Saturday

Yesterday was a beautiful day here! The sun was out all day and the snow is finally gone. I finished the last of the album blocks, except for the corner triangles.

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I had to get more background fabric and I actually have enough to make 4 more blocks. Hmmm….

We colored eggs with Daughter #3 in the afternoon:

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The really creative ones are hers. Do you see Mary Poppins in there?

I started a new project with the jelly roll of solids that Daughter #1 bought me for my birthday. They came from JoAnns. They are not accurately cut. I think they will be fine for the idea I have in mind.

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This is not the final layout and I have quite a few more blocks to make. This should be fun to quilt.

I found this in the yard yesterday and it made my day!

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Today is a big day that we have been waiting for for a long time. Our church is doing an egg drop for the community. Tens of thousands of eggs will be dropped from a helicopter onto three large fields. There will be bounce houses for the kids and many giveaways are planned. It will be all hands on deck today! If you are interested, you can find out more at saginaweggdrop.com. I pray that many in our community will feel the love of Jesus today.

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Finish it up Friday

I finished the Bookish Tumbler quilt this week.

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I used a sheet from Ikea for the back and binding. This measures approximately 60″ x 70″.

I used a panto from Urban Elementz called Chapparell and Glide thread. It gives a nice overall texture.

I am linking up with Amanda at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.

Have a great weekend!

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FAL 2014 Q2 – Another Finish

Granted, this is a small finish but still, it was on the list and now is done. After about three years.

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I added the facing to finish the edges and a sleeve for hanging.

I will link up with Katy at The Littlest Thistle for FAL 2014. For now, I am linking up with Gemma at Pretty Bobbins for IQuilt

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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.

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

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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 Sew Fresh Quilts for Let’s Bee Sewcial and Sew Can She for Show Off Saturday.

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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.

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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!

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

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It has rick rack across the top edge.

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The backing appears to be flour sacks.

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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.

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

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You can get a peek of the back here.

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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.

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

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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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