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Two Finishes

Over the weekend the long arm saw 5 quilts.  I started off with 2 mystery quilts from the Brandon Quilters. Friday night I quilted my SILs, then Saturday morning I quilted my version.

This is Starflower, designed by Tyanne Agle. Tonight we are bringing our finished quilts (or tops) to show as last month we got the final installment.  After washing the quilt measures 45 1/2″ x 61″. I used the E2E design Pretty Paisley by Jodi Beanish of Willow Leaf Studios. The thread is 40wt Glide in Lilac. The batting is Legacy 80/20.  I used the same backing fabric as I did on the Go! Big Crazy Quilt, but I pre-washed the fabric.  I didn’t have near the shrinkage as I did on the other quilt.  This quilt was started 1/15/22 and I finished binding it 5/1/22. It will be donated via the Brandon Quilters.

Auction Crazy String #3 is done.  This quilt is on my UFO list as “Pink & Black Auction Crazy Strings”. When I decided to enlarge it to fit a twin bed, I needed more fabric.  This quilt will be donated to the Mississippi State Veterans Home via the guild.

I used Anne Bright’s B2B design “Bubbles”. It is quilted with 40wt Glide in Kiwi and had Legacy 80/20 batting. After washing it measures 72″ x 86 1/2″.

The other 2 quilts are still waiting to be bound, so I’ll show them then.

Progress, a Finish and a Start

There was plenty of machine time Saturday.

Progress: Catching up on the Brandon Quilters 2022 Mystery Quilt – Starflower.  Monday we’ll get the finishing instructions.

A Finish:  The Mississippi Quilt Association 2020 Block of the Month. I waited until Saturday to stitch the binding down as I had to order a walking foot for my Singer Genie. Formal portrait to come soon. At the moment it’s in the dryer.

A Start:  I found more of string blocks from the auction in 2018.  These were separated because they were slightly smaller.  I’m trimming to them to 6-1/2″.  I have just enough that with a 1″ sashing I can set them on point and get a twin size quilt.

Up next, is the binding on the Crazy Quilt.


Design Wall Monday – 1/24/22

This is the first Design Wall Monday post I’ve done in a while. These are the fabrics I’ve picked for the mystery quilt Brandon Quilters are doing this year.  I’ve got my small flying geese made and have the pieces cut for the next bit of piecing. I was able to pull all but the darkest green from my stash.  It’s time to use some of my fabric that I’ve been saving. I love this paisley. It’s been sitting in my stash for 14 years.

This past weekend I played a bit with my Accuquilt Go! Big.  It came with the 8″ Qube. I pulled out the Quarter Square Triangle to see what I could make. This is a block for my orphan box.

I’m currently stitching in a make-shift environment.  The sewing machine is on a folding table behind my recliner in the den.  The Go! and my cutting board are in the Quilt Studio on the other side of the plastic.  The plastic won’t come down until the doors go up and the doors won’t go up until the floor is done in the den.  That will be after my bedroom and bathroom is done.