This month is a bit scattered, but I today sharing my 2nd Quarter finishes from WIPS-B-Gone 2022 today. I finished them almost 2 weeks ago (as this quarter is nearly done), but never blogged about them. Without further ado, let’s take a look at them.
A Baby Quilt
I made a quilt very like this one last year. It went to one of my son’s coworkers and you can read all about it here. I bought quite a few of these as my son’s friends are all getting married and there is nothing more that I love than making a baby quilt.
I like to add this little label to my quilts but I was binding it all by machine. I attached it to the back, then sewed it to the front. Notice the binding clip that strategically held the label from getting caught in the sewing down the front!
This was my first time using flannel on a baby quilt and I really like the way it behaved. You can see the pantographs I used: SquigE2E (Prostitcher), Circle Border (My Creative Stitches) and Blooms (Prostitcher). I had two concerns with Blooms. 1) There was a little space at the top and I should have created a row of stitching for it. 2) It had a corner piece but it didn’t work as well as some other corner pieces I have used. I would not use this design that way again.
For quilting threads, I used my SoFine #403 and #402. One was just a little lighter and worked perfectly in the animal panel – not overwhelming it. The batting was Quilters Dream Select 100% Cotton*, which is my favorite. It still needs to be washed, but I am very pleased to have this done.
This little zip was a part of the Kimberbell series early this year (Dealer Exclusive February 2022 project). I hadn’t used the embroidery part of my sewing machine, a Bernina 570, in some time, so I wanted to make myself get back to some of the projects I have stashed. This was very easy to make and I am glad to count this among my finished projects. I have a few more to do and am thinking I should declare one week in January an embroidery week!
A Zipper Challenge
I wanted to make a bag for my cross-stitch project (here). Clover and Violet was running a zipper pouch challenge so I hopped on and used her instructions. I have made many bags like this, but it was fun to play along! Mine is much bigger than many of the zips made due to the size of the frame I am using. One of the other fun things I did was use a leftover block and favorite fabrics to complement the block and for the lining.
The only thing I should have done was include a strap! I may go back and add one, but haven’t quite decided on that yet.
Next Week’s All About Music Blog Hop
Hooray for blog hops and this coming week there is one I am blogging along with. Carla of Creatin’ in the Sticks is hosting the Music Blog Hop. I am sure you will be delighted by the many creative projects. Here is Monday’s list of bloggers. Tuesday I am up and will have the rest of the list for the week. You can find the full list here!
I am so pleased to share two recent wins. First, a big thanks to Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts who is celebrating her anniversary of blogging. I won 5 gorgeous patterns and am really tempted my Moose Buffalo Plaid! My second win is a total delight! Thanks to Carole and her Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home and Kimberly of the Fat Quarter Shop* I have lovely gift certificate to spend. I was sewing along with the October Support Group* working on a cross-stitch project and think some extra notions for this new craft will be in my upcoming order.
Coming Up on the Blog
Music Blog Hop (11/15/22)
Tips and Tutorials (11/22/22)
Wips-B-Gone 2022 Quarter 3
Wips-B-Gone 2022 Quarter 4