12 weeks

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Finn’s 12 weeks old today! He saw the Vet this morning and is doing great – gaining weight – he’s 5 lbs now. He also got some vaccination boosters which he wasn’t thrilled with but after a belly rub from the Vet he forgave him. 

Chesty never had a problem with the eye staining but right now it’s a fight to get close to Finn’s eyes to clean them. I’m hoping he will get used to me gently washing them daily and that we won’t have an ongoing problem with it. 

# 5 and 6 are bound

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It feels SO good to work my way through my list! The 5th quilt on my list to be bound was my red centered HeartStrings quilt. 

#6 was my Amish inspired Churn Dash. I made these blocks with my Accuquilt GO using the 4 inch finished half square triangle and the rectangle from the 8 inch Qube set. As I said before I actually prefer the dies that come individually because there are more shapes per die which means the cutting is quicker but I do use the Qube. 

And I’m done with all my binding just in time to travel tomorrow! These 6 quilts will be donated – after I get back home and get them all laundered. I have a bunch of others waiting for donation too and I’m running out of space to store them so I guess I need to get them organized and out of here. 


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My Coffee quilt is the oldest UFO in this batch – started in January 2014 – it’s now finished.  

It’s a grown up variation of our HeartStrings Happy Block quilt.

Another variation – this Charmed Hearts quilt started with a charm pack and two coordinating fabrics were used to frame the charms. 

And here’s one more variation – I called this one Charmed Squares and it also started with a set of Charms and two coordinating framing fabrics. You can find brief instructions for this one and the Happy Blocks on my website by clicking on the links. 


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The pink 16 patch was finished last night – in addition to being the 3rd quilt bound during my binding marathon this week, it’s also my 5th UFO finish for the year!

Now I know we don’t need a pattern for a 16 patch but isn’t it nice when someone else does all the work for us? This is the 3rd quilt I’ve made using these dimensions – the individual squares are 3.5 inches finished (strips are cut 4 inches)  but what I love about this block is that they’re made from fat quarters and included in the instructions was a quick reference to show how many fat quarters to use to make quilts of a certain size. You KNOW I have lots of fat quarters … I can’t seem to resist them. 

See how helpful that is? The first time I made one I linked to the tutorial but since then the blog has been deleted so I spent some time searching the Internet archives today to find a link to share with you. It took a while to load on my iPad so be patient. I have no idea if the archived copy will also disappear at some point so I suggest you print it out if you want to keep a copy. 

 St Louis 16 Patch tutorial from the Sew with Sass blog 

Another quilt bound

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This one was finished yesterday – it’s a scrappy Bargello from the Quiltville site but I didn’t  use her instructions. I like piecing in blocks not panels. 

Another photo taken in the back. Usually I photograph my finished quilts in the front of the house but Finn has me up and working earlier than usual and the light is not right in the mornings so I’m experimenting with alternate locations in the back. Our townhouse community is built around a courtyard and inside the fenced area from the photo yesterday and today is our patio. We don’t use it much because we have the front porch but I’ve got a pen and potty area set up for Finn right now. Once he’s a little older and able to walk on the leash we’ll take him out front or to the park to potty but for now he goes out every one and a half to two hours and thinks the leash is for chewing so it easier this way. 

I snapped this photo in the sewing room yesterday as I was trimming and getting it ready for binding. You can really see the texture from the pantograph – Fern Gully. It’s an ongoing frustration that I don’t have the right light at Big Canoe to show the quilting on these. Side lighting from a window gives the best result. 

The 3rd quilt is ready for me to hand sew the binding down. Progress is being made!

Ad blocker

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I’ve posted the link for Purify before and I’ve been using it for quite a while on the iPad and tonight I downloaded it on the iPhone. I don’t browse blogs that often on the phone but the ads are even worse on the phone due to the limited screen space. 

If those ad heavy blogs irritate you as much as they irritate me, check out the app by clicking on the link above.