Friday, August 06, 2010

Turtles

DQS9 progress
I made some progress on my swap quilt this week.I decided to stitch the hexagons to the background by machine as the turtles will be machine appliqued, too. There will be hand quilting though; I found 7 blues and greens in my embroidery floss stash and will try to use most or maybe all of them in some kind of wavy, watery-feeling stitching.

I saw this cute idea in my google reader and wanted to share it: DIY quilting gloves! I love this idea.

I am making waterproof training pants for my girl today... she has outgrown the first group I made for her and some of those I never even finished. So I went a size up and am finishing them one at a time. I finished one so far toda; 3 more are cut out and started.

And I'm in the middle of a big fabric reorganization/purge. I am trying to decide whether I should offer some fabrics from my stash for sale... I have a bunch of vintage sheet fabrics, an Orla Kiely for Target tablecloth and some placemats and napkins, some PUL for diaper covers, and maybe some apparel fabrics that I am willing to part with. Would any of you be interested in any of these?

*I'm linking up at Sew & Tell Friday, go see what everyone's been doing this week!

11 comments:

SoniB said...

Cute hexies! Love the colors. Quilting gloves . . . I just use the cheap, yellow dishwashing gloves. Work great and I think you can get a couple of pair for a dollar. Plus they are not so bulky.

Jodi said...

You did say "vintage sheets"? I'm hooked on vintage sheets/pillowcases! So, yes, I AM INTERESTED! :-)

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Super cute Vicki! I love the hexis with it! :)

lej619 said...

what a great little quilt!! I love it!!
I think just about everyone is up for "sale fabric"

Candied Fabrics said...

Oh those turtles - perfect!

Penny said...

Oooo..I love those hexies :) Nice !

angela said...

Love the Honu!

I'm in a huge clean-up/purge/organize mode here. The kids check all the bags as I remove them from the house :)

L Johnson said...

Very fun quilt Vicki! I think that quilting with embroidery thread will be super and am looking forward to seeing the progress! Best wishes as you decide which fabrics are going and which are staying;0)

Tania said...

Love the turtles. Always interested in new stash ( sad to say )

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

I love the turtles! Alas, I'm on a stash diet. Your fabrics sound lovely though! Stopping by from Sew&Tell. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

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Kristen said...

Cute turtle quilt! The embroidery thread idea sounds wonderful!