Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday's Summary

This has been a good least as far as time spent in my sewing room. Today was the baby shower for my niece. The Wings! quilt was well received. Yay! 
I finally finished my Craftsy BOM quilt! I really like how it turned out. I'm calling it This & appropriate name for a sampler quilt...with bits of different  techniques and quilting.

It was a beautiful sunny day when I finished sewing on the binding so I rushed to take these pictures...just in case the weather wouldn't cooperated after I labeled and washed the quilt. 

Here it is with all it's crinkly goodness and label. 

On the back you can see the quilting better and the label. 

Say hello to my DD1's sweet little dog, Ole. I love him to pieces. 

I also finished the 2nd sock I was knitting. There is room for improvement but I am quite pleased with them.

I learned the kitchener stitch for cast off from this video tutorial. It is a great tutorial!
After finishing my This and That quilt, I took a break to do some creating of my March Art Journal Challenge. I contemplated what to do for the and shamrocks for St. Patty's Day, Easter eggs for Easter? With both in the same month this year, it didn't seem appropriate to highlight either...after all I'm not Irish (except on the 17th Ü) and Easter is on the last day of the month. So I decided on....


I found this cute girl on the web while googling kite flying...cut her out, printed her on fabric and then colored her with colored pencils. 
I used the Touchdraw app on my ipad to draw the kites in 2 different my scraps for small pieces of lighter colored fabric for the kites, month, year and days of the week and raw edged appliqued them to the sandwiched pages. Kite tails, string, and wind swirls were FMQ. I am really enjoying creating these journal pages. Here is the link to the Flickr group for more Art Challenge pages.

While spending wasting time searching the net, I came across this site to make some really cute, simple paper toys.
(I can't remember how I exactly linked to this site but I did pin it so I could find it again.) 
I was intrigued to try making these Circus Riders using the printable, some poster board and paper clips. Aren't these too cute?

You use the paperclip to make the wheel turn as if riding a unicycle.
Very clever!
 What has kept you busy this week?


  1. You did have a good week I love your blog and all the things that you're showing us that you're doing thank you so much

    This week I am in Maryland playing with my grandchildren I did take a two day Studio class with Jinny Beyer On hand piecing and hand quilting it was wonderful she's a great teacher hope you have a great week this coming week

  2. I am so impressed with the quilt and color tone.. cool socks, just not into knitting. Love the Art journal and appreciate the info.. Thats really what I want to be doing at the end of the month. >.. I have made some cute ones for the granddaughters, I do for their birthday

  3. you have been busy! Love the quilt, I've seen a few versions around, it looks like it was a great BOM. the match art journal is amazing, absolutely gorgeous!

  4. Dawn, everything looks beautiful. You amaze me with all that you accomplish. Yeah for you to have finished your craftsy BOM! I am on the string blocks... one down one to go. Using a two color scheme for my blocks.... blue and white. Thanks for sharing. janita

  5. I found your March calendar page! lol I keep seeing it on facebook, but I'm not commenting there, so I've watched for it on Kate's flickr group page but you haven't posted there. n o flickr account? Anyway, your March is so cute! What an adorable little character you found to fly all those kite pages!


Sweet sentiments