Pages

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Winter Break 2014

Sorry I disappeared for so long. We went to Las Vegas early last Saturday morning and came back on Monday. We had a great time celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. 
After our return, I scrambled with last minute Christmas preparations, but I managed to embroider this label for my Journey of a Quilter BOM project and get to the fabric store and find a good border fabric.
 They had a perfect fuchsia that reads solid. 
 This is really the only place on the quilt where the quilting is really going to show up...I am planning on using this stencil and white perle cotton for all my quilting.
This floral fabric was a backing I picked up for $4 a yard a couple of months ago. I love it!!! The lime green will be the binding. The bright, modern fabrics were what really attracted me to this project in the first place, so in the end I decided to embrace them with the finishing. I hope to piece the back today and pin it for quilting!
 I finished both of my Little Letters quilts yesterday. This is the bright version, quilted with a wavy stitch horizontally. I washed both of them this morning, so they shrank and crinkled up nicely.
 Here is the backing which I found in my stash. I bought nothing for this bright one!!!
 And the Little Letters country version. I did spend $5 and bought a creamy solid for the sashing and inner border.
 This one I quilted with the wavy stitch vertically. I want to thank Temecula Quilt Co. for their Little Letters quilt along and free patterns! I had a great time participating and using up some scraps.
Today is the last regular football season game day and I am going to slow stitch the binding on this perpetual calendar today and trace some more month and holiday blocks for embroidering. To get inspired by more Slow Sunday Stitching visit http://kathysquilts.blogspot.com

My winter break is going great and I hope to spend this next week being productive in my sewing room!

24 comments:

  1. Love your fuchsia and lime green voice for your gossip in the garden quilt. I also like the stencil you cose for the border,

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love those quilts! Can't wait to see the quilting in the border of your Journey quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Seeing your alphabet quilt makes me wish I had made one.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Ah, I love your Little Leters quilts. I have to dig up mine, as I now have got a sewing machine I can actually sew with.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your quilts are all beautiful, you have done a great job. Hope you enjoyed Vegas.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'll be very interested to see your hand quilting on the border of Journey of a Quilter. My goal this year is to do more hand quilting in open spaces that isn't just straight lines. The lime green binding will be stunning. Enjoy the football. I might get to see some live tennis in Auckland next week. We've been watching a lot of cricket on TV from Christchurch (NZ) and Melbourne (Australia).

    ReplyDelete
  7. So much happening.
    What a lovely weekend away.
    I can't get over all the sewing you have done.
    Great progress with Journal of a Quilter and great choice of fabrics for borders etc. Love it!
    Lovely finishes on both letter quilts. They are so different yet still look wonderful.
    Good luck with more finishes.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Both look wonderful and Happy Anniversary :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. These are cute quilts! Congrats on your 20th!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your quilts are great! I love the perpetual calendar one. I embroidered a perpetual calendar in 1986 that still hangs in my kitchen dining area and is updated monthly. I hope it lasts as long as I do.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love your little letters quilts, I am planning on doing one this winter in brights too.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi, Tanya. Your Journey Of A Quilter quilt is so pretty! Is that all hand embroidery? It is just perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Very charming quilts. You really enjoyed the QAL to make two! And how nice to use mainly stash fabric. Enjoy slow stitching.

    ReplyDelete
  14. wonderful finishes! Way to go! and thanks for linking up to Building Blocks Tuesday.

    ReplyDelete
  15. What fun quilts! Both my little kids (5 and nearly 3) would love an alphabet quilt, so I'm sure they will be well loved!

    ReplyDelete
  16. It is great to see both of your little letters quilts finished. Both are perfect! Congratulations on your anniversary! Looks like you had a very successful year! Looking forward to what is to come in 2015! Happy New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love what you've done. I'm up to W for 2 alphabet quilts. So close yet so far. You are an incentive. Happy New Year.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hey, I like that fuschia, and especially the floral stencil - that will be so pretty in the white perle. Great job with all the finishes!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi Tanya, I love your Little Letters quilts, congratulations on your quick finishes. You can take the credit for starting me on my own Little Letters journey, as I read about yours on your blog when you had just starting stitching the blocks. I only have a few letters plus the extra blocks to go now, but Christmas holidays got in the way.
    Jenny from New Zealand

    ReplyDelete
  20. Your alphabet quilts are so different but both are lovely and charming. I like the stencil for journey quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Longti right side says ray ban aviator sunglasses sale sorry, cheap ray ban sunglasses australia little sister, buns sold out, or you wait for the next pot of it. cheap ray ban sunglasses australia This awakened cheap ray ban wayfarer sunglasses themselves to buy buns, and quickly said the boss, cheap ray ban sunglasses australia my mother still waiting to eat it. Boss, take twenty ray ban sunglasses sale australia buns to cheap ray ban sunglasses australia her, count on my accoun.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Both alphabet quilts are great. I love whichever one I am looking at--brights or more earthy tones. claire aka knitnkwilt.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. Visiting from Tuesday Archives. What charming alphabet quilts! And that quilt with the fuchsia border! I'm going to search and find how it turned out. Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  24. The little letters was a fun sew along....fun to revisit what we were doing a year ago. :)

    ReplyDelete

I love to receive comments and will do my best to reply to them. Thank you for taking the time to comment!!!