Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Moving along!

For some reason, this week didn't have a lot planned so I've been able to get a fair amount of sewing done!  WOOHOO.

I did get my Splendid Sampler blocks done, although they are pretty far, anyway!  Remember that I'm doing them in red/white/blue/gold so I can coordinate these blocks with the Moda Blockheads II!  So far these blocks are also 6" finished, although it's hard to tell from the pictures.

Of course this one was a little more challenging, having to appliqué two different parts.  Sadly I was a bit lazy and didn't change the bobbin thread, hence the white stitches.  Oh well. I don't think it's  that bad.

I have finished getting the rows sewn for my Triangle Gatherings quilt.  Now I just need to sew them together.  I went today and found some fun border fabrics... in keeping with the different setting triangle fabrics, there will be 4 different border fabrics.  My friend Claire came over today and helped me with that idea! Tomorrow I'm hoping to have time to put the rows together and drop TWO quilts off to the LAQ nearby!!  

Still, then what?  We leave on Saturday for the cabin for 3 weeks... first week will be with family and then it's a bit of a sewing retreat for quilt show week... need to start planning for that!  Are you going to the Sisters quilt show July 14th?  I know my friend Lori posted about it already... we usually picnic in the park and would be delighted to meet up with anyone who will be there.  Let me know!


  1. No, your block is not that bad. I think the white thread add to its charm. Love them both. ;^)

  2. have fun at the cabin and the Sister Show - I'd love to go one day!

  3. These are challenging blocks--they look great! Have a wonderful time at the show--it's been on my bucket list forever!

  4. I'm thinking about going, but haven't decided yet.

  5. I kinda like the white stitches--it makes that lovely applique stand out...I wish I had a blanket stitch on my machine, but I don't--actually my macine is in the shop so only handworks these days...hugs, Julierose

  6. Oh fun we are both going patriotic! looking good! I'm onto block 3 today and more hand sewing...grumble grumble :0) Have a Happy 4th!

  7. The Sisters show is on my bucket list but not going to make it this year. Have a great time ! Love your blocks.

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