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Friday, June 10, 2016

Same old thing... piecing, pressing and quilting

It seems that I have more ideas than stitching time but I keep on working at my machine.  I am alternating between quilting some quilts on the B-line and stitching on binding as well as piecing and cutting and trying to curtail new ideas until the current ones are under control and possibly even finished?

I have my plus blocks finished and they are on the design wall waiting..... for the next step.

And my Welcome Spring runner is almost done... at this rate, I will ready for Spring 2017 because summer is quickly approaching.  Not behind... well ahead! I have the flowers to make and this needs some stipple quilting before the flowers are added... then a binding and it will be finito!
Of course, I had to play with a new idea.  I would like to use some of my 'aged' floral prints and thought a quilt for our new hospice, Holmberg House would be a good idea.  Not so sure if I like this Windmill block but it is fast, easy, simple and uses wide strips that are width of the fabric to produce two blocks.

These batik half square triangles are now joined together and have moved to the pile of tops waiting to be quilted.  Another quilt that I think might quite 'colourful' for Holmberg House.

My double hourglass blocks are growing, slowly.  Am making them as leaders and enders while working on my other projects.
And six pillowcases are in progress for the kids at burn camp this summer. I found some great 'Frozen' print fabric at Castle's sewing and thought it would be perfect for the younger girls at camp.

Am continuing to collect 16 patch blocks from my Quilt Diva group for a Quilt of Valour that will be a challenge project for our guild AQG.  We have enough blocks to make the quilt plus, more blocks leftover that will be used in either a second QOV or will be the start of a hospice quilt, again, for Holmberg house.

My Wednesday group celebrates birthdays each month and this month we had a party a few weeks earlier than the two of us actually celebrate our special day as my friend is heading to Australia to visit her newborn grandchild.  A good reason to leave before our birthday (we share the same day).  So this was what I brought home on Wednesday.  I had chosen light neutrals as my fabric colour and I also had lots of other goodies included in my gift packages, including this panel of Canada.  Love, love, love these gifties!

And have to look back in my blog to see if I shared this picture of one finished project for May!  Not very good at finishing even though I have felt like I have been stitching up a storm most days.
A strip twist pattern, free, from Bonnie's Hunters Quiltville website.
I used only green and light strips from my stash at my 'other' house.  A winter project that is finished by spring...not bad!

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