Monday, November 23, 2015

Picture Day

Today's post will have lots of pictures of the projects I have gotten done, but unable to get pictures.

This was a UFO BOM from 2009, I had the 13 blocks done, plus the medallion pieced center (the pattern has an appliquéd center, but I chose to do the pieced center)

Here is a peek of the folded quilt top and the backing.  It is off to the quilter tomorrow.  

The whole quilt was made using the line called Williams Inn by Nancy Halverson 

The town I live in is fairly small, about 150,000 people, and so our resources are sometimes pretty slim, and there is always a place to be charitable.  We have a small hospice center that has a christmas ornament auction for it's annual fund raising.  They put an add in our local paper asking all quilters to make and donate quilted christmas ornaments for this years auction.  I wanted to make ten, but time got away from me, so I only ended up getting six completed.  They were hoping to get about 500 donated, so I am hoping there are other quilters in our small town that will step up and help them out.

I bought this pre-printed fabric apron pattern quite a few year back.  I wanted / needed a new apron (and yes I use one when I cook, it saves lots of food spots on my clothes), particularly a full body one.

Here is the finished product.  Almost too cute and pretty to use.

Close up of one of the two pockets.  Yes the lace edging was included in the pattern package.

Close up to the bottom ruffled edge.

Finally, this is the "Leftover Quilt" that I made with the scraps leftover from the basket quilt BOM that I wrote about here.  I made a simple nine-patch, and did some even simpler quilting.

I bound it with the same muslin that I used in the quilt.  I found it gave it an older simple look that I really like.  

The backing is also from Moda like the prints used in the blocks, just not from the same designer, but it has most of the colors from the front, and blends really well.  The added bonus is that I picked up this backing at a garage sale for $3.00.  So the whole quilt is nothing but gathered bits and pieces of scraps. 

This is about the best I could do for a full view picture of the quilt.  It quilted up nicely, lays and folds beautiful.  I haven't even washed it yet and it is soft and molds to you when used.  

My new motto:  Simple is better!



kathy said...

Your apron is perfect for holiday hostessing!
Gorgeous with the cherries - very Retro.

Love your nine patch - I get a lot of satisfaction using thrifted bits and bobs.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Wow that's gorgeous!