Monday, January 20, 2014

High Hopes ~


Hi! How's the year of 2014 going so far? We have a year of "high hopes" in progress. I'm planning to see through a few changes and come out to a brighter tomorrow, LOL I need to put some goals and objectives on paper, and then follow through. Joanie suggested a year of finishes through:

I appreciated the fact that she made allowances for new starts for this year, 'cuz that is more realistic for the way I roll. Now, I just need to put that list together....   :-}

For Block Lotto, Sophie has plans for bold geometric designs this year, starting with hst blocks that make chevrons. These were simple and done with 2- 9 inch squares. The method was new to me, and I will do it again, as the finished result is 8 finished hst squares, pretty cool ~

this photo borrowed from the method taught

The snowpeople are from this year's BOM with Cindy at Quilt Doodle Designs. The directions are clear, easy to follow and beautifully illustrated.

I'm hoping to do this with all stash, and so far, so good.

 My people have snaps for eyes, and Lydia is going to hand embroider smiley faces...I like my peoples happy  :-}

Sew cute!

"The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah."    Psalm 24:1, 10

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Harmony Grace ~

 First finish of 2014: This is Harmony Grace's Baby quilt!

It's made from a charm pack of --was it called 'Dilly, Dally'? I think so. 

I started with an idea from a quilt book called Three Times the Charm,

but added on until it is hardly recognizable. The pattern I started with is called Dora.

   first, the layout ~  The "faith , hope , love" fabric is for the name background. 

To do the name, I choose fonts I like, and have Larry print it as large as needed. We usually choose to only do an outline of the letters, why waste the ink to make them solid black? Then I cut them out, and lay them down in reverse to trace onto the fabric prepared with Heat and Bond lightweight fusible. Cut and iron down onto the background, and I like to sew with the buttonhole stitch on my Bernina.

 I quilted with a loop-de-loop this time, fun, easy loops ~


 Then came the binding. Finished last night ~


And this dolly is Harmony Grace!

Harmony Grace is the little sister to Steven, remember this quilt?


"...we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved...." Acts 15:11

p.s. Thank you to my friends Kim and Gail, who made me smile by responding to my flub up post ~ Hugs all around, girlfriends!