Monday, September 3, 2012

Completions and New Projects

It’s a flimsy.  I am really happy with how it is looking; I just wish I could remember when I came up with this layout and decided on the fabrics for it.  As I have said before, the embroidered blocks were online swap blocks that have sat around here for a few years, the others I made as alternate blocks.  I must say that while I was putting this together I began to think that it was a might too busy but once they were all together, I really liked it. 

I also got the binding ready and this is what it will look like once I get it quilted.  That won’t be happening this month but plan to get it on the frame in October.

And here is one other thing I finished.  This is an applique I got from Sharon at Varooman’s Quilts.  I am an Auburn graduate and an Auburn Fan and when I saw this eagle on her blog I was so excited.  I wrote her and asked if it was for sale and she let me use it.  It is something she drew herself (I sure wish I could draw) and didn’t it come out beautifully.  I will be wearing this shirt when we go to Auburn’s first  home game on the 15th.

So, you might ask, what’s on my Design Wall now.  Well, nothing.  BUT here’s what is on my Design ironing board:

First we have Teapot #2 from Rhonda.  I have the fusible ready and just have to pick out the fabrics.

Second, I also prepared the fusible for another project (new) I need to get started.  This one is pretty simple and should be fun and quick.

And third, I have pulled fabric for the Color Palette Challenge for September.  I have no idea what I will be doing with them but at least I am ready when inspiration hits, I hope.  Confused smile

And lastly I am sharing the first signs of Fall in South AL.  We get few of the bright colors that are seen in the north but every once in a while we do get a bright spot.  It is still warm down here (that’s why the pool is so comfortable each afternoon) but even here it will be much cooler soon.

Now, I am going to Patchwork Times and then to What a Hoot to see what others are sharing .  And then I am off to the studio to work on all those things you just read about, and maybe a little cleaning, too.


scraphappy said...

Congratulations on a finished flimsy! Always such a great feeling to get it all together and be able to clean up the extras. That eagle is awesome! It will be a hit I am sure.

Jennifer Woo said...

That Eagle is fantastic!! Wow, you will be the hit of the game.

Teaquilts said...

Love the way you incorporated the embroideries.

Denise :) said...

Haha!! I'll tell you what I told Sharon -- I *love* the eagle ... just not the colors!! :) I didn't realize the second teapot was up already -- she must have just put it up this morning! Have a great week, Gari! :)

Allison said...

great finish on the flimsy! I love the eagle t-shirt you made :)

Kate said...

Congrats on gettin the flimsy done. It turned out beautifully, as did your T-shirt. Hope you get to enjoy your day in the studio.

AnnieO said...

Great job on that design for your just finished flimsy--congrats on a beautiful quilt top! The Eagle on the Tshirt is pretty spectacular. Wish I could draw like that too. Looks like lots of great things happening under your needle, scissors, iron, and thread :)

Sue Daurio said...

What a great looking flimsy, love it. But seriously that shirt is down right awesome. I loved Sharon's as a block, but it's over the top on your shirt.

Bonnie said...

Doesn't it feel great to put old blocks together? So how are you going to quilt it? Love the T Shirt. Great job.

LynCC said...

Hey - is that culinary sumac? very cool if it is. :) Fab job on the flimsy. I just *love* getting older blocks all together into a top! Oh -I went and looked at Rhonda's BOMs, and that teapot quilt is super neat. Will enjoy watching yours grow. :D

Barb in Mi said...

Your flimsy looks like a bought kit! Nice job! ANd I love the Eagle, wow stunning!

Gmama Jane said...

I'm from north Alabama and discovered your blog in the Dots Blog Hop. I love your tea pots. Do you happen to have those patterns? I would love to have them if they are available.
Gmama jane