Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Work in progress Wed

Well, this is day three of my "practice for retirement" vacation.  What did I do on my first two days? I finished the last of my Swoon blocks.
I pieced a new quilt top - this will be either a gift for my niece for her birthday or I'll use it as one of my Hands to Help quilts.  If you're interested in participating in hands to help, just click on the button in the side bar.  It's not to late to join in the fun.
I quilted the granny squares quilt, it's done.  This one is for Baby Smiles, he just loved it, so it's his :)  I had a pantograph with dogs on it, I think you can see them in the back of the quilt better.

Can you see the two different dogs?
On the agenda for today, loading the rainbow log cabin on the frame.  I'm going to try Baptist fans with about 7 arcs, I'm hoping they look like rainbows. We'll see.  I have another quilt for a friend of mine that I want the rainbow quilting so this one is my practice run :)  I also want to see if I can get a block or two of Dear Jane done.  Now, to get that second cup of coffee and warm up those machines.

Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

20 comments:

  1. Fantastic work! Love your swoon. Keep practicing for retirement-it's well worth it!!

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  2. Sue, I just love your Half Moon Modern quilt! Love the progression of prints, it's just fabulous! That's one of my favorite fabric lines :)

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  3. The last of your swoon blocks? Great job! I didn't make any but I heard that there were quite a few steps involved

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  4. i, too, like the half moon quilt

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  5. Love your Swoon! And very interesting variation of the log cabin. Miles will be full of smiles. Enjoy your day.

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  6. Wonderful quilts! I also love the idea of practicing for retirement. I think I may have to practice that a little bit! ;)

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  7. The Swoon blocks look great. I might just have to make more so mine is bigger.

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  8. Are you kidding me?!- those dogs in the quilting are seriously fabulous! All of your quilts look great!

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  9. Wow! You have been very productive. I love all of it. The 2nd one the best. I wish I could keep up.

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  10. Love the Swoons! I need to find the motivation to work on mine again. And I love the quilting on the granny squares.

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  11. Great projects! Love your Swoon blocks :)

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  12. I love your swoon quilt, I really think the grey is great for highlighting the fabric you've choses. You've been a busy beaver, the granny square quilt looks amazing too.

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  13. I'm "swoon"ing over your projects ;-) Your niece would be lucky to receive that quilt!

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  14. WOW! I guess you plan to stay busy during retirement. Your swoon blocks are beautiful!

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  15. Love your Swoon project....the blocks are gorgeous!

    Congratulations on "retirement"!

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  16. I love love love your swoon blocks! All the quilts are beautiful!

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  17. Love your work! If this is any indication I think your retirement is going to be wonderful!

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  18. Your Swoon blocks are gorgeous. I love the way the colors pop against the background.

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  19. I came over fom Lily's quilts. I love the square pants, you have converted me to loving feathers and quilting in general!! I have been pondering a rainbow quilt but couldn't decide how to proceed, but this could be my inspirations! I have pinned it and hope that is ok, let me know if you'd rather I removed it

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