Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Stash & Stitch Report - 1/6/13

I have decided that this year I will post a "Stash & Stitch Report" on Sundays, which will include my Stash Enhancement Report to link up with Judy over at Patchwork Times, as well as any progress made on my Slow Stitching projects which I enjoy linking up at Kathy's Quilts.

For the "Stash" part of each report, I will continue to share fabric additions and finishes - don't we all love eye candy! - but I will no longer post yardages purchased versus used etc.  This girl just wants to have fun and not feel guilty about whether I'm adding too much or not using enough stash :*D

I don't have any additions this week, so that part of today's post is pretty darn easy.

But I do have a finish!




This is an older picture in different lighting so the colors look different....
My poor Blue Pineapple Blossoms quilt has been folded up in my sewing room ready for its binding since March.  And today I got busy and got 'er done!  You can read more about this fun quilt HERE if you are interested.  This was a class taken with Bonnie Hunter in Alabama several years ago.  What fun that was!  We are looking forward to Bonnie coming to the Music City Guild this spring.

I'm really late in joining up with Judy for her Get It Done party for January!  Here is my list:
1.     Binding on Pineapple Blossoms - DONE!
2.     Complete piecing Easy Street mystery top
3.     Complete writing up the pattern for my Stitchery Keeper
4.     Dresden Blog Hop project

I've also been busy doing a little Slow Stitching this week.  My current Promises and Borders block got some attention while watching tv a few nights this week ....


And  I made a couple of luggage tags with these cute little paper-pieced sewing machines - 


I hand embroidered some names at the top (shhh!  it's a secret!) as well as all the little details on the machines.....


Aren't they just the cutest little things!!!  I found the pattern on Pinterest.  It is designed by Megan at Monkey Beans blog, and she is sharing the pattern free for the sewing machine if you would like to make one too :*D

And I also stitched down this gorgeous plate on the next Blue Collection block...


It fits in between the bowl of peaches and this yummy aqua vase, which will be next to go under the needle.  The vase has much more aqua in it than it shows here.


I really enjoyed preparing the pieces for this block using my new favorite method - the starch method!  You can read about how I fell in love HERE if you want to know more about it.  I also wanted to show you the iron stand I picked up in Gatlinburg for the little applique iron.


I was having a hard time keeping the iron in a safe place and off the floor.  But this stand works perfectly - it made the whole process just that much more enjoyable :*)

In other news, Gypsy wanted me to be sure to let you all know that she is feeling much more herself and happy to be on the mend!  She thanks you all SO much for your kind thoughts and prayers =^..^=

Here she is back to one of her favorite habits - drinking from a slow stream of water in the bathtub.
Can you tell that she is a little miffed that I am taking a picture instead of turning on her water????

And last - but certainly not least! - did you notice my new blog header picture?  Well, that was painted by none other than MY MOM!  She was so surprised when she saw that I had made it my header LOL!  I'm thinking she's pretty talented with a brush, right?  That's a bird with personality!  Mom knows that I love cardinals, and she told me I can have this picture if I promise to make her a small quilt just like it for her standing frame - I told her "Heck yeah!  It's a Deal!!!!"


Hugs & Blessings!
Teresa
=^..^=


Linking up with:

Patchwork Times

Fresh Poppy Design

29 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous Blossoms quilt. It's not to late to link up to Applique Thursday! Your post has lots of wonderful eye candy.

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  2. Oh what a pretty pineapple quilt! Good thing you finished it - now you can show Bonnie when (jealous) see her in the spring. And your Blue quilt is coming so nicely.

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  3. Way to go on the pineapple blossom finish. Such a great pattern, The appliqué is looking fabulous as well. Looks like you have plenty to keep you busy for many days to come.

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  4. So glad Gypsy is feeling more like herself! Your mom's cardinal is gorgeous!!! Like mother like daughter - very talented!!!

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  5. Oh, where to start? Love the Pineapple Blossom quilt--that is another on my bucket list.
    That is one of my favorite scriptures on your current Promises and Borders block (face it, I have a LOT of favorite scriptures!).
    Those little luggage tags are so darn cute!
    Another gorgeous addition on your Blue Collection.
    I like the new "no guilt" stash report. So much more user friendly! : )

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  6. The blues in the Pineapple Blossom quilt are gorgeous! And I love love the rest of your post!! Esp. the luggage tags, so sweet. Happy New Year Teresa! xo

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  7. I love the quilt! Such beautiful deep colors! Actually, I love all your projects :) What kind of fabric did you use to make the Blue Collection block? It looks so 'royal'!

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  8. Lots of wonderful projects here. I love your blue quilt...just stunning!

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  9. Oh, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that Pineapple Blossoms quilt! I was all set to do a Pineapple Blossoms quilt next, but then I decided to do a Monkey Wrench. Maybe I need to re-think that. Or maybe I need to buy enough fabric (when we stop at Hancock's of Paducah on our way home) for BOTH! ha!

    Glad to hear that Gypsy is feeling better!

    And I don't know who got the better end of the bargain you struck with your mom! ;-)

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  10. I LOVE the pineapple blossom! Nice finish! And those little tags..... on my to do list now. ;)
    Gypsy is gorgeous. I love the attitude.

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  11. Please tell your Mom well done on the cardinal painting! I love cardinals, too, and I miss seeing them. What a wonderful quilt and congrats on your finish. I'm glad to hear that Gypsy is feeling better.
    Enjoy your week,
    Judy

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  12. SO much delicious eye candy on this post! Love it all! Thanks for linking up to Slow Stitching...you inspire us all!

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  13. Lovely quilt! Those little sewing machines are sew cute! Someone (or 2) will be very happy! Glad the kitty is getting better.

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  14. Teh little sewing machine tags are awesome!! So glad your fur babe is doing well.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  15. That blue quilt is amazing! To make a quilt like yours is a dream for me. That is really pretty. And that text is my favorite. I may do that with my next quilt, add a promise. Thank you.

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  16. The heading is great and it is wonderful to have such a talented Mother. Did you have a time limit for the cardinal quilt?
    Your Blue Pineapple Blossoms quilt is absolutely beautiful!!

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  17. That pineapple quilt is so dreamy!! And the plate just gorgeous. I need to go get me some blue fabrics. I just adore what you're doing with them.

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  18. Love that blue in the quilt! I hope you turned the water on for your kitty cat. She does look a little miffed.

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  19. Love everything in your post. The bag tags are so cute. And, that plate truly is a blue plate special.
    Wish I could be at MCQG with you today.

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  20. So many wonderful things going on and lots of great projects that you are working on!

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  21. Beautiful quilt Teresa and congrats on the finish! Sometimes it is important to let that binding "age" a little :) Glad to hear Gypsy is feeling better and my cats jump in the tub for a drink any time anyone goes in the bathroom. Your header is beautiful and your mom's painting is great! Thanks for sharing.
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  22. Amazing quilt and totally cute tags

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  23. Way to get 'er done! (And I'm so glad I'm not the only one saying it that way! LOL!!) All your work looks so wonderful, Teresa! So glad to hear that Gypsy is feeling better, too! YAY!!! :)

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  24. Talent runs in your family. Love the cardinal... I did a pieced wall hanging with a cardinal on it a couple of years ago.
    Love your pineapple quilt. I think I need to pull mine out and get r done too!

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  25. Beautiful Blues! And such a pretty cat!

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  26. Teresa,

    Thanks for stopping by! Oh my - you have been busy. That Blue Collection block is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  27. Your blue finish looks fantastic. I love blue so much.
    Grit

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