Wednesday, February 29, 2012
NewFO and Link-Ups
All I can say is Barbara made me do it. Well, I don't really need someone to give me permission to start something new, but it does help and makes you feel so good! I won't re-post past photos but a list:
Little houses, Cross Stitch Ornaments, Picnic Quilt (finished), Block designs for Sarah (Confessions of a Fabric Addict) and Crazy Old Ladies, Christmas Quilt Along, String Along - 3 types of blocks going as well as mini HSTs, Valentine's Day Ackfeld Hanger Mini -my own and one for a swap (finished), 12 Days of Christmas Sampler (finished), Moda's Sliced Entry, Cherry Quilt Along, and Zig-Zag Quilt. New project started and finished below.
Check the other NEWFO bloggers at Cat Patches - you might catch the fever.
Dimensions - 15" x 18" using a veriation of tube technique for Bargello. Fabrics : 'What A Hoot" collection from Classic Cottons, Shot Cotton -Kaffee Fasset, Elements by Mark Lipinski - hand quilted with DMC 2 strands floss in three different orange colors. Bargello to represent the dance floor and quilted circles to represent the dancers. Linking up to A Squared Tangerine Tango Challenge.
This month's pattern was 'i.s.t.h' and right up my alley. Lots of HSTs and tiny pieces - so me! Used Collections for a Cause - Comfort by Howard Marcus, Moda Muslin, and Chocolat by 3 Sisters. FMQ with Connecting Thread's PRO line thread - Brown top line and their Essential Beige bottom line. It is 28" square. This will be in the parade of Schnibbles with Sheri and Sinta later this week.
This is my entry for the "Let Me See Your Jelly Roll" with Crooked Seams. I just love any of the Fig Tree lines, so soft and warm and blendable. This is the pattern 'Boxed Squares' from Mary Quilts and I love that it uses EVERYTHING - no waste is wonderful. Quilted with a stretched serpentine with a peach verigated YLI thread.
And had to show - this is the first time I have used a Vintage Sheet for a backing.
COLOR AND FMQ CHALLENGE
This was my interpretation of the Color Challenge with Patch Work Times. 10 colors to match - no way in my stash, but I had a paisley with all of them and then pulled some of the colors.
It's hard to see, but I used the FMQ Challenge with Sew Cal Gal with this same piece. This time it was feathers - I drew a lot of feathers! Then just decided it had to be done and did it. The center is feathers echoed each side, borders have small flowers and some leaves.
ACKFELD HANGER MINI
The center is cross stitch using 18 count Aida cloth, DMC floss and Sulky Silks and Metalics - representing March coming in like a lion and going as a lamb. My first time using gold lame' fabric and probably my last. It does not like an iron on it, so used a pressing cloth (sparingly) and used it in the binding - very hard to needle. But I do love the look.
(and we finally had a snow storm - who heard of the Northeast with no snow)
** linking up to Sarah's Whoop Whoop**
And for Billie who is counting - how many is that for the year? And I am looking forward to some new projects for March, after all it is a long month.