Thursday, December 7, 2017

3 Kings

So yesterday,  as I was going through and tidying up my quilt room a bit, I looked over at my stack of "to be quilted tops" and realized that I have 3 King Quilt tops that are waiting to be quilted.  Yes, 3 Kings!!!!  That is a whole lot of quilting :)  But two have been waiting around for a while and one needs to be done like pronto, so I made the goal (probably crazy but I am going to give it my best shot) to finish quilting all three of these 3 Kings by the end of the year!!! 

Of course, there is my Roundabout Quilt Along Quilt that the parade is for next Wednesday.  I really want to try and get this done for the Parade,  I am so excited about how the quilt top came together and know it is going to be so fun to quilt!!!  And then I can't wait to give it to my Twin Sister for her bed, so fun!!!

And then after that, I really want to get this King Size Hunter Star done.  I don't think I have ever shown any pictures of this (my bad) but my bee friends made the blocks for me last year and I finally sewed them together.  It uses my Hunter Star pattern from the I Love Stars Book and will be a new bed spread for our master bedroom.   I am hoping to try and get this one done before Christmas as a special present for my sweetheart.  He is loving the idea of the  Deer from Joel Dewberry's Birch Farm line gracing the new quilt ;) 

And finally, I am sad to say, I still haven't quilted my Splendid Sampler quilt.  Crazy right!!!  I spent all of 2016 making the blocks, had it all pieced together in May, and still have not managed to get this big boy quilted!!!   But, I really want to finish it this year, so it is part of the 3 Kings goal ;)

I have a plan for all 3 quilts and they all include some custom quilting, so I best get quilting ;)

Wish me Luck :) 

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  1. Impressive you quilt on a domestic sewing machine or a long arm?

  2. Each of these is so special in its own way - can't wait to see them!

  3. Wow! Good luck on your aggressive goal. I made a queen size Hunter's Star last year as a wedding gift for my daughter and SIL. I see yours is constructed quite differently but looks the same finished.

  4. Lordy, lordy, lordy! Good luck! I hope you finish them all.

  5. Wow, Melissa!! I so admire your determination! You can do it, Girl!! What a hreat feeling you will have when they are done! I bet you'll feel 10 lbs lighter!! Hee hee!!! 💪🏻👍🏻🍀

  6. Seems like an excellent time of year for 3 kings and a miracle. ;-) Good luck!

  7. Can’t wait to see how you quilt these!

  8. Hello everyone. My name is Kellie and I was wondering if I could get some advice and/or suggestions on a quilt that I am planning on starting after Christmas? I'm a confident beginner quilter and I'm a horse crazy gal. Lol. I have loads of horse fabric but I have not been able to think of a pattern for my quilt. I have 2 or 3 panels but I was not planning on putting all of them on one quilt. I have fleece horse fabric for the backing but I need some help on doing the top of the quilt. I would very much appreciate any advice or suggestions that I could get from any of y'all. Thank you so much in advance. Kellie.

    1. Hi Kellie,

      When working with panels, I just like to add borders. You can do patchwork borders or straight borders :) If you search Panel Quilts you can get a lot of images to help give you an idea of where you want to go with the design ;)

  9. Pretty industrious goal, considering that it is december! :-) And how are you going to quilt the Round-About? I'm feeling stumped on it. Hugs, H

  10. Ambitious, but I think you can do it! You go, girl!

  11. Wow Melissa! You’re fabulous and all 3 King’s are quite special to you and the recipient(s). Happy Quilting and I’ll see you at the RoundAbout parade . Just started quilting mine this AM:)

  12. Well this is a huge goal knowing all holidays things that need to do... I have just binding to do for my Splendid Sampler

  13. Melissa! I am not only in awe of your wonderful piecing skills, and beautiful quilts, but your quilting and binding as well. THREE King sized quilts done before Christmas or New Years? You are truly amazing! Can't wait to see them! I just have a twin sized quilt for my great grand daughter to bind, and I'm sweating that, with every thing else to do! Good luck! Merry Christmas! : )


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