Work in Progress Wednesday

I am quilting another quilt for my friend. This is a big one for her daughter and son in law. I spent the morning yesterday getting it loaded up on the frame.

I love this maze pattern! Here is a shot of the top before I loaded it.

Isn’t it fabulous? I hope to check thread tension and get this started before work today.

Linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let’s Bee Sewcial.

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A Small Finish

I finished my SQT challenge quilt yesterday. I didn’t realize until I was taking pictures that I messed up the block layout! Oh well, it is growing on me and overall, I am pleased with how this turned out.

I used all vintage fabrics, including some I picked up at the antique fest recently. It measures 9.5″ x 12.5″. I used Mountain Mist Blue Ribbon batting. I really love it for small quilts like this. It is quilted in a hanging diamonds pattern. It is the first time I have done this but definitely not the last!

I used part of a vintage feed sack for the back and turned the backing to the front for the binding.

This was such a fun little quilt, not sure why I waited until the end of the month to make it!

Linking up with Connie at Free Motion by the River for Linky Tuesday.

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Design Wall Monday

Thank you for all your comments on my problem child quilt. I am ready to put this one behind me! I am just struggling now with giving away a quilt I am not happy with. If I step back, it is okay. Up close, I see lots of flaws!

On to other things, I finally started working on my July Small Quilt Challenge for the SQT group.

These blocks will finish at 3 inches. The original challenge pattern had 12 blocks but I am stopping at 6. I am using vintage fabrics for this. I hope to get the top done today.

I have another project on the table today.

This fabric is actually from an IKEA duvet cover. I am making curtains out of it for my daughter’s basement.

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for DWMonday.

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Problem Child

You’ve heard all week about my current project. Trying to read a pattern, not paying enough attention, too much on my mind, getting bored to tears with it…..

Finally got the blocks together and added scrappy borders to the top and bottom yesterday morning. At 72″ square, it was too big for a lap quilt and too small for a bed. I wanted it bigger so I could give it to the local women’s shelter. I decided to use poly batting since I have a big roll on hand and it is easy care for the recipient.

Gosh, this batting feels thick! I am no expert on poly batting being a cotton girl myself. My las roll was too thin and when I ordered this, I wanted something with a bit more loft.

But not this much.

Good grief, this is not a quilt, it is a comforter! Ugh.

Love the panto I chose but it is too tight for this batt and it doesn’t show anyway.

I had some tension headaches that required ripping and restitching.


I hate this batting. Did I mention that I have a huge roll of it?!?

I waited until all the quilting was done and then ripped and requilted using a big magnet to hold the quilt tight on the frame.

Oh and did I mention that this happened halfway through?

It is off the frame now and trimmed. I will use this for binding and the hand stitching will be my slow stitching this evening.

I hope it is relaxing and not disastrous in any way….not holding my breath.

Linking up with Kathy for Slow Stitching Sunday.

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Silent Saturday


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Finish it up Friday

I have a partial finish this is the final layout for my 30s style Schnibbles quilt.

I did get the top sewn together, still thinking about a border.

I also got a lovely box of goodness from Superior Threads.

They had a fabulous deal on their “Try Me” specials this month.

So much yumminess here!

And a sweet picture of Baby L.

Sigh….he melts my heart!

Linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

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Needle and Thread Thursday

I finished my blocks yesterday.


Not my best work but nearing completion. I am looking for quilting ideas for it. I hope to get the blocks together after work today. And I need to decide on a border.

However, I have a new distraction that looks like a whole lot of fun! My friend dropped this off yesterday for me to quilt.

It is a big maze quilt and just gorgeous. I have lots of time to get this done but I can’t wait to start it!

I blocked the Dream quilt yesterday.

The ruffled edges are better but I am still not happy with the binding. I am thinking about cutting it off and adding a facing. Have to think about that.

Linking up with Kelly for Needle and Thread Thursday.

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