Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lots of Finishes....well blocks anyway!

I've been so busy with paper piecing (which takes a whole day or more for just one block)  and making my Bingo game card for May For Bingo and sending off my April Doll Quilt to my swap partner for the monthly Doll Quilters Monthly Swap....so here's lots of photos........

This is the Doll Quilt I made for April...3 Colors...I made a Wonky Zig Zag and sent it off to Canada!

The following blocks are with the Sew Out Loud Flicker Quilt Along.  These are probably the most intense and difficult paper pieced blocks I have ever made....good though!!!
Love every one of them...........
This is a Fabric Stand

A steaming iron...the idea is to use lots of text fabric and sewing related fabric

This is the last one I did...had LOTS of problems with it...very hard, wound up too big and I couldn't use the rest of the block (button jar)

 Sew...I'll be saving it for the back of the quilt!

This is a cute one....warm quilts, happiness, what could be better

Pedal to the Metal..........crazy boot and lots of text!

This is one of the earlier blocks...I think I posted before.

This is the first block I did...very busy, but I'm liking it.

The words 'rip on' weren't showing up too well (in person) so I outlined them with embroidery floss.

This one was just tooooo cute....but difficult to get the 'fussy cuts' in the right place...came out ok.

The zipper would have been one of the easiest...if I hadn't tried to make 'teeth' on the zipper...good thing it was low contrast!

Just 2 more blocks to go...
that about finishes it............CLICK ON THE PICTURES TO ENLARGE


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

May For Me BINGO

Marcia's crafty sewing & quilting

Here's my card

Here's my words.......
********My Bingo Words--REVISED*********

B   doll  rooster  blueberries  watercan  horse

I  dragonfly  corn  bumblebee  pumpkin  bananas

N   heart  cow  FREE SPACE  barn  watermelon

G   frogs  mushrooms  tree  avocado  beetle

O   basket  goat  sunflower  ducks  pig

Monday, April 9, 2012

One Thing One Week Challenge

Boy did this week go fast...........I did meet my goal (late this morning).

Amy's Creative Side

I completed 2 block for the Sew Out Loud (quilters' wordplay) Quilt Along on Flicker


I am finding these blocks incredibly hard to do...they take hours and hours...........I've paper pieced lots before, but I seem to get myself in trouble trying to 'fussy piece' an area and I just can't wrap myself around the 'backwards' thing.  Anyway, I will keep on going.  I've made 4 and I think there are still another 4 as of this week.
And, in the long run, the quilt will be great...the blocks are so adorable!

The other part of my challenge was to make the current New York Beauty block of the week, also on Flicker.
This is also paper pieced.

I'm also trying to finish up my yard sale from this weekend with Bonnie Hunter...........

I'm done for today, I am now going to read a little, not much on TV tonight.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bonnie Hunter Yard Sale link up

 Happy Easter Saturday everyone!
I am linking up today with Bonnie Hunter's Monthly Yard Sale!!


First up is my Brother 1034D Serger
***SOLD***  $75.00 plus shipping
Sorry to say this Serger and I have to part company.  I never use the poor thing, and it is time to find a good home for her where she will be put to use!
I bought this in September 2003.  Paid over $232.00.  Still have the receipt. 
In the beginning I was sewing some 'flip and sew' quilts for charity and a serger is great for that kind of sewing.
But I haven't used it in some time.  Had it serviced in August of 2010 and never used got around to using it.
It comes with 2 books (the handbook and the techniques book.)

3 CDs (techniques and 1034D instructions
A vinyl cover
3 feet...never used so I don't know what they are for, except the basic on the machine
thread nets,allen wrench, spool caps, cleaning brush
6 cones of thread
I even have the original box...granted it was stored in the crawl space and is a bit musty...BUT the styrofoam pieces are still there and it will ship safely.
Will have to check the shipping...parcel post or UPS...weight is around 20 lbs double boxed.

A Trip 'Round The World 
$4.00 plus shipping 
This book guides you step by step thru the making of this Applique and Pieced quilt.
Inside are all the patterns for 16 different country dolls.

8" x 11" Rotary Cutting Mats
$2.00 each or Both for $3.00 plus shipping
These mats are very convenient to bring to workshops and for paper piecing.

I have several 'specialty' rulers for sale:

***SOLD***  Easy Angle 6 1/2"
$4.00 plus shipping
Cuts half square triangles and squares from 1/2" to 6" without waste, has built in 1/4" seam allowance.
Originally $9.95

No, nothing wrong with ruler...it's just a reflection!

***SOLD**  Companion Angle Ruler
$4.50 plus shipping
Cut 1" to 10" quarter square triangles, built in 1/4" seam allowance.
Originally $10.95

No, nothing wrong with ruler...it's just a reflection!

My Favorite Mitering Ruler (4"x10 1/2")
$3.50 plus shipping
Make perfect mitered corners, with instructions.

***SOLD***  The Angler 2
$3.00 plus shipping
Make up to 7 3/4" squares
No need to draw diagonal lines
Fits all sewing machines, built in 1/4" seam allowance.
Never Used!

Disappearing Mark-B-Gone Tracing Paper
$3.00 plus shipping
marks disappear in 24 - 72 hours or can be removed with a damp cloth
Never opened.

***SOLD***   $12.00 plus shipping
These are the notebook PAGES to be put in a vinyl sleeve and your notebook.
An easy, organized way to stitch out all the stitches on your machine.
You actually stitch in the spaces provided on each muslin sheet so that you have a reference how the stitch looks stitched out.
I also include a bunch of muslin pages on freezer paper that I made to try out.
I paid $30.00 (on special sale) when I first got my D1...but never used it.


You can use PayPal or send a check.

email me with your address to figure shipping
sorry this email isn't a link...can't fix it.

Thanks for looking and Happy Easter!

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