A Little Twister!

A friend brought this sweet little flannel top to me to quilt. The backing was flannel too.

As soon as I saw it, I thought of this panto from Urban Elementz.

I use Glide thread in Celery for the quilting.

These blocks are tiny! She did a beautiful job of piecing and pressing this top.

This is the back and this photo shows the true colors the best.

Isn’t this adorable? I just  love it!

Have a great day!

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DWMonday ~ Batik Scraps

Remember when I chopped up all my batik scraps?

I bought some yardage of this solid aqua and chopped that up too.

I used a 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch die to cut these on my Accuquilt studio cutter. I worked on sewing these while Zenia was here.

After sewing a bunch of twosies together, I put them up on the design wall.

Z and I both liked the second plan better so I went with that.

I got enough blocks done for one twin size quilt. I hope to get the blocks together this week.

Have a great day!

Linking up with Small Quilts and Doll QuiltsLove Laugh QuiltCooking Up Quilts

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A Visit From Zenia

You can meet the most wonderful people through quilting and blogging! Zenia and I have followed each other’s blogs for a few years. She blogs at A Quilted Passion. When I found out that she lived only a mile from my son in Arizona, it was only a matter of time before we met in person. Last winter when I moved out there, she was a true lifeline. She introduced me to friends, invited me over to sew, included me on quilty field trips. Before I came back to Michigan, we made plans for her to come visit me here. And last Wednesday, she arrived!

She made this adorable mini quilt for me.

How cute is that? 

We spent some time sewing together.

And I tried to show her a little of Michigan.

We toured this lighthouse.

And found a quilt inside!

We walked in the woods a bit.

We hit up some quilt shops, talked blogs, family, and quilting, shared ideas, and scraps. Before I knew it, it was time for her to leave. 

I’ll be seeing you in Phoenix soon, Z!

Have a great day!

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Jeeping Again!

Last weekend, Mr. Wonderful and I did our first trail ride with a group. There were ten Jeeps and about twenty people. We didn’t know anyone before we started, but everyone was very friendly and helpful. Most of the time we hit trails through the woods, but there is a “play” area tha we spent some time at. The mister likes to play with his drone and go pro cameras and he put together this video. The hills are a lot steeper than they look in the video!

Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ 9Patch QOV

Another UFO is done and dusted! 

It is a very simple quilt, but I think the quilting adds that special touch that it needed.

You have to be careful with a panto like this, you don’t want to cut off any heads! This next picture shows the border colors the best.

It’s so hard to get a good photo of the back! BTW, this panto is from MeadowLyon Designs.

I hope some veteran will love this Quilt of Valor. It is such an honor to make these. To learn more about Quilts of Valor, click here.

Have a great day!

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric AddictBusy Hands QuiltsA Quarter Inch From the Edge

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Peggy asked earlier this week about my stash. Here it is! Most of it is stored in these baskets from Ikea.

This is my layer cake stash along with some fat quarters and fabric panels.

Here are my charm packs and some FQ bundles.

This is yardage.

I keep these bolts under the cutting table.

It seems like a lot, but eventually, it all finds a home!

Have a great day!

Hold the presses! I just got an email to let me know that Accuquilt has some studio dies for 60% off! I have my order in as several items on my wishlist are on sale. They also have GO! dies up to $10 off. Click here for the deals!

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Vintage Quilts Part 4

I just realized that I still haven’t shown all the vintage quilts we saw on our recent travels. 

I loved the wedding ring, the rings were very small!

I always love finding doll quilts.

This one was stunning!

This one was machine quilted a long, long time ago.

I loved this one too. I wish there had been room to spread it out.

Have a great day!

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