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What I’m Working On…

**Reminder:  Tonight I’m doing a live video Question and Answer on Facebook.  I’m kind of nervous wondering if I’ll get any questions…or any viewers for that matter…or it I’ll flub up and say something goofy…or say um the entire time.  Come on over and watch me stumble through!!  Kalissa said she will either record it or have it live on Youtube as well.  So if you don’t have Facebook watch for something possibly on Youtube.  It’s a 7 pm central time zone.**

I didn’t get a lot of time in the sewing room but enough that I was happy.  Rusty, my foster dog has to stay down on the main floor of the house unkenneled if I sew as my sewing room is upstairs and I don’t trust him up there yet so I would sneak up from time to time and do some things.  On Friday he was at the vet all day and I knew he would be so I sewed like a mad woman.

A wonderful blog reader sent me some Iowa Hawkeyes goodies.  There are two fabrics that will work perfectly in it and she sent a flannel sheet for the backing PERFECT.  I am doing a happy dance about that!!

I ended up getting all of the half-square triangle blocks sewn and ironed.

I got a lot put together too.  I am really loving how this is looking.  I just love the … Continue reading

What I’m Working On…

Before I get to what I’m working on, I thought I would share a picture Carla of Longarm Quilting Inspirations and I one day after we were out walking the dogs one day.  Carla’s dog is Luna, a rescue Australian Shepherd.  She is an absolutely beautiful dog!  We have been making an effort to try to walk a time or two each week.

It’s always great to walk with Carla.  We both know each other’s kids and both love dogs and quilting so we always have something to talk about.

It’s great to have someone to walk with.

On this day, Carla had a customer quilt on her longarm and I had just finished filming a video.

Now onto what I worked on last week…

You might remember that I made the goal of getting this bow tie UFO into a quilt top.  I added an inner border.

I added a navy star border and then added more fabric the same as the alternate blocks.

I really love it.  This is going to be a television quilt for my house.  I love it so much.  I need to machine quilt it before I can call it done-done…but I’m happy with this much progress.  This was the Dirty Dozen UFO project for last month.

Happily, the project that was pulled for this month, is already made into a top.  I’m going to try to get in machine quilted this month so watch for that.

I pulled a new project.  This one was started on a whim.  I have several places where I donate tops and sadly I don’t have quilts.  I had a blog reader sent me a pile of half-square triangles.  I decided to make a simple quilt that is made of all half-square triangles.  I know it sounds like a plain quilt but… Continue reading

What I’m Working On…

Before I get into today’s post I thought I would answer a question that came in…

Sandi asked:
“I love the quilt in the picture where you are sitting with Izzy on the porch. Could I please get some more information on the quilt? Thanks so much and congrats on your new dog.”

This is the photo Sandi was referring to.

Here is the quilt.  You can read … Continue reading

What I’m Working On…

As you read blog posts this week, you’ll see I had another busy week and that means not a lot of sewing got done.  I keep telling myself that next week I’ll be a little closer to a normal schedule and have some sewing time but it’s just not happening so I think I might as well accept it as the “new normal”…at least for a bit.

I kind of kick myself because I don’t get more done and then I stop and realize, I did get stuff done, just baby steps.  Then I remind myself that they will add up and projects will get finished.  It’s just going to take time.  This is an example.

Here is my churn dash quilt I’ve slowly been working on.  I got this far and got stuck.

I don’t know how I want to finish it.  Here are some thoughts that have run through my head.

I have more of the red.  I only have about 1 1/2 yards.
I thought about a dark narrow border.
Reds are hard to match.

I started by… Continue reading