Saturday, August 03, 2019

2019 Finish-A-Long Quarter 3 Finishes, Sew Lets QAL, Hospital Sketches

I've finished a couple of items on my Finish-A-Long list, and wanted to document those, before I forgot them again.

My goals for Quarter 3 are listed here.

1).   My first, and most immediate goal was to finish making my project and post for the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop hosted by Sarah @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

I'm happy to say I finished my project, which was a Christmas Tree skirt, and I posted about it here.   I have even sent it off to my sister for her BD. She had requested one several years ago.  

I machine embroidered nutcrackers and other motifs and then crazy pieced it and embroidered the seams by hand.

#7 on my list was to quilt the frog baby quilt, and I also finished and gifted that.  The baby boy has been born 2 weeks early, and joins his 4 brothers!   I used my Accuquilt to cut out thee blocks and the frogs.  

For the Sew Lets QAL, by Partners in Design, I have made 2 blocks I have not posted about here before.  This one was simple.

This one was a little more problematic.  It is supposed to be a bunch of bolts of fabric.  My background was too light and you can't see the top of the bolt.  Plus, the instructions said to use a scant 1/4" and mine was too scant, and the block ended up 13" instead of 12.5.  So that top strip of yellow that was 12.5 I could get on and have it puckered.  I was going to take it off and redo it.  But decided to start over

My bolt tops still don't show too well in a picture, but they look better in person.

For Hospital Sketches, the BOM by Barbara Brackman @Civil War Quilts, this month's block was called Tennessee Rose.  

Lastly, for this post, I stitched out a couple of motifs on my embroidery machine and attached them to sweatshirts for my brother and SIL whose birthdays are August and end of July.   The lighthouse is Brodie Island Lighthouse in North Carolina.  The mermaid is a Laurel Burch.  I found both of these at Embroidery Online.  Kyleigh  has expressed an interest in a mermaid too, so am going to try to get one stitched out for her BD too.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Carla said...

Wow, great finishes - all of them. I really love the tree skirt.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

You're on a roll! Love how many gifts you have made! xx