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What’s On My Design Wall July 25, 2011

Posted by Pam in KC in Candy Sunflower Seeds, crossword, designwall.
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Today there’s a little bit of everything on my design wall/ironing board.  I’ve had a bit of a problem settling down and working on just one thing.

At the top is the Crossword Puzzle quilt, which has been fixed and now needs to be quilted.  I haven’t totally decided how I’m going to quilt it, but I should make the backing.  It’s the plaid that sticking out around the edges.  Yes, two long seams will need to be matched.  The fabric was pressed this weekend.

Another easy “finish” is Candy Sunflower Seeds.  This got set aside in May or June and it just needs the borders.  The top and border fabric surfaced while I was cleaning this weekend and it’s been pressed.  Now if I can only remember if I was planning on a narrow border before the brown outer border.  At least the stars ‘float’ so I don’t have to worry about them disappearing into the border.

The red is the mystery quilt pattern I was testing a couple of weeks ago.  I have the straight line quilting done and now need to add the holly leaves.  7 sets of 3 to go.

That yellow, green  and fireworks is Fireworks Over John Deere.  It is also this month’s UFO to be quilted.  It measures 45 1/2″ wide and of course my backing fabric is only a tad over 40″ wide.  So, I’ve got to make a backing.

I’ve got four of John Deere pillow panels and I’m considering using one or moe along with the fireworks fabric to make the backing.  So, naturally, after I got the fabric and panels pressed I just left it on my ironing board while I make a decision.

Finally, believe it or not, I did a bit of hand quilting.  Finished up 2 more hearts and moved the hoop for the first time in several months.  I’m not sure when the last time I worked on the quilt.

To see if others are bouncing all over the place, check out the links at Patchwork Times.  In the meantime, I’ll see if I can focus on just one or two projects.


So That’s How You Spell Kendall July 22, 2011

Posted by Pam in KC in crossword.
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Now to figure out how close to square the quilt top is and get it quilted!

Progress? July 13, 2011

Posted by Pam in KC in crossword.
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I spent a bit of time with my trust seam ripper last night.  I need to spend more time with it before I can move forward again.

Victoria’s Rose June 23, 2011

Posted by Pam in KC in Victoria's Rose.
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Over the next week or so I’m going to write a bit about each of the quilts I’ve finished.  First up is Victoria’s Rose.

This quilt was started in 2007.  My notes say I finished the top August 1st 2007.  Most of the fabric I purchased at one of the bigger quilt shows here in Kansas City.   I think I purchased two 5 yard bundles.  There was a stripe fabric and a small bright blue calico.  Those fabrics are  still in my stash.

I remember buying the background fabric on a combination shop hop to St Louis and visit to my great-nephew when he was about 6 weeks old.  Additionally I ordered more of the larger print on line for the border.

The pattern is Victoria’s Rose.

I quilted the center on the long arm at Rocking Chair Quilts, then did the borders on my machine here at  home. I just don’t have the control yet to make smooth flowing lines I needed for the borders.

I finished the quilt on June 12th.

Just a Bit Short June 8, 2011

Posted by Pam in KC in Challenges, Victoria's Rose.
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fortunately I have more fabric.

Well Before Midnight June 7, 2011

Posted by Pam in KC in Challenges, Victoria's Rose.
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Yes, it’s well before midnight and Victoria’s Rose is now quilted. Whoo Hoo!  Only one more to quilt*.  Of course then there is the binding, thread trimming and labels.

  1. Dragonflies – completed back in early April
  2. Miniature Ohio Star – completed late April
  3. Crossword Puzzle – need to fix (missing letter & fullness), quilt, bind and label
  4. Summertime – completed in May
  5. Neutral Strip Twist – need to bind and label
  6. The Chain Event – need to bind and label
  7. Victoria’s Rose – need to quilt the border, bind and label
  8. BQ2 Peacocks – need to label
  9. Kansas Spirit – need to quilt, bind and label
  10. Ribbon Candy – need to bind and label

* Crossword Puzzle will be quilted in July.

What’s on my Design Wall June 5, 2011

Posted by Pam in KC in Challenges, Strip Twist, The Chain Event.
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There are a couple of things today on my “design table”  First is the Neutral Strip Twist.  Frogging part of the border only took about 30 minutes last night and I was able to finish up the quilting and trim it.  It’ s now ready for the binding.  The strips are sewn together (at least I think they are) but they need to be pressed.  I’m working on a new name — something with “sand” in the title.

Next up is The Chain Event, which I’ll probably rename as “Memories of Home” since the Magnolia is the state flower of Mississippi.  I quilted this yesterday on the long arm at Rocking Chair Quilts.  I’ll get better pictures after I finish the quilting.   I still need to quilt the borders.


Follow the links over at Patchwork Times to see what others are working on.

Nearly Done June 4, 2011

Posted by Pam in KC in crossword.
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It’s only nearly done because I figured out where that “extra L” goes.  And it still needs quilting.

My sister was thrilled with the quilt top.

One More Name Needed June 1, 2011

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Then the last names up top and the wedding date (it’s Saturday!) on the bottom.


Progress Report May 30, 2011

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Progress has been made, although not as much as I would have liked.  As far as the names go, I’ve got all the letters sewn in except for Jeremiah II and the last A in Thaleia.  My biggest fear was dealing with the blocks that only had one letter in them. Turns out it wasn’t too bad.