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In The Works Wednesday

I spent most of Monday moving things back into my quilt room. In the evening, I continued stitching the wool leaves on my table runner. I’m using Valdani thread, 12 wt. for the stitching. Some are stitching with matching thread, others with a different color. I have done a running stitch outline on a few of the leaves as well. Here’s a few photos of them.

Same view as my previous post, but showing the embellishing on the leaves.
A closer view of the leaves. I just need to finish the three on the right!

I was surprised and delighted when Susan of Quilt Fabrication highlighted my runner in her Midweek Makers post today. Thanks so much, Susan!

I’ve been thinking about how to quilt the table runner. I have some ideas and I’ll begin practicing some of those this week. I had hoped to have this runner done by now, but I want to take this part slow and enjoy the process.

I’m almost caught up with the Quilters Madder Quilt Along. I finished the second step last night. Today, I’ll finish the third step and be ready for the reveal on Friday. I’ve really enjoyed this and hope to do another QAL with Humble Quilts soon. Here are my Step 2 pieces.

48 little HST’s! That’s my new floor in the background — a vinyl tile that look like cork.

One other highlight of the week was winning an Instagram drawing from Aurifil threads for their 20K Giveaway. I won 20 small spools of Aurifil thread! That should help with my machine quilting practice, since I’ll no longer have the excuse of not having the right color of quilting thread – haha!

I’ve partially moved back into my quilt room. It is now a workable space once again. However, there are boxes and whatnot that still need to be moved back, downsized, or gotten rid of. I’ll tackle that the rest of this week as well.

Linking up today with Quilt Fabrication and Sew Fresh Quilts.



Pixie Baskets, Mini Candlemats, Oh My!

It has been a fun and productive week here in my little piece of the world. The quilt cave has been humming, and I am satisfied with the work I’ve done.

What was I up to? Well . . .

I made this.

IMG_3767Tankini Table Runner from Atkinson Designs

And this

IMG_3776This wonky little piece is made from the leftover cuts from the Sashed Half Hexi quilt below. Not sure what I’m going to do with it yet.

Then I made this.

IMG_3779#pixiebasket from tutorial by @fabricmutt

I finished my February woolie BOM from River’s Edge Antiques and Quilt Loft.


I finished the top of my mini Sashed Half Hexi.

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I am finally a little more satisfied with my crayon work from last week’s Creativity Challenge. I’m still working on this week’s challenge — a smash journal.


I took my batik quilt to my longarmer. I am very excited about what she is going to do with it!

I’m still working on my elephants — over halfway completed! Yippee!

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And I had a few good times over coffee with friends.


I need to give the hubs credit for his effort this week. We have one little hallway that needed painting, so he had it on his list to get done this week. (The painting has to happen before the closet doors can be put in.) He removed the vent cover in the hallway and left the area for a few seconds. In the meantime, our cat ventured into the hallway and — you guessed it — hopped into the duct and took a tour to who knows where for the next 30-45 mins. I did alot of talking into a hole in the wall while cracking open a can of tuna. I am happy to say the little twerp found his way back and out of the hole (with my help, I have the scratches to prove it). It added an interesting twist to an otherwise quiet evening. Why did this happen? Well, the hubs saw I was quilting and didn’t want to bug me. He thought he could sneak away and back before the cat discovered the hole. But seriously though, y’gotta love the guy!

All in all, it’s been a happy, creative week!

Happy Stitching, everyone!