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Back at the Bakeshop!

Back at the Bakeshop again this week!

This was a fun project to put together, and although I had extreme trepidations about the color combination, I love how it turned out.  I think there are lots of fun options for this design - I would love to see it with the Zen Chic modern backgrounds, or in all solids.  One of my favorite things about quilting is how one design can look so totally different, depending on fabric choices and placements.

I've been making progress on other things as well, although I've obviously stunk about getting any progress posted here.  I finished a top for my stepson, and it's off at the quilters. It uses the aforementioned Zen Chic modern backgrounds, both ink and paper.  It's Chevron News.  I usually try to stay away from using the exact fabrics called for in a pattern, but I just loved how this one looked, so I went with it.  I did add borders to take it up to queen size; I can't wait to see how this one turns out.

I finished this while on a quilting retreat.  What fun that was - to stay up until 2 in the morning doing uninterrupted sewing, and then get up and spend the morning sewing some more!  And I had to laugh, because some of those little old ladies put me to shame - I was one of the early ones to bed.

In addition to getting this top completed, I got several more tops cut out.  I delved into my precious Frond Fabrics stash.  First up was this one:

Again, went with the recommended fabrics for the pattern, since I absolutely LOVE Stephanie Brandenburg designs.  Can't wait to get started sewing on this one!

Also up was Landscape:

I'm doing the version on the left.  It's the perfect size for a wall hanging in my living room.  I'm planning on making one for each season; I've already finished a Christmas one.

I haven't started sewing either of them yet.  In the meantime, I finished a table runner for an Instagram swap.  My first; it appears my partner hasn't completed mine, so I'm stuck in the waiting game, both on receiving mine and sending mine off.

And I've been practicing, and practicing, my free motion quilting.  I have a feeling I'm going to need to make up a number of quick and easy quilt tops to sacrifice to the cause.  I know it just takes practice, and I think I'm getting better, but I'm going to end up with a lot of utility quilts in the meantime.

I'm turning this one into a bit of an FMQ sampler.  I am about 95% finished with the quilting.  Lots of mistakes, lots of things I wish I could fix, but it's all about the practice!  I used the blue thread in the white areas so I could really see what I'm doing, so a mixed blessing, because now I can really see all the errors.  :) 


  1. Those little Scottie dogs on your runner are too cute!


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