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Triangle Rainbow Spectrum Mini Quilt | A Finished Quilt

Another quilt finish, oh my! Right before my family and I moved to the UP, a few of my quilty friends started a little swap group. We made a mini with our theme for that swap. Then we would get together for dinner and swap mini's. So I have continued to swap with them and traveling down to visit and swap, minus a few weather hiccups. Well this round we went virtual due to COVID-19, but still had an enjoyable time. And bonus for me I didn't have to travel. So this round was rainbow themed. Between putting our house of the market and our upcoming move, I was at a lose as to what I wanted to make. Lately I've been playing around with different angles and I love triangles, so why not a rainbow triangle mini. I used 2 inch equilateral triangles cut from my stash. I played around with the layout quite a bit it get it just right. Once it was stitched together, I added the the low volume white as a border. To finish it off I used black for my binding, I love that it looks like a fr
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Let's Catch Up | A Couple of Rainbow Quilts

2020 has been one hell of a year! I am trying to make my way back to this space, but I know it will be hit or miss as we get ready to move in a couple of weeks! During my time away I spend a lot of it helping my kiddo with school and stitching up a bunch of new quilts. I still can't believe it has been 2.5 years since we moved to the Upper Peninsula. Now we are moving again, staying in the U.P, just moving closer to my job working at a quilt shop. So of course my oldest daughter wanted to give her two friends quilts before we move, so that meant I needed to get quilting. This first quilt was made with my 2.5 inch square stash. I originally sewed 16-patch blocks, but wanted more of a punch, so I sewed 4, 16-patch blocks together to make one large block. Since I wanted to create a rainbow spectrum, I added the sashing and finished with a border. I love how this one turned out and Nora's friend loved it. One of the perks of my job is access to a long arm machine! I am really start

Blue Tile Quilt | A Finished Quilt

Quilt number 2 for 2020 is done! And bonus this completes one of my items from my 20 for 2020 list! It feels great to finally have this quilt and my last one done for my girls. This quilt was created for my oldest daughter Nora. I started this quilt with my 2019 Triple Block Bee Mates. Nora wanted a quilt made with blue, purple and teal/aqua. Using the Antique Tile quilt block and colors I let my bee mates choose where to put colors. I just love how it turned out! Just love the scrappy nature of this quilt. Plus with the mermaids and unicorn fabric my daughter Nora loves it as well. As with my other quilt that I made for my other daughter, I backed this one with Cuddle. I am almost to the point where I only want to back my quilts that are to be used with Cuddle. It just gives them a nice cozy feel. And again I quilted this one of a long arm since I didn't want to push this one through my machine. So happy to finally be posting about this quilt, since it has been do

Sunshine Ripples Quilt | A Finished Quilt | One Monthly Goal Finish

I am so very happy to finally have this quilt completed! The blocks were started in 2017 during my month as queen for my Bee Hive quilting group run through Blossom Heart Quilts . After I received my blocks they just sat in a box. Then later in the year we moved. After we moved (2018) I got the itch to finish the blocks I needed. Then back into the box they went. Well finally last year (2019) I actually stitched the top together and added the border. I had good intentions of finishing this quilt before the end of year. But life, and it just didn't happen. So as 2020 started I decided it was time to just finish this quilt. I booked time on the long arm and spent the day quilting this. I did some straight line quilting and on the long arm with channel locks it was so easy. No pain of wrangling the quilt through my domestic sewing machine. Long arm quilting is defiantly how I plan to quilt the last 3 quilt tops I have left from last year. I made this quilt for my you

One Monthly Goal | January Edition

Hello 2020! Time to get right to work and get some of this quilts completed once and for all! For my One Monthly Goal, I am going to finish this bed quilt for my youngest daughter. Hopefully making this my goal for the month, will force me to schedule some time on the long arm to just finish this quilt. This year I am really working on clearing out projects that have been around for awhile or just letting them go. Here's to making some progress on that goal. Linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal .

What a Decade it has Been | Goals for 2020

I am still having a difficult time with the fact that we are on the brink of a new decade! I am not a young newly married women fresh out of grad school anymore. I am now a well seasoned wife, mother, runner, quilter, sewing teacher, and general outdoor enthusiast. It is amazing how much can change in 10 years. I became a mom to two awesome girls. I took up quilting to help heal after a miscarriage and never stopped quilting. Quilting has gotten me through some tough times. I started running again and even completed a half marathon, which has been on my bucket list for awhile. Now I can't imagine life without some running. I am excited to see what is in store as we start a new decade. I really love having a list of goals/things I want to accomplish during the year. Whether they are big goals or just I've been meaning to do this but just haven't made the time kind of goal. I did look at my list of this year and was actually quite surprised to discover that I completed

Lisbon Pouches | A Finished Project| Scrap Project 10 & 11

One of these days I will have a finished quilt to share, but I just haven't made the time to finish any. Plus this time of year, I love a quick project that I can finish in one sewing session. So these Lisbon Pouches by SOTAK Patterns  are that perfect quick project. My oldest daughter has been asking for a wallet like pouch for awhile now as she has been earning money from loosing tooth and doing additional chores than her usual. So when trying to find a pattern that would work, I remembered the Lisbon Pouch and with the two zippers I thought it would be perfect. And if I make one for my oldest daughter, that means I better make one for the youngest as well! So two quick zip pouches in an afternoon, made with scrap fabric, interfacing, and leftover zipper ends! I love Svetlana's patterns, so clearly written and easy to follow. I have so many of her patterns, that I sew up constantly. Useful patterns that create function items that work well for daily life!