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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Flowering Snowball is quilted!

I just finished quilting "Flowering Snowball".  It was a Stashbee quilt and I absolutely love it!  I have decided that it can also be an eye spy quilt because there are a lot of hidden pictures in all of the many fabrics.

My neice, Abbey, came to visit for a week and she loves to sew quilts.  I gave her some of my old scraps and taught her how to make stars.  She is making the star quilt you see on my design wall.  It is fun to see her having fun with all of my old scraps.  She is only 12 by the way.

A neighbor brought over this beautiful white dress that she crocheted for my new grand daughter.  It is so beautiful and takes so much time.  Abbey is showing it in the photo.

Abbey took a picture of me.  I look pretty bad.  We didn't do makeup or hair today.

I am linking up with:

Sunday, July 16, 2017

After many years, Christmas Log Cabin is a finished top!

I don't even know how many years I have spent trying to finish this intricate log cabin Christmas quilt.  It is a joy to have it done.  I didn't plan to quilt is soon, but it is pressed so nice and crisp right now that I laid it on a spare bed and am going to try to baste it right away so I don't have to repress it later.  I also plan to make pillowcases and pillow covers to match from the leftover fabric.  I purchased two kits many years ago of the same fabric with no plans of what to make out of it.  I just knew I loved the fabric.  Later, I added greens, golds, reds, and blacks to it so I would have enough to make this quilt.  I made sure most pieces had flecks of metalic gold in them.   

This quilt was also a draw number on my Patchwork Times list that I didn't get done a few months back.  Now I am back on track and have completed everything on the list so far.

I also got my Flowering Snowball pressed and on the quilt frames.  I hope to baste and quilt it this week.  This is this July's draw number for Patchwork Times and my One Monthly Goal.  I guess I have two weeks to get it done.

I am linking up with:

Friday, July 14, 2017

Diamond Hill: the Center is complete!

Yay! I got all four Diamond Hill blocks hand appliqued, glue washed out, and set together.  I am LOVING IT!  I also got one corner glue basted in the border.  There is still much work to do, but it is coming along nicely.

Today I am linking up with:

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Diamond Hill is Progressing!

I worked pretty hard on Diamond Hill today.  I finished making all of the red diamonds around the outside, 

sewed the "corners"  for the applique' border, 

finished the green and black hand stithing on the last two blocks, 

and glue basted the vine on one corner.

I am hoping to have the top done by the end of the month so I can show it at a little retreat with friends.  I gave them all fat quarters out of these fabrics for Christmas, and they decided that we all needed to make a quilt out of them and do a little show-n-tell in August.  There is no way I can have mine quilted, but I will settle for a top done instead.  I can't wait to see everyone else's quilts.  I will be sure to take photos to share on my blog.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

July goals, OMGoal, and 3rd Quarter QAL

I am looking so forward to July!  I am out of school and have no major obligations or plans to be gone other then the birth of my second grand baby.  Do I plan to relax and enjoy the sun?  No.  I plan to steal away into my sewing room and cross some things off my list!  I also plan to go visit my two new grandbabies once a week - a two hour drive away for both of them.  I am going to LOVE IT!

Here is my July ONE MONTHLY GOAL.  This is also my Pathwork Times #12 UFO that was drawn for July.  It and the following projects are also being added to my 3rd Quarter QAL list!

Flowering Snowball   
This was a Stash Bee quilt a couple of years ago that needs quilted and bound.  

Other 3rd Quarter QAL goal projects include the final completion of:

1.  Star Crazy

2.  Jodi's Lattice

3.  Mom's Quilter's Garden

4. Theresa's Quilt
I will try to get a photo soon.

5.  Felicity's Spider Web

Ok, all of those goals are for online sewing QALs I have joined.  Below are my personal July goals that are not attached to an online group:

Diamond Hill top done...This one is a big stretch but I am going for it!

Christmas Log Cabin...Block Assembly and borders

Jodi's Lattice...Quilted

Baste Mom's Quilter's Garden

Today I link up with:

Main Crush Monday
Monday Making
Show N Tell Monday with Bambi

June Goal Follow-up

Hello Blogland!  How did your quilt progress go for June?  I did ok.  As usual I didn't quite meet the mark on all of my goals, but I am pleased with what I did accomplish.  I usually set the bar high and get more done as a result even if it is not everything on the list.  Over the past three years I have gone from about 15 UFO's to 6.  That is pretty good progress.  Of those UFOs a few are quilted but many are just tops done.  I don't feel bad about that though because I have been quilting other people's quilts more than my own.

Well here is the run down on June:
GOAL #1:  I am linking this to Patchwork Times June draw.  It is also on my 17 for 2017 list.

Complete my #7 draw from Patchwork Times monthly goal draw.  It is to complete the little missing corner of this long time UFO sliced quilt challenge.  I won't get a complete finish on it, however, because I found the most adorable paper pieced winter neighborhood pattern online.  It won't be released until the end of the year so I'll have to wait.  I plan to piece the neighborhood and put a row at the top and a row at the bottom.


The photo below shows how I connected the tree branches in the three slices with thread painting.  As a review,  this was a sliced quilt challenge and a different person made each slice independent of seeing the other slices.

GOAL #2 Hand stitch these babies down and wash out the glue basting.

I also hope to get the sashing on them pieced and attached.


I only got one more block completely stitched down but I did make a lot of progress on the others.  I also assembled the two blocks that are done with the sashing and got all the final diamond pieces cut and ready to sew.


My "One Monthly Goal" for June is to quilt this gorgeous star quilt for my sister Felicity.  It has been basted for two months now and is so ready for my attention.  

This was also on my 17 for 2017 list.


Finish blanket stitching, borders, quilt, and bind this baby quilt for my other daughter who is getting a baby in July.



Get borders on these two quilts to prepare them for quilting and baste them! (Jodi's Lattice - on my 17 for 2017 list)  and Mom's Quilter's Garden.


I did get the borders on both quilts and have one of them half basted.

Finish piecing Christmas Log Cabin.  


I got all of the blocks made.  I need to assembly the newly finished blocks and add borders to complete it.  This is also on my 17 for 2017 list.


Crochet around the edges of two receiving blankets.


I also hope to quilt and bind my Star Crazy quilt.  It is basted and ready for some machine time.


I am linking up with:

Moving it Forward Monday
Freemotion by the River
Midweek Makers

On a side note,  I was browsing blogs and found the cutest quilt blocks ever called Shop Hop!  Those blocks are a MUST HAVE for me!  You should check them out up close.