Saturday, March 30, 2013

NewFo Day !

It's time for NewFo's again, where we get to show you sewing projects that we've started in the last month. The projects don't have to be finished...just newly started. Barbara over at Cat Patches is our lovely hostess and has a Linky up, "sew" that you can take a peek at all the other talented peeps who started new goodies .
I stitched up this baby quilt the other day. I'm in the process of quilting it. 
I decided to echo quilt in the white parts. 
Can I get an "Amen" when I say trying to free motion a straight line is next to impossible....well it is for me ! 

 I'm hoping my less than impressive quilting will "fade away" once it's washed. Practice quilts are great quilts to donate. I've decided this one will be going to Bumble Bean BASICS 

 These two WIP blocks are for my String Thing Along 
I was exited about using......

THIS for paper piecing!
 I got the sandwich wrap at Sam's for $11.99 ! 
How cool is that ! 1000 very thin papers will make a lot of blocks and economically too.

 These two blocks are for The Virtual Quilting Bee

 And these to are for the Quilting Angels club I belong to.
Slow go getting the binding sewn down on this baby. I'm doing the very best I can because it's going to be entered in the Heart of Texas Quilt Show in Brownwood on April 26-27  
Pictures will posted next week. 

This Cowboy Christmas quilt is going in the quilt show too. I just got it back from the long arm lady. 
It's up next  for binding.

 My little helper was waiting to hold the blocks down for me
 "sew" they wouldn't blow away while I took pictures.
She doesn't look very enthusiastic does she. hehe

 I pray that you all have a blessed day as we celebrate our Resurrected Savior. 


Val Spiers said...

You have lots of lovely projects. I have trouble with long straight lines. Last time I tried it I used two strips ( instead of one long one) of sticky tape. The cloudy one that comes off easily. I sewed to the right of it and replaced it 5 or 6 times before it lost its stick. Happy Easter.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Wonderful projects for the month.

Barbara said...

These are great projects. I think you might like the quilting on your baby quilt when it's all finished. I've done that before too, and it turned out to be surprisingly appealing to have the rustic, hand made look. Thanks for linking up today. Happy Easter!

Dana Gaffney said...

They all look great and the slightly "wonky" straight lines adds to the fun of the quilt :)

Ray and Jeanne said...

Your projects are all wonderful! I know what you mean about FMQ straight lines - mine are always a little off. Yours look good though! I always wash my quilts and it does help my quilting blend in. Thanks for the tip on using sandwich wrap for paper piecing - who knew?! ~Jeanne

Lyndsey said...

What wonderful projects this month. I have huge problems with going in a straight line when I FMQ. I am improving but at a very slow rate.

Rachaeldaisy said...

You've been busy making lots of beautiful fun things as usual!! That baby quilt is such happy colours and your quilting looks straight to me. The Cowboy Christmas quilt made me gasp - It's so festive and brilliant!!

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Your workmanship is Lovely. Bright colors are my favorite and you have that all over !~! I found you via Barb's Linky FO.

Quilting Babcia said...

You're right, it's nearly impossible to FMQ a totally straight line, actually some days it's pretty hard to do a smooth curvy line too! I really love that baby quilt, so bright and cheerful! Good luck at the show, your quilts are beautiful, and I hope you come home with a ribbon!

Tami C said...

I haven't tried any free motion quilting yet, but I think I'll take your advice and practice on a couple of my donation quilts. You have some really nice looking blocks for your different projects! Good luck at the Heart of Texas Quilt Show.

Sandy said...

What a darling baby quilt. THe zebra border is great!! I really like the Cowboy Christmas quilt too!!

Kate said...

Love the bright baby quilt! All of your projects are lovely. I really like your Cowboy Christmas quilt, very cool!

Roxanne Murphy said...

Love the colours on your baby quilt & there's a wonderfull sense of freedommand energy in the quilting. But I agree, freehand straight lines are not easy! well done.

LynCC said...

LOVE the baby quilt~ especially with the spiraling echoes on the white. I cannot do straight FMQ lines - talk about hard!