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Off schedule

Yesterday I made Nikolas 3 pillowcases, then I made 2 pillowcases for me. I so need to stick to my goals so I will have everything done before I go to KY. Today I must have willpower and stick to my list. I was surprised to see that I had so many things I could check off.

The frog quilt is seriously getting on my nerves so I have decided I will work on it on Wednesday at my quilt group. That way I can talk with the ladies as I applique those silly frogs and their eyes, mouths, and eyelashes on the girl frogs.

Happy quilting!

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Wonderful Wednesday

Sunflowers Forever back- I thought I would add some interest to the back by changing the thread in the bobbin.
Sunflowers Forever Front – I’m sure somewhere there is a pink sunflower.
Dolly Madison Star – block #1 of Pretty ‘n’ Pink
Flying Geese – appliqued block #2 of Pretty’n’ Pink

Farmer’s Market – Spring Seedlings April BOM

Happy quilting!!

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Red indicates accomplished.
Last week goals

Sunflowers Forever – rip out bad quilting, finish quilting, attach binding (this piece has a deadline that is quickly approaching)
Ribbit – trace frogs, fuse, applique’
Birth – finish appliqueing last 2 flowers (deadline 6/30)
Booty Swap – figure out borders (deadline 5/30)
Farmer’s Market – finish applique, sew to layout
Pretty ‘n Pink – block #2 & 3

This week goals
Ribbit – start applique’
Because We Are Special Too – finish last 2 flowers
Booty Swap – attach borders, layer
Farmer’s Market – sew to layout
Pretty ‘n Pink – block #3

Happy quilting!

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Got all of the bad quilting ripped out of the Sunflowers Forever. I sure hope I don’t ever make a booboo like that again. This quilt is finished and ready to go in the mail. I just hope the reciever likes it.

I did choose the border for the Mini Booty Swap quilt that I am making. The ladies at my quilting group loved it and we have been discussing the quilting for this mini quilt.

I got my flying geese made. That block took a little longer than I thought it would, it was still fun. I can’t wait to make block #3. Oh what am I saying, I can’t wait for this quilt to be finished. lol

WOOHOO!! I’m all caught up on my Farmer Market blocks and I can’t wait for the next block. I’m so loving this quilt.

Nikolas’s ducky quilt is ready to be picked up at the quilters. I can’t wait to pick it up and I can’t pick it up until next week. I will be sharing photos of it next week.

I won’t get any quilting done over the weekend as DH and I are leaving in the morning for Texas and we won’t be home until sometime Monday evening. I hope everyone has a great weekend. I’m hoping I will have lots of photos to share when I get back.

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Recap from last week

(red indicates done)

tea towels – finish 2 that are started, prep 2 more

Ribbit – trace frogs, fuse, applique’

Birth – applique’ aster, embroder words, quilt

Booty swap – find pattern, purchase fabrics (if needed)

Sunflowers Forever – applique’, layer, quilt (I’m not finished with the quilting)

Farmer’s Market- fused pieces, started applique’

This week’s goals

Sunflowers Forever – rip out bad quilting, finish quilting, attach binding ( this piece has a deadline that is quickly approaching)

Ribbit – trace frogs, fuse,applique’

Birth – finish appliqueing last 2 flowers (deadline 6/30)

Booty Swap – figure out borders (deadline 5/30)

Farmer’s Market – finish applique, sew to layout

Pretty ‘n Pink – block #2 & 3

Not perfect but not bad for a beginner. Would I want to make a quilt big enough for a bed doing paper piecing, I’m not sure. I’m going to add some borders and make a little wallhanging out of it. I need to do a little research to see how you quilt paper piecing.

Hope everyone has a great week!

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quilting oops

Yesterday morning I looked for the pattern for the Mini Booty Swap and I found a cute one. It was perfect. So I trace the pieces, fuse, cut, fuse to background and then I see it.

I could have cried. I’m sure it is not salvagable so I have picked another pattern. I just don’t want to work with this pattern anymore for the time being. I did manage to fuse correctly the April Farmer’s Market. I’ve also continued stitching the asters, that is certainly slow going.

Have quilt-y weekend!!

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The list continues to grow but I’m having loads of fun. While at the LQS I purchased the book Sleepy Acres by Amy Bradley Designs. I haven’t started this quilt and I won’t for a while, I must finish Jon’s before I start another quilt for Nikolas.

I also purchased a circular sewing attachment. Dee Ann gave me a quick demo and I can’t wait to quilt something using this attachment.

The attachment didn’t cost quite as much as a walking foot and I’m hoping it will add some quilting interest to my quilts, since I seem to be freemotion quilting challeneged.

I also joined a challenge on a machine applique’ group I belong to and a swap all on the same day. lol I’m looking forward to both.

The group owner kept reading about all the quilts being made and give to others so she challenged us to make something for ourself. The rules were simple, background must be birthstone color, no bigger than a fat qtr, must have birth month flower on it and be finished by June 30, ’08. I purchased Batiks. Do you know how hard it is to cut Batiks? My birthstone is blue sapphire and the flower is an Aster. When I saw the flower I started to worry. lol After finding a coloring page of an Aster, I took it to Staples and had it blown up and while I was tracing the flower on fusible I figured out how to make the flower without it taking me years.

Miniature Booty Swap
1. 100% quality cotton – prewash is recommended
2. No larger than 20″ x 20″ — 51 cm x 51 cm
3. Completely finished, quilted, binding and label with month/year/name

After signing up for this swap, I grabbed my little quilts book and started drooling. I can’t wait to get the details of my person so I can get started. This quilt must be finished and in the mail by May 31st.

Recap from last week
Waiting on St. Nick – sew buttons on done
Sweet Baby Jane – layer, quilt done
Sunflowers Forever – applique’, layer, quilt
tea towel – finish started 2 more
Baby quilt # 2 – put binding on
My Friend,Mary Lou – appli-quilt done
Java Jive – wash fabric, iron

This week
tea towels – finish 2 that are started, prep 2 more
Ribbit – trace frogs, fuse, applique’
Birth – applique’ aster, embroder words, quilt
Booty swap – find pattern, purchase fabrics (if needed)

Hope everyone has a quilty week!

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Wednesday afternoon after sewing with the ladies I ran by Hobby Lobby and found some great green fabric for Jon’s frog quilt. I found a mosquito in a coloring book wearing a baseball cap so I think that needs to be on his quilt also.

This will be the left half of the quilt.

This is the right half of the quilt. The greenish tan blocks I think will be where I put the frogs, I think. On the other blocks I will put the lilly pads. I’m not sure exactly where the dragon flies.

The kewl mosquito, fused but still needs to be applique’d.

Of course, I will need to lengthen the quilt and I’m not sure how I will do that yet. I’m hoping to put the word “ribbet.” I’m not sure if that is how you spell it either.

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Hope everyone had a wonderful easter. We woke up to rain, 25 mph winds and 48 degrees, which made it very chilly in NM.

We had a quiet day with DH watching TV and me reading 2 new knitting books and teaching myself to cast on and do the knit stitch. I’ve ripped all the stitches out as I had purchased very fine yarn. I will be picking up some worsted yarn, like the book calls for. All my life I’ve wanted to know how to knit and could never find anyone to teach me, I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of using the internet and teach yourself books before. Thanks to CraftyGryphon for inspiring me.

Recap from last week
Waiting on St. Nick – sew buttons on Done
Sweet Baby Jane – layer, quilt Done
Sunflowers Forever – applique’, layer, quilt fused, layered, basted
tea towel – finish
Baby quilt # 2 – put binding on
My Friend,Mary Lou – appli-quilt Done
Java Jive – wash fabric, iron
tea towels – 2 more fused Done

This week
Java Jive – wash fabric, iron, cut blocks, trace coffee cups, fuse, purchase coffee fabric
Sunflowers Forever- appli-quilt, binding
tea towels – applique’, purchase more tea towels
knitting – learn
Pretty ‘n Pink – complete flying geese block

Hope everyone has a great week!

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Artful Hands, Part II

Went to the quilt group for the second time. These are some of the nicest talented ladies I’ve ever had the pleasure of quilting with.

Yesterday I took my wallhanging My Friend, Mary Lou to work on. I got the dog and the leaves blanket stitched. Today I finished appli-quilting the rest of the wall hanging and started doing the filler quilting. I can’t wait to get it finished and on the wall.

I’m trying to come up with a pattern for a quilt for Jon. I’m thinking frogs but I’m open for suggestions.

Happy quilting!

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