Thursday, June 3, 2010

Spring to Finish report

Pin It (This is post #99... *hint hint* ... *wink wink*)

I made this last night.
It was quite a process.
Sad to say, my lack of spatial intelligence gave my seam ripper an exercise.
But it's cute.

I modified it by chubbifying up the corners... using fusible fleece for the interfacing (it was what I had), and sewing down the appliqué petals.  I only decided I needed to sew them down after I had constructed the bag, and I saw the corners on a couple of them peeling up.

It wasn't easy (sewing down those little petals with the walking foot and the bag constructed).

But it's still cute.

(This is my Show'n Tell for Show 'n Tell Fridays... go see the rest)

On to why I'm really here...I signed up for Jacquie's Spring to Finish.

And here is my report.

1- back, baste, quilt and bind Rouenneries couch quilt

Much to the husband's chagrin, this didn't happen.  I think I'm going to send it to Natalia.  I can't decide on a quilting motif, and I am procrastinating on sewing that last little edge of sashing around the outside.  I just hate doing that for some reason.

2- Start to finish Plume mini

In the binding stage.  I've thought about ripping out the quilting... but I don't know what to do instead, so I'm not.

3- Finish piecing Crazy Hunky Dory 9-patch; back, baste, quilt, bind

This one is finished!  Complete with tutorial.

4- Make 10 blocks for Aster Manor appliqué

Didn't happen.  Which makes me sad... but I DID learn a better appliqué technique, which I will employ.  This quilt is being made for a dear friend.

5- Start to finish Garden stars

Done!  I even made 2 of them!  You can find the tutorial here.
One of these was also auctioned off to support Operation Family Fund. :)

6- Make all pinwheel sampler blocks

Didn't happen yet. :(

7- Stay caught up on Hexagon quilt-along blocks.

Got the ruler, but haven't done all the blocks. 

8- Finish Verna paint-box blocks

Change of plans for this one.  
Made this and this.

Other stuff I finished!

(That pillow right above me)

And something I'll show you soon (*hint hint* *wink wink*)


Amanda Jean said...

wow, you sure finished a lot! i LOVE the little pouch. adorable!!!

Trisha said...

Love all your projects. That little clutch is adorable!

Marcia said...

You've accomplished so much! I love your little purse....adorbs!

jabeybaby said...

You got alot of beautiful things finished, great job! I love your little pouch, way too cute!

Fuschia said...

The clutch is holy stinkin' cute!

An oh my goodness aren't you productive. I bow in your presence. ;)

Poppyprint said...

Ok, the clutch is really pretty - I like your fabric choices better than the mag cover and now I want to make one, too! You accomplished A LOT this month, so way to go!

Gigi's Thimble said...

You have lots of beautiful projects. I like your style! Oh and yeah, that clutch rocks! Love it!

Wandering Awry said...

That bag is sooooo cute!

I had to add, I just finished my 99th post as well! We are in a race, who will get to #100 first? :P

shelia said...

i've had my eye on the clutch pattern...and you've pushed me over the edge! LOVE IT! :)

XUE said...

Lovely purse & Gorgeous pillows! Happy weekend from Tokyo!

Me and Ma said...

You have made soo much gorgeous stuff, i love all of it ! :)

Sara said...

You have been busier than me with quilting and the clutch purse is phenomenal. Don't rip out the quilting of the one quilt you mentioned--looks good:)

AllieKatMom said...

The clutch is super cute, and you already know how I feel about those pillows! I need to make a small wallet so I guess I am off to find a good tutorial for one....if you know one I would love to know :)

Laurel H. said...

WHOA! I feel like I hardly accomplished anything in my own Spring to Finish!

Delilah said...

all I can say is "So freeking cute!!" I love all the vibrant colors.

Rafael's Mum said...

Oooooh you are doing so much and SUCH lovely things... I was going...'love that little bag... adore rouenneries, oh no, hunky dory... wow plume... and all in such nice patterns... What an awesome post! Love it all and well done finishing all that !!!

Katie B said...

It looks like you've been really busy! Love the clutch.

Leslie said...

you had some really amazing finishes...that bag you made is so pretty. i love it

Diane said...

That clutch is adorable! I can't beleive you sewed them down after assembly... nice job!

Everything else looks wonderous and I am so glad tht I am not the only one with an unfinnished pinwheel sampler :)

beth said...
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beth said...

That's an amazing amount of stitchin'!
Great job!!

Sarah Craig said...

Gracious, you've been busy!!! I love your purse - what a great design! I use fleece as interfacing a lot - especially if I want to quilt either the inner or outer fabric. Thanks for sharing!!

Karen said...

Great finishes! you have been very productive. Love the Rouenneries quilt top!!!

pinksuedeshoe said...

Holy smokes you are getting a lot done! I LOVE that little clutch, it is absolutely amazing! Just so so cute, I can't get over it.

Miri said...

Terrific pillows and I love your string quilt! You were very ambitious in the projects to finish...I only put three on my list and I still only finished 2!

Finding the best applique method for you is took me years to find mine (needleturn) but once I did, I really came to love applique.

Arantxa said...

Oh Tracey! I love this little bag, I think it's very cheerful with those petals.Good job baby!! Kisses.

Dayna said...

These are all so great! I'm a bag person, myself, so I'm drooling over the clutch.

Anonymous said...

that little purse is just the cutest! and i love all the rest too... beautiful♥

Carla said...

I love the clutch! It' modern, bright and lovely! Wow you accomplished a lot! My hats off to you :o)

Erika Mulvenna said...

Wow, you've been a busy stitcher! Love that cute little clutch!

Have you found on the web yet? Lots of great links to see what others are stitching up!


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