Some Travel Fun

Hello Everyone! I know it’s been over a week since I posted, but we are currently visiting family in Virginia, first Fredericksburg, now Williamsburg. This afternoon, we are inside watching it snow, although this morning we were able to get out for a few hours to visit the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

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The museum was very well done and took you from the very beginning of the conflicts in Massachusetts through the writing of the Constitution. It has lots of artifacts, also. We decided we would go back in warmer weather to view the outdoor exhibits and tour the Yorktown Battlefield.

While in Fredericksburg, my sister and I took a trip to Great Falls, VA where Jinny Beyer has her quilt studio.

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Don’t be fooled, it was cold that morning, in the low 20’s, but I wanted a picture.

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These are the quilts on the wall going up the steps. The Lotus Quilt (blue star) was absolutely gorgeous. I love Jinny’s use of colors. You can purchase this as a kit and I was tempted, but at this point in time, I have so many other things going on that I thought I would let it go for now.

I did find fabric for the sashing for the Moda Blockheads BOW that is almost finished.

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When the sales lady first pulled out that red, I said no, the pattern wasn’t what I was looking for. Then I picked up one of Jinny’s palette books and saw a fabric that was only 2″ wide and I said that’s the one. Guess what, it was the same fabric. The “black” fabric is also a very dark brown. Most of the blacks that I have seem to have a brown tone instead of a gray tone.  (I did bring some blocks with me, but they are in the truck and I don’t want to go out in the cold and snow to get them).

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This is the layout that I think I’m going to use. Half sashed in black, the other in red. The fabrics above are some that I’ve used in the blocks just to get and idea of what I wanted to do.

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This is last week’s block, number 45. I think the cutting instructions were wrong for the 4 at a time red flying geese units so I’m 1/8″ short on those. I should be able to hide it when I sew the sashing on! Only three more to go.

One more thing before you go. Jacquelynne Steves is having a giant giveaway on her site to celebrate the end of the I Love Home BOM. You can still sign up and get the free patterns for the quilt until January 31. You can see more of my final quilt here.

I hope everyone has a great rest of the week. It’s been fun traveling and visiting, but I’m ready to get back home and sew. I have something special I’m bringing home to share soon, too. Thanks for stopping by!

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Hello 2018!

Hello Everyone! I hope you have had a happy first week of 2018, even though the weather in most places has not been great. For those of us in the sunny south, we’ve been in a deep freeze and I know those along the east coast endured blizzard conditions. The cold has made it easier to stay in and do some planning to start off the new year.

Before we get started on the new year plans, I would like to thank everyone for your thoughtful and kind comments on my pillows made with my Grandmother’s fabrics. There seems to be a lot of us who have inherited fabric. I hope the pillows were an inspiration with what to do with some fabric you may not want in a full size quilt, yet honor the person you received it from.

Before getting into 2018 goals, I would like to recap the 4th quarter of the 2017 Finish-A-Long (check out over 400 finishes for the quarter).

  1. Scattered Leaves and Pumpkins Pillow or Mini Quilt Pattern
  2. Mini Dashing-Halloween
  3. November, A Year in the Garden
  4. Vintage Holiday Mini
  5. Mini Dashing-Christmas
  6. I Love Home
  7. December A Year in the Garden
  8. Hand Crafter’s Carry-All-Basket
  9. Squishy Bags
  10. Grandma’s Hexagon Pillows
  11. A Quilting Life Block of the Month Blocks, for the year, finished all 12 blocks for both the 12″ and 6″ quilt.
  12. Moda Blockheads, finished 43 blocks for the year and stayed mostly current with this Block of the Week sew-a-long.

Now, on to 2018 Plans and Goals.

At the beginning of every year, I like to look through my lists that I made the year before to see what I planned to do for that year and what I actually finished from that list. Some of the items on my list are just general ideas, others I have patterns for and some actually have fabric set aside for them. There are others that have been started and put aside when other things popped up. With so much out there now on social media, it’s hard not to want to sew along or make something new that you’ve seen someone else make. From what I’ve seen, I don’t think I’m the only one that has attention deficit when it comes to finishing projects.

This year I thought I would change things just a little. I still made my UFO (Unfinished Objects) list, but instead of a To Do list for this year, I made a Want To Do list. Some of the items on this list have been on a To Do list for several years, but hopefully this year I will get to them. I’m not sure I’m going to participate in the 2018 Finish-A-Long, but what I am going to do is make a monthly To Do list.

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There are also two items on the back, make test blocks for a quilt I’m designing in my new EQ8, and plan a BOM for Thimbleblossoms Winterville quilt (info coming soon). On the monthly list, I’m going to make sure that there are at least two UFO projects to work on and two Want To Do items. This month’s UFO’s are Jake’s quilt and the Swoon blocks. The Want To Do items are plan and decide on fabric for the Winterville Quilt and test block for my quilt.

I’ve already finished number 1 on the list. My sewing room was a mess from all the sewing I did before Christmas to get the pillows and bags finished for gifts. Jake’s quilt has been on a list of some kind for almost two years. I have finished quilting half of it now and it really is my top priority as far as sewing goes.

I see I forgot to add the Moda Blockhead blocks. I’m currently up to date and only have 4 more to go! I also finished my own bonus block from leftovers of Block 44. The first one is Block 44, the other is mine.

There are items on the list for my small business. I plan to get my items for Jacquelynne shipped by the end of this week, but you can’t see those until February. I also need to get the pattern written for the Hand Crafter’s Carry-All Basket. My friend Joyce from the Lap App Store wants to have it for a market she’s attending in Europe in February. It’s a busy list, but even after the first week, I’ve started working on about half the list.

One of the things that keeps me on track is working with a weekly and daily plan. Last year, I decided to use a quilting planner that was separate from my household planner.

I really like this one from Lori Holt. I like the weekly lay out with an area for notes for each week and day. It also has the section to plan your projects. Since I still have 20 project planning pages left, I want to continue to use it so I needed a new planner for 2018. I found this one by Punctuate at Barnes and Noble that has a similar set up as Lori’s weekly pages.

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It has an area to write down things to do for the week, plus room to make notes for each day. I do have to confess, sometimes things don’t get written down for the daily tasks until after I do them, but at least I have a record of what I worked on.

There is a lot I want to do and if I get half of it done, that will be great. I’m sure that list will grow, too, as the year goes on. I’m fortunate that I usually get to spend about 2-3 hours sewing or working on projects a day, sometimes more. My kids are grown so there’s not the running around like there used to be and I’m not a big shopper (unless it’s fabric :)) so I usually just have weekly grocery shopping and errands to do. Of course there’s laundry, cleaning and meal planning and prep thrown in, too. Plus I do most of the yard work (which I enjoy overall) in the spring, summer and fall. I do spend time on my exercise routine, at least and hour a day, 5-6 days a week, but unless we are out of town, I manage to get a fair amount of sewing in, so hopefully we’ll see some good progress on both the UFO list and Want To Do list this year.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fun and productive sewing year. Stay warm!

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Vintage Meets Modern and Last Finish for 2017

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year! Today, I have the last finish for the 2017 Finish-A-Long and it is also my Minis and More for December. You can find my FAL list here and it’s number 6 on the list, making something with my hexies from the #100hexies100days on Instagram.

For the Minis and More Parade on January 2nd, hosted by Sherri and Michele, we were asked to send a picture of something that we made as a gift.

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I made these four pillows for my mother, two sisters and brother using the hexies I made during the IG sew-a-long. There are 1″ hexies on the square 16″ pillows and 3/4″ hexies on the 16″ x 12″ pillow. All of the fabrics in the hexies are made from my Grandmother’s, Ethel Knowles, fabrics that my mom made sure I got after she passed away. I’ve had these fabrics for over 25 years and have occasionally pulled out pieces here and there to use, mostly in appliques, but have never used them as main pieces of a project. This post is about these fabrics and some of the quilts that Grandma made. I also have some of her pattern books and cardboard and sandpaper templates that she used to make her quilts.

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First, a little about Grandma. She lived in the mountains in Christiansburg, VA. My grandfather died when my mom was two, so Grandma went to work in an overall factory, making jeans and overalls. I’m not sure how long she had been quilting, but I remember always having a quilt instead of a blanket on the bed. These were true patchwork quilts, made from scraps, and went under the bedspread, not used as a bed cover. It was after she retired that she started making more decorative quilts during the early 70’s, at least, that’s what I remember. She made a quilt for each of her 7 children, then made one for each of her 19 grandchildren throughout the 70’s and 80’s. Then she made some extras, how many I don’t know, but my mom has at least one and I have one.

 

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This is my mom’s quilt. Grandma hand pieced, appliqued and quilted her quilts. You can tell this quilt was used and loved. I think mom had this on her bed for a while and I’m sure we crawled all over it.

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This is my quilt, Balloon Girl. This pattern is one of the ones that I have. I think Grandma gave this quilt to me when I was 16 or 17. I used it on my bed in my college and first apartment. After that, it stayed on the back of a rocking chair we kept in our room until I moved the chair out. Now, it’s displayed in a family cradle from my husband’s side of the family. It was this quilt that got me interested in quilting.

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A lot of work went into these quilts. All the ones I’ve seen of this group have had embroidery on them, too. This is one of my favorite fabrics. I’m pretty sure that my mom had a shirt made with it. You can tell that this piece of it has been used, some of what I have has not been used. Grandma saved all kinds of fabrics; shirts (I have pieces of men’s shirt sleeves), curtains, pillowcases, etc.

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This is my youngest sister’s quilt. I have the cardboard template that she used for this quilt, too. I don’t have any of the red fabric, but I’ve been using the green fabric in my applique pieces for years. I also have some of the gold fabric.

This is the bag of fabric I started with when I started the hexies. I do have another small box of fabric and finished blocks, most of that fabric is double knits, though.

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You can see that this fabric appears to be from a blouse. Most of the fabric feels like cotton or a cotton/poly blend. Some of them actually feel like lawn. I don’t know if that’s what they are or just the thinner cottons of the time (60’s – 80’s).

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This is another of my mom’s quilts that Grandma made later on, I would think early to mid 80’s. I think she went from doing the appliqued quilts to more pieced quilts. The blue fabric in the center is my fabric that I made a skirt out of when I was in college. I went to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, one town over from Grandma. Sometimes, I would spend the weekend and sew at her house. Obviously, she kept the leftovers from my skirt. There is still a nice size piece of this fabric left.

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There are several of the fabrics in this quilt that I used in the hexies. Also, when I was looking at the picture, I wondered why all the star points were cut off. It looks like she appliqued the sashing over the raw edges of the star blocks to connect them together. Again, all the piecing was done by hand and she gathered the inner petals before appliqueing them.

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When I was making the hexies, I came across several groups of fabric that had already been cut. This group was one of them. I wonder what Grandma planned to do. One day, I may take these pieces and make a small quilt out of them. However,

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when we went camping, I noticed that this quilt had some of the same fabric in it.

IMG_5258.1I’ve been using this quilt in the camper for years. Before that, I used it on my guest bed in my old house, over 25 years ago. I guess I had forgotten that this quilt came from her, I thought it was made by my other Grandmother, Rebecca Vaughan, because my mom gave me her red and blue quilt at the same time as the pinwheel quilt.

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I think Grandma Vaughan only made utility type quilts though. This one is also in the camper and is nice and warm. It has truly been loved. It started on a bed, then it was used at the pool during swim meets, has been to the beach and now lives in the camper.

So here are the four pillows again. I had fun piecing and quilting them in a modern style. I did not have time to make one for me, but I’m not going to let too much time pass before I do. I have the hexies made, but I thought maybe a Dresden Plate pillow might also be nice.

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I made one more hexie pillow for a gift for my sister-in-law. You can see that I used two of Grandma’s fabrics. The rest are Garden Delights by Gray Sky Studio for In the Beginning fabrics. They blend in very nicely, don’t they.

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Thank you for staying with me for this long post, but I enjoyed showing off Grandma’s quilts and fabrics. Again, I hope you have a Happy New Year!

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Bags and Blockheads

Hello! I hope everyone is having a great Holiday season! We did! But it feels like it’s over. My daughter had to go back to school early for swim practice, my husband and son are back at work and I’ve started to put away some of the Christmas decorations. I did enjoy a fun day with my quilty friends, Lydia and Joyce, at my house. We sewed, had  lunch and exchanged gifts. Now I can show what I made for them.

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I made these Squishy Project Bags designed by Erica Arndt for Lydia who is an awesome knitter. The black one is the same size that Erica made, the Fig Tree one is a little larger.

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Besides being roomy, the nice thing about these bags is that you can roll the top down and keep your yarn inside the bag. The one on the left is mine, I had to have one, too. Erica’s tutorial was easy to follow and it only took a few hours to make a bag.

For Joyce, I made the Hand Crafter’s Carry-All Basket.

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Joyce designed the Lap App and her brand new item, the Stitch App. She asked me to design a basket style bag to hold both Apps and your handwork.

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They both fit nicely with room for extras.

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The Stitch App is on the left and holds your thread, needles and other hand stitching needs. The handle allows you to pick it up and carry it to wherever you need it. The Lap App is on the right and I use it all the time for my handwork. I’m in the process of writing the pattern for the bag and will have more detailed information on all three soon.

I used the sew day to make last week’s and this week’s Moda Blockhead Blocks.

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Block 42

 

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Block 43

All caught up again. Only 5 more to go. I’m still playing with the setting, but I hope to have some help…

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…one of my Christmas presents, Electric Quilt 8! I have never used a software program to design anything, so I’m really excited to learn how. I’ll keep you posted on how it’s going.

I’ll be back in a few days with my final finish for the 2017 Finish-A-Long. Thanks for stopping by!

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A Year in the Garden Finish

Hello Everyone! Today I have another finish for the 2017 Finish-A-Long, Quarter 4, December’s, “a year in the garden”. You can find my list here. I also won these great patterns from Lucy at Charm About You in the giveaway from Quarter 3.

Charm About You Needle

This is the Stitchy Pie Needle Case. It looks like a lot of fun to make and will actually be good to store my needles in. I have several needle books, but my needles are very unorganized. Making this will help keep them straight.

Charm About You Pouch

This one is the A Piece of Me Pouch. I love to make little bags. I can see gifts being made from both of these in the future. Thanks Lucy and all the hosts of the 2017 Finish-A-Long!

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So here it is, my last monthly embroidery piece in the “a year in the garden” series by Jennifer Reynolds of Jenny of Elefantz. I belong to Jenny’s monthly Stitchery Club and these were Jenny’s designs in December 2015 and January 2016.

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I made the little background quilt (you can read about that here) to put the embroidered pieces on. It’s about 10 1/2″ x 11 1/2″. Each of the embroidered pieces are about 6 1/2″ x 7 1/2″.

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Here they are all together. Aren’t they pretty! I love each and every one.  (I’m sorry the picture is a little dark. I waited all week for a sunny day and we haven’t had one; rain, drizzle and cloudy all week long)!

Except for September, October and November, all the fabric borders are from Bonnie and Camille for Moda scraps. The threads are DMC floss, Aurifloss and Sue Spargo’s Eleganza Perle Cotton. Except for January’s stitchery, I quilted each of them with Aurifil’s 50 wt. cotton. I will probably go back and quilt the background of that one before I display it this January.

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Because I wanted to use a fall color palette, I changed stitchery colors and border colors for these three months. I really love the way they look, too. The fabrics are from Fig Tree and Co. and most of the flowers were stitched with the Sue Spargo Perle Cotton. I made a small background quilt for these, too.

Thank you Jenny for such a lovely group of little projects to work on. Now I can move on to some of her other designs that I want to stitch. If you are interested in making these, too, Jenny is going to use these stitcheries for her free stitchery Block of the Month in 2018. You can find the information here.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

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This and That Updates

Hello Everyone! It’s been almost two weeks since I last checked in. Mostly I’ve been busy making a few Christmas gifts and working on Jacquelynne Steve’s Art of Home Club project, none of which I can show now. However, as I was going through my pictures, I realized I haven’t updated you on my Quilting Life BOM and the Moda Blockheads BOW in almost a month. Plus, I have snow pictures! Keep reading for those.

Sherri, from A Quilting Life, published her last two blocks, plus a bonus block in November. If you are interested in making them, they will be free on her site until the end of December, then she’s going to publish them as a pattern and list it in her shop.

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November’s Block

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Bonus Block

These are the 12″ blocks made with the Pondicherry fabric by French General. I decided to make the bonus block instead of December’s because I liked it more and I had made the same block in the Moda Blockheads group. I started using the blue and cream center fabric during the summer because I couldn’t get anymore of the cream background fabric and I didn’t want to run out. I used the last little bit I had in the bonus block. I have an idea for setting these blocks with log cabin blocks as alternate blocks. It’s going to take some serious planning to do that and will have to wait until after Christmas.

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November 6″ Block

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Bonus 6″ Block

These are the 6″ blocks made from Fig Tree Fabrics. I haven’t decided how I want to set these yet for the final quilt. Another that will have to wait for the first of the year. I think November’s block is my favorite from this group.

Now for the Moda Blockhead Blocks.

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Block 38

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Block 39

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Block 40 – Alternate

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Block 41

I just finished Block 40 – Alternate yesterday, so I’m still keeping up. Each block takes about 2 hours for me to make between the planning, cutting and piecing. The Alternate blocks take a little more time because Lisa Bongean is the designer and she likes to challenge us with tiny pieces. The alternate blocks are in place of the applique blocks. I’ve made a few of the applique blocks, but I think for this quilt, I like the pieced ones better.

I’ve been pondering how I’m going to set all these blocks. My initial idea is to set them on point, with alternating black and red fabric blocks but I can’t find black fabric that will go with these. Most of the black fabric is over 8 years old and has been used multiple times in different quilts. And when you really start looking at the black fabrics, you realize that there are a lot of different hues, saturations and styles. Most of my fabrics are reproductions and there just doesn’t seem to be a lot of those right now in black.  I’ll keep looking or have to change my plans.

Now for the snow.

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I live in Northwest Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. Thursday, a week ago, the forecasters were calling for a wintery mix on Friday morning. By Saturday afternoon, we had over 10″ of snow where we live. We were fortunate to only lose power for a few hours Friday night; there were lots in the area that were without it for several days. This was a rare treat for us to have snow like this in December or anytime for that matter.

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I have never had my Christmas lights in the snow before so I had to have a picture.  It was so pretty!

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The snow was beautiful, but you can see how heavy the snow was in the tops of the pine trees. When I heard the first crack, I thought someone was shooting a gun. When I heard it again, then heard a big thump, I realized the branches were breaking and falling.

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These are branches that fell on Friday and were covered with snow by Saturday. What you can’t see in this picture are my 6 plus foot tall azaleas that are covered with snow and fallen branches.  Fortunately, they appear to be undamaged. I did have a small Japanese Maple that got broken when a branch fell on it.  My son and I were the only ones home, so he slept in the basement and I slept in my daughter’s room on Friday night because our rooms were more vulnerable to falling branches.

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We cleaned up the yard yesterday and this is the pile of branches that needs to be mulched.

I hope you enjoyed my updates and the snow. I’ll be back soon with a couple of finishes. Thanks for stopping by.

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I Love Home Quilt Finish

Hello Everyone! Today I get to share my finished “I Love Home” quilt from Jacquelynne Steve’s Block of the Month. You can find the finishing instructions here. I also listed this quilt as a finish for the 2017 Finish-A-Long. You can find my list here. This month’s prize is a $25 gift certificate for Thermoweb products. They are the makers of Heatnbond fusible webbing. I used Heatnbond Light in all the applique for this quilt. You can find out how to win at the bottom of this post.

Now that business is taken care of, let’s get on to the finished quilt.

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I am so happy with this quilt. I love the design, the colors and the quilting. This was such a fun quilt to make with its hand appliqued houses with some touches of embroidery added to them. The piecing was easy and I learned how to make half rectangle units. Because “Home” will be a wall quilt I didn’t add the top and bottom borders. Otherwise, I kept Jacquelynne’s original border design except to make the middle border scrappy.

To make the scrappy middle border, I picked 6 color groups, then selected 4 fabrics from each group. You need a total of 48 prints and 48 solids to complete the border. Instead of cutting each square individually, I strip pieced the prints with the cream (you only need a 6″ strip of each or a charm square). From each strip set, you’ll get 2 units, two of each print. You’ll need to save two prints and two solids to sew to the ends of each border individually. Sew the units together to get your scrappy border.

I used Bella Ivory for the sashing and the solid squares in the middle border. The inside and outside borders are from Lulu Lane by Corey Yoder, which is also the frame for the house blocks. The fabrics in the blocks are from Chestnut Street and Coney Island by Fig Tree and Co. and Sundrops by Corey Yoder. All fabrics are Moda.

Now for the quilting, one of my favorite parts.

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I used Aurifil 50 wt thread for all my quilting and two layers of Quilter’s Dream Select for the batting. All the quilting was done on my domestic Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0 by me.  I stabilized the quilt using So Fine Bottom Line thread, a fine thread, in the top and bobbin. I used my open toe spring motion foot to stitch in the ditch along all the sashing and house blocks. I find this much easier than using a walking foot so I’m not always turning the quilt. I left the border alone because I wasn’t sure how I was going to quilt it.

I quilted the house portions of the block all the same. First, I outlined all the major portions of the applique using a matching color. Then I quilted a McTavishing filler (created by Karen McTavish, a longarm quilter) in the background. To keep some consistency across the quilt, I stitched in the ditch for the yellow frame, then quilted a tiny swirl in the cream print frame. I also quilted all the block corner units the same. I got the idea for the quilted heart sashing from Lori Kennedy of the The Inbox Jaunt, one of Jacquelynne’s featured bloggers. I’ve been following Lori’s blog for years and have learned a lot from her quilting technics. I’ve used a few of her quilting ideas on my quilts in the past, especially for sashing.

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To determine how I was going to quilt each block and the border, I used the coloring sheets again. This was a great way to sketch out my ideas and see how they would look on the quilt. I quilted two of the blocks just as I sketched them, one changed slightly and the other one changed completely. Here they are:

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This last block was the one that I changed completely. I was going to do continuous curves in the squares, but after deciding I was going to that in the border, I changed my mind. I quilted diamonds and curves, which looks good on the back, but it’s hard to see them on the front.

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As for the border, you can tell from the sketch, I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to do. I finally decided on the continuous curve, but when I pulled the quilt out and looked at it, I realized the middle and outer border were not the same size, so another change was needed.

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From the beginning, I wanted to quilt flowers in the border. I finally decided to quilt a tiny flower in the solid squares, a continuous curve variation in the print squares and piano keys on the inner and outer border. I marked registration lines and centers in the middle border squares with a purple disappearing pen. To make the quilting flow better, I came up with a quilting plan to so I didn’t have to backtrack over my quilting.

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I quilted the middle border about halfway down the border, leaving the flower and half the curve section incomplete, then I quilted back up and finished the designs on the way. Next I quilted the outside border using my ruler foot and a ruler, then quilted back up for the inner border. This worked out well. I could have done the entire border at one time, but I found it easier moving half the quilt at a time. I am very pleased with borders, even though they are not “perfect”.

Now for the giveaway!

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For your chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Thermoweb, leave a comment on this post by Sunday, December 10 by 11:59 PM, and tell me if you plan to make gifts this year and if you’ve started them. I have a few small things in mind, but haven’t started anything yet!

Be sure to visit all the bloggers for additional chances to win

Don’t forget to post pictures of your Home quilt at the following places:

I would like to thank Jacquelynne for allowing me to be part of this Block of the Month. I had a lot of fun making the quilt and love her designs. I also want to thank her for the goodies I recently received in the mail:

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I’ve already been looking at applique designs to put on the dish towel. The chocolate bar was delish, but I need to get some fresh hot chocolate mix, (mine was a little hard) for the stir sticks. My son ate one just out of the box though.

I would also like to thank each of you who have checked in each month to see the progress on my Home quilt. I hope I was able to give you some new ideas on adding extras to your quilt. I hope you’ll keep checking in from time to time to see what progress I’ve been making on all my projects.

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