The Sun is here

And all the snow is melted! I hope Mother nature isn’t playing a trick on us, I’m really for spring. I’m kind-of obsessing on machine embroidery right now, I’ve done a bunch of blackwork flower and this weekend I work on Celtic Thistles… I love them.
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They are from Embroidery Library — A Celtic Thistles Design Pack. While the designs were stitching out I’ve been working on some of my UFO projects. But no pictures yet. The Black work flowers are also from Embroidery Library — A Blooming Blackwork Flowers Design Pack. I thought I might use some Kaffe Fassett fabrics but still not sure if I like it. Nothings sewn together yet. just made a bunch of triangle units to see what it looks like. It’s really bright and the yellow jumps out at you. Maybe it can be a summer bedspread.FlowerEmbroidery&BrightStrips_SM

I was the Quilt of the day over at the The Quilt Show with Alex and Ricky! How cool is that!
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snowed in and sewed like crazy

We had a snowy week last week and had an extra day off from work!
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Love it when you get a spontaneous day off. I used the long weekend wisely and sewed up a storm. I finally did a real machine embroidery design. Up until now I’ve only done quilt label, I was to chicken to try a real design…but I did and now I can’t stop… I made this banner for the sun room. Makes it look all summery (not) with snow in the back ground….
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The Design was Social Butterflies Design Pack_x7341 from Embroidery Library.

I also finished another UFO challenge project. Of course I’m not going in order…this one is for July…why did I do July’s? Who knows, it just felt right… Plus it was fun. Love the panel, I got it at from Artistic Artifacts. Wonderful store.
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Lots of sewing, just no pictures

I did remember to take a picture of my mom’s needlepoint she finish. Over Christmas we decided to start a couple new project…(like we needed one) She got a Kaffe Fassett wild flower design. Bright happy colors. Her’s was 16×16 and I turned it into a pillow, we love it.
It looks wonderful in the sun room on the green sofa.
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I’m still working on mine…about a third of the way…maybe by next Christmas.
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My Baby turns 30 this week

I decided to make my son a quilt for his birthday, and I got it finished this weekend and mailed this morning…it won’t make it for the actual day, but it will be there this week, so that’s close enough for me. The quilt started off to be a good full/queen size but when all was done its closer to a king size so that should last him a while. It was hard to get a picture of the whole thing. I had the Quilt Police checking behind me on the photo shoot…
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Kent the inspector

We had our ATC Swap this weekend, not many people this time. I had a lot of left over cards…I guess I can use them for Valentine cards

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Rainy days and mondays…makes me sleepy

Its pouring rain outside and I could really use a nap…
I finished the top for Bonnie Hunters Grand Illusion mystery quilt over the weekend. The close up looks a little psychedelic. Next its make a sandwich & quilt this puppy.
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The last block in the RMQGs block of the month was make a modern snowball block…Well I just decided to take the other blocks that I didn’t turn into wall hangings and make them into snowball blocks…interesting…LOL
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Brand new year

Lots of sewing went on over the holidays. I used my time off to start a couple new projects and continue on some others (the never ending scrap bin cutting).

First off I tried one of Missouri Star Quilt Company’s patterns the Disappearing Hour Glass It was very cute. I used a precut I got in Fredericksburg and white on white yardage. I’ve sewn all the Hour Glass blocks now I need to cut them up, rearrange and re-sew them.
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next up I started a new quilt for my son and got the top finished, its a queen size…He ask for it a week before Christmas…lol I told him I would do it for his birthday…It was too big to fit on the design wall.
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And I also worked on the final clue and started putting together the block for Bonnie Hunters Grand Illusion mystery quilt. I’ve had a lot of fun working on this. I was able to keep up with the clues and put one row together so I could see how it will look. My colors are a lot darker then hers so I loss some of the pattern, but I like it.
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Clue 3!!

not much sewing went on this weekend made a lot of Christmas cards forgot to take pictures…Cleaned-up the art room a bit (ok a lot it was a mess), should have taken pictures so I’d remember how long it took me to clean. Maybe that way I’d work at keeping it cleaner….Ha, Ha who am I kidding there’s better things to do then clean…Like start clue 3!!! Lots more to do but…its a good start. Thanks for stopping by, check out what other are doing at BH Grand Illusion And Patchwork Times
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