Monday, April 17, 2017

Fall Festival months 3 and 4

Catching up.... my only Easter basket this year....

I'm doing "invisible" machine applique, with monofilament thread in the needle.

Using some wool here and there - for example, to cover up an "oops" where my handle didn't meet the basket:

These pineapples were a pain (reverse applique) but I do love them!

Still need to make the flying geese.  Lori is keeping us going at a good clip - check out her post here for more versions.  I do really love these folky quilts.  Pattern by Jan Patek. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

more little improv log cabins

The other day I finished up my little improv log cabins.

I set them into groups of four, roughly alternating between dark (with light centers) and light (with dark centers).   I make the rule and then break the rule (of course!):

Pretty fun to play around with setting ideas:

For now it gets put away, because "life" is in the way and other projects take precedence.  One day soon I will shop for some good setting fabric.  Twist my arm!

Go visit C├ęcile at Patchwork Inspirations and Bea at A Needle in a Haystack to see lots of versions.  I think I'm past the deadline.  Thank you for the fun QAL ladies! 

#QAL2017logcabin on Instagram.   (I am @cynthiananto there)... I do love Instagram!

Hope everyone is having a good quilty day.  It is rainy, gloomy and just blah here in my neck of the woods.  Looking forward already to some good quilting time tomorrow afternoon.


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Fall Festival Month 2

Catching up with Fall Festival (Jan Patek pattern).

Yesterday was a snowy day - perfect quilting day.   Click here to see lots of other versions - thanks for the sew-along, Lori!  The deadlines are so helpful in keeping me keepin' on.

I appliqued the stars (freezer paper on the back - invisible machine applique - messy but fun - and soaking the blocks to loosen the paper/glue did show me that the purple is not colorfast - good to know now) - then...

A little string piecing for the large star:

Reverse applique would have been a good idea.  Next time.

This is my "new" sewing space - pared way way down!

We transformed my sewing room back into a kids' bedroom, for the purposes of showing our house:

We brought down all the kids books from our attic "book nook" -

But back to the point.... Fall Festival!  Finally late last night as I was FaceTiming with dear daughter Kaela (a sure cure for the blues), I finished up this kitty cat (substituting for the turkey):

AND speaking of dear daughters, Noelle got engaged this week to her partner Keenan - they are so happy, and we are so happy for them!