Monday, September 1, 2014

August NewFO's and Finishes

Early in the month, while we were in Texas on vacation, I made 3 satin/flannel baby blankies for a friends great-granddaughters.
washable satin & flannel blankies

Later in August, I designed a Table runner for another beginning quilting class at my church, in September.  I cut out 11 kits and made up a sample.  The sample even has faux piping on the binding.  This was easy to do.  There is a great tutorial here.
Christmas table runner sample
I finished the 'Birds on a Wire' wall quilts for my son.  I hand stitched the binding down, then fused and stitched the birds onto the 'wires'.  I stitched the birds down, while watching Bird on a Wire with Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn.
Birds on a Wire wall quilts
 This weekend, I finally got started on my Canning Jar exchange blocks (they are due end of September).  These are for my Treadle On group, so, they have to be made on people powered sewing machines (treadles or hand cranks, no motors).
asparagus (8 blocks made)
blueberries (7 blocks made)(last block is a repeat of the asparagus)
We can make 4 sets of 6 blocks for this exchange.  I cut more blocks than needed, so that I'd have a few extra's.  I actually cut 5 sets of blocks.  Not sure what I'll do with the last set. 

Another New project and finish for the month is my new (to me) double sewing machine cabinet.  I repainted it, and got it set up last Tuesday. 
double sewing machine cabinet

I've been sewing up a storm since the cabinet was finished. 


16 comments:

  1. Cute birdie quilts! How did you find the satin to sew with?

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  2. I have never seen a double sewing machie cabinet. I can see how one can get lots done!

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  3. Again you have been a busy girl. Where do you get all the energy?
    Hugs

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  4. I hope I have time to work on my canning jar blocks, I already bought the material and have been looking forward to it! I love how your birds on a wire turned out, I love it!

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  5. You've certainly been busy! And I love how the double sewing table turned out. I'm not surprised that you can't stop sewing now!

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  6. I hand-quilted a quilt for a friend that had those jars on it ... but they were full of bugs. (One was lying on its side with the lid off and bees were appliqued all over the borders.

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  7. You can the fun way! Not the hot kitchen way! Nice table runner.

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  8. Love the cabinet now that you have it all done and set up, it looks like such a great way to sew with machines set for different projects.

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  9. Love, love, love the birds on a wire wall quilts! Sew beautiful! And the cabinet turned out beautifully. What a great way to have a sewing station set up.

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  10. Wow, you HAVE been productive! I laughed at the fact that you worked on Birds on a Wire while watching Birds on a Wire. Very appropriate.

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  11. I love your Veggie & Fruit Blocks. The double sewing table is making me drool on my keyboard! Congrats on all your projects.

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  12. Hello Cheryl, I sent you an email so would you check it when you get a minute. I want to help you with your sewing machine block problem for the Quilter's Garden swap. mamiebudgeese@hotmail.com

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  13. Cute projects. I think every quilter has to make a jar quilt at some point.

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  14. OH that bird quilt caught my eye! That's going to look stunning on the wall.

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  15. Love the finished projects. I have done jar quilts, but not for awhile, so you are making me want to gather up some food and make some more. I love love love what you did with the cabinet. It looks awesome! I had to read back (I'm way behind since going back to work) to see your design process on it. You did a very nice job.

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  16. Wow Cheryl!!! Love that cabinet!!!! I can see why you have been sewing up a storm - that makes everything more organized in your sewing area and allows you to move from one project to another easily - woohoo!!!!

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