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What I’m Working On…

I had a busy week.  I had all of last week off so one would think I got a lot done.  Nope.  You’d be wrong.  I made progress and I’m content with my progress.  I did do a lot of other things during the week that I was really wanting to get done…and in the end, I am happy I didn’t sew and got the other things done instead.

I worked on the baby quilts for Kelli’s boys.  If you remember I  told you it will be a version of this quilt…


As I said before, one quilt will have a blue tractor as that’s the kind of tractor Papa Moo (Kramer liked).  That will be Eli’s and Emmett’s tractor will be green.  The pattern is in Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage book.  Find it HERE on Amazon.

I had hoped I would get the big tractor blocks done but I didn’t.  Instead, I told myself to just work on the pinwheel blocks…and that’s what I did.


I ended up getting some done…


My tally is 78 pinwheels completely finished…a few here that need to be ironed…

a few more are at the machine waiting to be sewn.

I need 90 for each quilt so I won’t be quitting anytime soon.

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What I’m Working On…

I’ve had another busy week in the sewing room.

Remember all of that sewing and cleaning of the sewing room I did last week?  Remember I was trying to get projects OUT??  Well, what did I do?  I started another project.  I told myself it was only going to be a leader and ender…it would be my project to work on if there was nothing else that needed to get done.  Well…here it is.

It started out so innocently.  Kelli asked me if I wanted this box of 1 1/2″ strips when I was at her house cleaning.  I said yes.  Bonnie Hunter just came out with a quilt called Bitcoin that uses them.

I was so excited.  Well, being I finished the Iowa Hawkeyes quilt top, I thought I needed a new leader ender type project so this tote was sitting there so I thought I might as well sew a couple of strips.

Do you know what quilt I am talking about…this quilt.  (Photo from Quiltville)

Bitcoin Digital Pattern

You can find the pattern HERE.  I just love it.  I bought the pattern immediately when I saw it.  This is my kind of quilt…grab a bucket and sew.  They are truly my favorite kinds of quilts to make.

I’m doing mine in reproduction prints as that was what was in Kelli’s box of fabric strips.


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What I’m Working On…

I had a super busy week in the sewing room.  I did early morning sewing on most days and then did a HUGE bunch of sewing on Saturday.  We had enough rain that I didn’t have to water the garden.  On Friday I had picked all the produce from the garden that I could.  I decided that housecleaning, paperwork, email, and writing blog posts would just have to wait a day as I needed a big full day of sewing…and that is exactly what I did.

I have so many projects going on right now.  I am feeling a little overwhelmed.   In order to get a hold of my sewing room again, some of these need to wrap up…so that was my goal.

I have a couple of days off coming up and I want to focus two of those days on getting Eli and Emmett’s (my twin grandsons) baby quilts started.  There are so many projects going on right now, I just can’t start another one…so, SEW JO SEW!!  Get these projects a step further…

First off I pulled my County Fair top out from under the stacks.  I’ve had the top done but not ironed and not trimmed.  I’ve put this off as I hate trimming up odd corners and sizes like these.

I always dread it so I put it off.  Silly I know.  It really isn’t that hard and to date, I’ve never done it wrong, so why do I fret??  Who knows!

I am very happy with this top.  For those of you who need a refresher, this is quilt comes from the book  Scrap School: 12 All-New Designs from Amazing Quilters put together by Lissa Alexander.


I settled in and did the squaring up…

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What I’m Working On…

I was able to get to some sewing this week.  First up I was working on my County Fair quilt.   I continued with my pinning rows at naptime and sewing them either that night or the next morning.

I got this far only to realize if I wanted to make the quilt bigger than the pattern suggested that I needed to make some more blocks.


I have 2 extra blocks so only need to make a few more. I sat down and started working on them.  I surprised even myself by getting the center of the quilt together.

The quilt comes from the book  Scrap School: 12 All-New Designs from Amazing Quilters put together by Lissa Alexander.

Next, I’ll be ironing the center, adding an inner colored border and an outer background border.

This has been a really fun quilt to make.

I kept up with the red sampler quilt along.  I cut the blocks one day at naptime.  The next morning before childcare I got one 6-inch block made.  I almost got the 12″ block finished and got the other 6-inch block started.

That night I finished the up.


I decided to lay all of the blocks out to get a peek of how…
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