Sunday, June 6, 2010

Random Stuff (Lots of it)


A started a new project. Well, I started 3 new projects. Please do not call the quilt police. I still promise to finish 12 UFO's this year. This is the book..............This is the project from the book.................
Here are the 8 blocks I made so far. I am going to make the other 8 before I start stitching them. I can then sit in front on my machine like a zombie and do the blanket stitch dance. This way I can hopefully not have to change the thread colors as often.
This is the next project I started. This will be a LONG term project that I am doing with my friend, Joy. We are planning on doing one block a week. I started last week but forgot to post a picture. Here is the book.........
Here are my first two blocks. We are going to try to go in order but may stray from that idea when we get to a difficult block. Those we may want to do together. I am doing mine is blue, yellow and creme. Joy is doing hers in black and brights. I can't wait to see her first 2 blocks. (hint, hint, Joy)
The last project I started is another one I am doing with Joy. It is the "Summer nine-patch project" You do one nine patch a day until the end of summer. At the end of summer you will have 92 nine patches made. We will then get together and figure out how we are going to put them together. It will either be a gift for someone or a donation quilt for out charity group. I am using my red/white leftovers from my Insane-ish quilts. Next week I will reverse the colors.





Here are June's "Gardener's Journal" stitcheries. Now I need to get them put together. If only us Quilters could be given an extra day every week.
Here are my wonky handled "Tisket Tasket" blocks I did this week. These are not quite as wonky but you should see next weeks block, I will not disappoint. LOL!

I had this quilt kit in my closet for 2 years. I bought it to make for my cousin who lives in New Mexico. She collects Angels and I thought this would be perfect to add to her collection. Well, I am going to New Mexico next month so the rush is on to get it done. Last weekend I put it together, which was really easy. I wanted to send it out to be quilted but decided to be frugal and do it myself. I think my cousin would like it better knowing I did the whole thing myself. I bought the backing and will pin it this week and hopefully work on it the next 2 weekends. Any quilting ideas will be appreciated. HELP!!
Last but definitely not least. Look what I won from Cindy. I LOVE reproduction fabrics so these make me really happy. I plan on using 2 of the charm packs for my Dear Jane quilt that needs to come out of hiding soon. The other 2 are destined to be a Schnibble, I just need to figure out which Schibble woud work best. I pray that you all have a happy, healthy, quilty week.

24 comments:

Terry said...

Holy cow! Look at all you've gotten done! You're finished with your June GJ stitcheries already? I haven't even started mine! LOL Your new flower quilt blocks look great! It's going to be a beauty! :0)

Diann said...

Yvette, brace yourself for the New Mexico block in Sylvia's Bridal Sampler! Although, after your Insane blocks, you might find it a breeze. I found it a nightmare! A friend and I are doing SBS, currently at just a block a week until we clear a bit of our backlog but I'm also doing The Farmer's Wife Sampler as well. Really enjoying it too. Happy quilting. You sure do have a fair bit going!

JustCindy said...

The Bloomin' Beauties is definitely going to be a beauty. Sylivia's Bridal looks tough but you can handle. The Summer nine patch will be stunning in your choice of colors. You are so busy, I don't know how you manage. Look forward to your next post.

Raewyn said...

Gosh you have as many projects on the go as I seem to have !!grin. I love the look of the flowers book you showed, and all your blocks of course. Great stuff!!

Fiesta said...

Mi amiga, you have been sew busy. All your projects look great! Did I hear you say DJ is coming out of hiding? I think my DJ decided to relocate to another country. They have been on vacation way too long.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love that book Flower Festival. I made that quilt you are working on and it is hanging at the shop now. The shop owner said she had to order three dozen books because everyone wants to make it. You're going to have so much fun doing this one.

SheilaC said...

You certainly have been busy! :)

That bridal sampler is amazing!

SheilaC

Kim D. said...

Wow, you sure are ambitious.. Love all of your projects and will enjoy seeing your progress.

toja said...

I am impressed of all the beautiful blocks you are making. You will have a lot of amazing quilts by the end of the year!

Bebesboutique said...

I bought that same book last month and had a ball making flowers and zig zaging around the flowers. I really like this book.

Dot said...

Wow you sure manage to fit a lot into a week. They all look so great, especially your new 'flower' quilt project. I do hope you bring DJ out of hiding soon.

Annelies vdB said...

What a beautiful blocks you have made. Have fun making the Bridal quilt. I enjoyed it very much.

Sue-Anne said...

I love all your new projects and they are certainly going to keep you busy for a while. Your new kitten is adorable!

ranette said...

You get more done than anyone else I know...lol

Of course you know that I love it all and am tempted to join in with you on the nine patch blocks.

Joy said...

I adore those Blooming Beauties! That is going to be such a happy quilt!

thank you for the phone consultation regarding the paper piecing - I got the first two done! I have a few ideas about that A4 that's coming up soon! This quilt is going to teach me a lot!!

You're going to knock that Tisket Tasket off the UFO list really soon! I love how it looks in your wools! (Mine is on vacation...still!)

The work week looms..... I like your idea of an extra day in the week for quilters... Please see what you can do about that, okay??!!

Wishing you a week of safe commutes and extra stitching time!

Crispy said...

Hey I'm not calling the quilting police, you always seem to get stuff done anyway LOL. I love the flower project and the nine patch project is great too...a great way to use up scraps, maybe I'll join you in this one.... Goodness, I just love all the stuff you are working on!!

Crispy

Chookyblue...... said...

lots of wonderful sewing...........good to see you have made great progress on the Gardener's Journal June block.........

CJ said...

I think I'm dizzy from thinking about all those projects. LOL

But wow! Love the flowers you've done so far, and the blue and yellow and cream fabrics, yummy!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

No time to sleep for you with all of those projects!
Every one is so pretty! Have fun.

Karen said...

Love your three new projects!!

Carrie P. said...

Yes, lots of stuff going on at your place. But isn't it fun to start something new. Quilting is always exciting that way.

Karen said...

Your applique flower blocks are oh so pretty. And the basket blocks very good.

Vivian said...

I loved the Elm Creek books. One of these days, I plan to make one of these quilts also. Looking forward to following your progress.

Robin said...

Oooo... your new projects look like so much fun! Makes me want to start something new, too. (Ha!) :P I especially love the SBS... I've been thinking about maybe doing that should I ever finish my Dear Jane. But those blooms are gorgeous! I love the bright colors you've chosen for them.