Thursday, August 29, 2013

A few finishes friday and a giveaway and hexie friday

Oh it is wonderful to have a sewing vacation!!  I'm getting pretty close to having all the quilts for 100 quilts for kids completed, plus a couple of extras - so here's what I got done this week - quilted and binding done, all washed and just waiting for the rest to be completed.
Shower Stash Quilt #1 - panto is Pansies - free from Urban Elementz
Baby Stash Quilt #2 - free had dragonfly, flowers and loops
Baby Stash Quilts and Twins quilts were made from 2 packs of Bloggers Fat Quarters from the Fat Quarter shop.  They have a monthly pack which is awesome, 15 fat quarters 3 of which are solids.  The pattern is based on a pattern from Queen Bee Stitchified I used 3.5 inch strips since I only had 15 and I cut the lengths to be 18, 12, 6 - Add the solid white and you get two quilts out of each pack.  Plus enough for scrappy bindings for all with  a little left over for strings.

I've add the pantographs names to the quilts captions if your interested.  I like to practice pantos on the smaller quilts, but sometimes I just really like to freehand things.  So I tried a couple new patterns and really liked them, especially the overall dragonflies, flowers and loops.  I'll definitely try that again.  I'm trying to do a different pattern on each quilt. The twins were both the same though, I thought that was appropriate.

It's not too late to make a quilt or two for 100 quilts for kids, just click on the button in the sidebar and get the details, just need to have the quilt made and donated by the end of Sept, plenty of time left.

Twin Girl 1  - Cloud Nine Panto by Patricia Ritter
Twin Girl #1 back, nice soft polka dot minky
Twin Girl 2  - Cloud Nine Panto by Patricia Ritter
Look at that hot pink polka dot minky - yep definitely a girl
100 Quilts for Kids - #1 - freehand e2e swirls
100 Quilts for Kids #1 - back, love IKea fabric for the backs
100 Quilts for kids #2 - panto Ebb and Flow by Hermione Agee
100 Quilts for Kids #2 back - more IKea fabric, love it
 The top two are just regular string quilts. The next one is from last years QAL (sometimes it takes me a while :) But I really love the big string blocks.  Pattern is here
100 Quilts for Kids #3 - freehand e2e flowery things with curly center
100 Quilts for Kids #3 back - and this is the last of this fabric that I have
Oh boy with all those finishes I almost forgot about Hexie Friday.  I prepped all the hexies for the next round, little red flowers.  So what do you think are those green ones going to look like leaves?

Linking up with Angie for Hexie Friday is having a sweet giveaway, go check it out and see what others are doing with their hexies.
Linking up with Sarah, go stop by and see what everyone is Whooping about this week. Always lots of great inspiration over there. For those of you that like to FMQ, she's giving a book away. Christina's from A Few Scraps, is giving away a copy of her new book,  a great way to learn how to do FMQ. So stop by and put your name in the hopper for this awesome give away. 


  1. Oh my, Sue! These are beautiful! The kids that get these will love them.

  2. These quilts are all so very pretty! Well done!

  3. What wonderful finishes, Sue! You always have such colorful quilts as eye candy. I eat it up.

  4. Stopping by to say hi. Your quilts turned out beautifully, Sue!

  5. So glad you shared a link to your photos in the HS messages. I'm not able to navigate the photos at the group site yet.
    Wonderful quilts and thank you for giving the panto names. Your quilts will delight so many.

  6. Great job Sue. I love the look of pantograph's for me, they are so much smoother than my freehand, however, I agree with you that they get boring.
    I love looking at your quilting. You do such beautiful work.

  7. You just went to town! Even with pantos you have such a distinquished look that says 'made by Sue'.

  8. You have been a very busy girl! Your quilts are just lovely, congrats on the finishes of them...I really like the way you are using the green for leaves...I am using three to make a triangle for the leaves on mine, so yes they do remind you of leaves.

  9. Holy cow - you got a LOT done!! I love them all - but the strings quilts - super LOVE!!!

  10. bet batik fabrics would be really pretty. i spose you could use a jelly roll for the strips. very nice. thank u for sharing.


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