Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WIP Wednesday #45

Hello there.

It's me.

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth.
I have just been doing things other than blogging.


I pulled fabrics for the October do.Good Stitches block. I am not too thrilled with the purples I have, so I may or may not add a couple. I am using the grays that I have. A couple of Kona's should be just fine. (But I reserve the right to change my mind.)


I made this medallion years ago. It was just leftover fabrics from some baby quilts I had made. I didn't know what I was going to do with it. So it sat around without a purpose. Until now. I am finally putting this together for the 100 Quilts Challenge. Hopefully it will get done in time for the October 15th deadline.


My oldest daughter talked me into making Christmas quilts. She is helping. I am doing the sewing, but she is helping with the design and picking the fabrics for each round on the hexagons. That drives me crazy, but she is doing great.

Each block is about 15 inches from flat side to flat side.
So far, I really like how they are turning out.


And just so you don't think I am not making anything for myself, I have have been working on a little Halloween project. It isn't finished yet, and I don't want to reveal until it is, so here's a sneak peek.

Other projects:

  • Farmers Wife QAL: No progress. Still at 27 blocks.
  • Giant Granny Square Afghan: Finished and loved. I'll get pictures if I can pry it away from the girls long enough.
  • Other Granny Square Afghan: Making a little progress. I have 13 squares that need the final round added and then I can start joining the squares into the afghan. Yay.
That's all I can think of right now. Oh, there are others. About a million. But that's all for now. Thanks for stopping by.

To check out other peoples WIP's visit Lee at Freshly Pieced.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

OPUS GLUEI - Challenge #114 - Owl Always Love You

Poobah Electra has challenged us with OWL ALWAYS LOVE YOU this fortnight over at the Order of the OPUS GLUEI.

I took a few of my owl stamps (Yes! I have more.) And made a set of ATC's to commemorate my oldest daughters quest for her future vocation. She has decided that she wants to become an Athletic Trainer. I have decided that she will probably change her mind. A few times. SO, I made a few ATC's that represent me. I wanted to show her the diverse choices available to her. And I told her how I changed my mind several a few times. Too deep for you? Nah.

I used some yellow cardboard with a very thin white detail almost like chicken wire. You can see it barely if you tilt your head to the right and squint. (It's what worked for me.) Then I stamped. And stamped.  And then I added a few details. And then popped those owls right on top.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Oh what a tangled web....

Just a little something I am brewing up for Halloween...

I just need to make 8, 15 or 24 more. Hmmm. Choices, choices???

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Order of the OPUS GLUEI - Challenge #112 - Everything's Coming Up Roses or Rosettes

I am a bit late. It isn't the best picture. BUT, it's done. And I enjoyed making it. Even if it wasn't on time. Life got in the way. It happens. Anyway, this is just a humble paper mache' box from a craft store. I painted it green because there is green in the fabric I used to make the Rosette, and I like green.

After the paint dried, I glued the wonky striped fabric on the bottom. I waited until that was dry to add the paint pen embellishments.

I took a long-ish strip of fabric, folded it in half, ran a quick thread down the raw edges and then gathered for the rosette. Then I made a quick and easy loop flower out of the lace and sewed it to the button and then to the rosette. Then I sewed it all down to the lid. I used a couple of buttons on either side of the lid to make sure the thread wouldn't slip out.

It's a cute little box. (Even if I do say so myself.) I'll probably use it to hold some earrings on my night stand. I find that I frequently forget to remove them before going to bed.

Thanks to the OPUS GLUEI Poobahs for being so understanding and tolerant of stuff happening.