We are in the middle of our May Break: two weeks of well deserved rest before “all hell” breaks loose! In the middle of May the final exams take place for our senior students in school. Until then I am enjoying myself with small odd jobs in my house and cleaning up the sewing room. That last task was finished this morning, luckily! Hey, clean surfaces again! Yippee!!!
Of course, some quilting did take place too these last couple of days! Here is proof:
My friend Angelique already created a blue and white tablerunner last year, but this year she wanted to create another one. This is her second quilt project ever. I did the cutting of the fabric … of course I messed up big time! (Why can I do complicated stuff, but the easy things like measuring trip me up? Too eager to start, maybe?!) Anyway, we “made it work” and Angelique did all of the piecing herself. She selected this FMQ pattern for the quilt.
Which I love!
Here is my handiwork:
The quilting is actually finished by now, but I am enjoying my free time to much to go and retake the pictures, ha ha!
The light blue fabric with the ferns was the hardest to quilt. The thread really disappeared into it. This light blue fabric has GLITTER on it! Angelique fell in love with this fabric, but it is one I would not have selected at all (to say it mildly…). But while working with it, it was kind of growing on me, especially with the next project Angelique started!
Before I show you that one, here is the back of the table runner… more glitter fabric!
See the glitter?
So , we had lots of the glitter fabric left over… and we started working on Christmas stockings, LOL! Last year Angelique saw my stockings and wanted to create her own.
Here are mine:
With the rest of the glitter fabric we will be able to make 4 stockings. Angelique is perfecting her straight stitch quilting using tape get equal distances.
I did some fancy stitching on another piece.
Here the fabric feels right for me…. some elf will be prancing around with glitter boots!
I used a old white piece of cloth for the back of each stocking part. It quilted up beautifully. Shame it is the inside, ha ha!
Angelique and I will go out and hunt for some vintage lace to use for the cuffs on these stockings. I think these lacy glittery stockings will look right at home in her beautiful house come Christmas time!
A few months ago I wanted to “do something” with testblocks of my paper pieced stars. I put some borders around them… and then I put them all into a closet because I did not know what do further.
They came out of the closet this week!
I am thinking I should try a more improv quilt and use these blocks.
I am also tempted to do a medallion style quilt with this flower star in the centre.
What do you think? Scrappy quilt, or medallion quilt?
I would love to do more with the fabrics from my bundle above!
I just had a peek to see what the fifth block is!
I am off now to download this new pattern!
But before I sign off, I wanted to tempt you with this picture from my latest blogpost! These cups were drawn with a 3D pen! (No, I did not draw them, but I wish I did!)
Have a wonderful week!!!
P.s. I am linking up with :
My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday
Can I get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finish it up Friday at CrazyMomQuilts
I Quilt at PrettyBobbins