DWMonday

I hope you all had a great weekend. We sure did. Hubby is home from his business trip and we spent a lot of time with Daughter #1 and family and Daughter #2. I finished the rest of my lattice blocks and they are up on the design wall now.

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I also have the last four leftover blocks from the sister quilt up.

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I would like to put these together and add a border to make a baby quilt. I want to really play with my long arm templates and do some custom quilting on this.

But this is the project I would like to start today if I have time. I purchased this panel for big brother Liam when I was out in Arizona.


He loved little brother Lincoln’s quilt with the soft minky type backing. So I bought this throw to use as the backing. It was much cheaper than buying yardage at the fabric store.


I will use a low loft poly batting and see how it goes. I am thinking I will free hand spider webs in the background. I hope he likes it as much as he liked little brother’s quilt!

We shall see if I actually get anything done today with my helper:

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If he takes a good nap, I might get Spider Man loaded on the frame!

Linking up with Patchwork Times and Cooking Up Quilts

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Slow Stitching Sunday

It has been a crazy, busy week around here! I am so ready for some slow stitching.

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I finished appliquéing the hexie ring around this one background piece. I am hoping to get the next ring together today. Not a huge goal but I am really slow at this! I read somewhere that milliner’s needles were good for sewing the hexies together. I went to buy some yesterday and was shocked at how long they were! I usually use Betweens for everything. But if I can find a needle that will make this easier, I’m all for it. I came home with these.

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Better than the Betweens but I’m not sold on them yet. Any suggestions?

Linking up with Kathy’s Quilts

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July Finishes and August Goals

Another month has flown by! It goes even faster when you spend a good chunk of it out of town. Totally worth it though!

Here are my goals for July:

1. Top of the list is to quilt and bind the first sister quilt. DONE and delivered!

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2. Since little Lincoln is here, I am going to make a label for his baby quilt. I made this last fall out of shirts worn by my son, my hubby, and my dad. DONE and delivered!

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3. I would also like to get the 16 patch quilt finished for the guest room. DONE!

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4. I would like to decide on a pattern for the second sister quilt. Not done. Not even an idea as of yet.

5. I would like to make a small quilt out of my leader ender HSTs. DONE!

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6. I want to decide on my next leader/ender project. Not done. I am not sure why it is so hard to decide on something this simple! I am guessing it is because I want to come up with a bigger project this time.

Now, what else did I accomplish?

I finished this second quilt for Lincoln.

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And I started two new projects, my EPP  project:

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Time to plan for August.

1. I want to finish my scrappy lattice blocks and perhaps get them into a finished top.

2. Since my little Liam liked brother’s quilt so well, I plan to make him a quick quilt with a soft backing.

3. I am again going to try to come up with a plan  for Sister Quilt #2.

4. Still want to come up with a good leader/ender project.

I feel like I haven’t had enough time in the sewing room lately to even decide what I truly want to work on next so these goals don’t seem like much to me.  I hope to remedy that in the next week. But hubby came home from his business trip last night so it won’t happen today! Have a great weekend! 

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Finish It Up Friday!

It’s a big one this week! So prepare for picture overload. I actually finished this just before leaving for AZ. It is my Hapi 16 Patch!

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This one will live in the guest room for now. I may save it for a future wedding gift.

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I used a pantograph called Featherize on this. It is available rom Digi-Tec. I used Glide thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting. It measures 92 by 108 inches before washing. It all started when Daughter #1 bought this jelly roll for me. 

It is Amy Butler’s Hapi line. And it made me very happy.  Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Crazy Mom Quilts, Richard and Tanya Quilts, Quilt Shop Gal, Prairie Sewn Studios

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More Lattice Blocks

After work yesterday, I worked on some more lattice blocks.   

 It was so nice to sit and sew! I tried a couple different layouts. 

  

 I definitely prefer the first. So far, I have 36 of 80 blocks pieced.  

 Daughters #1 and #3 will be ofer after work this afternoon for some crafty fun. Not sure just yet what we will get up to but I am very much looking forward to it!

I have a really big finish to share with you tomorrow if I can get pictures taken today. Maybe I can con the daughters into helping!

Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation.

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Give Away Winner

I would like to thank all of you that left suggestions regarding which books you would like to find in you library. Some I had already ordered and some are on my short list! The give away winner was chosen by a random number generator.

Congrats to Jennifer C who will soon be receiving this mug rug!

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Have a great day!

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WIP Wednesday

 

 

 

Yesterday was a busy day but I got a lot of work done so I could play today. But  I woke up so tired that I haven’t gotten much done and I need to get ready for work soon! The first project I want to work on now that I am back home are these lattice blocks:IMG_3486

I have gotten all the rest of the blue and red corner pieces cut this morning.IMG_3649

I got enough of the strippy bits done before I left to make 80 blocks. I hope to get the white triangles cut yet this morning before I go in to work at noon. Then tonight, I can start sewing more blocks together.

I also folded my new fabric purchases.

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Linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts and Freshly Pieced.

 

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