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Work In Process – Wednesday

Hello – I hope everyone is having a good week!

One of my new year’s resolutions was to include quilting projects on my daily planner. The goal is to spend at least 10 minutes a day (Monday – Thursday) on quilting. Since I sew for a living I need extra motivation to work on personal projects. I’m also competitive so checking off items on my “to do list” gives me great pleasure.

I know 2017 is still new but all in all I’m on track with my goal.

Remember this from last week?

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Batik HST

Here’s the latest

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batik hst around the world

Chain piecing is such a wonderful thing 🙂 Haven’t come up with a quilting plan any suggestions?

I made a new wall hanging for my sewing room using scrap charm squares — don’t you love the embroidery design?!! I purchased the design from Embroidery Library.

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Happy Place Wall Hanging

I spent today catching up on my blog reading and have seen several beautiful projects using The Fat Quarter Shop new classic and vintage pattern  – Jacob’s Ladder.

I’m hoping to use this stack of fabric to create my own wall hanging. I love batiks. I will let you know how it turns out.

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Works In Progress

Happy Wednesday,

I’ve spent the past couple of days going through my closet packing up clothes to give away. I  worked as an accountant in large manufacturing company for 22 years, and taught accounting classes at the local college — going through the piles of clothes bought back so many memories.

I rewarded my packing accomplishments by starting a couple of new quilting projects.

Have you heard of fold and sew?

I watched a you tube video from National Quilters Circle demonstrating this technique and decided to give it a try. I used the Our Town charm pack by Michelle D’Armore for Contempo Studios and Kona White 10 inch  squares pack. In a short time I had 25 blocks completed.

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Stitch n Fold Quilt Block

To make the block center a 5 inch square of print fabric on a 10 inch square of background fabric. Fold the sides of the background fabric (left and right) onto the 5 inch square making sure the 5 inch square is enclosed in the fold and stitch a quarter inch seam. Repeat the process with the top and bottom. I plan to add a 2 1/2 inch border around each block. I think it will make a cute baby quilt.

I found a bag in my sewing room with these batik quilt blocks — not sure what I was planning to make.

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Batik Steps Quilt Blocks

After playing around I came up with this interesting pinwheel block.

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Batik Spin Pinwheel

I had 20 blocks in the bag and I think it will make a nice bed runner.

My daughter’s birthday is in April and I’ve started a quilt for her. I made all of the half square triangles during the first half of the super bowl- the Patriots were loosing so I decided to sew and listen instead of watching. Second half of the game was so exciting I gave up sewing:)

Monday evening I came up with this layout.

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Batik HST

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