I have used a few scraps in projects, but never an entire quilt with them.


And my Something Old was to get those house blocks into a quilt top.  Mixed with some orphan blocks and all sized up with different individual sashing (or boxing) so I could end up with all a 16" block.  Put together like this there is no need for any sashing - they make their own.  I think it needs a border to frame it and since this is big, it will go off to my longarmer.

I finished up my Relaxing Round Robin, combined my Simply Small Challenge and Homemade Christmas Item as one project (zip pouch) and continueing with the RSC14.  Throw in two Row quilts for fun.


This was one of my earlier Let's Book It projects and I managed to finish the last bit of quilting on it.  Add a hanger,binding, and label - done.

I'll be linking up with Barbara @ ThreeCatRanch for NewFO and Never Too Hot to Stitch for Something Old/Something New.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

19 comments:

  1. All great projects, Sharon. I love what you did with the batiks.

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  2. I have a sewing machine on my List in my mind as a project to make. You inspire me every month to keep starting something NEW!

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  3. Love all your projects, Sharon. Especially your sampler quilt! And the the sweet baby doll : )

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  4. All are wonderful, I really like what you did with your orphan blocks and of course I'm still loving that sewing machine quilt, with a little adjustment, that would work on a sewing machine cover too.

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  5. Great month, again! I especially like the doll swap quilt this month. It is just adorable!

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  6. I really like your orphan quilt. I like all the different house blocks. Very pretty mini sampler quilt.

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  7. Great stuff. Love what you did with the houses.

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  8. You have some wonderful projects here. I adore that doll quilt...what a delightful gift with the matching doll. Well done!

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  9. All of your projects are delightful, but I really favor the one with the sewing machine in it. I love that old fashioned look!

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  10. What a cute sewing machine and I love what you did with your house blocks!

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  11. What fun, fun projects. I love the sewing room quilt. The blocks came together so nicely too.

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  12. Lots of fun projects, and I love seeing the dolly's.

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  13. Your simply small project is too cute!

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  14. Once again, Sharon, I am in love with your doll quilt for the month. Thank you for the free pattern link.

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  15. Such a great variety of projects. I love your house quilt, the variety of houses makes me smile. Enjoy your summer and think of me enduring winter! ;-)

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  16. The doll quilt is adorable! You had lots of progress this month.

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  17. I love the sewing machine wall hanging! I'm going to make myself one too. The quilt top with the houses is so cute. I love the way it makes it's own sashing. Great work.

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