Sunday, June 26, 2016

First Finish in over 2 months!

Oh boy, I checked and the last finish I had was April 18!  Oh my, where does the time go.  This one   I re finished for my niece for Relay for Life.  Oddly, the other finish that I posted, was for her too!! Selling a house and quilting just aren't the best of friends, especially when you have a full time day job that doesn't know boundaries.  However, I did get this one finished, less than 24 hours before it was to be delivered.  It was delivered unwashed, but all the markings removed.  Phew, that was close.  Here's the two quilts that went for relay for life.

Then a friend asked for help with drapes. What turn down sewing of any kind, not a chance!!  And it was great, when she was done that machine stayed on and I was able to get three Splendid Sampler blocks done.  My first ever Dresden plate.  Starting out on a 6.5 in block may not have been the best thing, but I love it.  I skipped the circles and the center is bigger, so I could use the accuquilt cutter for the circle. Have any of you done the sewing fashion block?  Oh I LOVED that block when I saw it. I very naively thought, paper piecing too, bonus!!  Oh boy, those were some itty bitty paper piecing pieces.  That was a bit of a challenge but so good to get my quilting fix in today.

And if quilting weren't enough all on it's own, I got to spend a little time in the garden.  We've got hydrangeas blooming, Anna Belle and Oak Leaf, Lilies and hosta flowers along with a few host leaves, really brighten up a room.

And these sweet little guys, got so spend some time holding them and playing a little baseball with the big brother.  Craft brew fest in Chicago as well.

Been a long time since I've posted, but plenty of others are posting all the time, check out the linky parties on the side bar.


  1. The quilt looks great and I think all of us can understand when life gets in the way of our sewing time. Hopefully you'll have more time available soon.

  2. I wondered where you disappeared to. I thought you were hanging out with the new babies. LOVE the quilting on these two quilts.

  3. An absolutely wonderful quilt, no matter when it's finished. The quilting is perfect for the design - love the fill in the white. And yes, life can get in the way of quilting, as I've had many issues to deal with lately too. Ugh.

  4. Oh what a great quilt and quilting! You rock! Seriously, with so much going on I applaud your quilting and sewing time. Thank you for all the great photos. Those small people are adorable!!!
    ~ Christina in FL

  5. Congratulations on your quilt finish, Sue! I especially love the quilting pattern you did on the white areas, curvy lines contrasting with the sharp geometric quilting lines within the darker triangles. Your quilting design really enhances and balances nicely with the piecing on this one. Great job!

  6. Oh the twins are growing so well. Your finishes are inspiring. CHeers!

  7. LOVE the quilting on your finish - it's a beautiful quilt! And that little sewing machine block looks so fun. Balancing work, life, and quilting is difficult, and I would *definitely* make as much time as possible for those 3 cuties!! :)

  8. Wow, Sue -- that prism pantos is stunning! How do you do a freehand panto and keep your lines so straight as you follow the pattern?



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