Tiny Prints Mug

A while ago Connie from Free Motion By the River shared a coupon code for a free mug from Tiny Prints. The code was for an 11 ounce mug or you could apply it toward a more expensive mug. I went for the bigger mug, 15 ounces.

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I chose one of my favorite quilts to feature on it. I am quite pleased with how it turned out! Having said that, without the $15.99 off I got with the code, I probably would not have ordered it. It still cost $12, not bad but more than I would normally spend on a mug. Here is a picture of the whole quilt:

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There is also a sneak peak of this in my header.

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This and That

Insomnia can be good sometimes….it allowed me to get this top together yesterday morning before Baby E came for the day.

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I still need to add corner triangles and then it will be ready to quilt. Time to come up with a backing for it.

Baby E and I had fun taking a walk!

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It was another lovely day here. Hope you are having a great week!

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

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Design Wall Monday

Remember these blocks?

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I finally pulled them back out and started laying them out.

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I had planned to add the red as a straight border but I am loving it finished with setting triangles.

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I hope to get this top pieced this week.

It was such a wonderful weekend here in Michigan. The last several days have been sunny and warm, perfect fall weather. Here are a few snapshots from my weekend.

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Linking up with Patchwork Times for DWM. And Stitch by Stitch for Anything Goes Monday.

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Finish It Up Friday

I finally have pics of my completed Quilt of Valor. Seems like I have had this one in process forever. So without further ado:

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By the way, while I was still struggling with how to quilt this, I sent a picture to Kathleen at Kathleen Quilts. She is a master machine quilter. She took my picture and created a quilting plan! It was way better than my plan but since I had already started quilting, it was too late to change my plan. I wish I had waited! Click here to see what she would have done with my quilt!

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?, Richard and Tanya Quilts for Link a Finish Friday, and Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.

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Throwback Thursday

This is a quilt I made way back in 1998 when we lived in Chatou, France. Daughter #1 was just 9 at the time. She helped me hand quilt this in the Baptist fan pattern. I told her if she quilted two complete fans, she could put her name on the label. And she did!

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I love this quilt. I love the pattern, it was something I came up with to use up these random bow ties and stars. But it is so much more to me. I will never forget sitting at the frame with her. I just wish I had taken a picture!

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Work in Progress Wednesday, I mean Thursday!

I managed to lose a day this week! Mr. Wonderful came home safely from China last night so yesterday was spent working and trying to finish up all the things around the house I wanted to do before he got home. Things like mowing the lawn and cleaning carpets. I did get the quilting done on the wall quilt I am making from my hand dyed fabric.

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I dyed these fabrics myself a few years ago. All I have to finish on this one is the binding.

Linking up with Two Little Aussie a Birds for IQuilt and My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday.

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Vintage HST Mini Quilt

Sunday, I showed you bits of a little quilt I was working on made from vintage scraps. The binding is finished and here it is!IMG_0791.JPGI use a single fold binding technique on this and it turned out well except for one thing, I cut my strips too wide! I haven’t done a single fold in a while and had forgotten how narrow I need to cut my strips. I didn’t realize this until the binding was sewn to the front so it stayed that way.

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IMG_0783.JPGMy little quit finished up at 9″ by 12″. I used part of a feed sack for the back. The binding is a reproduction print in the perfect poison green. It is simply quilted in vertical lines.

IMG_0808I am linking up with Connie at Free MotionBy The River for Linky Tuesday, I Have To Say… for Show and Tell Tuesday, and Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday.

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