Finished Quilt Parade

In my version of a binding blitz, I have finished several quits since the beginning of the year, and I have not posted about them thinking I would do a Friday post. Since I have nothing new completed on any quilts in progress, and since that Friday post never seems to happen, I thought I would create that post now.

First is the Sister’s Choice quilt which was the first finish of 2017. It is a Bonnie Hunter pattern and can be found here for free.

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Next up are a couple of baby quilts made using the same pattern out of a Project Linus book called Quilt it with Love.

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Here is another baby quilt made with Mary Johnson’s free Strippie quilt pattern found here.

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Last up is a lap size quilt called Fourth of July by Bonnie Hunter. The free pattern can be found here.

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I am linking up with the following blogs. If you wish to see some beautiful eye candy, check out their blogs and the people who have linked with them.

Quilting is More fun than Housework
Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday
Monday Making
Jo’s Country Junction
Confessions Of A Fabric Addict
Crazy Mom Quilts

Have a Blessed week and happy quilting!

Terry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stash Report 3/5/17

It is a rainy Sunday here today, but I will take that any day over cold weather 🙂 I have slowly been working my way back into the sewing room as I get a little less tired. It is a very slow process and I am impatiently waiting for me to feel like I did a few months ago.

There was a little movement in stash this week, I cut out a binding for a quilt.

Fabric out last week .56
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 14.65 yards
Fabric in ytd: 0 yards
Total 14.65 yards out

There was no slow stitching going on, I have not found another cross stitch that I wanted to make and I have been sewing my bindings on by machine for the time being.

Check out the other stash reports over at Patchworktimes.

Happy Quilting!
Blessings

Terry

Stash and Stitching 2-12-17

I thought I had figured out the problem with my email and had gotten it working again, but I still am not getting comments. If you use WordPress, do not mark a comment as spam, even if it is spam. It seems that all comments start going to spam from that point on and they do not get forwarded as they should. I am working to solve the problem, and I appreciate all of your patience as I work through my email going again.

I am still plugging away on En Provence and getting further along every day. If I were to push and dedicate a week or so to sewing, I could probably have this together by next week. Maybe I will set that as a goal for myself so I can get this finished and off of my table. At this point I have five of the sixteen initial blocks together and I am making the sashing as a leader ender for the blocks. I have five more blocks that are close to being finished, I work in groups of five blocks and have most of the second group together. I have gone back and started pressing my hourglass and tri-rec blocks again using a spray bottle of water and heat. They were not laying down flat and when joining the blocks they were not going together good.

Here are my numbers, they have not changed.

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Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 14.09 yards
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Total 14.09 yards out

My slow stitching is moving along well and I have enjoyed picking cross stitch up again. This makes me remember why I liked doing this in the first place. I have been doing some of this every night and if I had spend the time sewing on my quilt that I have spent on this, the quilt top would have been finished by now 🙂 Here is what my stitching looked like last week20170206_071014_resized.jpg

and here is what it looks like now

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Today I am joining these sites as they celebrate stitching. You can see many wonderful projects being worked on these sites.

Patchworktimes
Kathy’s Quilts

Happy quilting!

Terry

 

Piles in Need of Pressing

First I want to apologize to anyone who has left me a comment and I did not respond. My forwarding from WordPress to my email quit working and I had not realized that it was not working correctly. I will try to get the problem resolved quickly and get the emails answered. I am sorry that it took me so long to see it was not working correctly.

Piles in need of pressing and piles in need of binding, that is what I have going on today. I managed to get the binding completely finished on one small quilt over the weekend, and binding sewn onto the quilt on a second small quilt, but not turned and sewn down. In addition the binding, I needed to get these piles for En Provence pressed, but life got in the way.

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That is it from my corner of the world, see the other (faster) progress being made at these places.

Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday
Monday Making

Happy quilting!

Terry

UFO Progress 1/11/17

The last week has been spent cranking out as many quilts as I could through the quilting machine so I could get caught up with the quilts that were waiting for quilting. With a concentrated effort over the last few weeks, I managed to get 9 quilts through the machine and they are now waiting on binding. That will be on my to do list for the next few weeks.

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The quilt with the purple center star has been waiting a very long time to get it’s turn at the quilting machine.20170109_155356-01_resized.jpeg

I really like the fabric in this quilt, it was a gift from a friend for our charity.

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In between cranking out quilts, I continued to work on Bonnie Hunter’s En Provence quilt so it does not get left behind and become a UFO. I have all of the tri-rec triangles finished in the purple and magenta, I have about half of the 4 patches in purple completed and all of the half-square triangles completed. I still need all of the quarter square triangles and the neutral 4 patches.

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That is what I have been up to lately. To see what others have been up to go to Jo’s Country Junction.

Happy quilting!

Terry

Stash Report 1-8-17

Good morning, I hope everyone has had a good start to their new year. Mine started out with a good amount of stash usage because I was finishing up several quilts while trying to continue reach my goal of quilting 10 quilts. I did not meet the goal of 10 by the time my Christmas Break was over, but I am still working to get that goal met. I am going to take two quilts over to Missy for her to finish, so that will relieve me of having to do those two.

I got the borders on the Fourth of July quilt and it ready for binding. I am about to have a binding party because I will have many that need binding after finishing quilting of those 10 quilts. I also made progress on the En Provence mystery quilt, but I still have a long ways to go before I am ready to start putting it together into blocks.

I am linking with Patchworktimes where others are also linking up to show how they are doing using their stash.

Fabric out week 8.26
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 8.26 yards
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Total  8.26 yards out

Happy quilting!

Terry

What’s Happening 12-26-16

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a Merry Christmas yesterday. I know that this is a hard time for some people, and for you, I hope the Peace of Jesus Christ will come over you and make it an easier time for you.

I am slowly making progress toward my goals of getting quilts quilted and I am still slowly working on Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt En Provence. I have managed to get to the halfway point on all of the clues except for the first clue, which I have intentionally not worked on, and the one that came out Friday, which I have not started yet.

Here are some pictures of what is going on in my sewing room.

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Here is my lone star that I put together while playing. At this point, I did not have enough of the purple triangles to make the complete square, nor did I have any other pink triangles to balance the star out so I called it my Rogue Warrior.

More pink blocks in process

More pink blocks in process

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And last but definitely not least, my reminder to myself to line up the bottom of the triangle. I cut these with the Accuquilt go die and they seem to work best when they are lined up at the bottom of the triangle. I hated making these for so long because they would never come out right. My seam allowance was correct, but for some reason they would come out wrong. I now know that I part of the problem was that I was lining up by the top, rather than the bottom of the triangle.

I am linking up with the following sites:

Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday
Monday Making

Have a Blessed Holiday!

Terry