Feb 10, 2014

Finished my JUQ MQ

This is my first ever mystery quilt and I loved making it so much I've started another one. I've have started and finished many things during the cold weather we've had but I can honestly say the weather hasn't bothered me because I do get to stay inside and look at the beauty of it rather then go out and feel it's bite. I feel very thankful for that. My husband is very supportive of my love for sewing, and doesn't mind that I spend so much time in my woman cave. Here's what I have accomplished in the last few weeks.
   
                                                                                                                                                             1. I got the borders on my MQ. I added the surrounding row of diamonds, a red pin strip and a big wide scalloped edge. I thought that with the border fabric not having much going on that the scallops would be nice and I'm glad I added them. I was challenging for me, but I'm glad I gave them a try. I learned that I love scallops and that I will not be making them so deep any more. Try to stitch those tight curves was a well, no so simple and took a very long time. Longer then hand stitching the binding down. But It's done!!!                 
2. I got another UFO quilted and bound. Happy to have another project done and out of the way. I pieced this a few years ago to use up some of the scraps I had. It is very beautiful on our big white bed. I'm sure it won't be here long, Someone will see it and love it and it will be gone. It makes my heart happy knowing they go to those who will love and cherish them.                                     
3. This is just a simple drawstring bag I made at the request of a dear friend. She asked for a gym bag with  a drawstring and had found one online she liked but asked me if I could make her one like it. I put 4 pockets on the inside and she just loves it.

4. I have step one done on my other MQ and have made 2 pillow cases to match the pink and white stripe quilt I had made. Today, I'm working on a throw pillow to go with the pillow slips and quilt.

Happy sewing!!!
Donna




6 comments:

  1. That first quilt is just beautiful! I love the scalloped border on it. I have yet to do scallops although I'm planning to on several quilts once I (eventually) get them quilted. Can I ask whose mystery it is?

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    1. Dee, it is a mystery quilt offered by the FB group Just us Quilters. They are an open group and the pattern is still available in the files section. It's a great group. You should join us.

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  2. That first quilt is beautiful, but man oh man, I love your scrap one! Nice job Donna on both. I am a slacker this winter, doing embroidery and some art projects,

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    1. Tammy, I went through a really bad slump and didn't want to sew for a very long time. It took joining the JUQ group to get me motivated and now I can't sew enough.

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  3. Your first quilt it very stunning! I love the fact that you scalloped the edges. What is the name of the pattern for the second quilt? Or is it something that you designed? I would love the patch dimensions as I have a million scraps that I would love to make one of these.

    Have a wonderful and Blessed day
    Kristie

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    1. Kristie, My fabric patches were 2.5x4.5" I took each color rectangle and chain pieced them to the white recs. to make 2ies, and then sewed those together to make 4ies, and 4ies to make 8ies and so on until I had big long strip of them (length of quilt you want). Then i just off set the rows by sewing an extra white on top of every other row. Once I had enough rows, I sewed a 2.5" white strip between them.

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