String Challenge and Mystery Sewing

I’m hooking up with Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery Quilt link up today.  Welcome if you’re new here and the link up brought you.

Last week between working on the gray Claudette quilt I finished (see that here if you missed it) and then scrambling to get the wedding quilt finished, I didn’t get a lot of sewing done.  The wedding quilt did get finished.  Stop by and Friday and I’ll show it off!!

On the mystery…I don’t have it all the way done but CLOSE.  I knew we would have a busy weekend so Friday at nap time I cut our what I would need.

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Then I stayed up late Friday night and was up early on Saturday morning to get it sewn.  I’ve completed the sewing.  I’ll need to iron these which I’ll likely do over nap time one of the days this week.

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Kelli and I had a sewing day with plans on my birthday quilt.  I’ll tell you more about that tomorrow.

Since Hubby got done with the field work he’s been home more….I’ve appreciated that!!  He’s asked me to watch television with him a few of the nights…and I’ve set my things aside and watched.  The new season of Longmire was out so I didn’t mind. (I recommend that series if you haven’t watched yet).  While we’ve been watching, I’ve been stitching on my Daylilies applique quilt trying to get some of the applique done.  I’m watching more than stitching so it’s taken more than an episode to finish one block.

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I’ve also got more prepped.  When my child care kiddos are sleeping I’ve managed to press the stems and pin them in place on several more.

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I have all of them marked for placement.

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I’m so thankful that there are only 16 of these blocks in this quilt!!  It makes the applique do-able for the non-applique girl that I am!!  I am celebrating that I do have the applique for four of the blocks done….that means I have 25% finished!! Yahoo.

I noticed that in the original pattern there are leaves on the block….I’ve been debating about leaving them off.  I’ll get some pictures taken next week and you can help me decide.

You’ll find my back here on Monday with hopefully more work done on a string quilt and more mystery things to show!

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4 thoughts on “String Challenge and Mystery Sewing

  1. Kim LeMere

    I did manage to cut some of the 2 x 7 pieces for my braided border for Bricks n the Barnyard quilt but not much more this week. Its been hectic with 3 parties and getting the last few boxes in the mail. I have watched Longmire and totally forgot the last season had started, woohoo! its a pretty good show and the scenery is wonderful.

  2. Marly

    Your box of triangle units looks wonderful. Good luck with your string challenge and with the appliqué, which looks very time consuming.

  3. Monica

    I didn’t know about your string challenge, but I have kept my Jamestown Landing blocks on the back burner long enough! It is time I give them some attention.
    Are you using only batiks for On Ringo Lake? They look great!

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