Big and Little

I have two projects I am actively working on right now. The first is the big quilt that I showed on the frame yesterday. I got two rows of quilting done on it yesterday.

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I am thrilled with how this is turning out! The panto is called Ground Cover and it is from Urban Elementz. I know many people quilt this design with a digital panto and their computerized system. I have a paper panto and do it the old fashioned hand guided way. I am using Premosoft thread from FIL-Tec.

I had so much fun making the little pinwheel quilt the other day that I decided to make another! That one had 3″ blocks and these will be two inches finished.

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I am using vintage fabrics for this one also.

I am linking up with Gemma at Pretty Bobbins for IQuilt and Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday.

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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.

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

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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.

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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!

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

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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.

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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.

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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…..

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I had some tension headaches that required ripping and restitching.

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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.

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Oh and did I mention that this happened halfway through?

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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.

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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 week.here is the final layout for my 30s style Schnibbles quilt.

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

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

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

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So much yumminess here!

And a sweet picture of Baby L.

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Sigh….he melts my heart!

Linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

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