A little fire must have been lit under this quilter during the last few weeks. In all honesty, I was encouraged to finish some things by joining in with Leanne Parsons at Devoted Quilter and her annual WIPS-Be-Gone 2022 party. WIPs are Works In Process and there are always quite a few in my sewing studio. Most of these were simple finishes, many were things that I had planned to do before summer set in, but that didn’t happen. I am pretty pleased with all the little things that were finished up at the end of the year and excited to share them with you.
When I designed this ferry block for the Partners In Design QAL Destination QAL (2021), I made a few versions. I knew these would make delightful pillows and I am proud to show them to you.
To make the job quicker, I loaded all three on the Tabitha, my HQ Simply Sixteen with Prostitcher. The pantograph is Catching Bubbles by Christy Dillon of My Creative Stiches. It also has a version with bubbles which I look forward to using some other time!
Here is a close up of the front and back of one of the pillows. It gives a lot of nice definition and all the
I love seeing them all displayed together. They are with some navigation tools that my father-in-law used in the navy!
And here is a slideshow of all 3 (I finally got that working, again).
This was a Kimberbell project from last year. I made one, but liked it enough that I ordered a few more bags to have on hand. I thought it would be perfect to have at a craft fair or have on hand for a housewarming gift. The original design had Happy New Year, but I edited that out so it would be more versatile bag.
Each one is a little different – one I just outlined the letters, the second has the silver (alhtough it looks gold) vinyl, and another I inadvertently changed the colors. I like it with the silver vinyl, and finally think I understand how to trim something like this when you need to keep it hooped!
Here’s a shot of them in use, filled with some delicious wine!
And then, I thought I’d get some of my glassware in a shot, for a little fun. If we
A Block Just For Fun
This bear block is part of a series of blocks that will be issued by San Franciso Stich Company and is called Winter Twist. I loved it and have done the first one; it is the only one available right now. It was fun to start a little squirrel project while I had my machine set up to do the bags. The rest will be released in the next few weeks, which I am looking forward to.
We are on the road for the next 3 days – a less than 2 hour trip to Boston, then to northern NJ, then to Reading, PA. The traffic can be a nightmare, and splitting it up a bit has always made us happy! Tomorrow I will be back with Tips and Tutorials and then quiet until after Christmas.
Coming Up on the Blog
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd (12/22/22)
My Favorite Posts
Looking Ahead to 2023
Shades of Blue Blog Hop 1/20/23
Tips and Tutorials 1/22/23
Villa Rosa Blog Hop 1/24/23