Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Random: Do things with great love


 #1 Ready and set! Backing fabric is still in search at this moment! Something like this {print}, so could add on a few appliqué pieces and create a quilt label, but I would like to use from my stash! It is not so difficult, but the challenging part is to apart some of favorite prints. The quilt pattern is by Jen Kingwell and pattern could be found in Quilt mania Spring 2015 issue and believed it will be a printed pattern soon. Check on the  #mysmallworldqal quilt along information from {verykerryberry}; great sewing tips and Kerry shared different sewing methods in each of the part post.


 #2 The collaborated mini quilt is completed and hung on the wall! The mini is hard to push forward. I set up a little goal each day and made few stitches from here and there. The hand-quilting is perfect for this quilt and the texture from the hand-quilting really is nice!  The quilt label is done within the quilt top and made it cohesively look as part of the quilt top.

** A wall of S minis!

 #3 Sashiko stitch sampler; Perfect for the summer basket tote! Cover up all the little essentials inside! A bit privacy for the basket tote contents! At this moment, not much inside, a few books from the summer that didn't get bring out! The sampler was purchased from {Pulo Soho} during my last summer visit.

 #4 Homemade Rasin scones; always need these homemade sweets for the bitter cold winter days! One gone missing before the door bell rang! It was me, had to taste it!

 #5 Alphabet sampler: the frame was purchased from IKEA. It was the first finished from the {eleven patchwork things}. Perhaps the spacing from the four sides could be wider?!

 #6  Welcome Sampler: A few oopsy-daisy..... the frame also purchased from our short stop from  IKEA.

 Maybe.. at some point, they will get hang up!


#7 Helpless detouring! You probably guess it right, I rewarded myself a slightly detouring making some fresh patchwork pieces. It felt really deserving! Kept one for myself, two shipped out, and one in the {shop}.


 #8 Patchworker always saves every bit of pieces! All these pieces were saved from the My Small World Quilt and it is in the {shop}.

#9 New hand crafted patchworks in the {shop} and a quick preview post is coming soon!  Half of the patchwork pieces from the basket has made their way to the shop!

 #10 Daffodil: That time of the year again?!  Took me 10 minutes standing in from of the floral section; should I bring daffodil plant or daffodil bunch home? Decision was made after seeing everyone placed the plant in the shopping cart. oh well!


 #11 The quilt top is ready! I had wished to push a little forward to completed the quilt and bound it before sharing here! The truth is, I can't wait to share! I used to avoid looking back all the fabrics that I have had. But I have much appreciation of these prints! This quilt top is around 45"x45"!

#12 Writing; This year is a serious of writing and journaling by pens and hands. I joined Midori Traverler Book journaling after a year of admiring these travelers around the world. They've encouraged me to follow along this new journaling path! Helping me to remember the life pace in the authentic way and  I've been finding it is such rewarding!

Today I will take a day or two off from the w.i.p. and start a few new projects! I ordered this {book} and anxious the doorbell ring anytime today!

xxc

9 comments:

  1. Those scones look delicious!! Love all of your quilting and embroidery projects.

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  2. WOW! You have been very busy. The Small World quilt top is a work of art - just beautiful. What does it measure? I would love to see a close-up picture of the mini quilt with all that wonderful handwork. Such talent!

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    1. Hi Karen, Thank you for checking in. The quilt size measured 33"x52". It looks like you can order the pattern through Amitie's website now. I've posted the progress photo over in my Instagram account @quarterinchmark

      Have a great day,
      Chase

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  3. Busy you! I have to laugh about the missing scone. I use to pick up a dozen donuts when my daughters where little, bring them home and open the box and go "oh, no, they shorted me 1 (or 2 or 3) donuts!" It wasn't until years later they realized I was eating them on the way home.

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    1. Hi Judy,

      Oh, I love your little story! and glad i am not the only one!

      Enjoy your day!
      Chase

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  4. Oh, I missed out on the Quilt Mania mag and I so did want to make My Small World. Amitie was having a sale earlier and I got the pattern in the mail the other day! Can't wait to get started!
    Loving all your projects and that you use left over scraps ~ I've got a big bag of them waiting to be used!

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    1. Hi Elsa,

      This is such a challenging and well written pattern! I like how some of the designs have repeated, but when using the different fabric have different outlook to it!

      Enjoy this! Please send me your photos and i LOVE to see your progress!

      Chase

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  5. you like a busy bee .. I love everything you put in this blog, I always take time to read your journal, wish I do the same like you..the problem is I'm not focus.. always grab things in the same time..

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    1. Thank you! I am found a great way to help me focus on projects. It is setting up a small goal for the day! It is very encouraging and rewarding! I try to give each project some amount of the time if I don't accomplish it by the end of the time, then I would go on for next one, so I don't get anxious for something else! :)

      Have a wonderful day,
      Chase xox

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