Sunday, February 25, 2007

February 25th What I've been up to this week

I'm going to attempt to post some pictures of what I've done over the last 10 days..... I hope to make this a regular sunday update with what I've done during the week. Some weeks I'm sure there will be a lot.... and other weeks......well.... you know how that goes.

This should also make it easier for those who like to see what I've been doing.......

These are Lazy Girl Book Covers. You can't believe how fast these are to make. I made both of these in about an hour. The one on the left is the original size...the one on the right with the monogram is for a larger book. That's for a birthday present I need for tomorrow.

These three projects are part of the thimbleberries club. The Potholder is February Homework... the Runner is the 1st quarter project and the note book cover was our january homework project. The heart block and the green center block of the runner are the first two blocks that will go into the big quilt. March is a catchup month. The next blocks will be done in April and May. I'll post those as I do them.

These are the first three blocks of the Saturday Sampler Club. The first saturday of each month we take our finished block to show and pick up the next months block. This sampler started in December and will finish in August. In november we'll have a show and tell of the quilts done with these blocks. These are being done in Retro 30's reproduction fabrics.

These three blocks are the challenge blocks for the Saturday Sampler. Each month we are given a paper with just an outline of the block on it.... we need to figure out how to make the block ourselves.... This is really fun and makes you think.

This months embroidery club is Tuesday. We'll be doing some 3 dimensional embroidery. These are the samples of our club projects this month.... the fence and flowers are done using puffy foam for a raised look.... the sunbonnet girl has a skirt and 3 underskirts that are done on bridal tulle and organza and hang loose... the ribbons are done flat in the hoop and then using a thin wire or thread are made into ribbons for packages or hair bows or whatevers....

This is my favorite table topper pattern.......... the top two are just the tops...they have to be batted and quilted... the bottom one is finished. The middle one is made from Thimbleberries fabrics so I'll be able to use it for show and tell in April.... I'll also be able to use the small book cover for show and tell cuz that's made from thimbleberries stuff also..... The bottom one is made from kitchen prints... it's kinda hard to tell the patterns....

I took the thimbleberries heart pattern and used some scraps that were laying around and made a set of placemats. Placemats and another favorite of mine.... they are second to table toppers and table runners.

At some point I need to figure out how to rotate these pictures when i load them lol This is a table runner I did using the quilt as you go method... when you are done stitching the top... all you need to do is add the binding.... the quilting part is done..... there will be more of these I'm sure.

I guess that's about it for this week. I have a few WIP's going on and hopefully they will be done by next week. I'm making some baby booties for a baby shower in I'll up load those when they are done... I'm also doing some burps and some crib pads. They'll be posted as I finish them. I'm always knitting dishcloths too! lol I have some to finish....and I'll get those posted also.

Have a wonderful week........



Rose Marie said...

Welcome to the blogging world! I've also started my blog this past week and am having fun!
You've been busy as well.

Darlene said...

This is sooo cool!! leave it to you to come up with this.... you are such a wiz!

love the pictures. You have been very busy. This will only goad me into greater efforts, you realize that don't cha???

Good Job!!!