Christmas in July Postcards

Still on the fabric postcard bend.  I’ve been watching the Hallmark Channel Christmas in July movies which inspired me to do a couple of Christmas postcards. The fabric is from a Debbie Mumm series several years ago.  I simple cut out the rectangles of the Santas, machine quilted them, and then did the binding.  The one on the left with the green binding measures 4 3/4 in X 5 7/8 in.  The other one measures 4 3/8 in X 5 1/2 in.

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Fabric Postcards

I’ve been making fabric postcards lately.  This first one is a flag quilt, inspired by July 4th but also good for any day of the year here in America.  It is machine piece and quilted with iron-on beads for stars.  It measures 8 in X 5 in.

 

This second one is a sailboat on a lovely summer day.  I inked in a bird in the sky. Both machine piecing and applique is used.  It too is machine quilted.  It measures 6.5 in X 4.5 in.

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Another Scrappy Child’s Quilt

Here’s my latest scrappy child’s quilt (earlier post when in progress).  It is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures approx 45 in X 57 in.

 
In this are there are many colors (blue, green, yellow, browns, and more), dots, horses, cats.
 
In this are a pink poodle, a motorcycle, horses, a robot, leaves, and lemons/limes.
 
In this are more cats, lorax, a lizard, trick or treat, tulips, snowmen.
 
This area has the working pocket, cats, faces, thread spools, hearts, stars.
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My #OLFA35 Quilt Block

A few weeks ago I was contacted by an OLFA representative asking if I would like to participate in the 35th Anniversary Celebration this summer by either creating a square for their 35th Anniversary Commemorative Quilt which will be displayed this October at the International Quilt Market in Houston in October or by hosting a reader giveaway.  I choose to create a square for the quilt.  In return for participating I was sent a kit of OLFA products (a cutting board, a rotary cutter, a 6.5 in square ruler.  There were only two rules for the quilt block:  1) it had to be 6.5 in square (will be 6 in square when sewn into the quilt) and 2) had to include the color yellow.  Here’s my #OLFA35 block.

 

Happy 4th of July!  Hope you enjoy it safely.  Here’s a link to one of my old post from 2011 on Firework Safety.

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WIP–Pleasingly Black Shawl

I have no new finished projects to share this week.  This is my current knitting project which I have been working on for weeks now.  Still have many weeks to go as it is only about half finished. The pattern is Pleasing Reversibility in Lace by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer.  The yarn is Shibui Knits Silk Cloud which is very soft.  The yarn can be difficult (as least for me) to frog (or unknit) when I make a mistake.  One reason it is so slow going.  It’s going to be lovely when finished.

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WIP — Another Scrappy Quilt

I’m working on another scrappy quilt which will be similar in size to the one I recently finished.  Here are some photos showing some finished areas and some other others being planned.

This first photo shows an area in planning featuring horses, eggs, leaves, Lorax, and dogs.

 

This area features a car, stars, a parrot head, an owl, dog paw prints, pink ribbon.

 

As with the last scrappy quilt, this one will have a working pocket.  This area also features hearts, a razorback, thread spools, and more.

 

This are has motorcycles, elephants, a pirate map, faces, and a flying ant.

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Another Scrappy Quilt

I finished another scrappy crazy quilt.  This one measures 46 in X 58 in.  It’s machine pieced and quilted.  I have another one quilt of the same sort to make, then the two quilts will be going to a friend’s young boys.

 
This next several photos show some points of interest.  In this area of the quilt you find houses, dogs, horses, letters, and many primary colors.
 
In this area – sheep, skiers, owls, dogs, flags, stars.
 
In this area – race car, pink poodle, tractor, more owls, rooster, sunflower, stars, and more.
 
There is a working pocket.
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