DWMonday ~ Eagle QOV

I mentioned before that I have a second QOV to present in May. For months, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. And then last week it happened. Someone posted a free pattern that could be downloaded to make QOVs and my plan totally changed. I’ve had these fabrics forever and wanted to use them for this QOV.

I don’t have enough to follow this pattern exactly, but then we all know I’m not so good at following patterns anyway! It has an eagle in the center that I love and will use that part. First, I have to cut out and assemble these pieces. The free pattern can be found here.

I’m still not sure I have enough fabrics for the whole top. I found this fabric on the far right in my stash and I’m trying to decide if it fits well enough with the others to use.

Speaking of QOVs, I purchased this panel to use in another QOV down the road.

I think will be a lot of fun to quilt.

Have a great day!

Linking up with Cooking Up QuiltsPatchwork TimesLove Laugh Quilt

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Slow Stitching Sunday ~ Another Binding

All I have left for this Quilt of Valor, is the binding and label! 

Here are a few glimpses of the quilting. The color is way off in the first picture.

I won’t show any more of this until after it is presented. 

Have a great day!

Linking up with Kathy’s Quilts

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Gwennie!

Today’s finish is a big one! I’m happy to say my Gwennie Inspired Medallion from the QAL is finally done!

While most people made wall or throw sized quilts, I added enough borders to make mine fit my queen bed. The problem with making big quilts is trying to get good photos. The slightest breeze does this:


Here are some detail shots.

I’m really glad I went back and added more appliqué to the center block.

I used a plain backing and the quilting shows up beautifully.

It fits my bed perfectly!

Now it is ready to send off to Lori at Humble Quilts  for the First Friday show in Oregon in May. I just have to find a really big box.

Have a great day!

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric AddictThe Carpenter’s Daughter Who QuiltsBusy Hands Quilts

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Slow News Day

Still working on the same two projects. But I hate to miss a day of blogging, so how about a dog on a quilt?

This old dog will soon turn 15 so he does a lot of this.

Oh, and those labels I needed? I totally cheated.

Have a great day!

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I really hate making labels. But now I have three of them to do before dropping my quilts off for our local show. Did I mention they are due this morning? Yeah….

Anyway, our local guild holds a show every other year. These are the three I am entering.

These will probably get quick hand written labels on muslin. I have several other quilts that I want to make embroidered labels for. I started one yesterday, but clearly Mr. Embroidery Machine and I were not getting along.

I had too much non-sewing stuff to do so I didn’t have time to mess with it. I’ll try again today.

Have a great day!

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This and That Tuesday

I’m actively working on several different projects right now. I didn’t make as much progress on my hand quilting last week, but I’m back at it now. I can’t say my stitches are improving, but I sure love the texture.

I’ve also started machine quilting the QOV. It is mostly ruler  work and slow going.

And far from perfect at that! Here is a little look at the back.

I have a machine embroidery project that I hope to work on today as well. So much to do, so little time.

Have a great day!

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DWMonday ~ QOV

I’m finally making some progress on Daughter #2’s QOV. I hade one row, two pieced borders, and two straight borders to finish the top. But I just didn’t want to. The pieced borders were made of trapezoids and triangles. Ugh. 

Once I forced myself to get those done, the rest of the top was a breeze. I decided against more borders because it would have been too big. I got it in the frame.

Now I have to decide how to quilt it. I used an old calendar to make myself a stencil so I could use my little white board to try out some ideas.

Not thrilled with any of these. I have the binding done, so I hope I can get the quilting plan nailed down today.

Have a good one!

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