Quarter 3 Goals – 2016 FAL

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Time to set some goals to get some planned and started projects finished! Going for four projects this time. Continue reading


2016 Finish-A-Long Q2 Goals

I have decided to participate in the 2016 Finish-A-Long. It certainly can’t hurt to try to get some projects done that I have been wanting to finish.

Project #1 – Building Blocks Sampler Quilt


I’ve been working on this one for a while. Pattern and tutorials are available at Leah Day’s website. Here is my progress so far:

I really want to get this one done since it will be a gift for someone.

Project #2 – Peg Legs


I actually have the fabric cut for these; I just need to sew them up. Peg Leg pattern is available at Patterns for Pirates. They have tips available on the P4P Blog – it includes information on how to get a promo code for the pattern! These will be for me. Fabric is from Joann’s Red Tag Fabrics.

Project #3 – SOS Knit Pants


This black stretch denim is the fabric I plan on using with the SOS Knit Pants Pattern from Patterns for Pirates. I plan on doing the straight leg option.

Hoping I can all three projects completed in the next three months!

Until Next Time!

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Broke My Streak

Well I knew it was bound to happen. I finally missed a day posting to this blog. I did post 29 days in a row! I am happy with that. I’ve been a bit stressed dealing with my 81 year old Mom who is 1200 miles away. She has multiple chronic health problems that have had her in and out of the hospital and rehab since before Thanksgiving. She is transitioning into assisted living and it has been very difficult for her. I will be heading up to see her next week for a few days to help her settle in to her new place. Sewing and quilting has been my stress reliever.

Here’s what I have been working on.

An applique tulip pillow that I plan on giving to my Mom. I started this project quite a while ago.


I used Ann Holmes’ No Sewing Until You Quilt It technique. It was one of her designs so I could try out the process. I have to say I do like the technique. I decided to use a zipper closure on the back.


I used the zipper tutorial found at So Sew Easy adapting it to my pillow back. Then I used a 2 1/4 inch strip binding to bind the front to the back. I used my binding foot which makes it so much easier.


The other projects I have been working on are The Machine Quilting Block Party. I am working on the quilting of block 3. I only marked it with dots and dashes.


I hope to finish the quilting this evening. I really like the way it is coming along.

Until Next Time!

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