UFO finally finished

I’ve had this baby size quilt basted and folded up in a corner for a few months now…yesterday I finally pulled it out, ironed the wrinkles out and finished it off! Woohoo, finishing feels really good…even if it’s not the project I SHOULD be finishing…but hey, that’s another story!

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I started this back in December using a Jolly Bar pack from one of the Sew Sampler boxes, it’s nice to have it off my list!20180331_150119

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I made some progress on my commissioned projects: both tops from the wedding dress are done & the backing has been cut to size. I also pieced the backing for the tshirt quilt top…now I just need to basted and quilt them all – ugh!

Here are the baby size tops made from the wedding dress; let me just say, working with this material was a bear…I don’t think I’ll ever take another commission like this again!!

Sorry for the horrible lighting in these pictures, I’ll take better ones when I get them basted. Also, these are not squared up or steamed to remove wrinkles – I’ll do that after they’ve been quilted.

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Here’s the fabric for the back – it’s a fleece blanket I found at Home Goods several weeks back – I love how it shimmers in the light!

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I made absolutely no progress on my March ScrapAttack2018 project, in fact I never even started it!! The month really got away from me 😦 I decided to toss that one back in the box and make a new selection for April’s project, it’s called Squares and Strips and it’s another free tutorial – I swear I didn’t make my choices based on that, I’m just getting lucky!!

April project Squares and Strips

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There’s been minimal progress on our house in Myrtle Beach – all the cabinets and granite counter tops are in, all the plumbing and light fixtures are in. The next big hurdle will be having the appliances installed and that’s currently scheduled for April 11 – we’ll see if he sticks with that date or has me push it back yet again :-s

We’re supposed to go to a car show in Charleston April 19-22 and I’ll need to go to Myrtle Beach on the way to drop off my fur baby at a friends house. I guess I’ll see with my own eyes how far along we are at that point – and I’ll take more pics then too.

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That’s all for now – I hope you’re having a Happy Easter filled with love & laughter ❤

 

Getting stuff done

I finished up the Trees quilt last week and posted it for sale on Facebook…so far no takers. No worries, I’ll hang on to it for a bit and if it doesn’t sell I’ll probably donate it. I’m not trying to create a business out of making quilts, I do it because I enjoy it…if I make a few bucks at it, well that’s just icing on the cake.

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I was feeling the need for a quick finish so I pulled a charm pack I got in a Sew Sampler box and used the pattern provided to make this table runner. It’s not my aesthetic but I like how it turned out. Again, I put it up for sale on Facebook.

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I had some half square triangle blocks left over so I’m making a coordinated hot pad to go with the table runner…still in process.

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I also started another project with some Jolly Bar precuts from a Sew Sampler box…this time I used the Jolly Bar pattern book from a different box and I’m almost done putting this baby size top together

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The weather here has been really mild and today will probably be the last day in the 50’s for the next 10 days so I’ll be getting out there the start week 4 of C25K. The running portions of the intervals will now start to increase…I’m excited to see how I’ll do!

And I decided to take the leap and sign up for another Half Marathon – the Myrtle Beach Mini. This is the same race I completed for my very first Half and my running buddies have a tradition of running it every year. I’ve skipped it for the last two years but figured since I’ll be living in MB I may as well sign up. The race is in October so I have PLENTY of time to train!

The rest of today will be spent watching football and later going to a few parties in the neighborhood.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I hope all your dreams come true!! 😀

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