Finish It Up Thursday ~ Scrappy Strips

It’s so nice to have a quick and easy finish when life it busy!

I had planned to quilt cables on this, but I messed up and didn’t feel like ripping, so it ended up being lots of wavy lines.

Not the look I was going for, but no big deal. I still want to try cables soon.

I thought I was making another doll quilt, until I threw this on my coffee table. Perfect!

After washing, I like it even better. The quilting did give lots of cool texture.

I would definitely make another quilt with this idea some day. lots of mindless piecing and scrap busting. That’s my kind of quilt!

Have a great day!

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Mr. Wonderful and I visited Daughter #3 last weekend. We went to a couple estate sales and I snagged this for a couple bucks. Would you have?

I had a suspicion about this comforter. So when I got home, I snipped all the ties.

And…..ta daaaaa! I was right! There was a very well worn quilt inside!

I opened the end and dumped it out. It is admittedly, quite rough.

Here’s the back.

And the front. I love this pattern!

This is tied as well. What will I do with it now? No idea yet. I may try to salvage the best bits. But it was worth a couple bucks just to solve the mystery!

Have a great day!

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New Crossroads Die and a Finish!

Welcome back! Accuquilt just announced their newest block on board die, Cross Roads! As a GO! Getter, I was able to get my hands on this early.

I have to say, I love this die!

It comes with a pattern on the back, but this is just the tip of the iceberg as far as possibilities go.

This little block finishes at 3 inches. I could make a quilt just with these!

This is one complete block. It finishes at 9 inches.

Four put together would look like this (without the white lines, I did a bit of photoshopping). It looks very complex, but it’s easy!

I chose to leave some pieces out to create this garden path setting.

Everything lined up beautifully. I added plain white borders and quilted with a crosshatch.

I’m thrilled with this!

This older bit in my stash was perfect for the backing.

I have so many ideas in my head for this die! If you want one too, click here for 23% off launch bundles.

Have a great day!

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You’re Invited!

I have a great project to share with you all today! I’m very excited about it…..but I can’t show you until later today. It’s all about the newest Die to Try Block on Board die that Accuquilt is releasing today!

Just click here to register and join us for a program full of great ideas and giveaways! Then come back here to see my project. I will be posting at 1:30 PM today.

Hope to see you there!

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Design Wall Monday

Remember this little kit? Turns out it was the perfect thing to work on while waiting for someone to come pick up a piece of furniture I sold. Since there were an hour and a half late, I got the whole top done!

Now to decide on quilting. And I should probably kit up a few more of these little projects.

Have a great day!

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Slow Stitching Sunday

I have two Pomegranate blocks done now.

And the third is well underway.

The next pattern for this BOM came out last week.

I have my pieces all chosen and I’ll start this today after the Pomegranate block is done.

Have a great day!

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July Wrap Up

It’s been a good quilting month. I finished the Jeep quilt just on time for E3’s birthday.

I quilted and bound this top for a friend of my mom’s.

Had to sneak in this mini!

My favor finish, Amelia Brown’s Rooster Medallion!

Shark Reunion!

And Triangles.

I also quilted 8 Quilts of Valor and worked in a few secret projects that I can’t share just yet.

Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Triangles

My most recent leader/ender quilt is done!

I love the crosshatch on this.

I have had this backing fabric for years and this seemed the perfect quilt to use it.

You can see here how imperfect my grid is, but it doesn’t matter at all.

This was my inspiration. It was made by Gee’sBend quilter, Annie Bendolph.

Mine doesn’t have the same charm, but I’m still very happy with it. Here are a few photos after washing. I’m trying a new batting.

It doesn’t get quite as crinkly, but I love the weight of it. It is Pellon 80/20 and comes on a 120″ roll.

One last thing to share.

I would NOT have wanted to make this quilt without my Accuquilt dies and die cutter. So I wanted to share this deal with you. You can also get free shipping until August 2nd by clicking here.

Have a great day!

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Scrappy Strips

Remember these scrappy strips? They were leftovers from this quilt .

This is one of the little projects I had kitted up. It as a quick and easy top to piece when I didn’t have much time.

The top was together before I knew it! of course, the work of piecing the strips was already done.

Time to quilt. Have a great day!

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Kitting Up!

Over the weekend , I spent some time kitting up a few small quilts that I had on my bucket list. I get a lot of inspiration from vintage quilts on eBay. When I see something I might want to make, I take a screenshot and make a note on my iPad on what to cut. Like this:

I scribbled out a row and noted that I need 36 print diamonds and 24 solids. I may or may not keep the zig zag edge that full diamonds on the top and bottom would give me, but I can decide that later. I dug through my vintage scraps and used my Accuquilt 30 degree diamond die to cut my pieces. Here it is all ready to go.

These are Tupperware sandwich containers. I love them for small projects like this. Here is another note I made myself.

And here it is kitted up and ready to sew. I used my Accuquilt 2 inch square die and Accuquilt 2 inch strip die for these pieces.

This is my third little quilt. No note here, just an idea I had. I used my Accuquilt 2 1/2 inch strip die for this.

Hope this helps someone out. It sure helps me to actually get around to making those quilts on my bucket list!

Before I go, I have to let you in on a couple great deals. Accuquilt is offering 28% off all orders over $28! You need to use the code, SAVE28, at checkout. They also have 50% off the GO! Starter Set ! That deal is good until August 3rd. No code needed for that one.

Have a great day!

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