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Quilting As Time Flies….

Sometimes life gets in the way of  spending quality time working on my quilty projects!

We had friends from Norway visiting for 10 days, the weather here in central Florida was beautiful and it was a pleasure spending time with them.

I was able to spend a few minutes each day in my sewing room finishing up  items on my UFO list that only need quilting and binding.

A finish is a finish — right? 🙂

sun ray patriotic wall hanging

sun ray patriotic wall hanging

I love quilts that feature star blocks. I made this 36 x 36 inch batik patriotic wall hanging using the “Peaky & Spike” tall star points. I used my Tri-Recs ruler set to create the star points, I believe the name of this star block is named sun ray. The Shoo – Fly quilt block was my alternating block which created the plus/cross secondary pattern in the center of the quilt!

 

Sun Ray Patriotic WH CU

Sun Ray Patriotic WH CU

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE  plus and cross quilt blocks?!! — and a star in the center — oh happy day 🙂

My second UFO finish for February is Autumn Stars. My version was inspired by another Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorial.  The quilt measures 45 x 45 inches. I used Kona Cotton solids in fall colors to cut my own 2.5 inch strips.

Autumn Stars

Autumn Stars

I hate to admit I really had a hard time with this pattern. I was getting awfully comfortable with my seam ripper so after nine blocks I was done :(.

I love the backing fabric!

autumn stars CU back

autumn stars CU back

My last UFO finish for February was my batik Jacob’s Ladder quilt. Free pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop – Classic and Vintage Series.

jacobs ladder finished

2017 Jacobs Ladder Finished

 

3 down — 10 to go!  What do you with the UFO’s you have no intentions of finishing?

Until next time — Happy Sewing & Quilting!

Modern Patchwork Christmas Trees

Hello Friends — between work, visiting family and looking for a new house I haven’t had time to  chat. Usually I’m organized and plan ahead with my Christmas gift giving– not this year 😦

I finished my  Christmas hexagon table topper that I started before Thanksgiving.

Christmas Hexie TR

Christmas Hexie TR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used fat quarters for this topper and had large scraps left over.

Christmas Hexie Scrap

Christmas Hexie Scrap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because of their odd shape my first inclination was to toss them out – then I had the famous “aha” moment by realizing I could cut the scraps into smaller triangles using my tri-recs ruler set.

Christmas Hexie Tri Recs

Christmas Hexie Tri Recs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of my favorite quilt pattern/tutorials is Christa Watson’s Modern Trees. Using the tutorial as inspiration I created 4 mug rugs from the scraps.

christmas-mug-rugs

 

 

 

 

 

 

One gift down many more to go!

Hexie Gift Seft

Hexie Gift Seft

 

Topper : 23 inches

Mug Rug /Snack Mats : 7 x 9 inches

Fabric: Christmas bundle JoAnn Fabrics

outline quilting with walking foot

 

 

Gift #2

My husband’s family are big Green Bay Packer Fans. I made this wall hanging for my mother in law. Each panel was created with my embroidery machine including the quilting. I stitched the panels together added a backing, stitched in the ditch and added binding. If you have an embroidery machine and would like to make one you can purchase the Fabric Strip Trees design from Chantell’s Creations. I used the 7.8 x 11.7 inch file to create my wall-hanging.

 

I did manage to find time to make a small modern trees  wall hanging for myself!

Quilt measures 20 x 33. Fabric from my stash.

Christmas Patchwork Trees

Christmas Patchwork Trees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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