Monday, July 1, 2013

WIP and Finishes!

Happy Independence Day!

I'm also switching to Bloglovin.

Woo Hoo!
I'm so excited!
After ten days of not feeling well, I was up and at 'em and finished two projects this week!

I made these sweet and yellow cheery blocks in January this year and they grew into this:

...and then sat in the WIP pile until this week.

I'm sorting through my vintage stash and found this bright and happy pillowcase print.  It's now the "oh, so soft!" back for a new pillow!

Has anyone else noticed the price of pillow forms lately?  Argh!  Off to Big Lots to buy a $3 bed pillow that is floofy soft.

I just meandered my way on this one for some quiltey love.

Another finish is my Just the Right Angle table runner.

The first three the summery colors!

Here it is all finished!  I used the raspberry Sunkissed fabric for the binding.  There's some straight line-quilting and then some free-style wave lines in there.  Love, love, love this!  It really brightens up our dining room and Jon has asked me to make one for him and Rebecca!

Many, many years ago, a local cross stitch/embroidery/frame shop went out of business and sold off shop samples.  I snagged several and have had them hanging around our old house and this house.
One was a vertical wall hanging with a blue tassle on the bottom 9very 90's).  It hung in our front hallway, by the door, at our other house.
We moved...and the hanging got put in a drawer and forgotten.

I found it a couple of weeks ago and discovered it had a huge stain on it that no amount of treating would remove!

Such sweet little birdies with cute houses!  Love the colors and I know the woman who stitched this put many, many hours of time and love into them!

The hubs doesn't need to read this next part....he hates me "deconstructing" anything to "construct" something new. 

I cut out the three stitched pieces and sashed them with this soft and romantic fabric...then sewed them back together horizontally.

I had some osnaburg in my scrap stash and used it to "frame" the block.

I bought a fat quarter bundle last year and haven't known what to do with it...until now.
I'm cruising Pinterest, Flickr and blogs looking for ideas on how to feature the cross stitch block in a quilt using these fabrics.

Ideas are welcome!

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  1. Glad you are feeling better Dee! Nice finishes and works in progress. Love all the sunny yellow projects.

  2. I too love all your sunny yellow projects, just looking at them has cheered me up...


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