Thursday, May 28, 2015

Catching up!

Yes I am still here, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth.  It seems like it though. May was just a very busy month for me.  As the weather changed I needed to get the yard back into shape and the garden planted. Then we headed to Missouri for my nephew's wedding.  But now, I am back home and trying to catch up with my sewing.  I have made some progress on my summer goals and have completed my Cogwheel and Log Cabin quilt tops.  They are now safely hung in the sewing closet waiting to be quilted.




I also made a bit of progress on my Tribute to GW quilt.  The appliqued eagle block was completed and one of the two quotes I want to include was embroidered.  Currently I am adding the embroidery to the Mt Vernon block.



This week my focus has been on my basket of 1.5 inch squares that I have been cutting and sewing into pairs for over a year.  I really wasn't making much progress but feel I have plenty to turn into a quilt.  So I have been stitching four patches which will be sewn into 16 patches to go into my quilt.


I am really enjoying piecing these little squares together.  It's a good thing since there will be over 2000 in this quilt!

26 comments:

  1. you have made a lot of progress. I have so many little squares in my scrap boxes I am not sure what I will make. I know I have enough in my boxes to make several quilts!

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    1. They go further than you think. So glad to using these finally

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  2. Two great finishes to hang in the closet for quilting. I hope they don’t multiply like mine seem to do.
    Your eagle block is terrific.

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    1. Hopefully there will be years of hand quilting waiting for me! Thanks

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  3. Wow! Such itty bitty squares ... I can't wait to see you start to put them together. It'll be spectacular, I'm sure!

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    1. It has been fun using all the fabrics bits from all the years. I hope it works as well as it has in my head!

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  4. Busy, busy. The cogwheel and log cabin quilts came out great. Love the eagle and those little bitty bits are going to sew up into a spectacular quilt.

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    1. They actually are going together pretty quickly. I am enjoying the chain piecing and all those seams nesting.

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  5. The eagle is a fancy one and very well done.

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    1. Thanks Karen! Hopefully soon I can try to figure out how to put it all together.

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  6. Well done with your finishes! I love the log cabin - looks wonderful against the green grass :)

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    1. I am so glad I made the log cabin. I found the setting on Pinterest and really like the way it looks for a bed quilt.

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  7. Welcome back! You've been missed. Oh, you have so many lovely quilts to get quilted now. How will you know which to pick first? And you have such creative ideas for your GW quilt. I'm impressed with what all you have come up with so far!

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    1. Thanks Cathy! I am looking forward to putting it all together.

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  8. That pieced star with the embroidered quote is fantastic. Is it paper pieced? All your projects are wonderful.

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    1. No not paper pieced I made templates and machine pieced it. The old fashion way. I am thinking paper piecing might have been a whole lot easier.

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  9. You are on a mission! Yours quilts are amazing, the applique and little blocks are looking great too!

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  10. It is terrible how chores get in the way of sewing but it looks like you managed to squeeze in a fair amount of sewing. Your cogwheel and log cabin quilt tops look great spread out on the lawn!

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    1. With all the rain it has been hard to get pictures. They are both kng size so it hard to get a picture inside without climbin on ladders to get them hung, so much easier to lay them out on the lawn with the great lighting.

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  11. Wow--you've made some awesome finishes! I love your quote and your eagle looks great!

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    1. Georige was wise wasn't he. I have one more quote block to make!

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  12. You have done great on your finishes and I too know how quickly time flies. Where in MO did you travel to? I really love that log cabin quilt on the lawn. Can't wait to see what you do with your little 4 patches. I've been doing that for a time too.

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    1. We traveled up to Columbia! It was so nice to see family since we live all over the country. I wish we had enough time to visit Homestead and Hearth quilt shop, but that didn't happen. I am pretty excted about my little patches hopefully I can get some background pieces cut this week.

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  13. You've certainly got a lot done! Your two tops are both lovely.

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  14. What a great pair of quilt tops. I admire your patience working with those tiny pieces - I look forward to see what little gem you create. The eagle is extra special. Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone.

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