Sunday, April 8, 2012

What I did on my sewing vacation....

Oh, is it over already????  What a wonderful week I had!!

Here's  a few of the things I got done this week.

1.  Little Smiles Granny Square quilt was quilted and bounded - quilted with puppies, so cute
2.  Finished the last of the 16 Swoon blocks and have the blocks sewn into rows
3.  Started Half Moon Modern Log cabin and learned how to do Baptist Fans for quilting - this one is done!  And it's a quick and cute way to use a Jelly Roll you can check it out here  Directions are included in the post and there's an EQ7 project on the Tutorials and EQ7 tab.  This is my first H2H quilt, all done
4.  My second H2H quilt has the center together - the EQ7 project for this one can is available.  I just need to get the borders on it.  I used the bonus triangles from the Swoon blocks.


4.  I quilted joanandmikesquarepants.  Look at this, I have a Christmas present finished and it's only April :)  The pattern for this quilt can be found here at Lilly's Qulits.  I used a ruler on the feather spines and the rest is freehand.  Oh ruler on the circles, man I wish I could do circles freehand :)

5.  Two more Dear Jane Blocks done


6. Had a little visit with the Easter Bunny!

So I think I did pretty good on my "practice for retirement" vacation.    Now when people as what I'll do when I retire, I'll send them this link :)


Linking up with
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

43 comments:

  1. You are a master! Superb quilting. You really did enjoy your practic run at retirement - imagine what you can do once it is official! And just adore your Easter Bunny.

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  2. I'm convinced you don't sleep. You really are a "Superwoman", I need to know the source for your MOJO!!! Enjoy your return to the workforce,....... I know I will, you really put me to shame!! LOL

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  3. You got a TON done! I love the quilting on Joanandmikesquarepants!

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  4. The elaborate quilting is exquisite! I do like the first quilt--I think I'm getting used to this "modern" palette with gray sold. Congratulations to you on all your accomplishments this week. (Yes, retirement sounds sooo appealing.)

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  5. whoops, I'm retired and I didn't get anything done last week. How do you do it all? And, what is H2H?

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  6. My goodness! You got TONS done!!! I don't get that much done and I'm retired :*) I absolutely love the great job you did quilting Joanandmikessquarepants! Amazing! I know they will love it!

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  7. The quilting is absolutely stunning!!!

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  8. You are going to be one busy little bee if this is what you are going to do while retired. ;0)
    WOW! The quilting on joanandmikesquarepants is amazing.

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  9. Your quilting is absolutely STUNNING!

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  10. All I can say is wow! You are doing amazingly on your quilting. Long arm, right? Fairly new, yes? I think I'll just quit long arming... unless you have a computerized set up! Don't tell me those were pantos -- just don't even mention it. I love your quilting... it is really fabulous. And your modern quilt is great... hum do I want to do something like that yet? Sorry you have to go back to work as I really like what you've done while you were home.

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  11. Good for you. What a productive week. Love your little bunny.

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  12. I love the Half Moon Modern quilt - I recently made a quilt from a layer cake and am tempted to try to make this one also.

    Your quilting is wonderful - love the design on the front and especially on the back.

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  13. excellent practice run! I love your quilting on the squarepants - beautiful. All your projects are just so cute, and your H2H projects are both wonderful.

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  14. You did such a wonderful job on the quilt. I'm saving the pics on my computer so I can look at them when I want - just awesome

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  15. Hi!
    I like your Practice for Retirement Week! I, for one, know what I'll be doing when I retire!
    Good for you!
    Take care, Leslie

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  16. Wow, amazing amount of gorgeous work you accomplished! Retired...now that is a title I'd like some day. Maybe in about 15 years I can actually say it!

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  17. Wow! That is some FABULOUS quilting on that gift. I am totally amazed and jealous!

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  18. Love your quilting.....so 'sets off' the piecing without taking away from the design! You rock!!!! Hugs, Doreen

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  19. Love the quilting on the Christmas gift.

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  20. Wow! I mesmerized with your quilting. It's absolutely amazing!

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  21. That quilt is soooooo great. I'd be very happy to be on your Christmas list.

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  22. Looks like a great week! Your quilting is beautiful. I've seen so many people working on the swoon blocks, and I like what you've done with the left over pieces.

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  23. Lovely quilt Sue. Did you design the quilt patterns? If not, do you know who did?

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  24. The quilting on your work is gorgeous; really breathtaking....thanks for sharing.

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  25. That quilting is beautiful. How long does it take to do intensive quilting like that?

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  26. What a cute little Easter bunny! It looks like you really enjoyed your vacation and boy were you productive! Your beautiful quilting really gives the quilt a different look, love it!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  27. Oh, Sue your squarepants quilt went from wonderful to fabulous with that quilting. I agree with Sharon - you are a master. Where do we stand in line to have you do one of ours? And that Easter bunny is adorable!

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  28. Wow! You did great! That squarepants is fabulous!! And that is the cutest bunny!

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  29. Your quilting is just stunning! Very impressed you have a Christmas gift done already! And such a beautiful one!

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  30. I'm exhausted just reading about your retirement practice!! You are amazing. I still can't get over that you made 16 Swoon blocks! I really need to get busy and do more FMQ- maybe then I can try Baptist fans!

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  31. I don't think I have ever seen anything more lovely that the square pants quilt... unless it's that cute bunny at the end of your post.

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  32. Wow! That quilting is amazing!
    And that is one cute bunny!

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  33. Wow, Sue, your quilting is stunning! Your little Easter Bunny's pretty stunning too. :)

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  34. love those dear jane blocks and the quilting - wow.
    Karem

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  35. Amazing quilting! Love the texture and the beautiful photos that make me drool!

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  36. Wow! Look at that quilting! Amazing. And the back! Those feathers are gorgeous.
    -Tiffany

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  37. Your feather quilting is so amazing that it totally blows my socks off! Impressive.
    Love your little Bunny Helper at the end of your post... so cute!

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