Showing posts with label table topper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label table topper. Show all posts

Thursday, September 16, 2010

CGC Finishes for September...so far !

Didn't think we'd be posting September finishes so early...but I have managed to get a couple done and added a couple of things too.

FOLK ART ANGELS QUILT - DONE


Top Section close up....you can click and then click again to get even closer



Middle section



Bottom Section


Whew...I started this quilt in 1998...didn't have any clue what I was doing...knew nothing about binding, so I made a ruffle...BEFORE the quilt appliques were even thought of!!
I ran into some problems doing the embroidery because it was already quilted...but managed anyway.
Good to finally be able to declare it OFFICIALLY FINISHED!

The next goal that I finished are the Heart Strings Blocks.  They were easy to make.  The only problem I had was that alot of the strings were smaller than 1 inch so I couldn't make as many as I anticipated...there are around 30 here.



Oh, I have the Christmas table runner all ready and waiting to be quilted.


A slight change in quilting my Falling Stars quilt...after pin basting and then machine basting...I took it to my LQS and am having it quilted by them....but first I had to REMOVE all those machine basted stitches...that's one way to FINISH a goal...lol

I've added a couple of things to my goal list...

This is a peek at something I am working on.  I have been wanting to open an Etsy store for some time now...hope it will happen soon.  Anyway, I was thinking of making some 'storybook' character quilts with the machine embroidered finger puppets or dolls to go with them to offer in Etsy.

This particular one is Cinderella...I'm auditioning some fabric for the Castle and tried out a design for the carriage...which I'm not liking because the gold metallic fabric gets perforated...the little finger puppets are cute.



And how do you like these fabrics????

Dots....gotta love 'em!

I'm following a quilt along!  They'll be some ladybugs in it!



That will be it for now....keep those machines humming....

Monday, August 30, 2010

CHARMING GIRLS FINISHES

CG CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST SEWING PARTY

I finished the back of the Christmas Table Topper, it is sandwiched and pinned...but I'm not sure how I will quilt it yet.  Here are a couple of pictures...the colors are richer in person.

Please click pictures and then click again to ENLARGE !

FRONT


BACK
I pieced the back with the leftover fabric.  I had that pretty, sparkly tree fabric I thought would give it a 'kick'.


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Charming Girls Finishes for July and August

I actually finished up all my goals in July as August was a busy month with family.

My Falling Stars Quilt is finally together...it was pin basted and then I decided to machine baste it so that it would be easier for me to quilt.  Now I'm undecided what to do with the quilting...am going to take it to my LQS and see what they charge...the stars are all Paper Pieced and that means 'TONS' of layers at intersecting points.  Not sure I can handle it.


Look how pretty the fabric came that I dyed for the backing...I really like it.



This is a before and after...sorry it looks so dark.



I had 4 BOMs from Simple Thymes to do, here they are...minus the hand stiching which will come later.


THAT'S ALL FOLKS !

HAVE A HAPPY WEEK AND THANKS FOR STOPPING BY !

Saturday, August 28, 2010

UPDATE #3 - Finished the top


Whoopee!!!
The Table Topper Top is FINISHED!  I even had a snack of leftover popcorn and a soda.

My binding is all done and I have pieces cut for the backing.....

I think I'll be able to piece the back when we get home around 6 PM...if not tomorrow.

This has been a fun morning for me....boy, I sure can get alot done when I put my mind to it.


UPDATE #2 - Center


The center is finished........now just the 3 borders to sew on.....trying to get it all together before I have to get  ready to leave.

UPDATE #1.....MOVING ALONG

I've completed the hardest part for me...piecing the center.  You can see where I have problems...the right tree...the sections just didn't match...will have to do a little creative triming. 

Denise was kind enough to offer to share her snacks with me...what a sweetie...but I DID manage to find a little something for later!

Charming Girls Christmas Sewing Party has begun!!!

Here's my project for the party...


I purchased this table topper kit a while ago...seems perfect for today!
I cut my fabric a couple of days ago as I will not be home this afternoon and wanted to get to sewing it together asap!

No snacks yet...darn...I didn't plan them ahead.