March/April Goals

Time to review my monthly goals.

1. Quilt five QOVs. Not done. Thanks to the corona virus, the group was unable to meet this month, meaning no tops for me to quilt.

2. Finish my leader/ender quilt. Done!

3. Come up with a plan for a wedding quilt. Done! I have a plan. And I have a backup plan just in case! Time to get sewing!

4. Finish another item from my UFO list. Done!

And done!

And done!

5. Start on a secret sewing project. Done! But you’ll have to wait for summer to see it.

What else did I do? I quilted a couple quilts for a friend.

And I made a lot of progress in two other UFOs.

And I made 25 masks for my daughter’s hospital.

For April, I would like to:

1. Finish the Tumbler quilt.

2. Finish adding the blocks to the Flower Garden quilt and figure out how I will finish the top.

3. Finish my Neutral Scrappy Trips.

4. Make a doll quilt for a swap.

5. Work on a QOV.

The Lord only knows what tomorrow will actually bring! Have a great day!

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DWMonday ~ Neutral Scrappy Trips

I wasn’t too sure about this project, but I forged ahead.

My neutral loving daughter approves. The more blocks I make, the more I like it.

Of course, now I’m thinking it should be bigger than what I can make with these three jelly rolls. I don’t want to order anything, so I’m trying to see if I have what I need in my stash. I would need 24 more strips to get to the size I want.

Can you believe I don’t have any black at the moment? I feel like it needs more black and more lights, but white is too bright. Ugh.

My deadline for this got moved back, but I know myself. If I wait too long, I’ll lose all momentum. Time to think a while.

Have a great day!

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Slow Stitching Sunday

Today I have a little slow binding stitching on this secret sewing project.

And then I hope to get some more work done on this. Since E1’s therapy is canceled for the time being, I haven’t gotten as much done on it this week.

I was asked about how I prepare my Hexies for this. Here you go.

I prepped a bunch of these Friday night while Mr. Wonderful and I watched this.

It was a great movie. I hope you enjoy a peaceful Sunday.

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Hands 2 Help~ Leaders/Enders

I’ve signed up for Hands 2 Help hosted by Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

I’m making progress on my leader/ender blocks and this will become my donation quilt. I will send it on to Quilts of Compassion.

This is what I planned to do with them.

But I decided to play a bit at the design wall with them. I like several of these ideas.

I might have enough pieces for more than one quilt out of these.

Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ DS Hexie Quilt

I’ve been chipping away at my UFO list and today I have another finish.

I started hand piecing these in 2016.

I used the green I was considering for the border as binding and for part of the backing.

Here’s a peek at the other fabric I used in the backing.

Isn’t that fun? I was given this by a local friend and finally found the perfect use for it. Thanks, Jean!

All the fabrics in the top are from Denyse Schmidt lines.

Have a great day!

Linking up with Alycia Quilts , Confessions of a Fabric Addict

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Neutral Scrappy Trips

The tumbler quilt is in timeout. I opened the neutral jelly rolls. That’s the hardest part, right?

I sorted into groups of eight that are roughly alternating light and dark.

Sew these into pairs send press to the darker strip.

Sew the whole thing into a tube.

Time to dust off this Accuquilt die!

I used it to crosscut my strip set.

Easy peasy!

Use the seam ripper to open the tubes into strips like this.

And sew them together.

One block done, a bunch to go. Have a great day!

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This and That

I’m doing a little sewing this week, but not anything that I can share just yet. I did get the tumblers together.

Now it’s long enough, but not wide enough. Sigh….

Hubby has been cooking lately.

You can see that I’m not going hungry!

We woke up to this on Monday. Thankfully it was gone by late afternoon.

I’m thinking about making a Scrappy Trips quilt with these jelly rolls. All three are the same.

I can’t decide if it would be modern or boring. Back to my secret sewing.

Have a great day!

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