Monday, February 6, 2012

A MonDaY MoMenT

I spent a wonderful weekend getting things organised and finished.
It started with a tidy up of "my space" and some much needed sorting of projects. I have a wedding coming up and family visitors from O/S during March and April... so I MUST be organised with my sewing and swap commitments. I just would NEVER let someone down... so now my cubbyhole is...

I made a "Blanket of Love" entirely from stash fabric, pre cuts ( left over from a previous project) and small bits that I keep for just this occasion. Doesn't it feel good to use up fabric. I even joined the pellon batting and I had bought the backing "on sale" for $8.00 p/m a little while ago. SO how GOOD is that !
Simple quilting with a built in stitch on my machine... and "viola'"...
it's finished.
The backing fabric is a design by Belleboo. Isn't it sweet !.
And a close up of the "elephants" on the front.
I also finished and hung this Valentine's Day 12inch Mini in my entry all ready for February 14th. I am really over the moon with the colours even though this pic doesn't do it justice. It really is a pretty fabric from the Silhouttes range by Ro Gregg. I have found sooo many uses for this fabric and will look for more to keep handy. I'll hang my initial heart from the frame too once it arrives from ???

All that's left for me to do now is buy some chocolates for the heart dish.
And this package is going to a new home in ???  aarrhhh... you thought I was going to tell you, didn't you?!?  No it's off to my SECRET partner in my Once A Season Swap- Autumn theme. I hope ??? enjoys my gifts and can use what's included inside this package.

I finished it during last week... so I thought I should mail it off. The earlier the better I thought.
Finally, I made this little cutie.  A CUBE.  For no other reason than I wanted to make one. I didn't have a pattern or instructions so I crossed my fingers and away I went. I gotta tell you it's very hard sewing with crossed fingers too. I had the shop cut some foam pieces to various sizes, I measured one and then cut the appropriate size squares (4in) in pretty "baby" fabrics. This CUBE has alphabet letters on it and as it turned out sooo good, I'll make another one with numbers... then perhaps some animals. The possibilities are endless. This project was a lot of FUN as I had to test myself to see if I could do it. AND I did.. so I'm laughing!

I managed to machine stitch all the seams except 3 sides of one square, which allowed me to fit the foam, then I closed those 3 seams by hand.
All very neat and tidy... playable and washable!

I hope you ALL had a wonderful, creative weekend and accomplished whatever it was you set out to do.


17 comments:

Fiona said...

You got such a lot done Cheryl... I love your Valentines entry and the blanket of love.... so pretty... so well ahead on your season swap.... and the cube is fantastic - safe for throwing around too!!
Hugz

Vroomans' Quilts said...

A lot of great projects finished. Love all the Valentine's goodness. Enjoy your company.

Val said...

It feels great to get the sewing room straightened up. Well done. Love the little blanket and those blocks are fabulous.

Kathy said...

Your cube is great Cheryl, well done for not using a pattern. Your valentines display looks so good. Lots to look forward to with a wedding and visitors, enjoy every moment.

Toni said...

All really lovely projects Cheryll, it feels good doesn't it.

Christine M said...

You have been busy Cheryll. I love your Valentine's mini. The little block is gorgeous too.

shez said...

whow Chez i love your valentine display it loks awesome.
You clever little bean making that cute cube without a pattern,well done.What a cute blanket of love,love the elephants on it.
Enjoy your wedding Chez and all the family getting together.xx

shez said...

Hey Chez i meant to ask you where did you get your little stand for your lovely love quilt?

Sheila said...

Wonderful finishes Cheryll, sweet little quilt and the mini quilt is gorgeous . You are so clever. Hugs Sheila

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Wow you have been super busy and so many lovely projects, well done. hugs, SHaron

Larissa said...

Your latest Blanket of Love is gorgeous, and that little valentine display is also adorable!! ... I am impressed with your little cubes!! About 10 years ago I made four cubes, about 6in squared, for a design unit at uni ... I had a different 'concept' featured on each of the 6 sides ... Capital letter, little letter, number, colour, shape and texture ... Yours are perfect for little hands ... and I love the fabrics you used!!

Sue B said...

Lovely finishes,you have accomplished a lot. You should post a tutorial on the cube, its adorable I must give one a go.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

You've worked hard. I love your Blanket of Love, the elephants are really cute. Great looking mini Valentine's quilt. Love the fabrics.
hugs,
Teresa

Michelle Ridgway said...

Boy you have been stitching up a storm Cheryll. That quilt is so cute. Well done.

Allie said...

Wow you're amazing girl - love the heart on the blanket of love - and look at your adorable little quilts! So very sweet! Your cube is amazing, I love figuring out things like that - I'll never forget the time my friend and I decided to make 3-dimensional chairs out of fabric, we had such fun and they turned out great!

boysmum2 said...

The cube and the mini are so cute, just love them.
My swap gift is just finished and in the post tomorrow morning. It will be there by Saturday ready for the 14th. So excited to actually have finished something after so long of not stitching :)

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

You've been busy! The Blanket of Love quilt is precious, cute elephants.and I like the Heart in the border. The block would make a great baby gift, I agree a tutorial would be nice. I love your mini quilt, great colors and pattern, I still have a snowball mini up.

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