Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Partly Cloudy Skies - Building Blocks Tuesday


For Rachel


I'm not sure if I mentioned it, but my Lazy Bum UFO group has formed a little bee within the group.  You see, some of us** like to reward ourselves with a new project whenever we finish up an old one. So formed a little group to exchange blocks and we agreed to have a Flying Geese theme.  We all picked projects with Flying Geese in them, though as you will see as I share the blocks in posts to come, they range widely.  As long as the block had a goose in it, it qualified.

**I don't really fall into this category.  I start new projects at will, whether or not I've finished an old one or not.  But this block exchange sounded too fun to pass up, so I agreed to join up.

This block is for Rachel, and I love the colors she chose, yellow and gray!    It is a very Sunny block, but technically the skies are gray, so does that make it a Partly Cloudy block??  That's what I've decided to call it.

What blocks have you working on this week?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.


Quilter in the Closet

Rules:

1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
3) Please grab my button and post it in your blog post or sidebar.
4) Visit other linky participants!


Thanks for reading,

Jen



Friday, January 16, 2015

Foxy Finish - a finish Friday

I am just under the wire here, but my fox mini is done!

Fancy Fox Mini for Schnitzel & Boo Mini Swap

(This is a miniaturized version of Elizabeth Hartman's "Fancy Fox" pattern.)


Even though I finished the quilting on Wednesday, I couldn't sew at all yesterday, and hand binding takes a while.  Luckily, I had a bit of time today.

Label on my Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt


The shipping deadline is Monday, which is of course a post office holiday, so really TOMORROW!  So, I am really just under the wire here.  I have all my goodies ready to go, so it's off to the post office!

***UPDATE: Shipping deadline is actually Friday (for those of you who read my post earlier and panicked).  I guess I wrote down Monday on my calendar so I wouldn't be late.

I really hope my partner likes this quilt.  If she doesn't, I might cry because I didn't get to keep it myself.  I suppose the cure for that would be to make one for myself, but who has time for that?


Thanks for reading today,

Jen


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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Quilting foxy faces - WIP Wednesday

Has it really been over 6 months since I've linked up to a WIP Wednesday?  Geez!

This Wednesday, I've got two projects in progress.  Today, I spent a bit of time quilting my Schnitzel and Boo Mini quilt.

Mini foxes WIP

I actually didn't want to quilt through those cute faces.  By quilting chevrons in all the negative space, it really made those foxy faces pop.  Now you know me, I really like to quilt the Dickens out of things, but I tried to hold back.  I considered quilting some matchbook lines inside some of the chevron lines, but I determined that would detract from those faces.  Having the lines uneven distances from one another added enough interest, so I just let it be.  And I'm pretty happy with the result.  Now I just need to bind and label it.  I need to mail it out by Monday, so I better crack the whip!

The other WIP, is my Feather Quilt.  My fellow Lazy Bums decided this would be my January UFO challenge.  This was a kind choice, since it was the nearest to completion; as of December it was all SID'd and ready for quilting.  I will have you all know this quilt has traveled about 500 miles in this condition without a single extra stitch.  Once I realized that, I knew I needed to do something!  So, I did....

Lazy Bum January challenge


Quilting was commenced and finished!  I even have the binding on, it just needs to be turned and stitched down.  I am heavily leaning toward machine binding so I can call it done.  I will decided tomorrow.

Perhaps, I will have at least one finish this Friday.  Stay tuned!

As always, thanks for reading,

Jen

Linking up with:


 WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced