|Not exactly what I pictured, but it's finished.|
|A bit of a closeup.|
|The label. It's from my brothers family for a very sweet 82 year old lady.|
|And of course, the back.|
|Progress has been made on my hiddenwells, but I'm not too thrilled with it. I think that I'm going to cut off about half of the red border and call it finished. It's for my brother to give a friend, and that is his vote, too.|
|Meanwhile, I kind of took a break and made a purse (tote). It started out to be for a gift and then I realized that it matches the ipad case that I made and I decided that I'm keeping it for myself. There are large patch pockets on the front and the back and....|
|Lots of pockets inside, too. I have to have my pockets. I have discovered that I like to have a big about 8 1/2 or 9 inch square pocket on the inside, it's great for doctor referrals, lab referrels, etc. Also, I have a big strip of velcro on the top. I was going to do a zipper, but didn't have one, and I did have velcro. Now it's back to working on the hiddenwells, I still need to do the back and then baste and quilt it. Next step is the label.|
|This is the first 2 blocks of 24 lain out for my brother's friends quilt. It's kind of busy, but hopefully will turn out well and be pretty. |
Our friends are coming the end of this month, so my BOM's will probably have to be doubled up next month, but my brother's quilts are a priority. I'm hoping to get this one done. The other is a baby quilt kit from Connecting Threads, and I have to get it ordered. I haven't done any kits before, but I have confidence that Connecting Threads will supply enough fabric.
|This is what a hiddenwells looks like when the blocks are put together wrong, oops. I don't feel too bad though, it will be mostly covered up with a lamp and knick-knacks. This one is only about 21 by 21 inches.|
|And the reverse side. I didn't do as well as I would have liked centering it, but I promise, it is square, although it doesn't look like it here. This side fits right into Angela's Soscrappy, which you can visit here to see lots of green, as it is the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for April.|
|Since I made my hiddenwells smaller, I got 5 cuts out of each stripset instead of the usual 4. With the leftovers I decided to make mug rugs. These are only about 5 by 9 or so. These are the first mug rugs that I've made, I always wonder if they are actually useful. I wonder if anyone really uses them. I made 2 and this is the front and the back. I can do better when I take time, but these were hurry up jobs.|
|It's not great, but it is finished. It's about 35 1/2 by 35 1/2 inches. Two more red, white and blue smaller table toppers to do and my living and dining rooms will be ready for summer and the Fourth of July.|
|I always try to do reversible, and this is the other side. I think it'll do nicely for part of spring. It has to share with St Patricks and Easter. I guess technically Valentine's is still winter, but it seems like spring here in Florida. |
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|The back of the table topper is ready, yes, it's wonky, it's supposed to be.|
|I went to our new Hobby Lobby and picked up this fabric for the border of the Hiddenwells side of the table topper. With a little luck, tomorrow I can finish it. I should be working on BOM's and RSC, but I'm off on another tangent. I still have 2 more smaller tabletoppers to figure out and make.|
|Just one more picture of my Throwing Up Scraps (Scrap Vomit), all washed and crinkly and on my bed with clean sheets. DH is enjoying them all now.|
|We decided that some more red, white and blue on the tables in the living and dining room would be nice when our friends get here, so this is No. 1. Another hidden wells, I think it's going to be nice. This one will have borders and the reverse I decided will be purples. Maybe another wonky log cabin, as that takes the stress out of trying to get things centered.|
|When my husband was in the hospital we received the little Shar Peis as a gift from our grandchildren in Germany. I promised a picture of them in use, it took me long enough. They have magnets in their lips (do dogs have lips).|
|The sandhill cranes were right in my front yard, the closest I've been to them. I was only about 10 feet away, I would guess. I need to get some corn or something from the feed store, maybe they'll visit again. They make a racket, I decided that they sound like pinking shears cutting thick fabric, but much louder.|
|Two of my favorite things, the big birds and my car.|
|I'm kind of enjoying these small quilts. This one I think will be good for winter. |
If You've thought brown to be drab go to Scraphappy here and see if you change your mind.
|Ant the back, I think you can probably guess. Same combination of wonky log cabin and Hidden Wells. I think next will be Valentine's and Easter, but a different combinaiton of patterns. Meanwhile though, I hope to catch up the June Craftsy BOM tomorrow. Amanda has already done hers.|
|I should have been working on my Craftsy BOM today, but I got curious to use another method for the Hidden Wells. The last one had 7 rows in the stripset and this one has 9 rows. That and my choice of fabrics has made for a very busy quilt, but with borders and quilting I'm hoping that it will still be an attractive table topper for my living room.|
fast for me, I started this yesterday and finished today. Of course,
everything is by machine, even the binding so that makes things go more
quickly. This turned out about 35 by 35 inches and I hurried to finish
it because my brothers are coming for the weekend and I was hoping to
decorate a little. This will hopefully be just the thing.|
After Thanksgiving, or the first of December, depending on my level of energy, I'll flip it over to this side, this is a wonky log cabin from the Craftsy Block of the Month class.
| Hey, it's not a masterpiece, but at least it's not purple, green and orange. I joined the yahoo group for Hiddenwells and one of the ladies was kind enough to suggest making just 2 stripsets to make a baby quilt (or in my case table topper) and to try out the pattern. I thought it sounded like a good idea and I need a Halloween topper, as I gave mine away. I like to make them reversible, so I may do a wonky log cabin out of Christmas fabrics for the back. A twofer, and if it's wonky it won't have to be straight. |
PS After I took the picture I noticed that the blocks on the top right weren't turned correctly, so I fixed them.