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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Monthly Finishes for February




I finished my great granny square top!  I'm afraid the picture is not great!  I pieced the entire top on my hand cranks!  I finished it up on my Redeye 66!  This is going to be a Christmas present for my niece.
 I almost did not have enough material for the sashing, I had to sew a couple of these leftover squares together to make it long enough.  The sashing was my inspiration for the colors in this quilt.
I have 20 scrappy trip around the world blocks done.

I finished two tonight, and just realized I messed up one of the blocks because I want for all of my blocks to have royal blue in the center stripe, and I accidently have the brown there.
 I have five more blocks strip pieced and already cut ready for quilting back together!
 I have penguins in these blocks, this material is over 23 years old!  I bought it a long time ago and made cullotes out of it when I was a teenager!
I decided not to make my dress, I want to lose five more pounds and will reward myself with a new dress when I do!
Did you reach any of your goals this month?
Missy

16 comments:

Pen Pen said...

Hi MIssy, I just started following you a few days ago and have enjoyed reading your blog. Love your quilts. I've never even seen a hand crank machine, but think it would be fun to play with. Does your arm get tired?

Lori @ EncourageYourSpouse.com said...

It's inspiring to see you using older fabrics. I sewed a lot when my kids were young, but then all the extra fabric just was boxed away. Two Christmas' ago I pulled it all out and challenged myself to use only that fabric to make costumes for our Christmas nativity play at church. It was such fun re-purposing the fabric, and experiencing the memories of when I last used the scraps when our kids were small - creativity and nostalgia...

Marie said...

Beautiful work and loved your old machines. I have a beautiful Singer Treadle foot that is still in excellent working order. I'm following you on Google Friend Connect and hopped here from Katherine's Corner. Blessings to you!

Marie @ http://123craftcafe.com

Jane Holbrook said...

LOVE your colors. I make do, too. Have you quilted with your old machine? I have done it on my treadle,but don't know how I'd manage with one hand unavailable. Lovely, and good for you posting first!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

So bright & fun!

Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts said...

Great finish. . thanks for linking up

mail4rosey said...

Look at that beautiful Singer! I have one, my grandmother's that I learned to sew on. :)

I'm visiting you today from Thursday's Favorite Things.

MyJourneyBack said...

Wow what a cool sewing machine. It would be great to have one.
Amazing how well they still work!
Your quilts look great.
It was nice visiting you.
I am following you now. Come by and see me.
Sherry

Diann said...

Wonderful quilts! They turned out beautiful!

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

I love the granny square quilt!! Beautiful!

hafza said...

Love your great granny quilt...the colors are so bright and lovely!

Sarah Craig said...

Your granny square quilt is amazing, Missy! Love the bright cheery colors! Whoop whoop!!

cassandrasminicorner said...

Oh so, beautiful! thumbs up! you niece will surely likes it...

Stopping by from Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop- hope you can stop by :)

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Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

Beautiful! You do good work and I love the colors you chose for your projects. Thanks for linking up this past week. I'll have the new party up later this afternoon and would love to have you back!

Have a happy day,
Mrs. Sarah Coller

Kris said...

I love your granny square quilt. The fabric flowers are like "pow" so cute.

Linda said...

Cute quilt. I plan on making a trip around the world but haven't done it yet. Love yours. Sewgratefulquilts.wordpress.com

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