Friday, July 15, 2016

Bits and Pieces

Another week of summer is now in the books.  It seems to be going so quickly.  There just never seem to be enough hours in the day for all I want to do.  I know most everyone can relate.

Little bits of stitching time does eventually make for finishes.  This summer I have been participating in the Elm Street Quilts QAL and now have it to the flimsy stage.  There is still time to join in on the fun.


I received my nativity piece back from the framers and they did a great job on it.




I guess my Santa cross stitch was a bit too obvious last week.  He has such a recognizable face.  Now.....to put him together.


I was playing a bit with some jelly (Gelli) printing this week - just for some different play time.


From that I made a fabric postcard.


What has consumed the majority of my stitching time this week has been trying to finish up the horse quilt.  It is getting there and I'll show photos once it is finished.  The 16th birthday is at the end of the month so I still have a few days left.  ;-)

Linking up this week with Myra at Busy Hands Quilts.




26 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I will have to research jelly printing - sounds interesting. And I love the postcard.

Ramona said...

Your Nativity is just gorgeous. How nice to have it done and ready to display during Christmas. I love your QAL quilt! So cute. I've never heard of jelly printing either. Your pieces are so interesting. Enjoy your weekend!

quiltmania said...

My, you have been very busy. I love it all!

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

Your Repeat quilt top looks great! Thank you for linking up to Finished or Not Friday. I have pinned your quilt on the FONF Pinterest board. https://www.pinterest.com/busyhandsquilts/finished-or-not-friday-linky-party/

andsewon said...

Beautiful nativity piece! My niece is a wonderful cross stitcher and has gifted me some lovely pieces. Love all hand work!Jelly printing....hummm????;-)

em's scrapbag said...

Your Nativity turned out beautifully. Isn't jelly printing fun? Yours look great!

Lesley said...

You are amazing! Love that flimsy and am so impressed with your nativity. Such
a lot of work. As for Santa, a darling man! You have such great projects!

Maria said...

Yes the days and weeks do go far too fast.. I am busy trying to get UFOs done for our triennial Quilt Hanging in October and would like longer days....
Your Alphabet flimsy looks great and the Navitity cross stitch is beautiful. You will be sew pleased to hang it this year.
Hmm Jelly printing ?? Have never heard of it but it looks interesting with a fantastic finish.. Lovely post card you created from it.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Ohhh nice work, Mary!!!!

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

I love the top of quilt. What kind of quilting you are planning to use?

Teresa in Music City said...

Jelly printing? Hmmmmm.... Surely I'm not going to let you get me started on something else new, am I? LOL!!!! Thankfully, my hands are pretty full right now and I don't have time, but later on, one never knows - it looks like fun :*). I absolutely adore your Repeat quilt!!! I want to make one so badly - and I will as soon as I finish my niece's wedding quilt.

Wacky Woman said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous Nativity piece.

Carol S. said...

Is jelly printing kind of like what the Monkey Boys' shirts look like after eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? They were pretty artsy before being washed! Whatever jelly painting is, your blocks look beautiful. And that framed piece...love it!

creativity amongst chaos said...

Your nativity is so beautiful Mary. You don't see such pretty works of art very often, and I know it will make a fabulous addition to your home. You sound much like me, sometimes you just need a different creative outlet. Looks like a lot of fun for sure. I am looking forward to seeing your horses quilt. Love those blocks!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your Quilt, Eat Sleep quilt is very cute. The nativity cross stitch is fabulous. Jelly printing looks like fun, and messy.

Createology said...

Stunning is how your framed Stitchery turned out. Now it will become a beautiful family heirloom. Gelli printing can be fun and I really like how you created a fabric postcard from your playing. Jolly Santa's are timeless! Yes, I can totally relate to how quickly the days are flitting by and Summer will be gone far too soon.

Carla said...

The framing really does compliment your artwork. Love, love, love your fabric and postcard. Looks like something I need to try sometime. Can't wait to see your horses...

OPQuilt said...

You know, we all start things. But you always get things done! I love all your projects and I'm happy to hear that you finished your horse quilt. Bravo!

Patty D from NC said...

Thanks for being part of the QAL! It looks great.

Lara B. said...

There are never enough hours in the day - for sure, but you sure know how to make the most of your days Mary!
The nativity cross stitch looks so gorgeous framed. You must be thrilled to have it finished and framed! I like the start of your Santa too.
I'll have to look up jelly dye because the results are beautiful!
Love your Eat, Sleep, Quilt, Repeat mini - so fun!

KaHolly said...

Wait a minute! I saw this post earlier! What?! I didn't leave a comment? Good thing I thought to check. Your pieces are beautiful! I love how your Repear...QAL has turned out! It's been fun watching it grow on FB! XO

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Your nativity piece is gorgeous! Well done!

I've never heard of jelly printing either ... But I'm intrigued and am going to go check it out now.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Oh my gosh Mary, we are thinking alike! I have two Gelli plates and plan on using them soon. Right now I'm having fun with my alcohol ink tiles! Santa sure has a cute face!

Barb said...

The Gelli printing looks interesting.....

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Everything looks wonderful, Mary! I like your Elm Street Quilts very much. You really have a lot of patience to do such an intricate cross stitch. It looks great framed. The Gelli printing looks like fun. I like the colours you picked. The aqua looks great against the warm tones. I can’t wait to see the horse quilt, I know it looks amazing!!

-Soma

Stephanie said...

The nativity is a real treasure. Gorgeous. Great fabric post card. I admire that you try new things! I need to do more of that. :o)