Saturday, February 28, 2015

ALYoF February Finish Party... happy to have another UFO finished.  
There is a quilt show at the museum in Belleville Michigan,
for the month of March.

Broken Star designed by Edyta Sitar 
is my February finish for ALYoF and is on display at the quilt show... I'm itching to sew another log cabin quilt.
I have some UFO logs that are cut at 1-1/2" wide...and 8 different lengths.
I cut them about 9 years ago...
do you think it's time to make them into a quilt???

Happy Paws is also hanging in the museum.
It was entered in the 
Embroidery Challenge at the Road to California Quilt Show.
This was the second year Robin Kingsley, Bird Brain Designs
organized the challenge.
In 2014 it was all Red Work...
in 2015 we could use any color floss or perle cotton 
to design a quilt using BBD patterns.
We could enlarge, reduce, and combine patterns.
I used 3 different patterns to design Happy Paws.
The visitors to the show picked their favorites and voted.
I was thrilled to have Happy Paws chosen as one of the top 3 quilts.

This is what Robin wrote on her Facebook page...

Pauline Francis created a Winner for the Embroidery Challenge at Road to California Quilt Show. She combined 3 BBD Kitty patterns to create a cuddly quilt honoring cats....critters loved at my house. Voters liked her fine embroidery, the yummy warm brown tones plus the pop of color in the top long block. See what you might like to "invent" for next year's Challenge! 

I am linking up to February finish party 
with Melissa and Shanna #113

Happy Stitching

Thursday, February 5, 2015

February goal is set for ALYoF

My February goal is a UFO that I started in June 2012
in a class I took by the talented Edyta Sitar.

The pattern is Broken Star by Laundry Basket Quilts.
I finished the flimsy in less than a week but it still is not quilted.
The logs in the quilt were cut 1-1/2 inches...finishing at 1 inch.
The finished quilt will measure 40" x 40".
I haven't picked my backing, that is the next step...
so I can have it quilt and bound by the end of February.

I'm linking up to the February goal setting linky party
with Shanna and Melissa.

Happy Stitching

Saturday, January 31, 2015

January finish for ALYoF....

...I am racing against the clock once again.
(a short post as I am heading to bed...)
I don't know why the days and months have to go by so quickly.

I'm excited to have another quilt off my WIP list.  
I started this quilt about 8 months I'm not calling it a UFO.
 There is not much snow in our backyard but that is to change tonight.
I hope the weather man is wrong...
we are expecting 6 - 10 inches of snow overnight through Monday.

I'm linking up to A Lovely Year of Finishes
 Thank you Melissa and Shanna for hosting again for 2015

Happy Stitching

Monday, January 19, 2015

Tammy 4 all Seasons blog hop...Day 8...edited

welcome to my blog...

It is my day to share my Tammy 4 All Seasons bags.

I have always loved to embroider and when Mdm Samm
announced the Tammy 4 All Seasons blog hop would be cross stitching,
I figured it was the perfect time to learn a new hobby...
Brooke Nolan's fall design was my first attempt at cross stitching.
I made many mistakes from the very beginning.  
I did a lot of 'frogging' or unstitching as Mdm Samm calls it 
but I kept telling myself...
I can do this!! It's not perfect but I love how it turned out.
I made a sweet pinnie designed by Cori Blunt.  
I decided on an embroidery design...
I'm not that great at needle turn applique.
I love how it turned out...
I collected a few of my favorite vintage accessories...
my feather weight sewing machine,
 a vintage crib quilt top 
and a vintage pin cushion.
I love the vintage hand made crochet doilies 
and my sweet hubby started taking some photos.
 The pinnie embroidery design was from a pattern by Sweet-Seams (McCalls).
I reduced the design by 50% and it was the perfect size for the pinnie.
After finishing the first one 
I was anxious to start the summer design...
I made a few changes...
two flip flops instead of just the one and no scarf.
I love it too!!!
The inside fabricis a soft grey 
with tiny red and white polka dots.
I love the spring and winter designs too...
so I had to start the spring design next....
and this one is giving me grief...big time!!!
I have come to the conclusion I have to go back to kindergarden
and learn to count...I will make it work, just frustrated at the moment.
This is where I am...
I have not started the winter design...that one scares me!!!!
If I could only count...this would be so easy!!

I will stitch the winter design too but only after I finish spring....
I don't want any more UFO's.

Thanks sEw much for visiting...
 please visit the talented ladies sharing their
seasonal Tammy bags today...
...leave them a sweet comment and make their heart smile...

Quilt N Queen...(you are here)

A big THANK YOU to all the wonderful sponsors...

BEAM N READ ( led light)
Brooke's Books (seasonal vintage counted cross stitch designs)
Chitter Chatter (applique and embroidered pinnies)
DMC (heads and aida cloth)
H.A.KIDD (monaco fabric)
MsAppleHeart (Tammy Bag Pattern)
READERS (best readers on the market for those who need to see their patterns up close and personal) 
SNAP SOURCE  (great gadget for adding snaps to our bags)
Yarn TREE  (q-snaps)

also a big THANK YOU to

Mme Samm at Sew We Quilt
Mary at I Piece 2 Mary
for organizing such a super fun blog hop!!!


I have one more picture to share
...the back side of my Tammy bags...
I was so focused on the cross stitching 
I forgot about the lace and ruffles.
I love the bit of orange lace and the red gingham ruffle...
Happy stitching everyone!!!