Tuesday Check-in: What I’m working on

DSC_0104DSC_0118I didn’t do as much work last week on Ryan’s quilt as I planned to, but yesterday I started the last seven compass star blocks and some of the border pieces. I’m so excited to see this one done and on our bed!

DSC_0085  I’m still working on the quilting of the elephant baby quilt. Often by the time I get to the quilting stage, I get impatient and either choose straight-line quilting, or I free-motion quilt in a rush- ending up with sloppy work. Since there is no deadline for this one, I’m taking the time to really work on improving my free-motion skills on my domestic machine. And taking the time to do things right is making everything go much smoother!

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This quilt is a last-minute baby shower gift for a friend from church. Fortunately, I had exactly what I needed in my stash to make her something that coordinates with the baby’s nursery. I love it when that happens! Quilting and binding will have to happen before Friday night.

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8 comments

  1. Wow, Lorinda! You have some very lovely projects in the works. So happy to see someone else that likes to have more than one project on the go at once.

    PS. I too, love it when I have all I need for the perfect gift waiting in my stash. Your friend will be delighted that the quilt matches the nursery and love her special handmade gift.

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  2. Such lovely projects all! Love those compass star blocks… especially in the solids. And your elephant baby quilt is looking so pretty. How nice of you to make a patchwork quilt for new baby. Sometimes simple patchwork is so relaxing – one of my faves!

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  3. you’ve got some lovely projects in progress there. I need to remember that taking the time to do things right makes everything go more smoothly, I always seem to be rushing.

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  4. Love the colors in that baby quilt. It’s always fun to see baby quilts that go outside of the traditional pinks and blues. Looks great!

    I wondered if you might be interested in joining in another link up. My mom and I post one each Friday called Crafty Comment Karma, for people to link up any of their crafting, quilting or sewing posts. It’s open for the whole week until the next one goes up, so I hope you think about joining us! Link-up located here: http://bit.ly/1FT3LsD

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