FAL 1 for 3rd Quarter

I’ve got my first finish for the 3rd quarter of the finish-a-long hosted by Adrianne at On the Windy Side (here is my original list).  It is a lap quilt made with  “Scrumptious” charm packs.

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WIP

I’ve been off work for almost a week so I’ve managed to fit in quite a bit of quilting time. First off, I’ve piece the August BOM:
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I’ve also managed to make a few dozen log cabin blocks for “Leftovers V”.  This block has been on my bucket list for a while now.  Log cabins can be used to make so many interesting designs.  I like the way the blocks are coming together and I hope to the have the quilt top finished by the end of the month. Still mulling around ideas on how I want to quilt it.

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Tribute to Bella

Life has a way of really testing us.  The day I published the post about Wally and Bella’s reunion I got a message from her family saying that she wasn’t doing well.  She had stopped eating and had trouble breathing.  They took her to numerous vets and the prognosis was not good….she had cancer.  I had wanted to get Wally and Bella together because my boy was so old and I wasn’t sure how much longer he would be with us.  I never dreamed that we would be losing Bella first.  Three days later I got the news that my beautiful girl was gone.  We are devastated……I can’t imagine how her family is feeling.

I think Wally has now outlived all of the puppies from his first litter.  I’m so blessed to still have him.  I put together a slideshow of pictures.  I hope that it will help her mourning family.  It starts with a picture of Misty, Bella’s Mom.  It shows the puppies when they were just minutes old and goes up until the day Bella left us when she was 6 months old.  Bella was the darkest puppy in the litter and she wore a baby blue grosgrain ribbon collar.      Goodbye my beautiful Bella….Tango, Ming and Tasha will keep you company over the rainbow bridge.

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Wally & Bella: Family Reunion

Way back in October 2003, when he was only 2-1/2, Wally’s first litter of puppies were born.  There were 12 beautiful, pure bred Golden Retrievers.  I was drawn to one of them immediately because she was a lovely dark red/golden colour like her Dad.  I named her Bella and I was lucky to foster her until she was 6 months old.

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Father and daughter snuggle time

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Play time!!

The last time I saw Bella was when she was 2 years old but Wally has not seen her since she left us in April of 2004.  That was until now.  Wally is 14 years old and Bella is 11-1/2.  They took one sniff of each other and it was like they were long time buddies.  Bella is a little slow moving and has some trouble with stairs but the two of them ran around and played like puppies.  It was so wonderful to watch.

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Beautiful Bella and her handsome Dad Wally

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WIP

I was great at keeping up to date with Quiltessentials BOM (block of the month) program until June and then I lost the handle. We are a week away from picking up August’s fabric bundle so I got my act together today and completed June and July.

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Little black dress lap quilt is almost done…I am just hand sewing on the binding.
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My scrumptious lap quilt has been quilted and trimmed. I just have to attach the binding and then hand sew it on the back.
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I’ve made no progress on Leftovers V.

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Lisa Calle Classes

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I was very fortunate and had the opportunity to take 3 classes at Sparrow Studioz this weekend with the lovely and talented Lisa Calle.  These are pictures of a couple of her samples that she brought to share with us.

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I enjoyed all of the class but I felt especially inspired by her Divide and Design Class. I was one of the few that managed to finish their project.  I’m pretty happy with how it turned out….a few boo boo’s but that is what happens when you are learning new things.  I’m a ruler junkie so I added several of Lisa’s amazing rulers to my collection.  Here is my finished class project from Divide and Design:

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3rd Quarter FAL List

It’s time to post my wish list for the 3rd quarter of the 2015 Finish-a-long hosted by Adrianne at On the Windy Side.  I have 3 in progress projects that I would like to finish.

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First is my little black dress quilt.  It was on my 2nd quarter list and also on the May and June ALYoF list but still hasn’t been completed.  I have most of the FMQ done and then I have to add a label and bind it.  It is a gift for someone and it has to be finished by the end of August so hopefully I will make my goal this time.

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Second is a lap quilt that is  in the planning and piecing stages.  I had a couple of charm square bundles of Scrumptious from Bonnie and Camille.  I am making up the design  as I go along so I don’t really know how the final quilt top will look.

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And last but not least I have started Leftovers V.  I am using strips and small rectangles left over from my Blue Odyssey Quilt.  I’m also planning on incorporating leftover blocks from Blue Odyssey and Leftovers III somewhere in the quilt.

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