Something New

I’ve been wanting to make a quilt like this for ages.

I even bought this die from Accuquilt to help me out!

BTW, there is a GO! version of the die also.

Since I’ve redone my family room in a patriotic theme, I’ve decided it is time to get to it. I cut out the pieces below, but I’m not sure this is the final version. Should the feet be blue? Maybe I should add some navy.

I need to see if I have some navy to try out with this. The background will be white and I’m thinking about a sawtooth border.

BTW, if you use this link to Accuquilt, you will get free shipping on orders over $25. And yes, these are affiliate links.

Have a great day!

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Military Mystery Clue #5

Here are the pieces for Clue #5 for the Military Mystery hosted by Alycia at Alycia Quilts.

I used this Accuquilt die to cut my 2 1/2 inch strips and then sub cut with my rotary cutter and ruler.

This is how they go together.

Simple half log cabin block.

I’d like to say I’m done with this clue, but I actually have another 18 blocks to finish. Better get moving!

Have a great day!

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DWMonday ~ Changed my mind…..AGAIN!

Remember that housewarming quilt? I had a plan, changed my mind, made another plan, changed my mind…. I decided to open this fat quarter bundle.

I came up with this improv piece.

I wasn’t sure I liked it and thought about doing this instead.

Since I was really running out of time, I just went ahead and put it on the frame.

I did get this done in the nick of time. I will share this finish on Friday.

Have a great day!

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Slow Stitching

Have you been waiting on pins and needles since last Sunday to see what appliqué project I chose? Wait no more, I chose Thistles.

Excuse my sorry looking ironing board cover. I use freezer paper temp,ages to prepare my appliqué pieces.

Then I placed everything on the background. You can see I chose to use a different vase.

This is how far I got on my last trip. I hope to finish the appliqué on this one.

I didn’t pay enough attention to fabric placement on the vase. I might have to redo that bit.

Have a great day!

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Military Mystery Clue #4

I’m behind on my Mystery clues since I was out of town last week. Here are the pieces for Clue #4.

I used these Accuquilt dies to cut my pieces which ended up taking mere minutes.

The sewing went very quickly as well.

24 little blocks…..DONE!

You can find all the clues for this mystery over at Alycia Quilts . I’m headed out of town again, but I have posts scheduled ahead, including a Clue #5 so I will be caught up before Alycia releases Clue #6!

Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ The Tie Quilt

It’s done! Regular readers may recall that my local guild issued a challenge to make something out of men’s ties. I had more than a few false starts, but finally settled on this design.

I’m not crazy about my quilting on this one, especially in the leaves, but once I started, there was no turning back.

The background is navy and I though this green would be fun for the back.

The red binding I found already made in my stash. It was the perfect color.

I hand stitched the binding in this one.

This is how the back looked after quilting.

But I had some leftover leaves and couldn’t leave the alone! Lol!

It is hanging in my foyer now.

Have a great day!

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict , Pretty Piney, Busy Hands Quilts

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Change of Plans

I hade made a decision on the jelly roll pattern and then Mr. Wonderful said the colors for the housewarming quilt should be teal, purple and blue. Back to the drawing board! These are not prominent colors in my stash. Then I remembered that I had a few of these charm packs.

I traded some pieces from two of the packs and came up with this.

Way too small, I know. But I have a plan! Stay tuned. I got distracted by an invite to the pumpkin farm with the three Es.

When I got home, I realized the second clue for the Sajou Quilt Along was posted. So I whipped that out. Ole Abe is leaning to the right! Lol!

I hope the next step sets him to rights, if not, I’ll improvise.

I’m behind on my Military Mystery QAL. I hope to get caught up with that tomorrow. We were visiting my sweet MIL in Missouri last weekend so I’m running behind on a few things.

Have a great day!

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