"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

More doll quilts

I love making doll quilts, and I'm so happy to have found an organization that takes them.  My first one this month was for RSC17, and our color is purple.  These are the hexies that I showed on my last post.

Number two for the month was made several years ago for a small quilt group, and I had always intended to hand quilt it.  Well, that obviously hasn't happened, so now it's quilted and on it's way to a better life.

Number three was made from the remnants of the first fat quarter bundle that I ever purchased.  I've kept the scraps together all this time, and I'm tired of moving them around, so out the door they go!
I finished these bindings for FNSI last week.  I've also been working on some hand applique, and prepping pieces for more applique on another project.  I have quite a little pile of tops that need to be quilted, so that will be my project when I return from a little vacation.

My next post may have some of these in it.....

Toes in the sand, and Margarita in hand!         Sunny

“Kindness can transform someone's dark moment with a blaze of light. You'll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today.” 
― Amy Leigh Mercree

Monday, January 9, 2017

Four Days!

Yes, that's right, it took me FOUR days to make the border on this quilt.  I just have to add one plain outer border and it will be a flimsy.  I could have done the outer border before this blog post, but then this blog post would not have happened, and I'm trying to be better about blogging this year.  When I fell in love with this quilt, I only noticed the reindeer names and the overall look, not the tiny little applique leaves and the border.  I'm now quite well versed in the use of a Tri Recs tool.

My first finish(es) for the year are place mats.  I managed seven before I ran out of batting scraps of the appropriate size.  And six of them were orphan blocks that I adopted.

I spent FNWF making some purple hexies.  These will become a doll quilt, and my first project for RSC17.   If you like using scraps, and you haven't played along with Rainbow Scrap Challenge before, hop on over to Angela's blog to check it out.  She announces a new color each month, and we make whatever we want with that color scraps for the month.  She puts up a linky each Saturday, so you can find tons of inspiration!

I've decided on my Word for 2017:  Caring.  With all the bad things happening in the world, we all need to be more caring of our fellow humans.  I think the quilting community is very caring - THere are call for quilts or quilt blocks when there are fires, hurricanes, and earthquakes.  We can show caring on a global level or in our own neighborhood or town.  Sometimes it only takes a minute to let someone know you care.  

Show someone you care today......Sunny

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a
listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all
of which have the potential to turn a life around.” 
― Leo Buscaglia