This post will be short on words...been sick the last 3 weeks, still am. Anyway this is my one binding finish for February! I'm not finished with the quilting...but did bind it....if you count Prarie points! Will upload a few more pics. Thank you...
I’m linking up with JulieKtoday, because I actually managed to finish this piece from a few years ago!
This was a block of the month called Simple Thymes...but I can't remember where I got it!
It was a fun quilt to put together but I just never finished it till Julie started this Binding Blitz!!
This is the back...I had it pin basted for over a year!
My hand quilting leaves much to be desired...but it actually is easier on my poor arthritic hands than machine free motion quilting!
The second binding I did was this little runner. We got a new TV for the bedroom and moved the old one into the living room...I wanted a quick little runner to place under it on the new shelf we had to make in the entertainment center. This did the trick...quick and easy!
Thanks Julie for thinking of this...I usually bind quilts when I FINALLY finish the quilting part...so I may not have anymore for a while.
Today Val... http://myplvl.blogspot.com/ has assigned 2 different posts....This is for free motion quilting...you can see the whole post here.... http://margretmarysplace.blogspot.com/search/label/Toyland%20Quilt
This quilt is probably my most successful FMQing that I have done...I think it turned out great...
Second assignment is afun quilt. This is what I chose... Three Little Pigs... original post here...
Trying to get the knack of posting pictures from my IPhone...had to put this on Facebook and then captured it with Snip It. No really how I want to do it. Need to get the pictures off the camera and on to my computer! Working on it!!!
This is the front of my first Sew Together Bag. I had lots of orphan 'crazy quilt' (machine embroidery quilted)blocks leftover from a past project. Thought they would make a pretty bag.
The crazy quilt blocks were made with flannel so I used flannel for the rest of the bag.
I wanted to make a storage area for my little stork scissors...so I just left an area open when I attached the pin cushion. Wish I had purple elastic!
This bag was NOT easy...especially since I was using Heat and Bond instead of fusible interfacing...(didn't have any)...the Heat and Bond is almost impossible to sew on...it's sticky...had to constantly wipe down needle with alcohol wipe! Now I can start some 'hexies'...been so interested in them for awhile now.
Over at Val's Quilting Studio there's a really neat thing happening!
Every Tuesday she comes up with a theme or two that you can link to of old posts that fit that theme. This week it's 'echo quilting' and 'Easter'.
I don't have anything for Easter but I do have a quilt I made that I did a little echo quilting on...here's the link
http://margretmarysplace.blogspot.com/2010/05/bloggers-quilt-festival.html You can click on any of the pictures in the post 2 times and get a close up. Not the best echo quilting but it's something! Thanks for stopping by!
Several months ago I was contacted by the editor of Quilt Trends magazine. It seems she was writing an article on Texting...and wanted to use blocks of mine she had seen on my blog!
Unfortunately the pictures are a little dark and my name is spelled wrong.
But what the heck...it is STILL an honor!!!
Here is a close up. I have posted before about these blocks...
The one on the left is my own design...appliqued. It is showing a woman so engrossed in texting on her phone that the chain piecing she is doing is flying out the window! The block on the right is a paper pieced block from a book, don't have it anymore, I embroidered the Sewing While Texting on the fabric she is sewing. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day...Happy Father's Day to all you guys out there!!!
Wow...it's been a long time...will just post a quickie picture of my Betty Boop Carry On that I just finished. I think it came out adorable. I made the paper pieced BB a while ago and wanted to make something for ME...then I saw this free carry on tut and off I went.
The Betty Boop paper pieced pattern came from http://www.fandominstitches.com/ The Carry On tutorial is from http://www.noodle-head.com/ Thank for stopping in...have a great day!