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Weekly WIP

Now that the Frond quilt is finished, it's back to the list!  I've been chugging away at the Prism Star a few minutes at a time.  It's paper-pieced, and the step I'm at now involves taking all of the paper off, so a bit time consuming!  But it's a relatively easy one to do a few minutes at a time.  I need to get the 2nd October block for Classic Meets Modern done tonight - I've kept up every month, so don't want to fall off the wagon at this late state.  It's a log cabin and mostly cut, so it shouldn't take too long to just finish the one block.  I also have Quill out and ready to start cutting. 

Next up on the long-arm is Shenandoah and Winter Garden, which should be quick finishes, followed by the Morris quilt for Bev.  That will definitely NOT be quick...

Recent Finishes

Frond quilt in Blues
Every Which Way (need pictures) 


Piecing 

Angela Walters BOM - 12 blocks finished
Classic Meets Modern BOM - January through September  and one October block finis…

A Paid Gig!

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Frond Design Studios, and their bold, vivid and unique prints.  I'm lucky enough to be not too far from their storefront in Cedar Rapids, and am IG friends with one of their designers.  I've purchased several pieces of original art from her as well. 

 Frond is getting ready to go to Market, and one of their regular quilt-makers just had a double knee replacement, so they asked if I'd be willing to make something.  Woo-hoo!  It was definitely short notice, but I get to do an original design and write a pattern to boot! I based the design off of the fall quilt I did recently - it's easy to put together, but very striking with the fabrics.  They have a new print with these gorgeous flowers.  They're taking the place of the trees in the design. 


I got it all put together in a couple of long nights, and got it loaded on the long-arm.  It's HUGE, at 100x120.  The pictures just don't do the colors justice.




I'd pl…

Weekly WIP

It's pretty trite to say something like "I can't believe October is half over", but good Lord, I can't believe October is half over... So many things yet to get done!

I did manage to get this one finished for the church dinner!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one, and may have to make another one for me... It brought over $500, so I was pleased with the outcome! 



I went with a pretty simple all-over quilting design, in the interests of both visual simplicity and time.


And the name of the quilting design was "Leaves", which just seemed way too appropriate for this quilt!


Some other minor progress - I'd forgotten I'd signed up for a fabric stamp swap, so I quickly got a bunch of those put together.  Fun little project!


And I've made progress on my guild quilt.  I always forget how much I love Kate Spain until I start working with her fabrics again.


My goal for the weekend is to get Shenandoah and Winter Garden quilted.  Neither should take long, as I&#…