Posts Tagged ‘Project Quilting’

Project Quilting 11:3

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Put a Heart On It!

Here’s what’s up with my challenge for this week. I pulled a few fabrics and a vintage hankie with a lace edge. Next I dug through some hand-me-down quilting stencils finding several with heart motifs.

I settled on a stencil that fit nicely on the hankie.

Using a Frixion pen & stencil I drew the design onto the hankie. With Misty Fuse & pink fabrics, I fused hearts on to the hankie – thus removing the Frixion pen marks for the rest of the quilt! Oops! Have you used Frixion pens for marking your quilts? The pen marks remove with heat. So think through your project first as to when to mark your quilt! After machine blanket stitching around the hearts I remarked the ‘flowers’ on the hankie. Then I stitched the rest of the design out with Aurifil thread, 4020. It’s a simple design, but fits the challenge.

To finish the little quilt, I zigzagged stitched, using Aurifil 2021, around the outer edge of the hankie leaving the lace free flowing. The quilt with lace is 13″ square.

This will be gift for a friend celebrating her birthday, I’m taking her out for lunch Wednesday. So far for all three Season 11 challenges I have gifted the little quilts. I wonder if I’ll be able to keep up this dual purpose with the rest of the challenges?

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Project Quilting 11:2

Saturday, January 25th, 2020

Go Team!

For the 11:2 Team Colors Challenge I focused on a little quiltie for my friend Ruth.

Ruth is one amazing young lady full of life. Among her many interests are songs, shows and movies by Hannah Montana, cheer leading, finger nail polish, unicorns, all things pink, and a new love for coffee which is mostly milk. Ruth has Down Syndrome. So here is to Ruth and her team of loving supporters and family. Go Team Ruth!

I changed up my plans from doing appliqué to using crayons to color the Unicorn. FMQing outlining, and swirls added to the mane. This little quilt is 16″ square.

This is just my second time to participate in Project Quilting, having just learned about it recently. This was another fun challenge. Thanks for hosting Kim & Trish!  Project Quilting, Season 11:2

Project Quilting, Season 11.1 – Notably Numeric

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

How is it that Project Quilting has escaped my notice for the past 10 seasons? I stumbled upon the Project Quilting Challenge earlier this week and decided to join in. Thank you for accepting me as a new member!

I had already decided before discovering this challenge that I would be making an apron and a tea cozy for my daughter-in-law for her 30th birthday which is tomorrow, Friday, January 10th. Hmmm, could I figure out a way to make the tea cozy fit the challenge?

After changing my mind several times on numbers, such as morse code or the use of numerals, I decided to use 30 squares to represent each of Alicia’s 30 years.

Here’s the tea cozy with three rows of ten 1″ squares for Alicia’s 30th Birthday.

I used a vintage table cloth to construct the apron, so continued with it for a matching tea cozy. I used 10 fabrics for the squares to coordinate with the table cloth.

Tab on top and binding are also from the table cloth. Cozy is 10″ wide and 11″ tall at the top of dome.

The reason the whole apron and tea cozy idea as birthday gifts came about was when my son mentioned that Alicia would love to inherit Great Grandmother’s tea set. I’m very happy to pass it on to her!

The set includes the tea pot, sugar & creamer, 4 luncheon plates, and 3 tea cups. Sadly one tea cup came broken when the set was passed down to me. Alicia will be the 4th generation to own this set. I’ve enjoyed using the tea pot, but never used the rest of the set. It is a small pot for the size tea cozy I made, but Alicia owns other larger pots that will fit snuggly into the cozy.

And the Apron

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