DWMonday ~ Blueberry Park 

Remember this small top?

It is currently 48 by 60 inches. A bit on the small side for a lap quilt so I’ve been considering adding white borders. I’ve also begun thinking about how I want to quilt this. Here are a few possibilities.

I’m not in love with any of these ideas, so I’ll keep playing with it.

Have a great day!

Linking up with Cooking Up QuiltsPatchwork Times

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Jeep the Mac 2017

Ever since hubby and I have been married, I’ve driven practical vehicles. I’m okay with that. We have four kids and function has always been the most important consideration. I have never really cared what I drove as long as it fit the family and was reliable. But just over a week ago, we bought the vehicle of my dreams! Meet Oscar, my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Freedom Edition.

I fell in love with Daughter #2’s  Rubicon that I drove out in Arizona. I honestly never thought I would be interested in off roading though, until hubby and I got to go on the Jeep track at the dealer. Now I can’t wait to go! I have a lot to learn, but it should be fun!

I just got back from my third trip to Wisconsin since I got back from Arizona. My dad has had cancer for some time and is now in hospice care. I didn’t realize it until I was there early last week, that I would be traveling home over the Mackinaw bridge at the same time as the Jeep the Mac event. 

It is an entire weekend of activities for Jeep enthusiasts. The big event on Friday is the massive Jeep migration over the bridge and back. So I decided I wanted to take part too! There were nearly 700 Jeeps that participated in the crossing. Here are a couple pics of the staging area.

There were Jeeps as far as the eye could see! It was really fun to walk around and see all the different models.

I found out that Jeep peeps are very friendly people! I tend to be rather shy, but I talked to some really nice folks there. I had to get home Friday night, but next year I want to go for The whole weekend and take part in the trail rides at Drummond Island as well as the scavenger hunts. Here are a few more pics from the event.

I guess it’s time to make a Jeep quilt!

Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Scrappy Fence Rail

Another big finish today!  You may remember that I started piecing these blocks as a leader/ended project soon after I arrived in Arizona last fall. When I ran out of scraps, blog reader Ila kindly sent me a box of generously sized scraps so I could finish.

I love quilting a Baptist Fans on scrappy quilts! I finished the binding in the car while hubby, Daughter #2 and I were traveling. They were game to help me take some pictures along the way.

She captured this shot of hubby and me.

It was rather windy and our attempts at a full shot resulted in some pretty funny moments!

When we got to my parents house, I found the perfect solution. I climbed my dad’s ham radio tower! My sister and I used to do this all the time so we could lay out on the roof to get a tan. Lol!

That worked!

And here it is on my bed after washing. I love this one!

Have a wonderful day!

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric AddictCrazy Mom QuiltsBusy Hands QuiltsCharly and Ben’s Crafty Corner

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Vintage Redwork

A dear friend of mine gave me this redwork top that had been made by a great aunt of hers. This is another top that I am thinking about starting to hand quilt.

It is lng and narrow. I don’t really want to take it apart, maybe I will add borders to the sides to give it some width. It has really fun blocks in it!

I love the expression on this girl’s face. I feel that way sometimes too.

A cross Betsy Ross?

This is just odd. The body looks like a baby, but the face does not. 

What is this animal?

Hey, George, I found your axe!

Looks like a wise old dog to me!

I wonder who Jack was…

There is no doubt as to the date and place this was created!

Have a great day!

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WIP Wednesday 

The current WIP is my house. I hung up some quilts in the family room. I hung my log cabin quilt over the fireplace.

On my rack, I hung my Midwinter Blues quilt.

I have my Grant’s Bowties on the couch.

And my tiny tumblers on the coffee table behind the couch.

If I decide that I’m keeping this arrangement, I will switch to a higher table in this spot.

Have a great day!

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Believe it or not….

Thank you all for your input regarding the placement of the daisy blocks! Hopefully, I can get them stitched together soon.

Since I finished  the vintage quilt top that I was recently  working on, I’m actually hunting around for another hand quilting project! This is a vintage top I purchased a number of years ago at an estate sale.

It doesn’t lay flat, probably due to varying skill levels among the block makers. I love all the names!

I had to laugh at this next one. It’s what I would have done!

Looks like Ma was too busy taking care of the family to get around to embroidering her block!

Some blocks were pieced by hand and some by machine.

I love this top, but I might just love this one as is. 

Have a great day!

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DWMonday ~ Vintage Daisies

I have other projects that I need to work on, but I was in the mood for something different. So I pulled out these daisy blocks that I finished last fall and squared them all up. They currently measure 17 1/2 inches square. Now to decide how to set them.

There are 20 blocks so they will be set 4 by 5, but there is no good way to make the setting symmetrical. 

I’m leaning toward the first picture. Feel free to weigh in!

Have a great day!

Linking up with Love Laugh Quilt

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