Friday, November 20, 2015

WHOOMP There IT Is! #8

Thank you all for your kind comments regarding my uncle's passing.  My cousin loves the quilt I made for her.  I finished it at about 1145a Saturday and left my house at 1230p.  It was my fastest binding job ever. I love machine binding!
I've got a few WHOOMPS to share this week.

I finished the quilt top for the custom order that I got through my Etsy shop a few weeks ago, which is for a throw size (60" x 75") of the Hillside Houses Quilt. I finally cut into my new roll of batting.  It is already basted and I will start quilting it this Sunday.  I'm hoping to have it completely finished and ready to ship next Thursday. A pic is coming soon.

This week I sold another quilt listed in my Etsy shop.  The wall hanging I made during the Hillside Houses QAL.  I call it Evening Hillside Houses.
I had to add a sleeve to it, which is something I hadn't done before but I got 'er done.  I used this handy dandy tutorial and watched this video.  I shipped it yesterday.
I recently listed a few patterns in my Craftsy Pattern Store and am extremely pleased w/the number of sales I've had so far.

I finished the Christmas gift paper piecing project!'s not finished finished but the 20" square top is finished and I must say, it's pretty darn amazing!  Now I just have to figure out how to quilt it.  I'm also thinking about entering it in the Arizona Quilters Guild Quilt Show in March.

And lastly, I made a mug rug this week using this Tea Cup Pattern.  I liked it much better as a flimsy.
I learned a couple of valuable lessons in quilting it.
1. I should use a walking foot for straight line quilting, no matter how small the project.
2. Binding projects this small is for the birds and I will not do it again.
Now I'd like to see what you did this week. Link up and share below. =)
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  1. Congrats on the sales! The quilt you made for your cousin is so beautiful. Love the colors/fabrics. And I hate binding tiny things too! Thanks for the link up!

  2. Your Hillside Houses at Night is so beautiful Zenia! Congratulations on so much success with those sales - I can see why people are snapping up your work! Very glad, but not at all surprised, that your cousin loved er quilt.

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  4. Lovely hillside houses. I made one too.... mine got a little too detailed, turned into a great piece of art for my grand child, (and hopefully more) Sarah, She is 5 months old and just wants to chew on it now..... :-P
    Anyway, it was a fun project and I made the largest size too.
    Right now it is hanging at mom and dad;s apartment at Ashby Ponds.
    Anyway, your other projects are superb. Love the hst quilt you made for your cousin. It is stunning.Your coffee cup mat is adorable. I need to make some of those!

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  6. Machine binding rocks, doesn't it? I finally took the plunge one day when I had seven quilts that needed binding before the next day, and I've never looked back! Congrats on the Easy sales - I need to list some things in my shop too, I think!

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