Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What's Up Wednesday

I've been pretty blog quiet  lately, so/sew I thought I would let you know what's up !
I've been sewing along, humming a song with my friend Janome.

It and I have been making things for a bazaar to be held the first part of October, to help raise money for the nursing home in DeLeon, TX.  I made a child's quilt, some eye glass cases, a jewelry pouch, and some iphone cases. But, I didn't get one single picture of that stuff before I had to deliver it ! 
I've also been working on things for my quilt guild.
 Each month we have drawings for homemade things the guild members make. 
 I've made several table runners for that purpose.
 For October I made one with left over Jo Morton fabrics and pot holders to match.
Notice the quilting? These kind of things give me the perfect opportunity to practice quilting with the walking foot. I'll be giving a demonstration on ways to use your walking foot to quilt your own quilts for the guild's February program.  I hated my walking foot ....UNTIL....I took 
 Creative Quilting with your Walking Foot by Jacquie Gering on Craftsy.
I learned A-LOT in that class. Now I really like my walking foot.
I've also been making pin cushions. 
Five more are cut out and 2 have already been given away.
I got this one from a friend a while back and it's my favorite for daily use,
 You can tell it is well LOVED !
I got to thinking... If I love mine so much, why wouldn't other people love to have one too !
Aren't these cute ! I'm waiting on the feather trim to get here from Oregon.
The pattern I'm using can be found HERE in Madame Samm's tutorial page.
My other finished is this baby shower quilt. 
The people who came to the shower signed a star. I appliqued them on, backed it with cowhide minky and  quilted a rope design on it. 
Sew/so, that's some of what's up with me....What's up with you ?
Check out the Rush Hour hop...schedule can be found at Just let Me Quilt
I also started a new 365 day picture blog..."Stars of Comanche", 

Have a great day and God bless you.


Podunk Pretties said...

Thanks for the link to the pin cushions, super cute. The gingham!

Rachaeldaisy said...

You've been busy making lots of wonderful things!! No wonder you haven't had time for as much blogging. Those pincushions are so cute, they look like pumpkins. You're the second person I heard mention that class on Craftsy, I'll have to check it out.

Shari said...

I've got that pattern for Madam's pincushions, now I just need to make them...oh and that class is totally fantastic isn't it?! I didn't see FMQ in my near future, but I did have a walking foot so her class was just so logical! Loving all your projects...Wilma Wishbone says hi *wink* said...

Wow you have been busy! Great projects.

Carla said...

Wow, girly you sure have been busy. Love, Love, Love that shower quilt. What an heirloom that will be and the soft cow minky for the back is perrrrfect. Pin cushions for gifts is brilliant and yours from your friend is so girly, LOVE IT. I'm afraid you won't see many posts from me for the next month. We have a weddin' going on and I feel a bit swamped. I'll just read your fabby posts and now I'm off to check out this other blog you speak of.

Carol said...

Cute, cute, quilt and pincushions! I love the idea of names on the stars!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Heavens Vickie - you've really been busy! I love all your projects and wish I were busy making some things to put back for Christmas gifts....that's my plan for very soon. We're still on vacation but in October I'm going to spend some serious time in the sewing room. blessings, marlene

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Those pincushions are sew cute!!!

Mdm Samm said...

ohhh how lovely everything is lovely..i bet you can guess which pin cushion I would love.....wink....
missing you....

the girlfriend gap said...

Vickie, Love the hour glass quilt. I have been wondering about the walking foot class on Craftsy. I will put it on my wish list. The pin cushions are cute as can be. Might just be the time of year but who could refuse a pumpkin shaped pin cushion. Once again you are blessing your little world . It sounds so fun to receive something homemade as a door prize for your quilt meetings. The Fall weather is beautiful here.
Hope you have a wonderful week. A sweet Sewing Sister in Christ. Janita

Amy said...

Love the pin cushions and the quilt is just precious!