DWMonday ~ Coffin Blocks

I cut a bunch more hexies for the quilt in progress that I showed yesterday. 

I threw a bunch up on the design wall, but they aren’t mixed up enough.

I pulled them down and put them in a basket to mix them up better. Then I’ll put them back up.

 I was asked how big these are. The finished length is just a bit over 5 inches.

Have a great day!

Linking up with Cooking Up QuiltsLove Laugh QuiltsPatchwork Times

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Slow Stitching

I’ve made some slow progress on this project.

I had some questions the last time I shared this. This is the template I used. I think I bought it on eBay, but it was years ago.

I have three strips pieced. I folded it in half to take the following pictures.

Have a great day!

Linking up with Kathy’s QuiltsQuilting is More Fun than Housework

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Beautiful Arizona

It’s been a good week with my parents. I’ve been trying to give them a glimpse of this beautiful state. I thought I would share a bit with you as well.

These were taken at Papago Park in Phoenix.

Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Sea Sick Scrappy Trips

For better or worse, my Scrappy Trips Quilt is done! I gotta tell you, as I ran out of good combinations, toward the end, these blocks got even uglier!

But I forged ahead and finished so I could at least fold it up and put it away for a few months!

This top finished at 96 inches square and has 64 blocks. I had 4strips leftover. It was hard to find a good p,ace to get pictures of this behemoth. 

Not all the rows are showing in the picture above. In the one below,you can see how much iverhangthere is. This is a queen size bed.

I hope I like this better when I get it quilted!

Have a great day!

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric AddictCrazy Mom QuiltsBusy Hands QuiltingDevoted Quilter

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TBThursday ~ Graffitti Heart

I thought I would take the opportunity to take better pictures of this quilt I made a couple years ago for Daughter #2. 

The piecing went very quickly. I had a lot of fun with the quilting.

Here are some shots of the back.

Have a great day!

Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation

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November/December Goals

So much has changed in my life over the last month, that I really didn’t know what to expect as far as how much sewing I would get done. So I kept my goals pretty conservative. Here’s a recap:

I want to piece a secret top that is a bit of a puzzle. I won’t be able to share, but I am adding it to my list because I want to get it done. Not even started!

I want to get my Denise Schmidt 36 Patch top done. I cut strips for this ages ago. Done!

I want to get my Blueberry Park Quilt top finished. Done! 

Two out of three isn’t bad. Especially since I got several other things done. Like this baby quilt top.

And this one.

I’m quite happy to have this tumbler top off my UFO list.

I have two more finishes for the month that I will be showing this Friday and next.

My parents are here this week and hubby will be here for three weeks this month. Add in Christmas and I’m thinking I won’t sew nearly as much! But here are my goals anyway:

1. I want to finish Daughter #2’s QOV top.

2. Finish my mini Dresden Fan.

3. Finish the 30s Ohion Star top.

4. Make something out of the Minnick and Simpson jelly rolls I brought with me.

We are keeping Christmas very simple this year. Maybe it’s a new trend for us!  I finished my Christmas decorating. Want to see it?

That’s it! One small tree, no ornaments! Might leave it up until Daughter returns from her deployment though. That will feel like a Christmas for sure!

Have a great day!

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I mentioned that my parents are visiting this week. That led to a bit of rearranging. I decided they would be most comfortable in the master bedroom, so I moved myself and my sewing stuff to the guest room. Here is the view from the door.

Since I needed the mattress to sleep on, I bought some Command hooks to hang up my design wall. 

I made this quilt for Daughter #2 back when she finished her year of serving in Americorps.

I am enjoying the luxury of watching TV while I sew. I’m hooked on Acorn TV, a subscription service showing all Britiśh shows. I’m working my way through a series called Where the Heart Is.

Also, I am woefully behind on responding to comments and I apologize for that. Please know that I read and appreciate each and every one, even if I am unable at times to respond to them all.

Have a great day!

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