Vintage Star Top

I have decided to set aside knitting for a while in favor of hand quilting. I’ve put off quilting this top because it needed a few repairs.

Like this:

This was the closest I could come to a matching fabric. Not perfect, but it is a faded scrappy top so it will do.

Here is one of my repairs. I think it looks worse in photos.

I hope to get this basted so I can start quilting today!

Have a good one.

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Dollhouse Chronicles

Today I am sharing a few more finds from the recent sale that I attended. I found dishes for my mid mod dollhouse! They are a little big, but I love the color.

Would you like to come for coffee?

I thought this table might fit in my cabin.

I was very tempted, but I left this dollhouse behind. It was very well done.

And this doll….sigh…. I loved her and all her beautiful clothes!

All hand stitched. I don’t know why I am so drawn to vintage toys. Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Four Patch

You probably guessed that this is what I was making!

I don’t know where I got this solid fabric, not the color or brand, but I wish I had bolts of it! All other fabrics are vintage.

This backing was a fine lawn from the stash from my great Aunt Celia. She would be 105 if she were still here.

I was inspired to make this from a quilt I saw on Pinterest. For a change, I was able to track down the original designer who had shared it on her blog. You can see it here.

I made mine bigger to accommodate the little bed at the top of the post.

This shows you what it looked like before washing.

Have a great weekend!

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict , Alycia Quilts

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Snowball Update

I’m still working on my Snowball blocks.

I decided I should take stock of how many I have. So far, I have 100 blocks sewn.

I have another 30 cut out.

I match up snowballs and triangles in batches and then sew in groups of 6-10, depending on the time I have. I’ve just been sewing a few here and there between other things.

I have enough for a good size throw quilt. I’m trying to decide if I should stop with these, add a border, or cut more and go for a bed quilt.

Have a great day!

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Large Quilts 2019

I didn’t make any really big quilts last year. I’ll have to remedy that in 2020! Here are the lap, throw, twin size quilts that I finished this past year.

I’m happy to say that 7 of the ten have been gifted. I try to make sure I give away more than I keep. Otherwise, hubby and I would lose one another among piles of quilts!

Have a great day!

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UFO Parade 2020

As I’ve been cleaning the sewing room, I’ve been compiling my current list of UFOs.

1. My 4 Patch Leader/Ender project.

2. MySnowball quilt.

3. I still have my churn dashes!

4. My Gather applique.

5. Many Trips

6. I want to repair and hand quilt this.

7. My Liberty hexies are a carry over from last year.

8. These vines are another carry over.

9. My Elongated Hexies

10. My Civil War Tumblers

11. A t-shirt quilt for Daughter #1.

12. I bought these GFG flower blocks over 20 years ago. It would be nice to at least make some progress on putting them together.

13. Batik rectangles.

14. These are leftovers from my Dutch Hexie quilt. I have so many hexies left, it feel like a UFO!

15. I found these 4 patches made from QOV scraps.

16. I cut these rectangles from fabric I bought in Hawaii.

17. Four patches I made from vintage fabrics.

18. I can’t remember when I cut these tumblers. The fabrics were leftover from a Quilt of Valor challenge. I hated the fabrics because the red is not red, it is pink.

19. Denyse Schmidt hexie leftovers.

20. These strips are leftovers from a quilt I made a couple years ago and they are begging to be used. I think I have a plan now that will use these up and also scratch an item off the bucket list.

Good grief, my list is even longer than last year! I’m going to need to set a goal of finishing two a month if I have any hope at all of getting through this.

I will add to this list if I find any more. I probably will.

Have a great day!

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I saw it on Pinterest….

I saw a little quilt on Pinterest and decided I had to make it. So I pulled out this bin of vintage scraps.

And my 2 inch square die and got cutting.

And piecing.

And cutting some more.

I love Pinterest, but sometimes I have to remind myself to actually do something with those pins!

Have a great day!

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