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Friday, April 30, 2010

OPAM finishes-One Project A Month.

Hello,

Well the last couple of days have been spent finishing of some projects. The sewing machine worked overtime today doing the stippling on Friend-Sheep quilt. I will have to look out for a hanger for this quilt. I think I may hang it in the laundry. It will brighten the room up no end.
Yesterday I finished of this small quilt for the top of my washing machine. I added an extra block to each row so it would fit the top of the machine perfectly. I used some insul-bright wadding to it as I use the top of the machine to do ironing when I am sewing. The pattern is called "Washing Day" by Lyn Briggs.

Also in the "Washing Day" pattern is this cute one for a Hand Towel. I love the multi-coloured ric-rac. I was lucky enough to win the pattern from Lyn. Thanks Lyn.


Last week I challenged myself to finish this cross stitch by Friday, well Friday I had my sewing day so was unable to finish it. It was completed on Saturday evening. So I don't think that was to bad. Just have to look out for a frame for it. The OPAM challenge certainly keeps us motivated and on our toes. I hope you all have a great weekend.
Happy sewing.
Bev C



16 comments:

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Lovely finishes Bev....beautiful cross stitch.
Jane.

Michelle said...

Lovely quilts Bev - the sheep one is so bright and cheery and I love the one for the top of your washing machine.

Fantastic stitches going on there too!

Have a great weekend.
Lots of Hugs
Shell x

Maria said...

You sure have been a busy girl Bev. Well done.

Love all the quilts.

retdairyqueen said...

I love your friendsheep quilt How cute
Cross stitch is not one of my talents so I admire any one who can do it and so beautifully too

Terriaw said...

Your friend sheep quilt turned out so charming! Love how the quilting really makes the sheep pop. And your laundry line is fabulous! I would love to make that, so thank you for the link

Cybele's patch said...

You have been working hard. Congrats to your finishes. Beautiful projects Bev! I really love the lamb quilt. It is so cute.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hey Bev, I agree that OPAM certainly keeps us motivated...Have a happy weekend, Dzintra♥x

Sue said...

Best dressed washing machine in town. So many finishes. Well done

Melissa said...

I just love that sheep quilt! And the clothes on the line are so cute!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow...you have had a fantastic month...Peg OPAM 2010

Maree: said...

Love the Sheep Quilt..Soo Cute..Lovely Finishes for the Month.
cheers

Mylene said...

All your finishes looks lovely, Bev. Great job!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Pauline said...

Gosh, Bev, I now have washing machine cover envy! You must have the best dressed laundry in the country!!

Mitzi Curi said...

Wow, Bev, you certainly have been busy! I love all of your finished projects, especially the quilts. The Wash Day embroidery reminds me of vintage "red work", something I come across in my antique hunting expeditions.

Marilyn said...

Love the washing day design on the towel. How fun!

Piecefulafternoon said...

I love the friend-sheep quilt - what a clever idea.