FAL 2014 Q2 Finish!

I finished the first thing on my 2nd quarter list for the Finish Along 2014 hosted by Katy at The Littlest Thistle. I actually finished it a while ago but forgot to take pictures until early this week.

This is the quilt I finished to match the other bedding I made for Baby Q.





I love Daughter #1′s wall art! It is really coming together.

I’ll be linking up with Katy for the Q2FAL2014 post. In the mean time, I am linking up with Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday.

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Work in Progress Wednesday

I wasn’t feeling well today so this will be short and sweet. I finally got back to the album blocks this week.


I am up to 50 blocks now. Just 10 more to go.

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.

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Thanks, Jan!

My readers are the best! I appreciate that you stop by to visit and comment on my projects. One of my readers, Jan, emailed me a few months back to share with me a great treasure she found at a garage sale. Today this treasure wound up in my mailbox!

This “quilt” (it doesn’t have batting), appears to be from the 30s. The fabrics in it are just charming!



It has rick rack across the top edge.

The backing appears to be flour sacks.

I wish I knew the story behind this piece. I wonder if it was cut down from a larger top. There are bits of cotton batting in the corners but no evidence that it was ever quilted or tied. I love the blocks!

I am not sure what I will do with this piece but part of me really wants to quilt it properly. I love it as it is and will enjoy spending some time studying it first.

Thanks again, Jan for this most lovely and generous gift!

Linking my treasure up with Connie at Free Motion By the River.

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Design Wall Monday

I nearly finished the quilting on the tumbler quilt but was stopped by thunderstorms in our area.

And no, you can’t see the quilting at all! I changed my mind and went with this panto:

You can get a peek of the back here.

Now to the design wall. I have had these two unfinished pieces for a while now and thought I would finish them for a small show that my art quilt group is doing.

The one shown above needs a facing and hanging sleeve. This next one I am not so sure about.

I think I never finished it because I am not sure I like it. Maybe it needs something else….this is my real design quandary today. These need to be ready to go by Wednesday evening.

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for DWM and Marelize at Stitch by Stitch for Anything Goes Monday.

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Sunday, Sunday

I got my Bookish tumbler top loaded into the frame before work yesterday.


Normally I float my tops in the frame but I decided to try using the belly bar this time. I’ll see if I like it that way. I plan to use this panto to quilt it.

It will be my first time using this design. No quilting last night due to some serious thunderstorms in our area. I won’t risk using my quilting machine during storms.

Here is an audiobook I have been listening to this week:

I loved The Secret Life of Bees, didn’t much care for The Mermaid Chair, so far I am enjoying The Invention of Wings.

I can’t believe it is Palm Sunday and next week is Easter already!

Sin is what gives death its sting, and the Law is the power behind sin. But thank God for letting our Lord Jesus Christ give us the victory! (1 Corinthians 15:56, 57 CEVDCUS06)

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Remember these?


One day last week before work, they became these:

And yesterday, the became this:


Mr. Wonderful was not feeling well yesterday so it was a quiet day of piecing for me. Today I work but I am also going to review that FAL 2014 list to se what I should tackle next.

Happy Saturday!

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Finish it up Friday!

I have another finish to share with you today. I finally had some sunny days to take pictures of my shirting quilt. I’ll let the pictures do the talking.










I’m linking up with Amanda at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday, Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I get a Whoop Whoop?, Quilt matters for TGIFF,  Richard and Tanya Quilts for Link a Finish Friday, and Gemma at Pretty Bobbins for IQuilt.

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