Friday, May 16, 2014

Progress

First I want to say welcome to all the new followers so glad that you decided to follow along and thanks to the ones that are still around!  Lots of comments on the giveaway day here and I know have a list of books to check out to read.  Thank you!

I just have not been gettting as much sewing time as I would like so glad that I did this and I finished up the two blocks I needed for the X and + quilt.


I added them to the whole quilt top so now we are ready!  I also pieced up a back with stash I had.  I can tell you that I really wanted to buy a new back at the Quilt Shop on their sale room fabric - all of it $5.99 a yard.  But I refrained found something that worked and reminded myself there will be another sale with more pretty fabric.  Now I just need to baste it up this weekend.  Not sure yet how I will quilt it but I am thinking it will be straight lines.

Then I was also able to sew the rows together on my stitch and flip quilt that I started in Paducah for my niece in Jacquie Gering's class.  Once it was up can you see the gap in the J.  I didn't like that at all.


So I pinned in a piece to see if that was better.  It is!  So I have a little bit of unstitching to finish this one but I like it better with an extra piece so it will all good!

Sorry about the dark photos it was late (at least for me) I sewed till 10!  I need to do that more often you really can accomplish quite a bit of things when you just sew for a bits of time.

Linking up to NTT, Let's Bee Social, Link a Finish Friday, Can I get a Whoo Whoo and Crazy Mom Quilts.




7 comments:

  1. Sounds like a very interesting class and you can see that in the quilt. How about appliqueing something in that hole? Love your blocks, too.

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  2. very interesting piece, I would love to take a class on how to do it. I love the colors too!!!

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  3. Your X+ blocks are really fun. It really does look better with the hole filled in. I also like the idea of adding appliqué over the top. I would be more likely to damage the quilt taking it apart.

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  4. I recently took a class by Jacquie too and I have to get working on my piece. You are way ahead I will just say. I will love to see the finish.

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  5. Amazing the difference one little piece of fabric makes! The J does look better filled in...though if I'd only seen the first picture I would have said it was fine. Good call, Beth!

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  6. This stitch and flip quilt is on my list to make, it just doesn't use up scraps fast enough! So fun!

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  7. I love your stitch and flip :)

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