What I’m Working On and String Challenge

This week was sick at the beginning of the week and spent the weekend trying to play catch up on some of my projects.

I started a baby quilt for our grand daughter Lucy.  I’ve had some things here but planned on designing the quilt myself.  Nothing came to me for an idea until now so, now is when I’m starting work on it.  I’m using Moda’s fabric line Biscuits and Gravy.  I think the quilt will be cute when it’s all done…that is if it turns out how I’m seeing it in my head!

ALL day Saturday was spent on this quilt.  This is the Halloween quilt I’ve been working on.  It is slated to be in Quick Quilts Oct/Nov issue so be watching for that.  I LOVED working on this quilt.

The binding I picked was perfect for it.  I was hesitant about it at first but it really pulls the spots of color in the quilt out.


The quilt is all packaged and ready for a trip to the post office today.

I also put this quilt on the frame.  On the 25th was Kelli’s birthday.  We don’t really do presents.  but I thought I would throw this on the frame and quilt it as a surprise more than anything.  I know she’ll appreciate having it quilted.  She always says she’s going to come and do the quilts herself but she never does…so I did it!


I’ll let her share a picture of the quilt once it’s all bound and finished.

On the String Challenge front….
For those of you who have been following along with me, you know that I’ve challenged myself to finish all of the quilts in Bonnie Hunter’s new book String Fling before her new string book comes out.

Friday I shared that I finished my Charlotte’s Baskets quilt.  Here’s a peak if you missed it.


I’m happy with how it turned out.  This quilt will be donated to the fundraiser for the local firemen.  
Besides that , I didn’t get a lot more done.  I did finish the applique on the blocks for Daylilies.  I did that while I was resting from my bout with the flu….

So for quilts I have left to finish are Daylilies, Pineapple Crazy and Tulip Fields.  I’m happy with the progress.  I’m not sure when Bonnie Hunter’s new String book is coming out….Do any of you know?  I’m just curious on how fast I need to tackle these quilts.  I’m kind of thinking if I can do one every 6 weeks, I should be okay.

You can find me here next week. I’m hoping to have some more String Challenge progress.

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7 thoughts on “What I’m Working On and String Challenge

  1. Kim LeMere

    I had to go look up the Biscuits and Gravy fabric line, its very pretty and I cant wait to see what you have created for Lucy. I have my last UFO at the long armers and I have now started on a signature wedding quilt that needs to be assembled and finished. The fabric line that Kelli used is very modern and I love the play of teal threw out. Looking forward to seeing the big finish.

  2. Nell

    On a quiltcam, Bonnie said late fall 2018. The most recent quiltcam, she mentioned that some edits are coming back from the publisher, so it is in progress. I got a grad gift into a top, a baby quilt top out of a pile of scrap (WIN-WIN) and all the hourglass blocks for another grad gift sewn. Hope to press and de-dog-ear tonight!

  3. Karla (threadbndr)

    I’m still working on the Mystery quilt. On the geese units, to be precise. I only did a few of each clue, so there’s tons of work left on it, even though I’m only doing a throw size.

    Actually, this is going on hiatus until I get a binding put on. I had planned on working on that this weekend, but my energy level is in the basement somewhere.

  4. Maureen

    Your Charlotte’s Basketscquilt is so beautiful. I love all the batiks. And congratulations on having another quilt published!

  5. Bobbiesews

    I’m glad you had fun weekend sitting for the All People Quilt . I do read your blog daily and love it. I follow BH also and between you both I think I’m starting to get the idea of “scrappy” quilts. I love your finishes. I also love that you reference where you got the patterns when you aren’t doing your own. BTW , I’ve visited the Quilted Twins several times now. thanks for recommending them.

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