Saturday, January 21, 2012

{Post #885} Lunch Box

I don't think this is really a lunch box.  It was given to my daughter, Elisabeth, about 8-9 years ago as a secret sister gift.  She has since given it to me.  I am using it as a portable project holder for the Grandmother's Flower Garden pieces.

I have my paper hexagons, a cone of thread, small Gingher scissors, a needle nest (right front), my paper layout of colors, a thimble, and all the fabric pieces I'll need to complete this.  

Right now all the scraps cut out from the back of my hexagons after I baste them around the paper are in the lid.  I use it as a "trash can" until I get home or get close to a trash can.  This system works quite well for me.


Friday, January 20, 2012

{Post #884} Added More Flowers

I had two completed blossoms in my "lunch box" (which I'll show later) for this quilt, so I watched another movie and stitched some more.  The orangish red one and the white one were already put together, so that made the addition very quick.

You can see a little more of how the finished quilt is laid out now.  I am going to cut across the outer edges and add a border or two once the piecing is finished.  

This is the full length of the quilt.  The top row will be 5 blossoms across to give you an idea of the finished size.

Oy--I feel awful.


{Post #883} Hexie Update

Saving these pictures was an eye-opener.  These are only the 2nd and 3rd quilt pictures I have saved this entire year.  I knew I hadn't been sewing much, but I didn't realize it had been this little.

Anywho...I went to the flea market with Rachel this AM and got to do a little hand sewing.  This is the progress on my hexagon project, from the front and from the back.

I have not felt well all day, so I sat and stitched a little here and there.  

You can see in the bottom picture that the paper is left on the outermost hexagon, only removed when the next one is placed beside it.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

{Post #882} Surprise for Elisabeth!

There are so many projects floating around inside my head.  I'm glad this one finally came to completion.  I had trouble finding the "E", but I persisted.  I wanted to make my dear Elisabeth a little something for her room that was really "her".  Here it is.  Maybe it will let you know what she's like:

The picture was taken outside against our house wall.  Imagine it against a lovely lavender wall (that's the color of her room).  She was so happy with it!  Me, too.  

It's about 20" across.  I was stumped about how to paint the polka dots on, but then I remembered a trick I learned in a tole painting class.  All is well!

Love you, Lizzy!!