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Back at the Bakeshop!

My second Moda Bakeshop post went up today!  It was a quick and easy project, but I just love the fabrics, and is perfect for Easter and Spring.  The fabric is Lucky, and this one uses a fat eighth bundle and white yardage. 

 I did not measure well during construction, and one again proved to myself that you really, really should measure and be precise while making quilts!  So the quilter had a few issues, but she worked with me to get them fixed, and I just love the final result.


This finishes at a twin size, and is likely going to my niece.  My brother and his wife are planning on building a house next to my parents, and this will be a housewarming present for her, I hope. 


I had some fun with a pieced back on this one, too.  Thanks for stopping by to check it out!


WIP Thursday

Keeping myself on track...   One more WIP jumped in, a project for the church dinner.  I want to make sure it's done in plenty of time this year.  I want to work through my stash this year, so will probably throw in some simple tops to use up jelly rolls and layer cakes, and probably donate them to somewhere. 

Recent Completions!!

Vintage Modern
Secret Project

WIPs:

Park Bench (12 of 15 completed)
Daisy Chain (for the church dinner)

Farmer's Wife (LONG term project! - 20 blocks completed) Scrappy Chevrons (leader and ender setup)
Needs Binding


At the quilter:

Northern Lights
Avalon BOM 1

Top Completed, waiting for quilting:
Stardust
Swoon
Mosaic
Madonna and Child


Planning:

Secret Garden (layer cake quilt)
Snowbird BOM
Elementary

UFO's:

Craftsy QAYG quilt (three of twelve completed)
Vintage Modern Scrappy
Fabulous Flowers - stalled until I figure out how to fix it...

WIP Wednesday

Several changes this week - had a great sewing day yesterday, and got some things finished!  I'm debating whether or not to tackle the quilting on Mosaic by myself, or send it off as a charity top.  I'm leaning towards the latter.  I also need to get moving on Swoon - just a decision as to whether or not to spring for the custom quilting.  And if I'm going to get Elementary done as a teacher thank you, I'd better get cracking!

Recent Completions!!

Vintage Modern
Secret Project

WIPs:

Park Bench (Eight of 15 completed)
Madonna and Child

Farmer's Wife (LONG term project! - 20 blocks completed) Scrappy Chevrons (leader and ender setup)
Needs Binding


At the quilter:

Northern Lights
Avalon BOM 1

Top Completed, waiting for quilting:
Stardust
Swoon
Mosaic

Planning:

Secret Garden (layer cake quilt)
Snowbird BOM
Elementary

UFO's:

Craftsy QAYG quilt (three of twelve completed)
Vintage Modern Scrappy
Fabulous Flowers - stalled until I figure out how to fix it...

Lucky Pezzy

This one has been finished for a while, just waiting for me to get outside and get some pictures taken.  It's a fun little pattern - I enjoyed it quite a bit!  The pattern is "Lucky", by Thimble Blossoms, and it went together quickly and easily.  The fabric is obviously Pezzy. :)  I did have to be careful about the direction of the fabrics, but once I had a system it was pretty easy to do.

The quilter outlined the central star in each block, then stippled the rest.  I enjoy the bit of dimension it brought to the quilt.  


It's a colorful final product, and one I'm keeping for myself.  It works perfectly to throw over one of the vintage 70's orange lazy boy recliners in my living room.  


A Christmas Improvisation

As you can likely tell from the pictures, these have been on the camera for a while, and I'm only now getting them onto the computer.  I finished this quilt about two days after Christmas, so I could at least leave it out for a bit before packing it away for next year.  The day I took these was one of those absolutely beautiful winter days; the kids had a snow day, and it was great to be outside.


This was a completely improvisational quilt - I used one layer cake, one jelly roll and one charm pack of Ready, Set, Snow, and older line from Me and My Sister.  I saw a photo of one like this at one point, but I can't find it now so I can't give proper credit. at Diary of a Quilter. It went together pretty quickly; I put six layer cake squares across to determine a width, and just played with it from there.


The fabric is a fun one, lots of snow flakes and Christmas trees and polka dots.  I put an outside border on it, just to contain the crazy, and used jelly rolls to bind it.


WIP Wednesday

My tops completed list got a lot bigger this week!  Three moved from the WIP list to either at the quilter or waiting for a trip to the quilter.

Saturday was a sewing day, although no progress was made on quilts.  I had two friends from work over for a sewing playdate, and it was a riot.  They had both complimented a shirt I'd worn to work, and when they found out I made it, they wanted one of their own.  They both had at least a basic knowledge of how to use a sewing machine, but that was about it.  They bought the pattern, and we made the shirt from start to finish.  It was an absolutely wonderful day!  While they were sewing I also managed to cut out several other pieces of clothing, so my clothing list had several new things added as well. 

My nifty database of projects has crashed, too.  I was using Bento on my iPad, and the program is no longer supported, so I'm going to have to recreate it.  Not easy!  One of those that I just need a long block of uninterrupted time to ac…