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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Mid August...

I really was trying to post every week but somehow, it doesn't happen.
But, lots of piecing, quilting and binding happening.  I thought with the Olympics I would have bindings finished but they are too intense to watch and can't take my eyes off to look down at my hand sewing.

Three preemies are finished from the Yellow Brick road leftover blocks that my Wednesday Quilting Divas made earlier this summer. These will go to the local NICU at our hospital.
A plus block got quilted and bound.

And the rest of what I have right now are pieced tops waiting for quilting but my new theory is that a pieced quilt top waiting for quilting is better than fabric in your stash waiting to be cut and pieced.  So taking the pressure off myself to get these quilted.  One day....
I have a Honey Bouquet quilt top by Villa Rosa patterns.  This used 10" squares.

And another top that used  and made absolutely no dint in my florals.
This is a Downton Abbey quilt that I brought home blocks from Mesa, made a few more but still not sure this is large enough for a donation quilt.
I have a quilt top made from jolly bars which is the description that Fat Quarter shop gives to their 5" x 10" rectangles.  The pattern is free and called Tweed.  Still not overly impressed with this one but maybe the quilting will give it more interest. But can't find the picture so you will have to wait.

However, with the leftover jolly bars, I started a new top and like this one much better.  And the great thing about it was that I cut into a lot of my 'leftovers' and added to the top so it is quite scrappy.
This roses themed cake plate was turned into these blocks and ready to be put together.
And a cute bundle of 5" squares and a jelly roll of a fabric called Mary Jane's sewing room is going to become these bright blocks.
I have a Diva Hospice 16 patch floral waiting to be bound.  And another 10" cake plate project on the pile. So, hopefully, I will get more binding done and more finishes to show you by the end of the month! 


  1. Wow! You've been busy! Really liking the Downton Abby one and the framed squares. Are you feeling rested after summer break and ready to head south again? Karen

  2. I head south for a rest!! Summer is always busy here... lots more driving that when at SVE and weather has been great for daily tennis. My house is bigger here so lots more housework and of course, gardening!