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I really goofed on this towel. I think I will blame it on the fact I haven’t felt well this week and wasn’t paying attention. The sunflower is too big for the towel therefore it took up the WHOLE towel. I didn’t care so did a quick fix with more sunflowers.

I know I’m showing a lot of towels but I’m working hard on my cottage blocks and I can’t show those just yet. Maybe this weekend I can get some quilting on another project. Now all of the cottages are going together very well, so far. However, I am not taking any chances on these cottages and I want to get them ready.

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Tea towels

May and June tea towels

 Yes, my son-in-law wears glasses and he shaves his head. The grandson is just slow getting hair. 😉

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Weekly goals

Last week goals

  • Banana pillowcase
  • Sock Monkey pillowcase
  • Ribbit quilt – sew sections together
  • Because We Are Special – more flowers & leaves (need to do 2)
  • May tea towel
  • June tea towel
  • This week goals

    • Cut fabric & batting for Sat class
    • Layer fabric & batting for class
    • Nikki bag
    • We Are Special
    • frog
    • Farmer’s Market- May block
    • Strolling the Block

    Hope everyone has a quilt-y week!

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    Not a bad day

    Friday wasn’t a bad day at all. In fact, I’m just pretty pleased with all that I accomplished. I won’t bore you with the details of the household chores but you know they were there. What man decided that women should do the housework? lol We don’t like doing it any better then men would. In fact, housework interferes with the love of my life, quilting. I want a housekeeper and chef.

    Moving on. I got the Be Attitudes towel done for May. I think it turned out pretty cute. Got the pieces fused and cut for the June Be Attitudes tea towel. The last two times I have forgot to trace the letters for the words. What’s up with that?

    I have a few errands to run this morning then it will be fun fun fun for me.

    Happy quilting!

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    Weekly goals

    Last week goals

  • Pretty ‘n’ Pink – block #4 (this block & I are not jiving)
  • Because We Are Special Too – finish last 2 flowers (didn’t like it so I’m adding more flowers & leaves
  • tea towel – May
  • Ribbet- applique’ frogs
  • tea towel – June
  • Pretty ‘n’ Pink – block # 5
  • Not a bad week. I also made a tote for Lacy to use as a diaper bag.

    This week goals

    • Banana pillowcase
    • Sock Monkey pillowcase
    • Ribbit quilt – sew sections together
    • Because We Are Special – more flowers & leaves
    • May tea towel
    • June tea towel

    Have a wonderful quilt-y week!!

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    Weekly goals

    Last week goals

  • Ribbit – applique frogs applique’ mosquitos
  • Pretty ‘n’ Pink – block #3
  • Because We Are Special – last 2 flowers
  • Tote – make this quickly ‘cuz it is too cute (made 2)
  • This week goals

    • Pretty ‘n’ Pink – block #4
    • Because We Are Special Too – finish last 2 flowers
    • tea towel – May
    • Ribbet- applique’ frogs
    • tea towel – June
    • Pretty ‘n’ Pink – block # 5

    I’ve got to be really busy this week, deadlines are approaching and I’m running out of time with me going to be gone the 1st two weeks of June.

    Lots of photos coming on Wonderful Wednesday. Happy quilting!

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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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    April
    February
    January

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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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    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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