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.

x
Cynthia 

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!




x
Cynthia