Count ‘Em One, Two, Three and A Freebie.

I set a goal for myself to finish 4 UFOs by the end of this year.

I’m proud to say that 3 of the 4 are flimsies. This means the tops are done and they are ready for quilting! With this being said, only one of them will be “done and done” by year’s end, and I am totally okay with that.

Scrappy Webs is smaller than I originally intended, but between the process of making these blocks and the waste involved, I got to the point where I could not…would not, make one more block.

Arkansas/Iowa Traveler is one I started just about 3 years ago.  I determined to finish it this year when preparing for my 2nd trip to Iowa to visit Greta. She gifted me all of the precut diamonds after my first visit in 2014.

Through Thick and Thin is the biggest quilt I’ve made to date. It’s king size for my very own bed. It’s a scrappy log cabin constructed w/2.5″ and 1.25″ logs, hence the name, Through Thick and Thin.  I started this a couple of years ago. I chose an offset barn-raising layout and added the sashing on a whim and I LOVE how it turned out! This will be the first one I quilt. So excited to get it on my bed!

And now for that freebie.

Straits and Arrows is my first original pattern.

I created it on paper and then somehow, God only knows, I was able to create it in EQ5!  I don’t think I could do it again if you paid me!

But I did it, and it was featured in the Jan 2017 Stash Builder Box.

I just recently added it to my Craftsy Pattern Store and guess what? It’s free for a limited time!

So if it tickles your fancy, click on this link to download your free copy today. And don’t forget to tell all your friends!

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The Making of a Starlett

I finally started work on a quilt I was commissioned to do about 10 mos ago. Better late than never right?

The pattern is called Starlett by Me and My Sister Designs. The fabric collection is called Bandana and is also by Me and My Sister Designs.63D80EFA-ACCF-4B9B-8CDC-52C545C64180

Honestly,  neither the pattern nor the fabric would be top choices for me personally, but I LOVE the way these blocks are turning out.45808C0D-82CF-4E09-900C-38B1C5591963

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There are a bunch of HSTs which means a lot of marking.  I picked up this handy dandy board during a shop hop.  It’s covered w/sand paper and prevents your squares from slipping around when you mark them. It’s basically a large emery board. F572D366-C7B9-4826-86D6-C7B721706A42

I’ve been chain piecing and cutting. CB35AD46-D157-4C28-9195-B85A70D81665There are also a bunch of cut-offs, or leftovers or whatever you call them.  I know there’s a proper quilting term for them, but I just can’t think of it right now. C8531262-961C-4A21-8C79-35628E32F369

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Whatever they are called, they’ve made A LOT  of leaders and enders. Are they bonus blocks?A8378ECB-4BFB-40CF-A1FC-40804E17CBF1

I’ve made 8 of the 16 blocks.  When it’s finished it will look something like this but w/a border.Starlett

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Mo Better Blues

After not really feeling my first batch of mug rugs, I decided not to use any of the original Asian fabric after all.

I instead chose these blues, which still give off an Asian vibe. I like these much better.  
In addition to the Mock Logs block, I made one called Forest Paths. Both patterns are from Quilt Blocks Galore aka Quilter’s Cache.a955d188-3978-45ea-a379-8c5c9fc5f4f4

It was quite the chore binding the first block, so I opted for a quick turn/birthing method on the second one.  This suited me much better and it’ll be my method of choice for finishing any/all mug rugs I make in the future.72868755-17ca-4e7c-9bca-6c4ca33eb81f

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