Monday, January 27, 2020

~ Blue and Yellow UFO ~

Most of this weekend was spent working around the house catching up on much needed housework.  At the end of the day I would sneak out to the Studio, clean up a little and get in a few minutes of stitching before collapsing on the couch exhausted.  The wall hanging below was one of the things needing cleaning.  The picture is from a previous post because this gal is soaking in a washtub of color catchers and detergent.  It's one of my favorite wall hangings. The applique was designed by Erin Russek of the One Piece at a Time blog and is called Miss Kelly.  The pattern can be found here. I designed the border using a technique I learned from a fellow quilter that can be found in the book  Just around the Corner by Kari Carr.  It's no longer in print but you might be able to find it used by doing a google search.  Cleaning this girl jogged my memory of a quilt I started back in 2018 that has been waiting to be finished.

So why not pull it out and do a little stitching.  Oh how I love blue and yellow!  Seriously, who doesn't?  The quilt is going to be super simple squares.  I may add a simple applique border, it all depends on how I feel as I get closer to the end of construction.  You can read more about this quilt and the design plan here and here.

 I think I might have over cut for this one.  If there are enough squares leftover I can make a couple of matching pillow shams.

This is where I'm at this morning. Two blocks made and in need of pressing.  And one more ready to be assembled.  After this block I'm done with this project for the day.  I'll be moving onto my current projects.

I'd like to get this one completed (I've said this before,several times).  Maybe if I keep it out and in my way I'll be more likely to do a block or two at the end of everyday until complete.

Well it's always good to have a plan.  So today I plan to....

1.  Sew the binding to the back of Christmas quilt
2.  Load a quilt on the frame for a blog hop later this month
3.  Work on my gingerbread man applique quilt

...But first I need to have a little play time with Khaleesi after she finishes cleaning out this empty jar of peanut butter.

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  1. Your applique is beautiful! The yellows and blues go so well together. I enjoyed seeing your progress on your quilt blocks too. I just love everything about the creative process!

  2. The wall hanging is gorgeous in blue and yellow. I love your blocks too, it's going to be a beautiful quilt. Your blocks reminds me I have a blue and white quilt to finish.... one day!

  3. Just such a lovely applique block--I love that toile vase fabric--just perfect...
    Your blue, yellow and white squares are so clean and fresh looking--lovely blocks...
    hugs, Julierose

  4. blue and yellow is a big favorite of mine

  5. I love blue and yellows. I would just probably work on these blocks until it's finished. I'm not one for leaders & enders either. I do keep 9 patch parts beside the sewing machine to run through but that's because I love to make 9 patches. Someday I'll do something with them. I can't wait to see this quilt finished, such pretty colors for a gloomy dreary winter. Happy Stitching!

  6. it feels great to have a plan, knowing what to turn to next. You know I love Khaleesi, I mean who would clean out those jars if she wasn't there?

  7. This is beautiful, Lea Anne! The blue and yellow is so pretty together. Love it! Khaleesi looks like my Chloe when she is finishing off a greek yogurt container for me! LOL They are so much fun!! I did find the book on Amazon and ordered it! Thanks for that tip. I love the border! Very unique.

  8. I love your applique wall hanging!! Doesn't Erin do the most beautiful applique patterns?!! And what a good item for keeping Khaleesi busy!! I would have never thought of it, but if I ever get a dog, that will be on my list of things to occupy him!! :-) Hugs, H

  9. The large blue floral print used for the vase certainly makes for a pretty block.


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