Sunday, February 4, 2018

Celebrating Accomplishments!

Another busy week here, but I was able to fit in some hand quilting each evening.  I started the final row of blocks around the outside edge of the quilt last Sunday.  I have three units left to quilt.


A fellow quilter asked me what I was going to quilt into the white squares and I thought about a Lemoyne star back when I first started quilting this quilt.  She suggested a mariner's star, since afterall this is an ocean waves quilt.  So I got on Blockbase and found this mariner's star that I thought would look great and also balance with the quilting in the triangles.



Yesterday afternoon I got out my Elmers rubber cement and my cereal box cardboard and made some templates to help me mark my quilt.  It's a great feeling to get the decision behind me and sparks me on to get this quilt finished.  However, I will be heading out shortly to have lunch with my hubby of 41 years.  Yes, anniversary 41 and going strong!



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    1. I am just glad to have made a decisions. It's great to have internet quilting friends that come thru for you.

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  2. Love the quilting idea! Congratulations on 41 years with your hubby!

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    1. Thanks Ellen, doesn't seem like 41 years LOL I am glad it's a simple design to mark and I have the decision made.

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  3. congrats on your 41 years - I have you beat - will be 46 for me and hubby in June. Love the design you have come up with I think it will be great

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    1. Thanks sometimes it is hard to decide on what to do! I am looking forward to finishing the quilting on the triangles. Time for some change!

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  4. You are making great progress. I like the idea of a nautical star with the ocean wave block. Happy Anniversary.

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    1. Thanks! I think it's a great solution too! Hopefully I can get these last three units of triangles quilted this evening. It will be fun to stitch the white blocks as there are no seams!

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  5. I find the hardest part of hand quilting is deciding what to use for a design or stencil. Love filling in large white spaces on a quilt too!

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    1. In the past I have made quilts because I wanted to try a new quilting design. I liked the idea of finally having a quilt I just had to outline quilt but those white squares had me stumped. Now it's just a matter of moving forward and getting this one done.

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  6. Happy anniversary! I am drawn to your Mariner's Compass template. It will look fantastic! I would love to piece a MC quilt someday!

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    1. I have always wanted to make a mariner's compass too! Thanks for stopping by

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  7. Happy anniversary. 41 years is an accomplishment. My husband and I had 54 years.

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    1. Wow 54 years how wonderful! They just had a couple on the news that were celebrating 75 they must have gotten married as children. LOL

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  8. Congratulations on your evening hand quilting and on this anniversary!

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    1. It is a wonderful way to end each day. I often feel lost when I finish a quilt, but there is always another block or pattern I want to try.

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