Thursday, March 17, 2016

Little Bit of Sewing


Just a simple stitch in the ditch and some straight lines in the tiny border and my little doll quilt from those JR cut-offs is finished.  It took me a while to remember where I had my dolly pattern, but once found she quickly went together and dressed in scraps from the JR quilt.


I wanted to take down my portable banquet table and move my Juki to the little side table (little spare machine tucked away).  In my clean up I wanted to put this UFO project into a tote of it's own.  I decided I could squeeze one more block in before the pick up.  It's not the same as the directions (which are poor) because this is another section that is listed with 3 different finished sizes depending which page you are reading , but it is together and waiting for it's companion blocks to be finished. 

Yes, things are picked up - sewing machine not even plugged in either.  I'm busy with paper and computer work with up coming events and I can't get distracted with the 'itch' to sew.  Even hid that new bag of scraps that entered my door.


I had wanted to share this when Bea announced the release of the pattern, but our weather has been horrible.  As you can see the clip - anchored this as it was windy on a finally sunny day.  I had the pleasure of testing this pattern for BeaQuilter and it is available on her Etsy site.


This is my Pantone 'color(s)' for 2016 quilt.  I used a FQ bundle of Marcus Fabrics called 'Subtle Skies' by Faye Burgos with a mix of some other Marcus and stash.

  
And I have to give credit to my long armer, Barbara Rua, for doing such a lovely job on quilting this for me.

Remember the Quilt Qwazy Queens Blog Hop starts today - be sure to visit these ladies:

I am taking the weekend away from the blog to concentrate on some work and some company. 

                      Hoping you enjoy International Quilting Day

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

10 comments:

  1. love those little maple leaves. I have a UFO started somewhere with some 12 inch ones. I think I ran out of the background fabric so I need to find them and make them into something. oh the challenges we face.

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  2. Yeah, a doll! I've always loved how you make a matching doll. The quilt you made for Bea is gorgeous, the colors and the pattern work so well together.

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  3. Love the dolly. Enjoy your weekend!

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  4. Beautiful finishes. The Pantone quilt turned out beautifully.

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  5. Didn't we use to make the dress first and then the quilt? Lovely

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  6. That doll quilt set is so cute and I also love those leaves.

    Your big quilts are beautiful finishes even in poor weather.

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  7. Your pantone quilt is gorgeous, Sharon. Love the little doll quilt too.

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  8. Sweet little doll quilt and doll and the Pantone quilt is gorgeous !

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  9. Oh my. Such a sweet little doll and doll quilt! I've missed them. Beautiful quilt! Cuddly soft pastel prints. Will enjoy watching your collection of maple leaf blocks grow.

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  10. Such a sweet dolly quilt and doll.
    Love the pastel quilt you did.

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