WIP Wednesday

Hubby and I are leaving tomorrow morning on our trip to Missouri. I did laundry and got mostly packed on Monday so I found myself with a bit of time yesterday morning. I puttered around the sewing room a bit and finally decided to deal with this bin of solid scraps. 

I’ve been wanting to make another tumbler quilt and I think one in solids would be fun. So I started cutting. 

These tumblers finish at 4 inches tall. Many of the pieces in this bin were ten inch squares leaving me with scraps like this. 


A pile of tumblers is so pretty! There are about 300 here.


 Now they go in their own plastic box. I think this might be my next leader/endear project.


I still have some pastel squares in this box but I didn’t want to mix them in with these mostly brights.  I also had a couple larger bits leftover from fat quarters so this is how the bin looks now. 

Much emptier! And I am thrilled to have my next leader/ender project sorted.

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Baby Quilts

Last week I posted about a couple baby quilts I had started. I finished the tops and loaded both on the long arm at the same time. 

I quilted one with a pantograph called Techno. 

 The other got my random grid treatment. I used Glide thread, which I love, and Warm and White batting which I no longer care for. I find it too flat.

Loading two tops at a time seems to work well. If would have been even better if I used the same panto on both. I hope to have these two bound and finished before we leave town.

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Design Wall Monday

I’ve made some progress on my Downton Abbey leaders/enders. I now have nine blocks of thirty finished. 

It is growing on me!

I also got the borders on my lattice quilt and put it on the frame. Time to figure out how to quilt it, though I likely won’t get to that until I return from our trip. 

I am participating in the bow tie swap being hosted by Barb over at her blog, Fun with Barb. I chose my fabrics and have my pieces cut.  

Finally, I appreciate all the input of the background fabric for my Brinton Hall quilt I decided on (feels like there should be a drumroll here!) choice number three.  

I have lots to do this week to prepare for our trip. I will try to schedule some posts ahead of time as well as blogging about quilty things I find along the way.  Mr. Wonderful seems quite good at finding quilty things while we travel!

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Slow Stitching Sunday

I’ve been pondering what fabric to use for the “path” between the medallions of my Brinton Hall quilt. I tried a few options out yesterday. 


It is time to make a decision. I don’t have all the medallions done but I need to get this kitted up for our trip this week. I plan to get a bit more  of the appliqué done today and the path fabric cut. 

Hubby comes home today. Yay! After church, I want to get some yard work done. My slow stitching will be my reward!

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Finish It Up Friday

I did more than paint this week while hubby was gone, just not a lot more! I did finish two small quilts. A while back, I shared some of my ladder quilts. It got me in the mood to make another. I used these strips of my hand dyed fabric.  

And began slicing up a chunk of white fabric. I did matchstick quilting on my long arm. 

And  here is my finish!


  My next finish is at the other extreme stylewise…remember how I mentioned that I was inspired by a little quilt I saw over at Humble Quilts?  I found this bit of toile and used it to make my little George quilt. 

Here is the fished quilt. 


And the back. 


The pieced squares here finish at one inch. I quilted this one on my Bernina 1030 with my walking foot.

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Some New Projects

Yesterday was a very full day. In the morning before work, I put one baby quilt top together. 

As you can see, the piecing is simple, but I love the bold, graphic nature. It will be so fun to quilt! As I was thinking about a backing, I decided this might be a great time to make another baby quilt top and quilt both of them at the same time on the long arm. So I cut some more pieces. 

And I got this star pieced.  

 I need to add to this but it is a good start.  


The double star block finishes at 16 inches and the flying geese are each 4 by 8 inches.

After work, Daughter #3 stopped by for a lovely visit. I miss her since she moved out! She helped me make some decorating decisions on the room I have been repainting. After she left, I talked to Daughter #3 on the phone and then got the baseboards painted.
After work today, I have a meeting at church about sewing some drapes for the stage area. Then I am driving to meet a member of Stitching Sisters to hand off some QOVs. I hope tonight that I can get this second baby quilt top finished.

Hubby will be home on Sunday afternoon. I am running out of time to get all my projects done! In just a week, we will be leaving on a trip to Missouri to visit his parents. I am so looking forward to it!

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WIP Wednesday

No painting for me yesterday! I did spend a bit of time moving some things around in the newly painted bedroom. And I worked on my new little quilt that I shared yesterday. I started laying out pieces like this. 

And then decided that George needed a frame. I cut and trimmed wrong so ended up adding another. 


I got it quilted and found some leftover binding to finish it off. I got off work at 9 last night and after taking the dog out, settled down with a bit of hand binding with Bonnie.  

Have you ever watched Bonnie Hunter’s (Quiltville) Quilt Cam? First time I heard of it, I thought it odd. Watching someone quilt via web cam? But then I decided to watch one night while sewing in a hotel room when I was traveling alone. And it was rather fun! Bonnie gives tips and tricks as she sews, explains what she is working on etc. it is interesting to see a master at work and Bonnie is so down to earth and fun.

I got a bit of fabric in the mail yesterday for another project.  

This 12 inch square was not cheap. I purchased this on Etsy. It looked to be a good match for this charm square set I had gotten a while back. 

As you can see, the block is the right colors/style but more faded looking.  I think this is an old block that was scanned and is being reprinted kind of like Spoonflower fabric. I thought when I purchased that it was a regular reproduction print like Mary Koval’s line shown above.  I’m not quite sure what I will do with this now. A faded center medallion is not what I had in mind. I do not fault the seller, I should have done more research.

I want to make some more baby quilts to have on hand, especially boy quilts. I’m thinking of making some very simply pieced graphic quilts made with these solids. 

I’m itching to get something on the frame to quilt! 

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