Friday, September 28, 2012

A Few Finishes

I really like how the Wonky Star block that I quilted for my Dots on Dots giveaway looked, so I made an identical one for myself.  :-)

Here's the one in route to the winner...

an here's mine...
Want to know why I have two identical blocks from a project that is supposed to be not only wonky, but random? I made these blocks when I was playing with the tutorial and setting up a project board in case I decide to teach this some day. I have a few other blocks (I think four or five) that are completely done, and I have another three or four that are at various stages of completion. Those are used to help students see what each step should look like. (I'm a very visual person and assume that many students are as well. That may be the wrong thing to assume, but I certainly would rather error on the side of caution here. I would hate for a student to not "get it" when I could have very had a sample to show.)
Anyway, this little ditty will be hung over the dresser in the bedroom that has the quilt in it. I do like to have complimenting pillows or wallhangings for my quilts.  :-)
Have you seen this way of hanging quilts? Instead of a sleeve, you add corner tabs! I simply cut a square of the backing fabric, folded it in half, basted it in the corners and sewed it down when I added the binding. This is a great way to hang mini quilts. With this technique, you don't have a hanging pole sticking out of the sides. I hang the quilt up using a small dowel or rod that rests on a hook in the wall. Love it!
After I finished the binding on the wonky star block, I wanted to work on something that would be a quickie, so I pulled a small wallhanging UFO out of "The Tub of Shame." This was a kit from a local quilt shop and I thought it was really cute. (So why didn't I finish it?)

All of the applique was fused to the backing fabric (which is really orange, not yellow) but none of it was sewn down. I decided that since this is at least three years old (and pretty small), I really should get it done. (This is not my oldest UFO, but it is one of the smallest ones so I thought it would be an easy finish.)  I got busy and now it's ready to use this Halloween and another UFO is done, done and done (pieced, quilted and bound). YEAH!!

I'm off to make some napkins for Lynn's wedding and do some embroidery work for an order.

Life is good!


Cindy Sharp said...

"All hail Dorothy, err Joanne, the wicked witch is dead!"

Congrats on the timely finish.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

HaHaHa - love it - the 'Tub of Shame'! Great finishes.

Kat @ I Saw You Dancing said...

Hi there, I am really partial to wonky myself.
Thanks for being a part of Blogtoberfest, hosted by Cathy aka {tinniegirl} last year. Thought you might be interested to know that we're running it again in 2012. You can find all the info at:
And we're kicking off this Monday! Would love to see you there.
Kat xxx