Design wall 3/2/15

I’m almost finished with my latest quilt top. It’s gone together quite quickly actually. I’m trying to use up scraps, and sewing  strings together is like a thoughtless process. I wanted something different so I came up with this. 

All I have left to do is to add the black border. Woohoo! Then I can move on to the next quilt top. Actually, I’ve already started it. No, that’s not true……I’ve started 2 more quilts! LOL!

This one is going to be strings sewn diagonally.

I don’t want the bulk of using muslin for a foundation, nor do I want to take and pull paper after I sew them, so I am using dryer sheets as my foundation. They are thin and are working great!

The other one, is just some strips I sewed together and now I’m making big HST blocks. Pretty simple, just using up fabric.

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Have a great day!


Design wall Monday 2/9/15

I can’t share the quilt that’s on the wall yet. It’s my mystery lock in quilt and all I have left is to add the borders. Yea!!!!
I’ll share a couple finishes from this last week. I finished hand sewing the binding down on my circle quilt. We have the pattern in our Etsy and Craftsy stores, if you’re interested in it.

I also finished another state bird block. Georgia is complete! It took me 4 weeks to do it. That makes 2 blocks that I’ve completed so far this year!! I’m doing a happy dance and hoping I can stay on track with these. I marked Hawaii this morning, so it’s ready to start embroidering.

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Design all Monday 2/2/15 fabric and block again

Well another Monday has rolled around, last week was a beautiful warm week here in Kansas and today we have snow and cold, blah. I did get the fabric that was on my design wall last week sewn together and I quilted it yesterday, put the binding on while it was still on the long arm,I still have to sew it down but it’s at least attached to the quilt.
This was a really fast quilt to put together and I used all the fabric out of my stash. Yay!



I found a little time to sit down and embroider on my state bird blocks. Here’s the updated progress on it.

It definitely looks better since you can see the bird now! LOL!

I’m making progress on our mystery quilt for this year. Our annual lock-in is scheduled for March 7. We are having to close registrationfor the lock-in this year because we have filled it up. We’ve never had to turn anyone down but this year we’re having to close registration early. Wow! We are looking forward to it we just have to get our quilts done so will have them to show when we teach everyone else.
Mine so far! LOL!!


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Design wall 1/26/15 fabric and block

There really isn’t anything exciting on my wall this week. I’m still trying to use up my stash so I found a beautiful floral print but only had one yard of it, so I cut it up and that’s what’s on my wall.

I’m going to frame the blocks and add a Sashing. It will look similar to the California quilt that I made last year but won’t be as big because I only had 1 yard of fabric. I don’t really care what size it ends up as it will just be a lap quilt and the fabric is so pretty I don’t want to cut it into small pieces.

I am also making progress on my Georgia block, I didn’t get it done in two weeks like I did Florida but it’s coming along.


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Florida block done

2 weeks and 1 day! That is a record for me, as far as getting a block done!! Woohoo!!
I think using the pearl cotton and marking with the friction pen has made a huge difference. I can’t believe I did this block in such a short amountof time. I marked the Georgia block tonight so hopefully I can get it done in a few weeks (like I did Florida)instead of months. It probably won’t happen though since the mystery lock in is coming up the first weekend of March.

For now I’m just happy to get another block done!!!!’

Design wall Monday, 1/5/15 Mini, UFO and panel

Here it is the first Monday of the new year and I have no projects or at least any new projects on my wall. I do have a couple of quilts that I will be making soon but I still don’t have them cut out, so for now, on my wall is the panel which reminds me that I need to work on the blocks to go with it. Also on my wall is my first UFO finish for 2015. Yeah! In looking back I think I quilted this in 2012 and it’s been waiting for the binding ever since then, now it’s done. One down many more to go for the year.
Also on the wall is my storm at sea mini that I finished piecing last week and I put borders on it over the weekend so now it’s ready for quilting.

My goal in 2015 is to finish UFOs and continue to use my stash. I plan to give it my best shot. :)
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Miniature storm at sea

Since I haven’t cut out either one of the quilts I plan to make, I saw my miniature storm at sea and decided to sew a little bit on it. I found that I was further along than I remembered, so piecing the last 4 rows and then sewing all the rows together went pretty quick. Now I have to decide whether or not I want to put a little border on it. I think I will but I’ll have to find just the right batik for it.

It measures 15″ x 18″. I put my hand beside it to show that it’s small.
Now on to bigger things!! LOL!!


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