Covering the World


I’ve been waiting for this day! Moda Fabrics, AccuQuilt, and Babylock are joining forces this year to cover the world, one quilt at a time. Each week, one representative from either Moda or AccuQuilt is donating one quilt to the organization of their choice. Today, it’s my turn to represent AccuQuilt. My quilt will go to a deserving service member through the Quilts of Valor Foundation.

Here is my quilt!

It has 120 6” blocks. There are 40 6 1/2” plain blocks, and 80 4 patches.

I used these dies.

I quilted this on my long arm. The binding was made from leftovers of the backing.

As simple as it is, I’m quite smitten with this quilt!

I hope the person receiving this quilt will feel loved and appreciated as it is awarded to them.

That’s what Quilts of Valor is all about, showing gratitude to those who have served us. 

For more information on how you can help Cover the World, visit AccuQuilt .

Have a great day!

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Settings

My day got away from me and no sewing happened. I did start thinking about how I will set these blocks when I’m done.

Or I could just go block to block.

Before I go, I wanted to remind you that this is the last day to shop before the price increase at AccuQuilt .

It is also the last day for these AccuQuilt deals.

Have a great day!

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More of the Same….

I made some more blocks.

The background is actually a light gray print. It looks too dark in this photo.

I have enough pieces cut for 5 more blocks. I think I will cut one more out of each of these bits for a total 16.

I listened to this while sewing. It was okay. Just okay.

Yesterday was a busy day, I took care of several errands and stuff around the house.

Have a great day!

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Tuesday

I’m making a little progress on my Star blocks, in between secret sewing.

I’m really liking these so far!

My AccuQuilt order came! There is still time ( until midnight June 30th) to get in on deals before the price increase. This is what I got.

Daughter #1 knew how much I’m missing Winslow. So she sent me this !

It looks just like her!

Isn’t that sweet? She’s so thoughtful!

Have a great day!

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Design Wall Monday

I picked up these fat quarters last winter at Good Will.

I’ve been wanting to try out this AccuQuilt die and figured it was a great one to use up those FQs.

What a great die! Everything lines up perfectly.

There is another great AccuQuilt Live program coming up tomorrow. Click here to register.

Have a great day!

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Vintage Kits

I picked up a couple vintage quilt kits at a sale recently.

The first one has been started.

You can see that some of the pieces still have rusty pins in them! Yikes!

The work that has been done, is lovely.

Here is the second kit. It appears complete and has not been started.

I love those colors!

Both kits have that stored, musty smell. I’m not sure what I will do with them since this is more hand work than I can handle. But I just couldn’t leave them behind.

Have a great day!

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This and That

The past week has flown by! But that always happens when I’m in Arizona. I’ve been enjoying this beautiful place, but I mostly treasure the time with my kids and grands.

And I bought a car!

It will be nice to fly here and have a vehicle waiting in the garage. It isn’t new, but should meet our needs, including being good on gas.

I wanted to let you know about some AccuQuilt news…..

Yeah, inflation has hit us all! But price increases start July 1st so you still have time to get your orders in. And there are some great deals to boot! Check out these AccuQuilt deals, especially the Overstock and Clearance sections.

There are even some AccuQuilt Qube Companion sets in the overstock section. Yes, I grabbed a few myself. 😊

Connecting Threads also has some good sales on fabric and tools!

And Fat Quarter Shop is in on the fun as well. Bella Solids are all 20% off until the end of June! Here is just a sample.

Of course, they always have the Fat Quarter Shop Daily Deals.

Once again, I so appreciate it when you use my links to make purchases. It doesn’t cost you any more, but I earn a little bit in commission and that helps support my blogging habit. 😄

Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Ladies Legacy

Put a fork in it, it’s done!

I like the layout I ended up with, though I liked the random one as well. I used a pantograph called Ground Cover on this quilt.

Everything came from stash.

Several of you said to skip the border. I compromised and went with a skinny border.

This design would look good on point too.

I don’t know where this will end up, but I’m using it as a table cloth for now.

It finished at 56” square.

Have a great day!

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Throwback Thursday ~ Gather

Since I have secret sewing going on, I have nothing to share today. So here is a finish from a few years ago. It remains a favorite of mine. Enjoy this throwback post.

This is a most satisfying finish!

I started the appliqué last summer while traveling. The verse is John 6:12. After Jesus had fed the 5,000, he told his disciples to gather up the fragments so nothing would be wasted.

The background of the front is random scraps of muslin. I also used muslin on the back.

I initially wanted a red binding, but I ran out. I am really pleased with this tan. It frames the top without competing.

You can really see the different muslins in this photo.

I’m enjoying this in my family room for the time being.

Have a great day!

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Progress

I’ve been enjoying time in my AZ sewing room this week.

Progress is being made!

I played with putting the lights in the middle.

Now I’m trying to figure out borders.

Maybe I should skip borders….hmmm….. Stay tuned.

Have a great day!

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