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Yeah! Mini-Metro is completed – well, almost. Today I will add the label, then it will be officially completely finished.

I knew that this quilt top would be a bit of a challenge to machine quilt and I was correct. The tags needed to fly free and the pockets needed to be usable, so no panto-graph. I wanted something more than meandering, so I decided on Baptist Fans – and enjoy the texture they give the quilt.

Leaving the pockets open while following the curve of the fans was a stretch of my machine quilting skills, but stretching is a good thing – right?

Today’s projects include labels and binding for Hazel Hedgehog.

I hope everyone is enjoying a safe quilty weekend.


Little Bit of This & A Little Bit of That

I didn’t make as much progress on my quilting projects in June as I had hoped. However small progress is better than no progress and perhaps I will do better in July.

The picture didn’t lie – Diamond Stars quilt top was 1/2″ wider through the middle. I am blaming those long skinny side triangles, however they have been pruned to the correct width. It is a subtle difference, but I felt it was worth the time to fix the issue.

The next project on the UFO list was Emerson’s Snail #2. Last year I made this wall-hanging for Emerson from her drawing.

I always intended to make a second wall-hanging for me and now is the time. Once I decided on the border, it was a quick piecing project. It will take longer to machine quilt the snail than it did to complete the quilt top.

I want this hanging on my wall sooner rather than later, so it is on my July to-do list right after two birthday quilts.

First up is Mini-Metro which is currently on the frame. It is being quilted with Baptist Fans and the most challenging part is not sewing the pockets shut.

Mini-Metro is a birthday gift for my brother and needs to be finished by the end of July. I am also working on a 39″ wall-hanging as a birthday gift for my eldest daughter. July is full of birthdays in our family and this year seems to be full of quilty gifts.


Mini-Metro and Ballerina Girl

It’s official – my brother is in charge of naming my quilts.

I recently finished this quilt top from the pattern Zig Zag Zoom by Mary Ann Altendorf. The name given to this quilt is Mini-Metro because it reminded my brother of a video game. Mini-Metro was made from recycled shirts including some of the pockets & tags.

I can just imagine gifting a small boy this quilt with several Matchbox cars hidden in the pockets. The quilt features “streets” and would provide hours of entertainment with cars zooming around.

The last Christmas gift was completed last weekend – Ballerina Girl pattern by Carrie Payne.

Instead of making a wallhanging, I framed this small quilt (12″ x 12″). Even though I am not entirely confident of this technique, I am happy with the final result. The best part is seeing my granddaughter’s face when she unwraps the package.

Happy Holidays,