WIP Wednesday

I got all the pieces cut for my Goose in the Pond Swap blocks this morning.

I love neat stacks of cut pieces! here is the black for those that are not familiar.

I am also making slow progress on this Carpenter’s Star quilt.

Linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday and Sew Fresh Quilts for Let’s Bee Sewcial.

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Home

I made it home last night around 11. As expected, it is still cold here with plenty of the white stuff coming down! I’ve unpacked and am nearly finished with laundry. It was nice to come home with a quilt on the frame so I could pick up where I left off.

I am doing all the continuous curve quilting and borders first. Then I will have to go back and do the background. Still have yo score what to put there.

I also got one sawtooth star block finished.

And I started pulling fabrics for my Goose in the Pond swap blocks.

My goals for this week are to finish the CC and border quilting in the 30s top and get the swap blocks done. I also head back to the day job today. 

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

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Design Wall Monday

Today is a travel day for me……sigh…. I hate goodbyes.  But this blog is about quilts so here is where I show you what I accomplished this past week.

I also hemmed three pair of curtains and helped Daughter #2 make this pillow cover.

She did a great job, as I knew she would. I left my tan Featherweight at her house so she has a machine to use and I can use it when I am out there. I plan to go back this summer after #1 Son and DIL welcome their newest, a little brother for Baby L.  I had so much fun with my kds this week!

Linking up with Patchwork Times for DWMonday.

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Fresh Sewing Day

March 1st is here already! Time to review those monthly goals. This is what I wanted to accomplish in February:

1. I would like to quilt 3 QOVs. I have 9 tops currently at my house to be quilted. Done! in fact, I got all 9 quilted and returned before leaving on my trip.

2. I would like to finish the Metropolitan Fair Churn Dash quilt. Not done.

3. I want to get my Goose in the Pond swap blocks finished for my local guild. Not even started.

4. I would like to make 12 more sawtooth star blocks. Done! I actually finished 15.

5. I would like to complete the February SQT challenge quilt.Not done. However, I did finish my tiny tumbler quilt so I am happy with that. The SQT challenge this month was actually for a tote bag and while it was a great pattern, I don’t need another bag!

I also completed a little doggie quilt and got started on the quilting of my vintage 30s Carpenter Star Quilt.

So all in, not a bad month for sewing. Here are a few of my favorite sewing finishes for the month.





The tiny tumbler is my favorite! And some of you asked the size. The tumblers finish at 1 1/4 inch high!

I’ve been looking forward to this trip so long that I haven’t thought much about March. But here is a short list of things I want to get done.

1. Goose in the Pond swap blocks have to be at the top of the list.

2. Finish quilting the Carpenters Star quilt.

3. 12 more Sawtooth Star blocks. 

4. SQT challenge.

I’ll call that good for now. Getting back late tomorrow night means I will be playing catchup at home for the first week of March anyway!

Linking up with Lily’s Quilts for Fresh Sewing Day.

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Finish It Up Friday

I finished the binding and took a few photos  of this tiny tumbler quilt just before getting on the plane last week. I love how it turned out!



Since I had the big 30s Carpenter Star quilt loaded on the frame, I quilted this on my domestic machine. Boy, am I out of practice! 



A sweet friend cut these tumblers from her stash and sent them to me. She also sent me this lovely print that I used for the border!  I am keeping this little quilt.



Here is a shot at the back.



Looking forward to another lovely day here in Arizona! My time here is flying by all too fast. Happy Friday, everyone!

Linking up with Richard and Tanya QuiltsConfessions of a Fabric Addict, and Crazy Mom Quilts.

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A Note About Pinterest

Good Morning! Don’t you love pinning things on Pinterest? I do. It is so fun to pour your coffee and have a look to see what new ideas are out there. I allow pinning from my blog. I like to share quilting ideas. I prefer it if people give credit though or refer them back here. 

However, I occasionally post pics with family members in them. I DO NOT want those to be repinned. Ever. Please delete any pins with people in them that you may have pinned from my blog.  Please, right away before someone else repins them. 

Thank you!

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WIP Wednesday

Good Morning! I am having a great time here in Arizona with my kids and Baby L. I have had a few days with him all to myself while his mommy and daddy were working. Yesterday during nap time, I sewed a bit.



I got four more sawtooth stars done. Here is one.



I’ve also hemmed three pair of curtains for Daughter #2 since I have been here. That is the real reason I brought the machine. I’m going to leave this one at her house so she can use it and I will have it when I come.

Linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.

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