Finally!

For the first time this year, we loaded up Oscar and hit the trails! First stop, getting ORV stickers.

And into the woods! Here is the trailhead.

Oscar hit a milestone on the trail.

Don’t worry about that orange light. We air down the tires for better traction on the trails causing the TPM light to come on.

We found lots of sand, dirt, and a wee bit of mud along with some wildlife. It was a super easy trail, but fun nonetheless.

Have a great day!

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Progress!

I am making slow, but steady progress on my flag quilt.

This is the pantograph that I’m using from Urban Elmentz .

This is a perfect panto for a Quilt of Valor.

I had planned to make a navy binding, but I found this in my stash. I think it could work.

Have a great day!

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June/July Goals!

Time to check out those goals!

1. I really hope to get this huge quilt finished. Done!

2. Make one more kid quilt. Done!

3. Finish hand quilting my vintage top. Done! I will share the finish soon.

4. Quilt some QOVs! Not done. Our group is still not able to meet so I haven’t had tops to quilt. But, I did get a QOV started!

What else did I do? I made two minis.

And a pillow!

And I finished my Liberty quilt.

Not bad considering I traveled to AZ this month.

Now to consider July.

1. Finish the flag QOV.

2. Hand quilt half the hour glass quilt.

3. Finish another UFO from the list.

I have more traveling to do, so I’ll leave it at that. Have a great day!

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DWMonday ~ Flag Quilt

Finally getting back to this. It seems an appropriate week to work on it!

I liked this gold for sashing, but then realized I didn’t have enough.

So on to Plan B.

Now I just have to get these four big pieces together and get this on the frame. That’s my plan for today.

BTW. This is the die I used to cut the sashing.

Have a great day!

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Slow Stitching Sunday

I started my new hand quilting project.

I’m using my Hera marker to mark the arcs. I love this thing! Hopefully, you can see the markings below. It is just a crease in the fabric.

This is what I’m using for thread.

So far, I like the back better than the front.

It IS very fast. Partly because I usually do twice as much quilting.

Hoping to finish the first side today. Have a great day!

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Pinwheel Pillow

My pillow is done and I’m quite pleased with it! A big thanks to Deanna for the nudge. Here is the top after quilting.

This is the back. There is a zipper under that flap.

I stitched the front and back wrong sides together and added a binding.

Looks just like a small quilt!

Until you add the pillow form!

Here is a peek at the zipper.

I’m so glad I did this! It wasn’t as hard as I expected. Now to come up with a plan for that other pillow form.

Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Liberty Garden

Ta daaaaaa!!!

My Liberty quilt is done. I’m not normally a floral girl, but Liberty Tana Lawns are something else! And I love how well they paired with this Moda crossweave.

I found this backing fabric while thrifting with Daughter #3. It is a very fine shirting fabric.

I ended up with this almost teal binding. I loved the red and navy, but they seemed to demand too much attention.

I love how different areas appear to be in and out of focus.

Here it is in my sewing room.

Thanks for following along! Have a great weekend!

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A Little Something

I mentioned that I found yet another UFO while digging through my 30s fabric .

Deanna suggested that I use them to make a pillow. I thought that was a great idea! In the process, I remembered why I set them aside in the first place. Can you tell?

At about the same time, I took a trip to TJMaxx and found this big pillow on clearance. It has a feather insert and this wasfar cheaper than buying just the insert.

I love a bargain! I quilted the top on the long arm. It took longer to load than to quilt.

Now to figure out how to put this together, have a great day!

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Playing

I found these scraps while looking for something else and decided to play a bit.

I grabbed two strips and sewed them together.

Then I cut them in half and sewed them together again.

I have no idea if this is going anywhere, but I’ll forge ahead for now.

Have a great day!

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Liberty Update

I decided to work on my Liberty quilt while pondering the big stitch quilting issue.

Ahhh….I love this so much! Now I’m trying to figure out what to use for a binding. I think it needs to be a solid. I’ve narrowed it down to one of these.

Decisions, decisions. Have a great day!

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