Thursday, December 01, 2011

{amylouwho} sew & tell v3.11

Happy Friday everyone! 

I'm happy to have a long time sew & tell-er guest posting today!  KT has been linking along with sew & tell from the beginning!  She always has fun projects to share and was sweet enough to still do this today even though she's been sick!  So without further ado....

Hi and welcome to Sew & Tell Friday.  I am KT from ktquilts4fun.  I was so excited when Amy asked little old me to guest post.  Truly I had planned to have a little something fun and Christmas-y to share with you.

They were all cut out and ready to roll, but my life since Thanksgiving would read like something out of "A Series of Unfortunate Events".  Nothing horrible mind you, just...unfortunate!  I have had a nasty sinus infection since Saturday.  No big deal, just spent my time in the recliner finishing the binding on Treasure's quilt.

I used Tula Pink's Neptune line that I had been hoarding and swapping.  The pattern is from the Kaleidoscope Quilt A Long that was over some time ago.  What a disappointment when they stretched and bulls-eyed when I sewed them together.  I kept moving on, because life is never perfect!

I have to say that the quilting stumped me for awhile.  One night, when I was up way past my bedtime, it just came to me.  I am really happy with it.  The walking foot was employed for the squares made where the corners of the blocks come together.  Then I just did some loopy FMQ in the background pieces.  It is far from perfect, but better than my FMQ used to be!

I just couldn't bear to part with scraps that I had hoarded so carefully.  The back is composed of the end cuts from cutting the front pieces.  They are terribly imperfect.  That works for me with this quilt!

Treasure knew all about the quilt, it was kinda hard to hide!  So I already gave it to him.  It has only had one wash and is still linty.  It needs several more to get that cool, soft quilt feel.  This scarf, however will be a complete surprise to him.  Being Merino wool it is sure to keep him toasty!

Well, That is all I have to share.  Oh, the last unfortunate event, stomach flu has come for a visit.  Aren't you all glad that germs can't be transmitted through the net!  I am!  That means we can visit all the other Friday Finishes risk free!! 

Thanks again Amy for letting me visit here!

Thank you so much KT! It really helps keep sew & tell rolling along to have others come and guest post!  I love your projects! That neptune fabric and your quilt pattern are gorgeous!

If you are interested in winning a couple of cool prizes I have not one, but TWO giveaways going on right now. They both end Sunday at midnight. 

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Now, join in the fun and show us what you accomplished this week!

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1. Please write the post for sew & tell - or add a blurb mentioning sew & tell to a post written since the last sew & tell.  If you are linking to a post with your own tutorial, please make sure it was a finish from this week and that the completed project is shown first.
2. One linky per person. (please put multiple projects in one post.)
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Please put your (blog)name instead of your project name, it helps us get to know each other better!

8 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Thanks for hosting! This is my second week to link up! I will come back later to check out more of the links! Cool Quilt from you guest blogger!

Judee said...

That is a lovely quilt. I am linking up today when you have the linky up.

bethanndodd said...

Loving that Neptune quilt! I think the FMQ looks fabulous ;). Looking forward to seeing everyone's projects...thanks for hosting! Smiles~Beth

maria said...

Thanks for hosting. I'm sorry but I linked twice as my photo didn't load on the first one and I didn't know how to add it.

Heather said...

What a great finish, despite being under the weather! Hope you're feeling much better soon and can get back to those adorable Christmas-y things. :o)

Dayna said...

KT, your quilt is so great! I love it, and I couldn't see what you said was so disappointing. I don't have that quilter's calibrated eye. Yet. ;-) The scarf is really nice, too. Wonderful finishes! I hope you'll get to rest and be pampered a bit after all of that hard work. Feel better soon!

Leslie said...

Thank you for hosting this! I used to be able to link up in the past, then life got super busy on Thurs and Fri, but glad to be back again! LOVE KT and her quilts and such!

**nicke... said...

i love the quilt! love it! and i love the scarf! i really need to learn how to knit and crochet.

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