Sewing Room Storage

You may recall that I bought a classroom storage unit for my Arizona sewing room. I love it! So when I saw this on FB Marketplace, I snapped it up for my Michigan room.

Daughter #3 found that Magis Spin Chair for me. I’ve wanted one for ages! It’s the perfect thinking spot. Anyway, classroom furniture is quite useful for sewing storage. I just picked up this locker unit at a garage sale for $5.

It’s perfect for my long die boards and bolts of fabric. Across the street from that sale, I picked up this step stool.

Another $5 find, it’s just right for reaching to the top of my design wall. and yes, I know it’s for kids, but it is extremely sturdy and works for short, little me.

My vintage red Cosco stool will go out to AZ in the fall. My design wall there is much taller.

This kind of furniture is extremely expensive brand new, but if you are lucky enough to find it used, snap it up!

Before I go, AccuQuilt is having some great sales right now and continuing through Memorial Day weekend.

Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Deanna’s Favorite

I’ve decided to call this quilt, Deanna’s Favorite. I must be her favorite, since she gave me this gorgeous top!

I love this kind of quilting. I enjoy doing it, and I love the results.

Sigh…..so lovely.

After I took the photos above, I gently washed it in the bathtub. I expected the claret red to run.

It turned the cream backing into the palest of pinks, but surprisingly, the fabrics in the blocks were unaffected. Washing and drying took the texture up a notch.

This last picture was actually two photos stitched together. The left half shows before washing, and the right half after.

This is such a satisfying finish! Thank you, dear Deanna, for your generosity.

Have a great day, everyone!

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Happy Mail!

Did you see the new die launch during the AccuQuilt Live party on Tuesday?

It landed on my doorstep yesterday! The 5” GO! Qube and Companion sets!

I couldn’t wait to try this out. I quickly picked something off one of my Pinterest boards and hit the scrap bucket.

This is the die I used.

The pieces are pretty tiny.

I hand quilted it and stitched down the self binding after dinner.

The pink sashing is a bit bright!

It fit this little doll bed pretty well.

If you are interested, AccuQuilt has introductory pricing as well as other sales this week. Click here for details.

I think I’ll cut out another little quilt today. ☺️

Have a great day!

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Quilting

I was going to do Baptist Fans on this scrappy quilt, but I realized if I did that, the birds in the border would be flying upside down.

So I decided to go with this pantograph. I’ve never used it before.

This is the thread I’m using.

Hmmmm…. This is a tough one to do. Each row takes over half an hour.

I think I like it. I’m not ripping it out! It’s definitely going to take a while.

Have a great day!

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This and That

I pulled these blocks out of my vintage stash. I think they all work together color wise, but the size variations…. ooof!

My sweet neighbor, Kelly, has been so sweet to send me pictures of my cacti in AZ. Isn’t this incredible?

I’m not a country music fan, but my dad loved Johnny Cash. He even sat in on a jam session with him before he became famous. Daughter #1 found this shirt for me because it reminded her of him. I love it!

Mr. Wonderful found me in an outlet store! 😂

Happy mail means more secret sewing to come!

Speaking of AccuQuilt , don’t miss today’s Live show! They are introducing new dies. I’ll be there! Click here to register and join me!

Have a great day!

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Quilting for a Friend

I had the great pleasure of quilting this beauty for a friend last week. It’s huge!

This is the pantograph that I used.

This is the center of the medallion.

I really need to do a border like this some day!

This is the back.

Isn’t it gorgeous? Have a great day!

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Little Basket Finish

I quilted my little top on the long arm. I used mono-poly thread and cross hatched it. I didn’t pre-mark and got a bit off on my grid, but it’s fine.

This leftover binding was a good fit.

Ta daaa!

After it was finished, I threw it in the wash to see how my appliqué job would hold up. It did well!

I used this old cheater fabric for the back.

And here it is all crinkled up on my coffee table.

This was such a fun little quilt. If you can, take one of Lori’s online classes. She’s a great teacher and the class is really fun.

Have a great day!

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Little Baskets

I took another online class from Lori at Humble Quilts last week. It was based on her quilt in the current Issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. Here is my first machine appliquéd block.

I used a vintage gingham from my stash. I made four blocks. Then had to think how I would set them.

Lori made a darling quilt with wide sashing. I loved it, but decided to hang into that idea for a bigger quilt.

This is my little top. I see more of this machine appliqué in my future! Lori gave lots of helpful hints and tricks.

This should be finished soon. Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Sawtooth Crib Quilt

Ta daaaa!

This little bit sure has taken a long time! It doesn’t go anywhere in my house, but I couldn’t love it more.

I went with the cable border after all. My shoulder does not appreciate the ruler work on the long arm, so it took longer than expected.

The backing fabric doesn’t match all that well, but it does the job and I had it on hand.

Gotta love the texture! All photos were taken after a good soak and wash to remove the markings. I used a monofilament thread and that helped to hide my wobbles and bobbles.

As a reminder, this vintage quilt was my inspiration.

Winslow gave her approval.

And really, what else matters?

Have a great day!

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More Antique Quilts

I saved some of the best for last!

I loved both of these. The one on the left ad such amazing fabrics!

This was fun!

This bed greeted us just as we came in the door.

I didn’t bring any quilts home, but I did pick up these!

Of course, they don’t lay flat. 😂

What can I say? I’m a sucker for orphans!

Have a great day!

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