It's a finish 7/20/21

 I finished my panel quilt for the Christmas in July challenge at our guild.  We met today (80 members) for the first time in a year and a half.  We got the panel way back in Oct, 2020 (I think) during a drive by event.  There were quite a few different panels.  Here's mine:

I quilted it using a snowflake motif tutorial by Debby of DebbyBrownQuilts.  She is doing a color block quilt along for the whole year. Each month she has a tutorial on how to quilt the quilt we've made with our domestic home machine.  I'm learning a lot! If you'd like to check it out, go here. Great thing is the previous months are there for you to enjoy and all free. When I saw the motif for June I knew it was perfect for this quilt - snowflakes!  I watched the video several times, used white Superior So Fine thread in the top and silver Superior Bottom Line in the bobbin.  The needle was a 80/12.

Here's the back -  

This back was made from large size scraps from my stash - same for the binding. I'm going to donate it to St. Anne's Sewdality who help low income first time mothers. This is the corporal work of our hands at our parish.

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What I've been up to as of 7/18/21

 It's been a while  - How are you?  I've been pretty busy with my Mom, but she's in Houston for two weeks.  The weather has been hot - 103 today. My poor plants are barely making it.  Here's a few things I've been able to manage:

Our St. Anne's Sewdality finally got to meet in person again a couple of weeks ago.  This is a church group that gets together once a month to make baby quilts for low income families in our parish. I had one to turn in plus 3 quilt tops for members to work on.  Here's mine - you've seen it before, but not finished:

  and the back:

Here's one of the 25 turned in - all from scraps!  We were quarantined but busy.

I finished and am quilting my panel challenge for our guild meeting next Tuesday.  This will be our first in person meeting since March of 2020.  We had zoom meetings, but it's just not the same.  I'll share a photo next time.

Hope you are all well and staying cool if you are in the contiguous US.  Wherever you are, I send Blessings and hugs,

Some of This; Some of That 6/2/21

 Hello, I know it's been awhile. Days are so different right now.  Not too much time for quilting as I am caregiving my 95 year-old Mom who has progressive dementia.  My sister takes two days and I take two days - my brothers do the other three. My stressor is I live an hour away and the traffic is terrible. That's what I dread. I've taken to spending the night between my two days to cut down on the driving.  I wish I could have her at my house, but she wants to stay with her things around her, so we all agree it is better this way for now.  We are grateful she still remembers all four of us. When I'm home I do try to do some sewing even if it's only 10 minutes a day. So here is what I've managed to move forward on:

I finished quilting my medallion quilt.  It still needs to be bound. Got the strips cut - just have to join them and get to it. Geesh -no photo of the front taken - here's two that kind of show the quilting - LOL did too good a job in picking thread that blends.

I'll post the front when it's bound and finished.

Also got a baby quilt done that I'll be sending to Little Lambs as my contribution to Sarah's Hands2Help challenge for 2021.

I hope you are doing well and keeping safe. Blessings to you all,

Some of This; Some of That 4/18/21

Finished that baby quilt top:

and have 12 more string blocks to make. There is less time to sew as I'm becoming more a caregiver for my 95 year old mom an hour's drive away.  Blessings.


This and That this 4/11/21

 Working on my April Color Block QAL quilt:

Needs one more border. Then I can try Debbie's nifty FMQ motif.

Working on a commission quilt.  Here is a couple of the 26 blocks I have to make:
They need a good pressing.  All from stash.

And only have 3 corners of this quilt to quilt to finish my SAHRR, then get it bound - woohoo. 

What are you up to?  I'll be linking to Design Wall Monday. See you there.

It's a finish 7/20/21

 I finished my panel quilt for the Christmas in July challenge at our guild.  We met today (80 members) for the first time in a year and a h...