Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WIP Wednesday

Good morning , if you live anywhere on the east coast you are likely experiencing snow , yep ,another storm coming through ,I think I should be keeping track , this year is a record for snow storms and rain storms too . Anyway back to my reason to post this morning , this is Wip wednesday and I have not gotten a lot of sewing done lately but I do have something to show .

 
This is what my mystery quilt looks like now , see those four patch on the very bottom , that is what I have been sewing lately and I have completed the border and it is sewn on , sorry I couldn't get a photo of the whole thing , no where to lay it out that is large enough and I wasn't brave enough to go out in the snow  ;-) I am super pleased with how this is working out , the borders fit to a T , no fudging , whew . Now the next round is to add a narrow border , no problem there but then the final borders were to be a braid border , well I have made the decision that I will not make the braid as much as I love that look I don't have the desire to do all that cutting and piecing , I want to get this finished and quilted so I will add just fabric borders and hopefully that will look just fine . I am slow as a snail these days so it does feel good to have some progress . Thanks to Darlene  for providing this quilt pattern for us , I have thoroughly enjoyed making this quilt and I will show the final quilt once I get those borders sewn on .
 I also want to share a postcard I completed , I had printed off this adorable stitchery that was designed by the very talented Michelle of Rag-tag Stitchin and was a free pattern on her blog last year .
Easter Blessings , I stitched it then used my trusty crayons to give it some extra dimension and this card will be sent to my Mom when Easter rolls around , she doesn't have  a computer so I am safe showing this . Thanks so much Michelle , this was a perfect size for my postcard and I enjoyed stitching it . Mom really enjoys receiving my postcards and has requested me to make one so she can send it to her long time friend from England for Easter so I will have to get busy and do that so she will have plenty of time to get it mailed off . Here is another Easter postcard I recently made but this one has been spoken for .

A little bunny with a basket of  colorful eggs , a little tricky stitching around those tiny pieces ;-)
Well that is it for me for today , thanks so much for stopping by and I hope your day is extra special doing something you love . I am linking up today to the Needle and Thread Network , won't you stop by and see what others have been up to this week .
 hugs Sheila 

23 comments:

  1. Your mystery quilt looks lovely! It was a monster size - I skipped the braids, too.

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  2. I do like your quilt and yes, sometimes one has to say - it is finished. It really looks big enough for a double bed as it is. Love the cute postcards.

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  3. Lovely medallion quilt in progress. The postcards look like spring! I need a little spring in my life ... :) Pat

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  4. Eu tenho profunda admiração pelas pessoas que costuram grandes colchas maravilhosas. Eu sou incapaz de fazer grandes projetos. Sua colcha é fantastica! Parabéns!
    Lindos coelhinhos!
    Um abraço com o calor do Brasil!
    I have deep admiration for people who sew large quilts wonderful. I am unable to do big projects. Your quilt is fantastic! Congratulations!
    Beautiful bunnies!
    A hug from the heat of Brazil!
    Egléa

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  5. Your quilt looks fabulous! :0)

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  6. What a beautiful quilt.I love the traditional feel to it - lovely.

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  7. That is such a beautiful quilt - it looks stunning and it's not quilted yet- can't wait to see it finished

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  8. Sheila , the bunnies are so cute,,,but I lust love your quilt!!! It is stunning!

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  9. The quilt top looks fabulous. Cute postcards. Hugs,xx

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  10. your quilt is looking fantastic, I don't think the plain borders will take anything away from it. It is gorgeous and so big!
    very cute postcards...

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  11. i love your quilt... it is looking fantastic.... not really surprised you don't want to go out in the snow for pictures!!! cute little easter postcards.... I can't get my head around that we will be at that stage of the year soon!
    Hugz

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  12. Your quilt is beautiful Sheila. I love what you have done with Easter blessings. You are so clever with your lovely postcards xx

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  13. That quilt is a treasure. Beautiful. You are so talented when it comes to postcard designs. Your bunnies are too cute.

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  14. Sheila your quilt is lovely. Funny but I make mine for the walls. I love your postcards too!

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  15. Your mystery quilt looks just wonderful. Great job! Bet you will have yours quilted before me. Your postcards are so cute! Yes, another snow day...I sewed all day.











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  16. You were right, Michelle's stitchery is perfect for a postcard. I love how it turned out. Your mystery quilt looks great. I'm sure plain borders will frame it in just fine!

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  17. Great quilt top Sheila - I love your colour scheme.

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  18. cute little postcards and fantastic quilt, good job!!

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  19. WOW! your mystery quilt looks great and looks like it will be perfect for that bed. Congrats on almost finish!
    Always smile when I see your newest postcards. So creative.

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  20. Your quilt turned out quite nice! I like the Easter postcards that you've been creating. Can you send some of that snow our way?
    Have a great weekend,
    Judy

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  21. That quilt got pinned right away, and I think a simple fabric border will look lovely!

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  22. This quilt is so beautiful! I love the colors and all of it.

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