Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Close to Finishes equals Add More Starts!!!

So as of this moment, I have 4 quilt tops waiting to be quilted (wow I need to finish those!!!) , 2 sets of quilt blocks that are done and ready to be sewn into a quilt top,  2 sets of quilt along blocks that I am staying reasonably caught up on, and my scrappy project from the retreat.  Which probably sounds like a lot, but honestly, everything is so close to finishes that I was feeling pretty on top of things.   So, of course, I had to add some more Works in Progress to the mix!!!

I mean, how could I not when there are such amazing fabrics to play with!!!!  My wonderful friend Amy Smart is releasing her second fabric line, Sunnyside Ave. next month and asked if I wanted to make something up with it.   And of course, the answer was an absolute Yes!!!  I just love these happy saturated colors and wonderful prints!!  They bring back wonderful memories of my childhood clothes my mother used to make for me ;)    You might recall, I made this Crossroads Quilt and Tutorial  with Amy's first line, Gingham Girls, and I have a plan for a super fun quilt and tutorial for this line as well.   More on that to come in the future!!!

I am also starting a new Secret Sewing Project that is going to have to be kept a secret for a while, but I am so excited for it because it's a Christmas Quilt!!!!     I just love sewing with Christmas fabrics, and it doesn't matter what time of year it is, it always brings a smile to my face (and normally Christmas tunes to my station :)  I am using  Sweetwater's new Overnight Delivery and I just love it!!!    It has some prints that have been brought back from Countdown to Christmas which I used in this Spinning or Spiraling Quilt and Tutorial and is probably my all time favorite Christmas line, so I am just so happy to be playing with these fabrics ;)   This line isn't set to release until June so it's a bit of a wait, but so worth the wait.  How fantastic is that buffalo check print!!!   It will be the binding of the quilt and I just know it's going to be the perfect finish on this quilt ;)    Can't wait to get stitching on this one!!!

And finally, I added another Nest project :)  You might recall back here, that I was working on another Secret Sewing project using Lella Botique's Nest fabric set to release next month.  Well the secret project is for a magazine and they asked if I could make another version of the project in a new fabric layout to really show the versatility of the quilt.  I was so happy they asked, because I absolutely love seeing the two versions side by side and how different they look simply by changing up the fabric placement.  I can't wait to share more of these in the future!!!

And those are my new Starts.  Well, they haven't gotten to far as "Starts" as I only have 1 cut out at the moment, but I've got the fabric and have a plan, and I hope it isn't to long before these "starts" are adding to that "to be quilted" pile :)   

How about you . . . .Any new Works in Progress you are starting??? 

Hope you are having a very Happy Quilting Day!!!

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  1. Yes, I do that. If I finishe one, I start two! Sometimes three! Oye!

  2. I hate it when you tease us! Can't wait to see the side by side.

  3. I'm currently working on twin-sized quilts to donate to a local hospital's Pediatric Critical Care Unit - but saw a post about a woman that makes very special dolls for kids with disabilities - and those dolls need quilts. SO, I pulled some ideas from Pinterest, pulled out my fabric stash, and will have 4 of them done later today!


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