Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Progress Report...

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Although I'm working on a bunch of things, I'm not finishing much right now.  Everything seems to be somewhere in the middle of completion and looks like it will be that way for a while.  I'm still working on quilting my little wallhanging.  I'm adding some Diane-shiko now and that's pretty slow going.  You can see my grid lines marked on the top.  I used the FriXion pen and they'll disappear when I iron it.

The design is a little easier to see from the back.  It's my first time using it, but I think it's a nice background filler.

I also still have a quilt on the frame.  Although to be honest, I'm not making much progress on it.  I'm having more fun with the custom quilting than the pantograph I'm doing here.  I do hope to complete it soon though.  It's a charity quilt that will be donated to Quilts of Valor.

I've started on the next Snowmen A to ZZZZ block and this one is a lot of fun to stitch.  I don't think this will take too long to finish...

I recently took advantage of the Fat Quarter Shop' sale on Bella Solids and ordered 10 yards of their Ivory #60.  It's a great neutral to keep on hand.  I've washed it, but now it's sitting on my ironing board waiting to be pressed and put away...

The only projects I have finished lately have all been for my quilt bee.  We got together last week and had a sewing day where we made pillowcases, both for our soldier quilts and to donate to the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge.  I made 2 pillowcases to present the soldier quilts I have and together we managed to complete 19 pillowcases for kids!

My other finish is for a HST Swap my bee is starting.  I managed to finish 2 sets of HST's (half-square triangles) for our first swap.  We're planning to do this once a month and then make charity quilts with them. There are SO many different patterns using HST's out there!

So lots of half-finished projects going on here.  And they're going to remain that way for a while longer 'cause I'm headed to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival later this week!  That's always a fun show to go to.  I've already made out my shopping list and charged my camera battery.  I'll be sure to share the pictures of the beautiful quilts I see there.  Of course, going to a quilt show always makes me want to come home and practice my machine quilting!

Here's a picture of one of my quilting buddies.  Fortunately, she's been much better behaved the last few days, although I don't think she's going to like it when I pull out my suitcase...

Sam in my sewing room

Don’t believe everything you hear just because someone says it is a message from God; test it first to see if it really is!” 
1 John 4:1 (LB)


  1. These sewing buddies that we have never like to see the suitcases! I finished a top that was a BOM in 2009! It will be a while before I quilt it! I am now working on a embroidery in the hoop quilt. It is Feathered Star from Hoop Sisters. There will be 12 blocks a month! WE started it today at a Sit and Sew and I got 6 inch blocks done. I have finished 2 more this evening! Only 8 to go!

  2. I am in the same boat with you! Lots of starts but not any finishes ...yet. ;-) I love the quilting you are doing. Have a happy week!

  3. Dee,
    I'm going to be at the Midatlantic show, too! I must say that your quilting is excellent!

  4. I'm enjoying your custom quilting too. It's terrific! You have several nice projects going on. Glad Sam is keeping you on task.

  5. Enjoy your blog. I nominated you for a Liebster Award. http://crosson5.blogspot.com/2013/02/i-won-award.html