Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Show Your Wings - Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to my day of the Show Your Wings Blog Hop.

So many choices to make for this hop.  All we needed to do was pick a wing any wing and get creative in a quilty way.

My brain and my embroidery machine were in their glory.  I had taken a class in January to learn a few of the fun things embroidery machines are capable of.  It just so happened that a lot of the class work was centered around winged things.

I'm just a little partial to the bees but not enough to make as many more as needed for a project.  I could have done as intended and made a pillow but that was a little too busy for my tastes.

Then I had an idea, how about finding an airplane design for play time on the machine. 

I found this lovely, simple, winged jet in a couple of sizes.  I wanted to keep it simple.  Just planes is 2 sizes.  The real problem would be how to set them.
The planes were all done from fabric scraps found in my various scrap bins. 

I was lucky enough to find the perfect background fabric at a local quilt shop. I then just did some really basic white sashing.  I tried it without the sashing but the skys were looking like an accident waiting to happen.

Just a simple white with gray circles for a backing with a red, white and blue star binding.

A little bit better view of the planes.

This quilt is intended for this years Hands To Help Comfort Quilt Challenge.

Including this photo just so you could see how well the background fabric matches the real world.

Well that's all I have to offer this go round.  Thanks for stopping by and thanks to those of you who have the time to leave a comment.  I do hope you have the time to visit with all of the other creators of winged things this week, I'm including a list so you can find them all.

Thank you Carol  over at Just Let Me Quilt for coordinating this amazing event.

Check out all the amazing bloggers who are participating:

February 18

February 19

February 20

February 21

Monday, February 18, 2019

Dust off a Quilt Book Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the   Dust Off A Quilt Book   Blog Hop.  Thanks go out to Bea over at Beaquilter for the idea and the organization behind this event.  The point of this hop as most of you know was to find a quilt book, an old quilt book and dust it off and make something from it.

I had no trouble finding this book. It was one of several stored in a box in my garage since we moved to Florida 4 years ago.  The issue was to figure out what I wanted to make from it. The book has a copyright of 2002.  I did make this cutie as a wall hanging when I first got the book.

You need to trust me on that since I can't locate it in my Easter storage bin at the moment.

When I opened the book I found the beginnings of this banner.  Never finished it and thought it might  be a good time to take it from UFO to finished, but not.  I'm just not a banner person and don't have any friends that are either.

 If anyone out there is interested let me know. The first person I hear from can have all of the pieces.

Next thought was to use my embroidery machine and make an applique from this design.  I spent hours playing at doing something I had no training in with a toy that I wasn't really sure could do what I wanted it to do. 

As I was running out of time I decided to go back to the old fashioned way of applique using heat and bond.

Then one last try and I got this far.  Not exactly what I wanted but close enough to be usable for a bag.  I was so excited that I completely finished the bag before I realized I never quilted it. I may go back and open a couple of seams and do some, or not.  But I did manage to get my goal of some machine embroidery into this hop.

Because I didn't know where the bag would end up I did use that piece I put together with Heat and Bond to make a sweet one hour basket.

I had also made an egg from the book, for testing, that I ended up making into a little draw string bag.

Thanks for stopping in and visiting. Please take the time to visit all of the sew very talented participants in this hop you'll be so glad you did. Here is the complete list for your convenience.

Monday Feb 18th
Turid at densyendehimmel
Pamela at Pamelaquilts
Selina at Selinaquilts
Kathleen at Kathleenmcmusing

Tuesday Feb 19th
Jennifer at curlicuecreations
Stephanie at stephjacobsondesigns
Kathy at Kathysquilts
Shasta at high road quilter
Theresa at bumbleberrystitches

Wednesday Feb 20th
Sharon at Vrooman’s quilts
Suzy at Websterquilt
Nancy at patchworkbreeze
Karrin at karrinscrazyworld
Denise at craftraditions

Thursday Feb 21st
Leanne at Devoted Quilter
Jennifer at Dizzyquilter
Lee Anne at Podunk Pretties
Lyndsey at Sew Many Yarns

Friday Feb 22nd
Bea at Beaquilter
Barbara at Bejweledquilts
Marian at seams to be sew
Brenda at songbirddesigns