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Pinwheel Charity Quilt - FINISHED!

The amazing Jo at Jo's Country Junction does a ton of wonderful work doing long-arm for charity quilts.  After my friend, Natalie, and I purchased our long-arm, we both wanted to help do charity work, so I reached out to Jo to see if she needed some assistance.  She sent along five quilt tops, along with backings and bindings, and Natalie and I got to work!

This first finish is a wonderful, happy, bright pinwheel quilt, made by Sharon Judkins of Hatfield, Arkansas.   (And special thanks to my 11 year old for photographing - she's working on photography for her 4-H projects, and wanted to help out in her own way!)


Natalie did the long-arm work on this one.


 Each pinwheel got it's own spiral, and there are spirals in all the sashing and borders.  Natalie made sure to get a pinwheel in cornerstone, as well.


It was bound in a lovely blue, with the ladies in our local quilt guild stepping up to do the actual binding work.  This one will be donated to Feed the Kids, a local cha…
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WIP Friday

Summer is flying along, as usual.  It seems there is never enough time to get everything done!  The kids' bedtimes get pushed later and later with the long days, despite my best efforts, and so my after bedtime quilting hour gets shorter and shorter.

I've signed up for two more round robins (what was I thinking?!?) which I love, but do suck up the hours.  It does let me spend some time with hubby in front of the TV, though, so trade-offs!






One of my UFO's is off to find a new home.  Someone on IG was having to sell their favorite fabrics, and I happened to have a UFO out of those very same fabrics.  This one has been on the UFO list for a while.  I have 14 of these blocks finished and a pile of scraps, so hopefully getting this will brighten her day a bit!  And I'm delighted to get rid of a UFO that holds not much appeal and let fabrics go to where they will be loved. 

I finished my mini quilts, and sent them off.  I wasn't thrilled with one of them I got back, but…

WIP Wednesday

Some significant progress this time!  Landscape is bound and hanging on display.  I'd really planned it for the fall quilt, but the summer one isn't done yet. :) 


Moda Building Blocks is coming along.  Sections A, B, C and D are all finished!  I'm still worried this is going to be entirely too busy when it's done, but I'm plugging along. 


Red, White and Blue Mini for the swap is completed and awating quilting. 


Breezeway is completed!  Had some fun quilting this on the new Nolting.  


The quilts took a back seat to finishing some teacher gifts as well - made two one-hour baskets, and this pouch from some of my precious Frond scraps.  



Recent Finishes

Landscape
Breezeway
Kerbloom
Stars
FIS swap mini

Piecing 

Moda Building Blocks 
PB&J Four Square - assembled top, need to add border
Barb's Quilt - finished center 16 patches, have the 4 patches inside as L/E
Quilter's Patch - BOM from FQS.  Finished four blocks


Needs Binding

Tilted Squares
Batik Quick Quilt

Top Completed, Wai…

Monday WIP

Just re-baselining myself!

Made good progress at the retreat, now to get some actually finishes!



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Recent Finishes

French General Mini
Grunge Mini

Piecing

Moda Building Blocks
PB&J Four Square - assembled top, need to add border
Barb's Quilt - finished center 16 patches, have the 4 patches inside as L/E projects, making progress
Quilter's Patch - BOM from FQS.  Finished three blocks
Fat Quarter quick quilt - Black and White batiks

Needs Binding

Landscape
Breezeway
KerBloom
Stars

Top Completed, Waiting for Quilting

Every Which Way - ready to load
Tilted Squares - need a back
Mom's quilt - basted
MSQC stars - need a back
Batik quick quilt - need a back
Moda Love quilt - need a back
FIS swap mini

Planning 

Sparklers
Abacus
Social Ladder
Fall Dinner quilt
Triple Barn Star - for Bev 
Aviatrix - stalled, need to get moving on this one!


UFO's

Craftsy QAYG
Vintage Modern Scrappy
Fabulous Flowers
Blossoms
Farmer's Wife - should move indoors for the smaller proj…

Monday WIP

Our guild's spring retreat is this weekend, and I need to figure out what I'm taking, and start the various preparations, so a good time to review the WIP list.  Forgive the ramblings here, definitely some thinking out loud (via typing) going on. 

 So, in looking at this I obviously need to have a binding binge some weekend!  Hubby is a huge help with the binding, so I'll probably wait until he's done with his current project, and then get on that.

I want to know out some of these piecing WIP's, so I'm going to take Barb's quilt, for sure.  I'll also take the PB&J quilt; that should be a quick finish to turn the pieces into a quilt.  I think I'll pull Social Ladder from the planning list; it's ready to go and I should be able to make good progress on that.  It's an easy pattern.  I may take the quick layer cake quilt along for the same reason...  If I get the fat quarter quilt cut this week I'll take it, it should piece together in …

Urban Improv

The BadAss Quilters Society recently paired up with Frond Design Studios (my favorite, favorite fabrics) for an Urban Brights Challenge.  I couldn't resist the opportunity/excuse to buy more Frond Fabric, so I purchased the bundle and away I went. Now, I am NOT an art quilter.  I would love to be someday, but I'm definitely not there yet, so I'm still undecided as to whether or not I'm even going to submit the pictures of the quilt, but I do love the final result.

I decided to go with improv.  I'm pretty new at improv, so it was a challenge for me, and definitely a step outside of my comfort zone.  I went with no binding, as it seemed to work better visually that way.  I quilted it myself, with a number of different motifs and techniques.  Overall I love it, even if it doesn't quite measure up to the competition!

I ended up taking the pictures last night in our shop.  It's been raining for what seems like forever, so I haven't been able to get an outsid…

A BIG BIG Day!!

I finally got my long-arm!!  I've been thinking about getting one for ages, and we actually built the room in the shop with the intention that someday my long-arm would go in there.  I was spurred on by my quilting buddy Natalie, who suggested that we go in together on one.  Well, that seemed to make a lot of sense.  She stays at home, so she could come over and use it during the day while I'm at work, and she doesn't have room for one of her own, so it benefited us both.  We saw a Nolting demonstration at a quilt sale, and we know several ladies with Noltings who love them.  In addition they're an Iowa company, so support is close by if we need it.  They had a used model that suited us perfectly, so here we are!!  I think between us we have about 15 tops waiting to be quilted, so it's going to get a work out, just as soon as we muster up enough courage to load a "real" quilt onto the machine!




I'm still working out the two room system.  I know, a toug…