Another week has gone by

I have gotten a lot done just not many pictures to show for it. First off I’ve made a second Color Color wall hanging. The pattern is from Karen Sievert‘s book Prairie Point Pizzazz. Took a class from her a couple years ago wonderful teacher. I liked this quilt so much I had to make another one. Still needs to be quilted, but its getting there, love the colors and layout, thanks Ellen for the input. Alway good to get a second opinion.
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I also worked on a couple modern sampler block wall hangings. Lots of quilting but really fun to do. Its part of the Richmond Modern Quilt Guilds, block of the mouth, I still need to do June’s and July’s blocks somehow I’ve missed them. The first picture is a close-up of the quilting. Had way to much fun doing these. If you’re in the Richmond, VA area, check out a meeting, third Friday of every month. The next meeting is September 19, 6:30

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Monday Morning

And a good one it is!
I’ve been busy finishing up challenges and new quilts. The reveal for the Colonial Peicemaker’s Guild was Saturday, a lot of beautiful quilts. The Challenge this year was “Scrap – Book” Challenge – any thing we wanted that was inspired by a favorite childhood book, and made from only scraps that we had on hand. I did a whole cloth, free motion wall hanging and added paint to enhance the stitches. My book was The Secret Garden.

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I also made a set of 4 placemats using a new template I got at Quilting Adentures here in Richmond. It was the Mini Hex N More by JayBird Quilts. Lots of fun and fast & easy.
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Design wall Monday

I wouldn’t say I had a relaxing weekend but I did get a lot done. This long July 4th weekend was the deck restore weekend. Well actually its been the last 2 weekends. This was a ton of work but it sure made the deck look 100% better. Well worth it. After a week I can put the table and chairs back in place.
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It wasn’t all work and no play…I did do some sewing. I got 12 more “Talking Turkey” blocks almost done. I have a total of 20 blocks, thats where I’m stopping, lol this block has a lot of pieces. Once I add the borders it will be a large lap quilt. I also started a background for this months ATC, July’s theme in Poetry… This summer is flying by.
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MIA Mondays…

I keep forgetting to take pictures of all that I’ve done, (or should have done)…
This weekend I finished this on point 9 patch star top. My friend Ellen and I cut the strips for this 3 years ago, LOL I think its about time I got mine sewn. Stills needs to be quilted. I’ll  put it in the “To Be Quilted” pile, and see if the quilt fairies take care of that for me.
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A girl can wish can’t she. I really like this pattern.
Another finish for June’s UFO challenge at Quilting Adventures I’m calling it Looking Back. I really enjoyed adding all the beads. I should do more of this, its fun and its small 12×18.
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 done one more to go!!!

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unbelievable weather

The perfect summer day, highs in the mid 70. But it won’t be long before its 95 or higher…
Worked on my June UFO, I always forget how long it takes to do bead work, until I get into it. I spent a good bit of time deciding on what I wanted to do and then more time finding the right beads. I made 3 small mirrors (3/4″) encircled with beads and sewed them onto the surface. Then I started adding beads, beads and more beads to make them look and feel like they belong…still have 2 more to do but I like where its going. Another couple of days and I should be done…
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Another Perfect weekend

Had a wonderful weekend! Went to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens on Saturday, plenty of blooming flowers and tons of butterflies from all over the world in the butterfly house. It was hard to get a good photo, they were flying from flower to flower. Some of their wings were a little beat up, but still beautiful. We had a nice lunch in the Tea House, good day.

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In terms of sewing not to much got done. I did get a good deal done on the scarf I’m knitting. Its knitting sideways, you cast on 241 stitches, so far it looks pretty cool, I don’t know the name of the stitch. This was some of the yarn we got at the fiber festival.
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The only sewing thing I got done were the borders on my Shenandoah Star table topper. Really like the darker blue green strip around it, perks it up a bit. Like it so much better then the brown border,  here
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Perfect Weekend

Had a great quilting class in Williamsburg on Saturday with Barbara Cline. We made the Shenandoah Star. I really liked the technique and Barbara is a great teacher. If you ever have a chance to take a class from her, grab it, don’t miss out. We sewed like crazy and 3 of us got the top done. I’m thinking of putting a dark border on mine, but I may look for a darker aqua batik to go around the outside instead, not sure yet…
And look its not rainbow…
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I also worked on more purple string blocks for Talking Turkey. 38 down 82 to go, these are the corner triangles for the block.
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