Put your foot down #29

What’s under my foot?

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The Flash of Lightening quilt top is complete but it will be a bit before its quilted. The fabrics were left over from the November IB blog hop and is called Speakeasy and their gray solid.  The pattern can be found in the AccuQuilt GO!Quilt online design tool along with several hundred more patterns.

Let’s see…I am down to cutting about 600 patches out of 6000+ for my Burgoyne Surrounded. Then I have a new commissioned quilt from one of my truck driver friends. He wants a quilt for his wife for Christmas and fortunately it is just a lap sized quilt. I did have to purchase a pattern for it since he wanted cardinals and there just isn’t time for me to draw up an acceptable pattern. Will share as soon as I can.

My 2nd Tiger Lilies quilt is quilted and bound. This will be my new throw quilt for the sofa, a very large throw finishing at 76″ square.

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Don’t forget the giveaway to win a GO!Me

About the Contest:

Here’s a link to the official rules, but the quick explanation is that anyone who signs in or up to GO! Quilt and designs a pattern between 11/6/19 and 12/6/19 will be entered to win a GO! Me. Once the contest closes, AccuQuilt will choose 10 winners who will receive a GO! Me and accessories.

Day 5 of the 31 day blog challenge

Today’s prompt is “first project”.  That was a long time ago, I was only 17.  There are no photos to share of it as I barely have photos of projects from 5 yrs ago.  So let me tell you about that first project.

Other than stitching a few necessary seams by hand I had no sewing experience and decided I wanted to make a quilt.  Looking back it was definitely not the best work, it was all hand pieced and I made an effort.  That top rested in the closet for a whole 10 years before it was touched again.

Fast forward 10 yrs, I’m pregnant and on bed rest.  My MIL gave me a sewing machine for Christmas and I had no idea how to use it but I knew I wanted to quilt that top. DH taught me how to use the machine and l was off. The quilting was a disaster and it found its way to the trash, lets leave it at that.  Obviously the experience didn’t deter me from trying again. Today, 23 years later I am designing my own quilt patterns and quilting on a longarm.

I’ve come a long way from that 17 year old girl and have been all over the place with quilting. From coats and hand bags to quilts but I love paper piecing the most. There are some designs you cannot make without the assistance of a foundation.

Your shares from #28

Today I am sharing 2 UFO’s from last week.  The first one is from Viridian’s blog ,  the Crayon Box quilt made with reproduction fabrics. All the peach and pink and green, so perfect.

Next is from DONNALEEQ .Her quilt dates back to 2008, I love the soft colored fabrics.

What’s under your foot?

The rules are simple. Any current crafty project is welcome, just please link back to my page (or grab the html code below) somewhere in your post.

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  1. Hi Denise! Your Tiger Lily quilt gets prettier each time I see it. It’s a great combination of the design, fabric and quilting. ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. For sure. Enzo (my dog) and I cuddle on the couch quite often. He tried it out last night and I kid you not, he slapped my hand away with his paw when I tried to pull it over me.

    1. Thank you, I tried really hard on this one. Drew my paths for the feathers prior to loading it on the frame. The Tiger Lilies blocks are each 32″, 4″ sashing in the middle, then 4″ hst border. It’s actually a perfect size (if you’re short) for laying on the sofa.

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