Sunday, April 15, 2012

DWM

Alright I think I made up this weekend for my lack of sewing during the week.  I'm having surgery on Thursday so I think I made up for next week too!!

H2H quilt
So what did I do????  Well I started and completed a quilt for H2H.  I'm trying to make a male quilt and a feminine quilt (that's the easy part) for each of the two charities.    This one has 24 different solids, my first quilt with solids and I used one of the tutorials from the linky party that Sarah had up a few weeks ago.  Ah, back to the fabric, of the 24 solids, 7 of them are from mens shirts, so I'm thinking there has to be a part of it that appeals to guys.  I just hope I didn't girl it up too much :)  Tutorial is from Shiner's View - Tutorial for Jenna.  I modified it so I could use some solid charms that I had (I caught a great sale at Green Fairy Quilts) and 2.5 in strips.  Here's my version - so what do ya think,  man enough???

Venetian Dream
Since I had enough of the fabric I started a second one different pattern.  This pattern is Venetian Dream from Fons and Porter Fall 2009 Easy Quilts.  And I have to say it was pretty easy.  I had these six blocks done before Anna should up at 9am.  There's a good start to H2H manly quilt number 2.   I have to say I'm liking the solids.

Kitty Korner
I also put 3 borders on Kitty Korner, so it's done and ready to quilt.  This is also a H2H quilt.  I do have one of the H2H quilts that is actually done :)  Half Moon Modern Log Cabin can be found here

And yes there's more!!!  Shannon at Pieceful Quilter had a 30s repo block swap, my first ever!!  Look at those blocks - 150 different fabrics in that baby.  Some from Japan and Austraila, that's pretty cool.  Little Rocco approves.

Anna finish her first quilt!!
But I saved the best for last.  Anna came over this morning and we finished her quilt top.  I have to say I'm not sure who was more proud me or her.  Man, remember how you felt when you finished your first quilt?  I talked her into keeping this one.  Your first quilt is special, we'll make another to donate.  Hey this is how it all starts now isn't it :)  She did so good!  Joanne's had flannel on sale so we went and got the backing, she picked out the panto for the quilting.  We went to Happy Jack's and celebrated with a hot dog and ice cream :)

Ok, that's all the quilty news I have.  But there is one more picture, look who is so awfully proud to be 12 weeks old, little Mr  Smiles :)  Just melts my heart I swear.

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28 comments:

  1. Wonderful quilts as always. Yes, that is manly and love that you used men's up-cycled shirts. And look at that happy face - Anna - just a fun quilt that yes she should keep. And the other happy face - pinch and kiss those cheeks for me.

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  2. Love the h2h pattern perfect for a guy! Mr smiles is the best!

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  3. Lots of eye candy here. Good luck with your surgery. Hope it's nothing serious...although surgery is always serious, but you know what I mean.

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  4. Oh my - your H2H quilt is amazing! Love all those solids!!! Great work this week (and weekend). And of course Mr. Smiles is absolutely adorable :*)

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  5. The H2H quilt is grand. It reminds me of Frank Lloyd Wright tilework set in concrete (the gray). And great work on your other projects. The little one is a cutie!

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  6. You are a sewing MACHINE! :-)

    They're all so beautiful. What a blessing you are!

    I saw the quilt that you and Sharon made for Sarah. All 3 of you are spectacular! You all inspire me so much.

    Have a wonderful day and I pray your surgery goes smoothly!

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  7. I don't know which one I like best. They are all wonderful quilts.

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  8. I love all of them. I haven't worked much with solids, so am still on the fence with them, but they do give that manly look! Love the smiles on both pictures. I remember writing that "melts my heart" comment before. I hope you have lots more of those moments!

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  9. They all look good, Sue....Best wishes on your surgery!

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  10. I really like this first quilt you've shown. I haven't seen many quilts with a grey background that looked right to me. I think you've taught me that what's been wrong with these other quilts that I've seen is that there's been too much grey. It could also be that the mix of lighter & darker than the background is good too.

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  11. How neat that you are able to start a new quilter on this road. I remember the first time I could sleep under a quilt I made, I smiled all night.

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  12. Wow, you have been a busy quilter! Love the solids quilts you have going and I think they are both "manly" enough. The kitty corner top is awesome too.

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  13. That H2H quilt is lovely! I love quilts made from only solids :) And congrats on Anna's first quilt! I hope she's got the quilting bug!!!

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  14. I have a hard time with manly quilts also, but I think you nailed it. Great patterns and love the solids.

    Anna's quilt is great you can tell in her picture that she is very proud. Great job, Anna!!!!

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  15. I love the H2H and Venetian Dream. They remind me of the artwork of Mondrian. And way to go, Anna!

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  16. Anna should be very proud of her wonderful quilt. She did a great job. I saw Shannon this weekend when she brought her quilt in to pick out binding. The blocks are wonderful and I am sure yours will be great also.

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  17. So many wonderful quilts! I really like the H2H. Perfect!
    Best of luck with your surgery, and heal fast!

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  18. What a cutie!
    I love your use of the solids...that's an interesting design!

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  19. All your H2H quilts are wonderful, Sue! You've been a busy girl.....

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  20. Love seeing the tutorial I made used! And I LOVE this quilt in solids! Thanks for sharing it with your readers!

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  21. Wow, you were really busy the last week. Gorgeous projects. Kitty Korner is pretty amazaing, love all those colors with the blue background.

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  22. I love all of them but I really like the Venetian Dream quilt and that is so cute. Great job and worthy of celebration all the way around!

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  23. Awesome quilts! And good luck on the surgery - sending some positive thoughts your way!

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  24. Wow, very productive week(end)! I liked Venetian Dream best :o) Thanks for sharing over at Quilt Story, that's where I found this blogpost!
    Good luck for your surgery :o/

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  25. Mr. Smiles just keeps getting cuter all the time!! Great projects and good luck with your surgery, Anna looks so happy and what a beautiful quilt!

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  26. The quilts are wonderful, but that smile on Mr. Smiles is a masterpiece!

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  27. I love Anna's quilt and she has every right to be proud, proud, proud. And, the baby... he's a doll.

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  28. Wow, you have accomplished so much!!! I do think that solids quilt is manly.

    I saw your feather quilt on another blog recently. It is spectacular!

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