Friday, February 24, 2012

Lots of Finishes Friday

So I didn't get as much sewing done this weekend as I normally do because I wen to Mardi Gras! I have been several times but it was my roommates first time and we had a good time. Me (left), Heidi (right)
Heidi and I - Mardi Gras 2012
We had a total of about 16 hours driving and so I was able to get a lot of hand work done. I finished my Feb. Beejeebers block! Based on the theme of family board games, I chose Cranium.
Beejeebers Feb block
I also finished up one of my pieces for my Hoop Up Swap. This one is for Maripen, based on a woodlands creatures theme.
Hoop Up Swap - Maripen's Block
I also made some good progress on Tropical Soup's Hoop Up piece, based on the poem the Owl and the Pussycat.
Hoop Up Swap -tropical soup, in progress
I am still working on my owls and was able to finish one all but the eyes, which the colors I had accidentally left at home.
Owl embroidery in progress
Whew. Lots of embroidery. I also had some hexagons but they were all from the same fabric so I will need to make up some more so that I can actually work on them. I realized that I needed a good embroidery bag on this trip, with lots of pockets! So as I had plenty of time, I thought a lot and decided I wanted to use solids and do a rainbow sort of thing. This is what I came up with:
I used some of my quilter's linen that I bought last week and just some kona solids. I was playing with the scraps and I liked the way they were looking so I told myself that I needed to incorporate them into the piece somehow.
This is what I came up with. I am still debating on whether to add some hand stitching, I have this beautiful rainbow variegated pearl cotton I got from the Houston International Quilt Festival and I might just use some..
Embroidery Pouch - Back
I just sewed one line through the center of each little strip and I LOVE the way it looks. I also sewed a line vertically down the middle the make this pocket into two pockets. I lined the pouch in a bright pink and put two pockets in yellow on the inside.
Embroidery Pouch - Inside
I'm thinking of doing this again and making it into a tutorial. We will see. Off to figure out what to do next! Linking up to: Finish it Up Friday, Can I get a Whoop Whoop, and

12 comments:

  1. Looks like a lot to me more then I did.I like the deer and owl and boat.

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  2. (A) Great poem
    (B) Great bag
    (C) Great accomplishments in general! Mazl tov on a productive week!

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  3. I love that cute deer! That Cranium block is fun!

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  4. Busy week there! Great job, especially love the pouch

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  5. It looks like you had lots of fun! Wow all your hand sewing looks awesome!

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  6. Wow you've been busy! Loving all the things you've made....yes tutorials are awesome!!

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  7. Your embroidery is fantastic! The cranium block looks just like the real thing!

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  8. I love your embroidery pieces:) The applique is terrific!

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  9. Great job on all of your embroidery and beautiful projects... wow, you accomplished a lot! :o)

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  10. All your projects are lovely and it looks like you accomplished quite a bit, even with Mardi Gras!
    I was particularly drawn to the owl. Great work on the embroidery!

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  11. Beautiful blocks!! And I love your pouch, too!! Whoop whoop!!

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