Sunday, April 3, 2016

Still waiting for the twins, oh boy I know she's more impatient that me.  So rather than doing a lot of sewing on any on thing, I'm like pacing from project to project.  Are they here yet????  They may not be here, but this is a nice distraction - look as this wonderful hunk of  quilting sweetness!  Yep she's mine and her name Amelia.  But don't tell daughter #3.  Daughter #3 wants that name for her first girl.  I have 4 girls and 6 grandsons. That's right not one grand daughter. Ya ya I know how the chromosomes work, but I want the name, I had the baby first :)  I'll rename if and when she has a little girl.  I'll try not to call her by name when she's around.  Sounds fair right?  At least one of us will get to use the name. I did not paint her, she came this way. But I do have a machine that I want to try to paint, I really need a pink one to go with this green cutie.
Amelia (but if daughter #3 asks it's Lia)

And Amelia runs like a dream, oh my.  Not only is she just so darn cute, but she just hums.  She got right to work and the rows and first border on this guy.

Three more blocks for Splendid Sampler.
Block 13 - my favorite so far

Block 14

Love love love paper piecing, block 15
I did get rid of some nervous energy by cutting some kits for our next Hands 2 Help sewing get together. Have you signed up for Hand 2 Help yet?  Three great charities and lots of prizes.  See button on side bar.   Two layer cakes and lots of 5 in charms.  I pulled 40 for fat quarters from my stash, didn't even make a dent.  Can't wait to make a couple of these Love quilts on the Moda Site.

And *finally* the quilt is properly loaded.  I had 7 quilts and a couple of backing just hanging on the bars.  That really stalled loading the frame. I do have quite the back log for quilts right now but look at these sweet little pachyderms on the  frame, love her fabric choices.  Can you believe these are her first flying geese? She did awesome!


Now hopefully next time I post, it will be of two incredible little guys that we welcome to this world. (ok I'm just a *little* excited about this)  Check out the link parties on the side bar, so much wonderful quilty goodness out there

14 comments:

  1. I just saw over on Confessions of a Fabric Addict that you have generously provided a prize for the Hands 2 Help charity challenge. Thank you so much for being part of this fantastic challenge!

    I live in a place where I have almost no access to guilds, classes, or quilt shops, so I really appreciate the online quilting community. Knowing that there are like-minded folks out there, ready to give something back to the world, makes me so happy.

    Hope those twins show up soon! But more importantly, I hope they show up healthy and happy :-)

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  2. Sweet Amelia!! Oh, I have that Love pattern stored somewhere - great pattern for a H2H quilt. Your quilting is just awesome.

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  3. I can see why you are pacing. I hope the pacing gets to end soon although I can see you have lots of wonderful projects keeping you busy.

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  4. Wow I have never seen a green sewing machine before! Great projects going.

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  5. OMG I love your new machine... I can't take my eyes off her... how gorgeous!

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  6. What a cool addition to the machine stable. Amelia, um, er Lia is wonderful. I love the pachyderm quilt also. We've been blessed with 3 granddaughters and recently found out #4 grandchild is a boy. Now I get to think about boy quilts.

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  7. That green machine is sweet!! And so is your quilting. I love the way the Minky gives the elephant a polka dot look - too fun! Thanks for linking up Sue!

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  8. Great projects! I love the greens and blues in that quilt top. :)

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  9. Sweet sewing machine and it sure looks like you are keeping yourself busy while waiting Sue!!

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  10. Love the elephant quilt! I'm going to try Minky as a quilt back soon - yours makes it looks like so much fun.

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  11. Oh SUe I can hear the anticipation in your writing!! I'm so excited for ya...and atleast you've had "LIa" to help keep you distracted. (Love her green color btw!!)

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  12. That quilting is fabulous. Those blocks are stunning. The sweet little Amelia is too cute. But oh, waiting for twins takes the cake.

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  13. You are keeping on track for the Splendid Sampler. Well done! I fell a bit behind in March because of work. I hope I can catch up and then stay on track as you are doing.

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