Sunday, July 12, 2015

I couldn't help myself.

Even though the holiday has passed here in the old U.S. of A., I had to finish up more of my R/W/B projects. The tumblers were begging to be assembled, so I complied.
 Just a simple stipple pattern, which I find so relaxing to quilt. I did end up making one giraffe in there, with a long, straight neck. Can you spot it?  Then I bound it and placed it in its home for the summer.



Miss Stacy's free pattern from the Summerthyme blog hop she recently sponsored was another project that insisted on being finished. What can I say--I listen to my projects. : )
I found the typewriter key buttons that Stacy used on her pillow at the local Jo~Ann, but I decided to stitch the phrase on it instead. The whole time I was stitching I was also singing the song.
 Her pattern was for a little pillow, but I wanted to hang this. After seeing the banners that Karen (Log Cabin Quilter blog) has been making from Miss Stacy's patterns, I got my inspiration to border it and put that feather stitch around it that Miss Stacy likes to use. I had never done the feather stitch before I took that workshop from her back in January. I was afraid of it then, but I do enjoy it now.

Last time I showed you this 16" block made by Michelle C. (Michelle's Quilts and Stuff blog) that I sliced up.
 Soon it will be stitched up into this 11 1/2" mini quilt.

Every bit of this was cut from that large block, and I even have some leftover pieces.
I do have some of that red fabric in my stash, so maybe I will border it with red and bind it in navy.

So much red/white/blue in my sewing room lately. Even my leader/enders pinwheels have been pretty much in that color scheme (with a little black thrown in for depth).
But I do work with other colors, too. 
The mini broken dishes quilt I began when I was testing the Itty Bitty Eights rulers is now hanging in my yardstick gallery. Over the weekend I put up another yardstick and two more rulers in the gallery (which is in the very short hallway outside my sewing room). I thought DH would say something about how the quilts would soon overtake the house, but after two days and no comments I finally asked him about it. He hadn't even noticed. I think I will start hanging the quilts everywhere. Oh, wait--I already have.

Another nature shot--I just had to share this rainbow from last Sunday. The family gathered on the deck to Oooo and Ahhh. I ran out in the rain to get shots without telephone lines in them.
Until next time, 
Janet O.

37 comments:

  1. I always enjoy your blog posts so much! The quilts are always beautiful and so is that rainbow! :0)

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  2. I love everything you make. You are such an inspiration!

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  3. Don't you just love the Itty Bitty Eights rulers? They're my new fave tool!

    Your minis always make me swoon, Janet but these are the double swoon kind because they are made in my fave colors, red, white and blue. Oh, and I'm especially in love with the mini broken dishes one!

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  4. You made a tumbler quilt! I think that is Bonnie Hunter's leader/ender this year. I love yours! Those banners and Karen (and you) are doing have really caught my eye, and I think the feather stitch around the border makes it sparkle. Love your bitty quilt!

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  5. What's Red, White and Blue all over? Janet O's blog of course!!!! Love all that patriotic yumminess - and most of it teeny-tiny too :) And that rainbow - WOW!!!!! I think thay may be the most beautiful one I've ever seen!

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  6. RWB heaven! I love the way you repurposed that block! Seeing your pinwheel quilt that was a leader/ender and your tumbler mini reminds me that Bonnie Hunter's 2015 leader/ender project is tumblers. I had been thinking about doing it and seeing your projects inspires me to get to it!

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  7. What a great little quilt you made from that 16 inch block! Love it. A lot of rain here but no rainbows to be seen.

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  8. I would have loved this post even if it didn't feature R/W/B quilts ... I'm always in love with and inspired by your work, Janet. But I do love the R/W/B colorway. We've been having an awful lot of rain here, but I haven't seen a single rainbow. Your rainbow photo was worth getting put into the rain.

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  9. Love the stitching words on your Buttermilk Basin hanging. The little quilt from the big block is amazing. Very inspirational blog.

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  10. You are too funny! And your DH is a typical man! Didn't even notice? Really? Yes. I believe it. Oh well, sometimes, it's better that way. Hee Hee! Yesterday, I just HAD to prep the darling free pattern from Miss Stacy and I am planning to make it into a wall hanging as well. My colors are a little different because I had to use what was on hand, but I think it will work anyway. Speaking of yardsticks, one of mine came down and I need to get new holders for it. Your projects are adorable and BTW, I love the colors!

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  11. I can say it again, your photos are beautiful. Living on the East coast we too have been having a lot of rain and rainbows, I just never think to get my camera. lol, Even other things to take photos of, I just don't remember to take a photo. You know that my favorite colors are RWB. The quilts are lovely and I like the way you displayed the small tumbler quilt. Have a Blessed week.

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  12. All your work is so charming and little. I think it's great that your husband didn't notice the addition! Lovely quilts!

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  13. Janet - Love that you recycled a large quilt block into something that is more your style - cute! Of course, I love the broken dishes - the colors are so warm and rich and inviting. Your little stitchery turned out so cute - maybe I'll add fabric borders to my needle punched piece and do something similar to finish it. I just discovered that Bennion Crafts has the Itty Bitty rulers so I'll buy the 6" one with a coupon next time I'm in there - it seems that a 4" square would have been more appropriate for itty bitty, but this will work okay I guess. Lovely post today!

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  14. I really like all your red and blue projects especially the one with the flag and feather stitch..too cute.

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  15. Wow, you've done it again! Another wonderful post featuring R,W,&B quilts. Now I want to make another tumbler quilt...and more R,W,&B quilts....and Stacy's freebie pattern...you are an inspiration....I just need more hours in the day. .LOL. Your mini quilt out of that one star block is amazing.

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  16. I loved everything in your post today from the RWB tumblers, the cute banner with the great accent stitching, and the mini broken dishes. Fantastic! I was amazed to see what a great quilt was lurking in that single block. Incredible. And your wonderful photo of the rainbow was a perfecting ending to your week.

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  17. Such fun projects. I love how you re-purposed that large block. The smaller size is so much better. We were in your neck of the woods last night. My husband's band was doing a little concert in the tabernacle. It turned out pretty well. It was such a beautiful Cache valley summer evening. The tumblers turned out so nice too.

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  18. It's still July and Patriotic Decorations can stay up all month! Glad you could get a few more RW&B finishes done. I need to find those itty bitty Eigths rulers. Nice Tumblers and broken dishes, too. I have to just point to new stuff around the house. My DH never notices.

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  19. Love the red, white, blue tumbler! Which command strip product do you use with the yard sticks?

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  20. under the rainbow that's where happy things happen! Lovely blue and red creations, but the Kansas Troubles mini is my fav!

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  21. Love, love, love the stack of patriotic pinwheels and the warm colors in your broken dishes mini. Oh and the mini tumbler - just everything!!

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  22. Love the new header photo and background!! Absolutely wonderful projects!!! I always am inspired by your wonderful talent!!!

    The rainbow is amazing - I would have OOOOd and Ahhhhhd with the whole family!!


    Blessings and hugs!

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  23. Your tumbler is so cute.....just about the size I will probably do. The rainbow is beautiful even if you had to dodge raindrops.

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  24. I love the repurposed block...would never have thought to do that with that big block :)
    I'm glad you did the lettering on the little banner...I especially love the diamond quilting in the background!

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  25. Lots of lovely homey projects going on here and as always, beautifully displayed and photographed! Your rainbow photo should win prizes, it's perfect!

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  26. I love the combination of red, white and blue any time of the year. Your mini broken dishes is darling - as pretty a rainbow as the one in the sky!

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  27. I still chase rainbows too!

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  28. Beautiful rainbow...they are breathtaking. I keep seeing your red, white and blues and I am itching to start on one. I did find my kit that I was talking about. Maybe I will start it soon after I finish something else. Love your tiny work.

    Have a wonderful and Blessed day
    Kristie

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  29. LOL!! You are sooo funny!! Great quilts!! How did you get that mini 4 block quilt out of that one large block? Inquiring minds want to know!! :-)) And wonderful rainbow!!

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  30. lovely little tumblers....r/w/b is such an enticing collection, easy to know why you are drawn to it....somebody on facebook posted a little tumbler piece like yours but it was done in diagonal rows of same color/print....she used kaffe fasset so it was wow! and i love how you reworked the large square into the smaller ones...inspiration everywhere!

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  31. Lovely rainbow shot. All of your RWB projects are so cute. I've said this so many times...wow! You get a lot finished!

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  32. Another lovely RW&B post! your tumbler is adorable. I can't spot the giraffe (not sure what that means, lol). The red bench it is on is great!! Love the pinwheel blocks, the stars and the applique -
    My stars!! you have been busy and everything is so fun.
    the broken dishes mini is warm and cozy and wonderful - as is all your minis.
    Wonderful rainbow - wow, what a big sky to see it in!

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  33. I just love everything patriotic and all of yours are beautiful! I recently bought a kit that has a flag and all kinds of good stuff on it, and my newest quilt design is r/w/b and is in the works! Love the new postcard picture too - lol!

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  34. You do so good at making mini quilts of all kinds.
    I like the red bench your mini tumbler was photographed on.

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  35. Beautiful quilts in this post, as always! Love the tumbler quilt and the broken dishes and the BB project! It's all gorgeous!

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  36. Very clever cutting and re-use of that star block! It's going to make a cute mini. And your tumbler quilt is inspiring...I'm going to have to break out my template. It's too much to resist at this point :-)

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  37. Oh my goodness...who would have thought that star block could be transformed like that? You are amazing! I love it!

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