Showing posts with label wall hangings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wall hangings. Show all posts

Monday, October 17, 2016

Finished Mini Round Robin

2016 Mini Round Robin

Quilted and bound, but label-less. 
Finished, but technically not done.

Regardless of the fine points, this project is off the WIP list. 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Does Our Work Define Who & What We Are?

Dear fellow Blogger, Quilter, or poor soul who stumbled onto this funky blog titled Pink Doxies:

2015 year is winding down, and some of us feel the need to finish up loose ends. While wrapping up projects, I'm pleasantly surprised to see my work has come full circle. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

How to Put a Sleeve on a Wall Hanging-a Better Way!

Have you ever seen a wall hanging that was 
absolutely stunning, except for how the dowel created 
curvey bump in the top?

I have, and it just made me cringe.
Your eye goes toward any change in the plane.
The Devil's in the details, folks! 
Don't slap the last bit together
just to say, "I'm Done!"
We're ALL guilty at some point.

Friday, January 23, 2015


This is me--Julie, and Minnie, one of the Doxie Girls.

Today is a very special blog post. 
I've joined with Grow Your Blog 2015 along with hundreds of other bloggers. 
Our host is Vicki at 2 Bags Full, and may I say thank you, first of all. 
There are some rules to abide by, so allow me to follow them to a "T",
and then we'll get on to our Linky Party and a Giveaway!

I'm Julie--a Modern Quilter.
I love modern fabric, intense pattern, and improvisational piecing.
I'm all about machine quilting, but occasionally quilt one by hand. 
I would pick a scrap quilt as my favorite 8 days of the week.

 I Dream in Color.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Finish Up Friday

I rarely ever want to make the same quilt twice, but this is an exception.
I'm emotionally drawn to the Depression Era reproduction fabrics, and I blended 
what I had with some solids and recent prints. A few additional prints were 
given to me by the soon-to-be-grandma of the expected baby. 
They blended perfectly,and I used them to make the quilt even more personal.  

Quilt Stats
  • 5" tumbler template from Missouri Quilt Co. 
  • Sew pieces together side by side, then rows horizontally.
  • From fabric selection to a finished top--about 3 hours.
  • Used a standard baby quilt size of "Warm and Natural" cotton batting
  • Straight quilted with a walking foot on Janome 8200QC. Stitch length 2.8mm following about 1/2" from either side of seams
  • Left 'wavy' edges to add to the charm
  • Bound with 2 1/4" straight cut binding

Saturday, January 10, 2015

100th Post and 1st Linky Party

I had hoped to have this done today, but life takes precedence. I made this wall hanging for my sewing room wall to remind myself that it's not the destination--it's the journey. I have been blessed by all the wonderful people I've met through Pink Doxies and quilting. One hundred posts, and dozens of new friends. Thank you.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tiny Houses Tiny Trees-Big Reveal

Tiny Houses Tiny Trees
Here's the Big Reveal!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

 "Tiny Houses, Tiny Trees" came together at last this afternoon. The week before Thanksgiving brings so much extra work and preparation, so this project feels like it's taken forever. It actually hasn't been a week, though. I think I was so anxious to get the piecing done because I'm really looking forward to the next part. Bring on the bling!

Two books that have been on my shelf for several months are both by Aimee Ray. I haven't done much in the way of embroidery, but I started this project with the intention to embellish it. I think embroidery will enhance this project.

Here are another two loaded with ideas. 

I made this block while working on the project, but the trees wound up too close together. It's okay. I learned how 'not to do it', and now I have a piece to practice some techniques on before starting with the actual project.

The wine is chilled and the turkey defrosted. The cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes were cooked today. Tomorrow after the rest is prepped, and while the turkey bakes, I'll be stitching away. My mom will call to ask how the meal prep is going, and once again tell me I should be watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I'll just smile. 

May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day wherever you land, and be careful in your travels. And remember, be kind to each other.

Doxie Girls, let's head to bed.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.