Friday, August 24, 2018

New FQS Project

Here is a sneak peek at the next FQS project I will be working on. This one is called Fat Eighth Fruitcake Quilt Along.

I chose a Fat Eight bundle called Winter Village by Basic Grey. I will be using Moda 'Bone' solid for the background and the cute, cute snowman print for the binding.

The big reveal is currently scheduled for October 23. I will put work in progress pics on Instagram.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

First Chickadees

Just a quick post to show the first two chickadees in the Audubon Christmas wallhanging.

I know it looks like I stabbed them, but they are just pinned to the design wall.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Audobon's Christmas project

First block in the Audobon's Christmas. This is item number 2 in my 18 in 2018 list. The original list can be found here. I think I have a pretty good start on this project. This is the owls block. I might add more embroidery on the faces. When I look at Kathy McNeil's version, there is a lot more embroidery around the eyes.

Blue Jay Block. I am pretty pleased with the way this one turned out. I actually individually pieced each part of the three largest pine cones. For the two smallest cones, I found some fabric that I could use to applique.

Close-ups of the jays. Male on the left. Female on the right. I am pretty pleased with how these turned out. I could have used some additional shades of blue for more differentiation, but I am pretty limited on fabric that is available locally. I painted the shading on the female's tummy and the white tips on the feathers of both.

I still have to cut the blocks down to the exact size. I will wait until I am ready to begin assembly of all of the blocks.

Now, on to the chickadee block.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

FQS Coffee Koozie

FQS is running some reboots on previous projects. I am participating on the Coffee Koozie reboot. You can check these projects out on Instagram at #fqsquiltalong #fqsremix #coffeekoozie.

I selected this Michael Miller fabric from the Eco collection. I don't know how long it has been in my stash. It seemed to be perfect for this project. The whole idea of the Coffee Koozie is to avoid using those throw-away paper sleeves. This little project protects fingers from the hot cup, and at the same time saves the environment.

I found this cute little flower button in my button drawer. So perfect.

I changed up the method a little bit. I didn't use mini-charms. I used a fussy-cut piece of fabric.
Then I fused it to the batting before making the sandwich with the backing.

This photo was taken before I added top stitching around the edge.

Thanks, FQS, for the reminder about this very eco-friendly little project.

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