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Weekend Finishes {12.08.2013}

Have you ever had one of those weekends when you have these lofty plans and ideas of what you will get finished….and you just never quite get there? Yes, that was my weekend.

I had lofty plans to complete:

  • A couple of blocks (2 paper pieced blocks)
  • 6 chair bags
  • Finish 1 kiwi pillow
  • Start 2 pillows/ cushions
  • Attend a sew-in for my MQG monthly meeting

What did I get done (besides the washing and grocery shopping)??

Finished the Little Scrappy Kiwi Pillow 
See this post on materials used, the paper piecing design is by Juliet @ Tartan Kiwi.
KiwiPillow_Front_Finish

Backing: Kona Red cotton, and Diamonds in Red, Textured Basics, designed by Patty Young for Michael Miller. Invisible zip used as the pillow closing.KiwiPillow_Back

Sold on Etsy today – all ready to ship tomorrow.
KiwiPillow_Packed

Finished 2nd set of Chair Bags
Main Pocket: Custom Balloon print “Up, Up and Away” designed by Tamara Serrao and available from Spoonflower.com (printed on Kona Cotton). It is lined with Robert Kaufman Orange corduroy.

Middle Pocket: Is divided into two pockets, and made with Robin Zingone, Flirty Flowers Pink Tonal Dots quilting fabric topped with pink binding.

Back: is made with Robert Kaufman Orange corduroy.
ChairBags_BalloonsOrangeFront

Ok, can someone chime in – how do you photograph neon colors? Yes, that Orange corduroy is neon orange. The photos were taken in natural light – I tried playing around with them a bit but this is the best I could get the corduroy to look. Maybe, this is what I will master for Beth @ Plum and June’s Quilt Photography Workshop challenge this month.

Plum and June

The chair bags/ chair pockets are now available on my Etsy store.

ChairBags_BalloonsOrangeStuffed

So that was it…a long way from my plan but not too bad, at least I had some finishes. Right?

Actually, thinking about it now, my whole last week was like that, never seeming to keep up with the plan. The best thing about last week though, is I caught up on posting all the items I needed to on Thursday. Those folks expecting things from me, should be receiving them this week (unless you are international).

I will be linking up with Janice @ Better off thread for Sew Cute Tuesday.

Better Off Thread

 

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Simply Stars: First big finish!!

It only took 211 posts since I started blogging, but I finally have my first big finish.

My Simply Stars quilt is finished, and gifted to a very dear friend, who is expecting a girl!!! I added light grey striped binding. Here are the blogs to describe the process:

and of course the photo’s. As its my first big finish, I made sure I captured it I hope you don’t mind me sharing :-).

The finished front and back of Simply Stars

Simply Stars Front_Finished Simply Stars Back_Finished

The casual thrown on the chair look

Simply Stars Casual

In case, you need more close-ups of the binding and quiltingSimply Stars CloseUp Quilting_binding SimplyStarsClose_upCorner

Lastly, the inaugural roll
Simply Stars Folded

I am linking up with Janice @ Better off Thread for Sew Cute Tuesday, which I am super excited about since it was her ultra wavy quilting design I tried and Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday – even though its a few days away.

Better Off Thread

As this is the 1st of 2 quilts I put as my goals for July, I am checking in for mid-July with “A Lovely year of finishes”.

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Weekend Finishes {06.17.2013}

This weekend, I had some projects I needed to catch up on, one being a birthday gift for a friend. It took me a while to decide what I would make, I had one hundred and one ideas. I finally decided on making my first coin purse. After a false start (which we won’t talk of), I finally finished my little gift mid-day on Sunday and dropped it off an hour later (with instructions it still needed to dry for 8 hours). A little close I know 😉

Details: Coin Purse
Design: Michelle Wilkie (Squeek Crafts – that’s me)
Silver Frame + Glue: While Baby Naps (Etsy Store, glue can only be sent within the US)
Outside Fabric: Carnaby Street  – 60’s Waves Midnight (Purchased from: Moona Fabrics – Etsy)
Inside Lining: Carnaby Street  – Kings Road Lemon (Purchased from: Moona Fabrics – Etsy)

CarnabyPurse3 CarnabyPurse1 CarnabyPurse2 CarnabyPurseSide

I am linking up with two wonderful link-ups today. Firstly Sew Cute Tuesday with Janice@Better off Thread, and secondly Plum and June: Let’s get acquainted Monday Link up,  which is being hosted this week by Lucy at Charm about You.

Better Off Thread     Plum and June

Don’t forget to check out the 2013 Let’s get acquainted New Blogger blog hop that is underway hosted @ Plum and June.

Plum and June

The blog hop schedule is:

Friday, June 7th
Nancy @ Owen’s Olivia
Amy @ 13 Spools
Ashley @ Wasn’t Quilt In A Day
Casey @ The Studiolo
Nanette @ Yeah, I Made That
Ange @ Heart Of Charnwood
Kim @ Robot Mom Sews
Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting

Friday, June 14
Julie @ Jolie Maxtin
Melissa @ Melia Mae Quilting
Adrianne @ On The Windy Side
Molli @ Molli Sparkles
Laura @ Little And Lots
Sarah @ Duck Egg Threads
Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
Cari @ There’s A Thread
Valerie @ Between Quilts

Friday, June 21
Leigh Anne @ Ella’s Cottage
Stacey @ The Tilted Quilt
Sarah @ Quilt Candy
Jackie @ NW Patchwork
Liz @ Beadqueene’s Bits And Baubles
Erica @ Happy Fabric
Stephanie @ Simple Sewendipity
Lauren @ Seraphym
Amy @ Cloud CouCou Crafts

Friday, June 28
Green @ So Sew Green
Gwendellyn @ The Rainbow Revolts
Jessica @ Stitched In Thyme
Amira @ Little Mushroom Cap
Kathy @ Kayak Quilting
Michelle @ Factotum Of Arts
Paula @ The Sassy Quilter
Kris @ Sew Sunshine
Camilla @ Faffling

Friday, July 5
Christa @ Christa Quilts!
Alyce @ Wonderland By Alyce
Anna @ The Crooked Banana
Rachel @ Sew Happily Ever After
Stephanie @ Quarter Incher
Shayla @ Sassafras Lane Designs
Caroline @ Carolines Craftiness
Lisa @ Hilltop House Creative Works

Friday, July 12
Leona @ Leona’s Quilting Adventure
Karen @ Karen, {Novice} Quilter
Anne @ PlayCrafts
Rachel @ Let’s Begin Sewing…
Jan @ Sew And Sow Farm
Anna @ Quilting Along The Grain
Cath @ Wombat Quilts
Sarah @ {No} Hats In The House

Friday, July 19
Karen @ Little Birdie Quilting Studio
Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures
Katie @ Snuggle Up With A Dish From Karma
Alison @ Making Happyness
Ella and Nesta @ Ella & Nesta’s Little Room
Adrienne @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts
Nicole @ Modern Handcraft
Aylin @ AyliN-Nilya
Kelsey and Amanda @ Everyday Fray

Friday, July 26
Vicki @ A Quilter’s Mission
RobinSue @ RobinSue Quilts
Elisa Lea @ Lovelea Designs
Elizabeth @ In The Boon Docks
Jenny @ A Note To Follow Sew
Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts
Sonia @ Fabric & Flowers
Emily @ Sew E.T.
Em @ Sewing by Moonlight