Block #10 - Vintage Valentine
My mom and my sister both asked for a Vintage Valentine block for their table topper frames for Christmas (see below picture - didn't it turn out cute???) I did have to leave off the top valentine from the original design so it would fit in the frame, but it still looks beautiful, doesn't it?
I decided since I was doing this block, I might as well go ahead and make one for my quilt too, right? All the pieces are fused down on the block and ready for machine buttonhole-stitch applique. I believe that will make 8 of the 12 blocks complete, plus I have the center medallion fused down and ready for applique as well. Since this is one of my Dinosaurs, I'm glad to get refreshed on it and know that I am this far along!!!
And speaking of Dinosaurs.... it's time for me to "bag" one -
isn't that what the big game hunters do? LOL!!!
Dinosaur UFO #1
Rag Circles Doll Quilt
And then we cut them up into fourths and swapped with others. We then sewed the fourths together to make a new scrappy circle. I got mine sewn up to halves in class ... I remember it being a fun day!!!
Of course, swapping with others that meant that not all the circles lined up perfectly, and some sewers made better circles than others, etc. Part of the package in a swap, right? But with rag circles it really doesn't matter because the edges will ruffle and lose definition when they are washed anyway :*) And I think the wonky connections will add some edginess to it.
I used this Easy Circle Cut ruler for my circles, and it worked perfectly!!!!
This was originally intended to be a lap quilt, but I've decided that I don't really like it enough to spend that much time and energy on it. I'm going to sew up the blocks I have - 12 - and make a doll quilt for my nine-year-old granddaughter, Reaghan. She still loves baby dolls and I think this will make a lovely birthday gift for her. It will go quickly, and that will be the demise of my first Dinosaur UFO!!! I'll keep you posted :*)
January NewFO & "Let's Book It" Challenge
It was SO MUCH FUN to finally open this book and begin to work on this project!!!
I made copies of the templates for this project yesterday and began to prep them for hand applique. I had originally decided I didn't want to take time to do hand applique, but the more I looked at this gorgeous burst of colors, the more I knew that machine applique was not going to get it. And besides, I've really begun to enjoy hand applique since I learned how to do the starch method, and these pieces will not be that difficult to do.....
And for those of you who may not know Morning Glory Designs, Reeze has announced a new FREE BOM design for 2014..... there's a contest going on right now to name it and you can win some lovely fat quarters if you suggest the winning name :)
Isn't this a GORGEOUS design????
....Block 1 is available HERE now if you are interested in these lovely blocks!!! But you must hurry, because after January, it will no longer be free. Don't you love that border? Reeze is famous for her borders :*) PLUS - if you sign up for her newsletter, you will receive a Bonus Block each month - absolutely free!
I'm going to download and save the patterns, but in the effort to work my SIMPLIFY mojo this year, I won't start on this one now. One day, though - I can definitely see this quilt in my future!!!