This and That

I need a donation quilt, so I pulled out this top that I picked up at our guild’s Trash to Treasure sale.

I would like it to be longer. Would it look odd with only top and bottom borders? Or narrow borders on the sides and wide top and bottom? Hmmmm…..

The ladies were here for Craft night this past Monday. Some brought their own projects to work on and others worked in adult coloring books.

Have you tried Oreo Thins? They are dangerous! Especially the lemon and salted caramel varieties. They are apparently vegan, so it’s almost healthy, right?

I have the wedding quilt loaded on the frame. Now the pressure is on to get the quilting just right.

So much to do today. Have a good one!

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QOV Progress

I saw a Moda Bake Shop pattern with a layout like this. I’ve been wanting to make a quilt in this pattern for a while and thought this layer cake would be perfect. Nope. Not liking it even a little.

So maybe a random hour glass lay out……maybe….

Or a not so random hour glass lay out…..better!

Have a great day!

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I started another Quilt of Valor. I’m using this layer cake.

I used this die and my studio cutter from Accuquilt . By the way, they have a great sale on studio dies right now! And they always have free downloadable patterns here.

I also used some plain white yardage. My pieces are all cut and I’ve begun piecing blocks, but I had to stop and play for just a bit.

I was able to cut all the pieces out very quickly. By using yardage for half the triangles, I will end up with enough blocks for a good size quilt even without borders. I hope to get this top finished this week.

Have a great day!

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First a Trail Ride of the Season!

Yesterday, hubby and I took Oscar on the first trail ride of the season. We went with a group called Michigan Jeeps.

The trails were in St. Helen, Michigan. It rained all day, but we still had fun!

Jeepers are such great people! See that white Jeep behind Oscar? Turns out the couple that owns it lives in the subdivision behind us!

I’m not gonna lie, were a few white knuckle moments for me. But I can’t wait to go again!

Have a great day!

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More DIY

We bought these stools over 18 years ago when we moved into this house. After Daughter #2 helped me repaint the kitchen, these started looking mighty shabby! So we decided a little more DIY was in order

After sanding and spray painting the bottoms, I got to work on the seats. I wanted to add numbers so I printed these out in the size and font I wanted.

Then I traced them onto freezer paper.

Cut them out with an exact knife.

Then I ironed the freezer paper stencil to the seat.

A less than perfect spray painting job followed. Oops!

That’s okay. I wanted a rustic look so I sanded the seat anyway.

Here it is after staining!

And the whole set.

Time to do something about those floors.

Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Jelly Roll Quilt

Here’s my first finish quilted on Friday. I’m surprised how different it feels than my Avante. We are still getting to know each other!

You can read my tip for piecing jelly roll quilts here. It’s a game changer for me.

The backing looks gray here, but it is actually more of a taupe color.

My machine binding is improving.

I used a poly batt on this one. I have part of a roll I’m trying to use up.

Clearly, this isn’t an heirloom quilt, but it was very fast and fun!

Have a great day!

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict , Crazy Mom Quilts , Busy Hands Quilts , Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland

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Good News and Bad News

First the bad, my tracks arrived for the long arm. But they looked like this:

Ummm…. that’s not okay. After more phone calls, I’m hoping the fifth time is the charm and that I will soon have a perfect set of track supports.

I’m so beyond frustrated that I couldn’t even get mad anymore. This whole fiasco has been beyond absurd. The last set of track supports were crushed in shipping and looked like this.

That might not look like a lot of damage, but even a thread on the tracks can cause problems. I sent pictures of the damage and the packaging and they are not picking these up. So I decided last night to put them on the frame anyway. I have 8 usable feet on my 12 foot frame. But The good news is, I was finally able to play a bit!

And I had enough room to load my jelly roll quilt. I hope to get it quilted today.

Wish me luck! Have a great day!

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