I love it when an idea works!

Work continues on my UFO projects.  I have now completed 7 of 8 BOM segments of the yellow and green Marti Mitchell quilt..  It is due to be finished in September.  Wooohooooo.  And another one will bite the dust.   The sad thing is I bought 2 of those back in the day when I had a different house and had planned on putting them on guest beds side by side in the basement.  No longer have that house and no basement.  Oh well.  Moving on.

I have a friend who was adopted by a doxie.  She saw a quilt posted on Facebook of a doxie and wanted it.  She purchased the pattern and I volunteered to make it for her.  I had a vision in my head of how the expand the wallhanging into a throw size quilt.  I used my scraps from my A Boy and Girl quilt and then purchased three jelly rolla of Kaffe Fassett.  I decided on a rail fence design to surround the applique.  I had only pictured it in my head and was hopeful that once executed it would look like what I had envisioned.  I am pleased to announce I am NOT disappointed with the end result.  It is just as I hoped it would look.   I finished the top today and here it is:

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Now to quilt it.   I hope she likes it.  I had been showing her progress reports but now (I hope she doesn’t follow my blog) I am going to wait until it’s finished for a full reveal.

I have also completed Sections 1, 2 & 3 of Jen Kingwell’s Long Time Gone.  This is so much fun to work on.

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I am also a glutton for punishment.  I signed up for Kerry’s (Simple Bird Applique)  BOM of Sue Garman’s Bed of Roses.  I didn’t sign up 2 years ago, I had way too many projects going at that time.  Well, nothing has changed, I still have too many projects going, but I succumbed and signed up.  I am NOT sorry.  I negotiated with my self in order to squeeze it in, I can only work on it during my lunch hour at work.  Well, that didn’t last long….. LOL..  Here is month 1 prepped.  Have month 2 and Month 3 is about to be sent in the mail.  Gotta get cracking.  On the corner blocks I opted for regular applique instead of reverse as I liked the 3 D look of the layering on top.  I have done reverse many times but for some reason I liked placing the yellow on top.

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Now that’s a lot of tiny circles.  I did get those done on my lunch hour.

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Fall will be here soon and I will need to bring the house plants back inside.  I needed to re-pot my Shamrocks.  I wanted them to have settled into their new pot before I bring them back in.  They seem happy with the roomier space and I have to admit I much prefer a clay pot to plastic.

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Now that I am caught back up with projects.  I will return to the border work for A Boy and A Girl.  I have the left border prepped.  I will start on the top one next.  I think I’ll work clockwise.  I am so predictable .   That’s okay, I am making progress.  My goal is to have it completed by January.  Fingers crossed.

Happy Sewing Everyone

Sissy Malone

 

 

 

 

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About Sissy Malone

I've been actively sewing since Jr. High School. But specifically drawn to quilting since I was 17/18 years old. My grandmother was a quilter and I became fascinated with the process. I fell in love (awestruck) is a better word viewing applique quilts by Gladys Rashka at the Minnesota State Fair in the 70's. A love affair was born of applique quilts. I still machine piece, but am always drawn to applique. I took classes learning different techniques and also traveled to California and studied a whole week at Asilomar with Elly Sienkiewicz. Quilting is my passion. I am always open to learning a new technique but still rely on handwork. View all posts by Sissy Malone

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