Saturday, April 18, 2009

Your Wonderful Creations – Day 1

We’ve already received some wonderful emails showing off your creations!

From Suzanne in Longmont, CO
My name is Suzanne. I live in Longmont, Colorado (at the base of the Rocky Mountains). I tend to work on smaller projects. Something I can finish within a few hours of time. Attached are some of my recent creations. The first is a "Lil' Girl Cupcake Tote." I "bake" these up for the little girls in our lives. I also make big girl totes. The third attachment shows "First Love" which is a tote made with fabric by Lila Tueller from her "Woodland" collection. There's another from Mark Lipinski's "Califon" line. And a third from Kitty Yoshida's "City Girl" line. Those are just a small sampling of my things. You can go to my blog or Etsy to see more examples.
This is a great idea. I'd love to see a sampling of what people are working on...
Thank you so much! –Suzanne

Little Girls Cupcake Tote   Lil GIrl CUpcake Tote

Tote ToteTote

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From Patty in Dunlap, IO
Hi, I am Patty W.  from Dunlap, Iowa. I am working on a Buggy Barn pattern and it's lots of fun. I wasn't sure about it when I started because all the stars are cut into 9 section then sewed back together and the ending block is all out of shape. Then it gets trimed to 9 1/2 inches and you have really neat wonky stars. It will be set in a barn raising setting. I am using Kansas Troubles in reds and creams. Sorry I don't have a camera hook up to my computer at this time so I can't show pics (but I'm working on it).

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From Janet W. in Delta, British Columbia, Canada

I have completed month 1 and 2 of the luscious Fig & Plum Mystery BOM club (hosted by The Quilt Shoppe).  Here is one block I particularly liked:

Blossoms & Blooms Block 1

And this is one block from my in-progress One Block Wonder:
One-Block Wonder

And here my favourite block from the also in-progress Quilting 201: Beyond the Basics quilt I made with fabric purchased from The Quilt Shoppe (French Farmhouse):
French Farmhouse

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From Amy C. in Hutchinson, KS

I'm working on a quilt using a pattern called Garden Trellis from the book "Jelly Roll Quilts" by Pam and Nicky Lintott. I am using a jelly roll from from the Prairie Paisley line. I'd love to tell you I got this idea on my own. But I am not that original. I saw a picture on a blog of someone else using a jelly roll for this pattern from Prairie Paisley.

I am working on getting the borders on this weekend and hopefully start machine quilting.

Prairie Paisley

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From Pat B. in Iowa

Hi I have been working on:

Road to Tokyo – red, black & white quilt.    I don’t have any photos of the quilt yet.  I have about ½ of the blocks done.

I also have done a tea garden wall hanging

It is complete

Road to TokyoTea Garden

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From Pamela in Corvallis, OR

. . .a quilt for my mom . . . think I'll be done by Mothers' Day????  IT's supposed to be a "think spring" quilt, since the weather seems so "off" this year. Scrappy with floral cottons, as many as I could get my hands on, from my stash, FQ purchases, friends. . .! Photo is top only, so I have a ways to go.

Pamela

Corvallis, Oregon

Quilt for Mom

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From Anita in Lancaster, CA

I'm working on.........actually I just finished a 30's quilt from the pattern "Chicken Linen Quilt" by Darlene Zimmerman.  I tweaked the size of her pattern only so it would fit my bed.  Her pattern would be 69X93".  I made extra blocks so my quilt is 84X84".  I used all 30's fabrics and many by Karen Snyder (Anna Lena.com).  The backing is one of hers from the Washtub collection.  I stippled the white areas and large-meandered the outer border.
I have attached a couple photos.  (The photo says "...& Becky" because I had some photos of my daughter in the same album in my computer).
Anita Zierman
Lancaster, CA

30's quilt

30's quilt  Becky 010

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Marcia W. from Trenton, FL

I’m working on learning freezer paper template piecing.

Attached is a scan of my first sample block (I don't have a camera). 

The directions for these blocks came from the book Pieced Flowers by Ruth B.McDowell. 

The fabrics are bits-n-pieces of materials that my mother saved.  Using "left overs" helps me overcome the fear of making a color/sewing mistake and wasting fabric.  I'm a beginning quilter.

My inspiration is a watercolor painting of irises. The plan is to make a matching quilt with an iris theme.  If I master making pieced irises, then I can go on a fabric buying spree just for this quilt.

Fun!

Iris

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Belen S. from McAllen, TX

This is a first for me......sending a pic......but here it is. A square within a square within a square. Mostly Michael Miller fabrics.....doesn't look like what I thought it would   but I'm seeing my mistakes and will learn from this...I hope. Love all the new fabrics.

Square in a Square

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Jennifer G.

Attached is one quilt I'm working on, however, I'm going to be starting one for my daughter and her fiance as soon as it comes. A wedding gift.
I started the New Year with a resolution to not buy any new fabric until I had used up what I had. Ha! The batik material for the circles quilt was collected prior to 2009, but, I have to confess, I've purchased some new fabric lately so I can make the wedding quilt.
Looking forward to an evening of working on this batik circles quilt! I'm attempting a strata border. I'm so glad it's Friday!

Jennifer G.

Jennifer G.

These are incredible!  More to come tomorrow!

2 comments:

Suzanne said...

Oh my goodness, I was so surprised to see the photos of my totes up! Thank you so much for showcasing them. I love the other projects as well. It's so fun seeing the talents of others. Also amazing to see how these beautiful designer fabrics are used! Thanks again!

- Suzanne (Longmont, CO)
I noticed the links didn't work to my blog and Etsy, so they can be found here:

justanotherhangup.blogspot.com
justanotherhangup.etsy.com

Miss Nancy said...

Great work, just wonderful. It is all gorgeous. I love it and look forward to seeing more. Hope I can get something up soon.