Category Archives: Finished Projects

Sunday Stash – Provenent

This week we got a bit of snow here in the South, enough that some schools got out early on Friday and school was cancelled on Monday.  The temperature has stayed low, keeping the ice on the roads from melting in the shady areas, so better safe that sorry since we don’t have a lot of de-icing and snow equipment in Atlanta.

With that, I managed to finish up a couple projects as part of the Snow Day Sew In (#SDSI on social media).  First up was the paper piecing unicorn portrait, “Vinnie Does Beyonce”, after my mascot for The Stitch TV Show.

Vinnie Does Beyonce Unicorn Portrait

It was also time to finish up the En Provence mystery from Bonnie Hunter.  Rather than use all the blocks in a single (huge) quilt, I took 4 of the blocks to make a donation version through my guild.  Since that was smallish, it got whipped up rather quick and is now finished:

En Provence Baby Quilt

And, of course, I also worked on the BIG version. So big I had to baste it in my kitchen, where I have the biggest hardwood floor space available.  I think this is around 84 x 65?” Roughly twin size, anyway.  Here it is being basted:

En Provence Twin Quilt

It’s now quilted, but my arms are killing me, so I’m going to wait to bind it until tomorrow evening. Whew!  Check out other quilters’ versions of En Provence on Bonnie’s link-up Monday!

  • Used this week: 4.25 yards
    • 0.75 yd for Vinnie Does Beyonce mini quilt
    • 3.5 yd for Small En Provence
  • Used Year to Date: 4.25 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yard
    • Woohoo!
  • Net Used YTD: 4.25 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 3.5 yards (82% of total used)

You can see more stash reports at Patchwork Times!

Sunday Stash – Second Verse, Better Than the First

I had a bit of a panic this weekend as I realized I’m travelling for work this week but wanted to get a new shop sample done for Red Hen for our You Spin Me Right Round quilt.  It turned out great, and I really love the look of the unplanned scraps compared to the more rigorous planning of the first version on the pattern cover.

You Spin Me Right Round Quilt
You Spin Me Right Round Quilt
  • Used this week: 7.5 yards
    • 6.5 yd for You Spin Me Right Round v2.0
    • 1 yd for storage bag
  • Used Year to Date: 295 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yard
    • Woohoo!
  • Net Used YTD: 179.25 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 106.75 yards (36% of total used)

See more stash reports at Patchwork Times!

Hipster Kitten Quilt – Finished!

In the absence of regular posting because I’m focused on The Project That Ate September, here’s a quilt a finished a couple weeks ago!

Hipster Kitten Quilt

This is the Hipster Kitten quilt, so named for the fabric (which you can’t see) that had kittens wearing chunky glasses and bow ties. Rather than meander all over, I went for a cross hatch design for the quilting design.  The rest of the fabrics came from my scrap stash to make a nice soothing palette.

“Quilt Number 65, Friendship Number 100” – Finished!

Well, finally here is the finished Kaffe Fasset quilt I made for Lynn. If you’re not familiar with my “quilt number” concept, it’s a number of a perfection scale of 1 to 100, where 100 is a perfect quilt, like you would enter into a show. Each project I work on has a target number – how well my piecing seams align, evenness of quilting stitches, quality of binding, etc.

Quilt Number: 65, Friend Number: 100Not that I wouldn’t love to give Lynn a 100 quilt, but I wanted to give her something to celebrate the one year anniversary of our show, The Stitch.

The quilt is a one-block quilt design carried out in two fabric arrangements to make the design. Sewing corner to corner is not my favorite (or most efficient method) for piecing, but it was a necessary evil in the instructions for the longer pieces.

Quilt Number: 65, Friend Number: 100The end goal was met, though, and Lynn loves the quilt, so all in all it’s a successful project!

The Stitch TV Show Pattern Shop Launch!

I started this draft as the launch party was winding down at Red Hen and we were gearing up for the onsite taping of the July show.  We’ll have even more exiting news that will come out in the episode (releasing July 28th), but for now… here are quilts that my nerdy little hands personally made from our pattern launch:

Stripper’s Knot

Lynn designed the original, and I made the simplified version from a layer cake:

I also made some other versions you can see on the official blog over on The Stitch TV Show blog (tabletopper and tablerunner sizes).

Belinda

This is one of my designs, inspired by my Ted quilt from a couple years ago. I love the fabric palette here, and still love the technique of sewing all the scrappy bit together to make the accent border.

image copyright 77peaches enterprises LLC

Time After Time Table Runner

We had a spirited discussion whether “tablerunner” is one word.  To me it is, but Webster is a tricky old devil and disagreed with me, so I lost that fight.  Since we have instructions for four table runners, Lynn and I divided and conquered, making two each.  I got autumn and winter, so I designed a leaf applique and a thread painting design.

image copyright 77peaches enterprises LLC
image copyright 77peaches enterprises LLC

And now I’m busily working on the next pattern for hard copy release, as well as another for online, plus customer service and various other business responsibilities. Whew!  I’ll talk more about the launch party on this week’s podcast, and the awesome cake we had, because what is a party without cake?

Sunday Stash – Busy Bee

Lots of panicky sewing this week as we continue to get ready for the launch party on Saturday, and I managed to squeeze in a finish to donate through my guild, too.  Rather than do a full quilt of all 12 blocks from the 30’s Saturday Sampler program, I opted to make 2 lap quilts with 6 blocks each.  Since we’ve finished 7 months in this program, I was free to make use of the first 6 blocks!

30s Sampler Quilt

The sashing and cornerstones are cut from 5″ strips to make sure of some of my scrap stash, with two extra stars pieced onto the interior cornerstones. With an extra side border, that made the quilt about 48 x 58″, which is a good size for the target recipients (elementary school kids).

  • Used this Week: 12 yard
    • 2 yd for two 1-hour baskets
    • 5 yd for pattern sample
    • 5 yd for 30’s Sampler Quilt
  • Used Year to Date: 200.25 yards
  • Added this Week: 4 yard
    • 4 yd for border and backing for pattern sample
  • Net Used YTD: 99 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 64.25 yards (34% of total used)

See more stash reports at Patchwork Times!

Vintage Holiday Quilt – Finished!

Just in time for Christmas in July, I finished my Vintage Holiday Quilt (in June, but am slow in posting pictures, as usual).

Vintage Holiday Quilt

I made this from two layer cakes of Dear Mr. Claus by Cosmo Cricket, plus some yardage for the border. Borders were needed to make it king sized, plus it gave me an opportunity to get some fancy shapes on the border from my long-armer.
Vintage Holiday Quilt

Inside Out Penguin Quilt – Finished!

After having been operating slower than normal in the past two months thanks to the end of the school year and vacation and business travel, I managed to finish my project from Bonnie Hunter’s Blue Ridge Beauty workshop within a week.  It’s worth noting that her pattern is written for a queen size quilt, and my mine is lap-sized, with only 56 blocks.

Inside Out Penguin

I’ve named my version “Inside Out Penguin” because my color choices reminded me of the grade school joke “What’s black and white and re(a)d all over?” While “a newspaper” is a milder answer, I could only think of the inside-out black and white animal answer. Welcome to my 9 year old brain!

Inside Out Penguin

In picking out my scraps, I ended up including about 5 different Star Wars prints, on top of all of the other random fabrics included from the scrap bins.  As a result, there are a couple Death Stars lurking about in the quilt.

Eat, Sleep, Golf, Repeat – Finished!

Eat. Sleep. Golf.This fun wallhanging is a gift for my dad for Father’s Day. I finished it way back in April because that’s how I roll, and it saved postage to mail it with my Mom’s Mother’s Day present.

As you might guess, my dad is a golfer.  When I saw this pattern in the quilt shop I immediately thought of him and knew I had to make it.

The pattern is by Amy Bradley, and I used fusible applique with a blanket stitch to hold it down.

Donation Quilts – Finished!

A little eye candy for you all while I’m away with two recent finishes for donation.

First up is “Big Hearted”, based on a pattern from SewHooked.com.

Big Hearted Quilt

And next is the Carpenter’s Star quilt that I was rather confused about during construction – all’s well that end’s well, however!

Carpenter's Stars