"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Design Wall Monday

I finished the penguin applique on my postage stamp quilt!  My friend Julia drew the penguin and cut out the templates for me.  I decided to use the green material from the border and the red from the binding for the hat and scarf.

 I used fusible webbing when I cut out the material.  I practiced with my darning foot to go around the penguin.  It's not great, but the more I practice the better it will be!

I plan on finishing the quilt this week, at least I hope to!

We had another quilt along on Friday night, that is when I started the work on my penguin, I had it all cut out before I got there.

Tabitha and I working on our quilts, this is Tabitha's first time to quilt, I had her chain stitching.

Valerie Chain stitching her postage stamp quilt.
Gladis, Sarah and Atarah are crocheting their granny square quilts.
I did finish my step mom's gifts.  She loves Raggedy Ann and Andy.  This material was the closest that I could find.  I had this plain looking apron that I had made about a year ago, I put a pocket on it with this material.

Before I practiced my free motion quilting on her gifts, I took some scraps and made mug rugs for myself and practiced on them.  They look pretty awful!  LOL

I also made my first mug rugs and pot holders!  I made them reversible.  I did not want them to look Christmasey, and had a hard time deciding on the binding, I finally decided on this blue and really love it!  These pot holders and mug rugs will also be gifts for my stepmom.  I noticed she was using cheap old freebie  costers, when I was there for my Dad's funeral.
 I made two of each, but wanted to show you both sides.
 I practiced more free motion quilting on them.  She has a country theme, so I liked the apples on this one.
 Here are the pot holders.
Here is my quilt so far!  I'm really glad I added the penguin, when I wash it, it should fray some, I clipped the red parts on the hat and the ends of the green scarf.
I also need to make a bath robe for my husband for Christmas, and then I'm done!
Do you have any last minute gifts that you need to make?
Have a merry Christmas!


Anonymous said...

You are certainly busy Missy :) But your penguin is just adorable... maria b.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What great projects and your little penguin is too cute! Great job on the free motion on it!

Donna said...

Love the penguin!! So cute.

Paula, the quilter said...

Now that penguin is adorable.

Sylvia said...

I found you from Connie's Linky Tuesday party. What great projects you have. Love the penguin too! I see you like treadles. I have a 1916 Red Eye treadle that I restored too I'm your newest follower!
Take care, Sylvia

Anonymous said...

I also found you on Connie's linky party. Really cute penquin and the raggedy anne items are adoreable.

Gari in AL said...

Great penquin and I love your mug rugs. Last year I made sets of placemats with Christmas fabric on the back so they could do double duty.

Anonymous said...

That's a busy week! Love the penguin; he makes the quilt a lot of fun!
whoop whoop!!

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