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WIP and Triangle QAL

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I’ve got all my rows sewn together for the Triangle QAL at the Sassy Quilter.  I’m really looking forward to the FMQ so that I can use some of the techniques that I learned in my longarm class with Judi Madsen last week.  Although all the fabrics are pretty busy and they will hide the quilting, I’m still going to let my inner ‘Madsen’ out to run wild and free.  I haven’t trimmed the sides yet because I haven’t decided if I want to bother with bias binding to go up and down the points or take the easy way out and go with a straight seam.

Linking up to:

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @The needle and thread network

WIP @Freshly Pieced

Triangle Quilt-a-long @The Sassy Quilter

We Did it Wednesday @Sew much ado

Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family

Wow Me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade

Wow Us Wednesdays @Savvy Southern Style

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Pink & blue batik  King   binding
Jana’s Wedding  Queen  piecing
Triangle QAL  Twin   FMQ
Waterlily  Wall hanging   quilt top
One block wonder  Queen   binding
Peacock  Lap/wall   FMQ
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
Charm Square Crib 2  Baby  binding
Charm Square Crib 3  Baby  binding
2014 Completions   Size
Kimono  Wall hanging   Hung
Asian Shadow Box  King
Little Warriors Charity (x7)  Twin   Donated
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby   Donated

 

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WIP, QAL and Judi Madsen class

Lucky me…..tomorrow and Friday I have a longarm quilting class with the amazing Judi Madsen from Green Fairy Quilts.  I signed up for the class at the end of last year so it has been a very long wait.

I just managed to get my rows pieced for the Triangle QAL.  I’m up-to-date and ready to start sewing the rows together next week.  It is amazing how much the rows shrink up when you starting sewing all those 1/4 inch seams.

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I haven’t made any progress on our Niece’s wedding gift quilt but that’s ok.  I’ve got almost 6 weeks to finish it and I am hoping for some quilting inspiration from my longarm class.

Linking up to:

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @Needle and Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Pink & blue batik  King   binding
Jana’s Wedding  Queen  piecing
Triangle QAL  Twin  piecing
Waterlily  Wall hanging   quilt top
One block wonder  Queen   binding
Peacock  Lap/wall   FMQ
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
Charm Square Crib 2  Baby  binding
Charm Square Crib 3  Baby  binding
2014 Completions   Size
Kimono  Wall hanging   Hung
Asian Shadow Box  King
Little Warriors Charity (x6)  Twin   Donated
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby   Donated

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FAL Quarter 2 Wish List

It is time to commit to my list of projects for Littlest Thistle’s 2014 finish-a-long. I guess it has to at least include the 3 quilts that were on my Q1 list that didn’t get finished.  My one block wonder from 2010:

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And the two baby quilts:
CharmBaby3-1 Babyfmq1

I will add three more for good measure: king size “house” quilt for our Niece’s wedding in May, twin size triangle quilt-a-long and the Shoji screen wall hanging::

JanaFabCuttings

TriQALcut

ShojiScreenframe

 

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WIP and Triangle QAL

I’m enjoying the break from the house quilt and working on my triangle quilt-a-long.  I love the fabrics (Summer Breeze I and II, some Kona solids and a misc print)….they just make me feel sunny and spring like which is a vast improvement over the cold, miserable weather we have been experiencing.  I love the look of the starched fabric all lined up waiting to be cut up.

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Here is my stack of 200+ triangles all cut and waiting for this friday’s new assignment.

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Linking up to:

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion By The River

WIP Wednesday @Needle & Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

Triangle QAL @ Sassy Quilter

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Pink & blue batik  King   binding
Jana’s Wedding  Queen  piecing
Triangle QAL  Twin  piecing
Waterlily  Wall hanging   quilt top
One block wonder  Queen   binding
Peacock  Lap   FMQ
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
Charm Square Crib 2  Baby  binding
Charm Square Crib 3  Baby  binding
2014 Completions   Size
Kimono  Wall hanging   Hung
Asian Shadow Box  King
Little Warriors Charity (x6)  Twin   Donated
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby   Donated

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WIP and a new Quilt-a-long

What started out as a gift of a lap quilt for our Niece’s wedding gift has now morfed.  First it grew to  a queen size.  I went out and bought more fabric and I also purchased my backing fabrics.  Well surprise…surprise….it is now a King Size Quilt.  Yikes…..not only do I have to do some extensive fabric shopping for the quilt top but the two fabrics that I bought to use for the backing are now too short and there is no more on the bolt at the fabric store.  Not sure what I am going to do but I guess it is going to be a pieced backing for sure.  I don’t want to show any pictures of the completed blocks,  I want the finished product to be a surprise, but here is a glimpse of the fabric explosion in my studio.  I’ve got so many different fabrics that I am using to make the house blocks.

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Even though I am on a tight deadline to get our Niece’s ever growing wedding quilt completed…..I’ve decided to join the Triangle Quilt-a-long.  Am I crazy or what????  I was going through my bloglovin’ feed and came across a post about this new QAL.  I like having more than one project on the go at a time cuz sometimes you just need a break….just to walk away from the current project you are working on to get a new perspective.  I thought I would use my leftover collection of Summer Breeeze I and II fabrics (left over from making this quilt for my friend Sue) and add a few solids for contrast.  If I like the final product it may be another charity quilt for the Little Warrirors Be Brave Ranch.  Here is my stash…..I just need to officially sign up and iron and starch all my fabrics…..cutting starts this Friday.

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There is one week left until the end of the first quarter finish-a-long hosted by Katy at the Littlest Thistle.  All of my tops have been finished and they have been sandwiched and quilted. I’ve got to do some mad hand sewing to get all the bindings on in time.

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2012 BOM Blues – FAL finish #9

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Once again in 2012 I participated in QuiltEssential Co’s block of the month program.  We pieced a block every month and then you have all of 2013 to assemble the blocks into a finished quilt using a design they suggest or come up with something on your own.  The January 2014 quilt show will feature all the BOM quilts from 2012.

This colour way was called blues.  To read about the making of this quilt and to see more pictures, please click here.

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QAL is finished….just in time

I am thrilled to say that I have free motion quilted and bound my quilt for the Star Surround Quilt-a-long.  I put the last hand stitch in the binding at 5:03pm……done with just hours to spare before the cutoff.  We spent the last 3 days up in Slave Lake at a mock search so I really didn’t think I was going to make it.  I worked on the binding during the drive up and back and any time I could get a few moments to myself .

To see more pictures of the finished quilt and to read more about the QAL…..click here.

Here she is……..

Finished

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