This N That Week 3

Now let's see:  I added 2.48 yards to my orphan block quilt in borders and blocks. Made two charity tops for another 3.3 yards. That includes one back.  Made some of my border for WIP #1 for another .10 yard for a grand total of 5.88 yards - that's a lot for me. So my total YTD is 7.88 yards, nothing in and nothing donated yet.

Nothing has changed on my design wall as I was quilting a different charity quilt - one for St. Anne's.
This is quilted around all the major elements of the panel and the straight lines of the blocks and strips.  The pins you see is where another member will tie it using orange yarn to the back, so all one will see is the stitch on the right side. I used warm and natural which can be quilted up to 10 inches apart.  With the ties it will be more like 5 inches apart.

Here's a closeup of the

My part is done with this quilt.  I then started another one.  This one is a panel I deconstructed and put back together again.  I showed it before.  Here it is getting quilted by Ms. Juki.  Center is almost all done - then to the border.  It measures 36" square.  I hope to be done with it by Friday.

Alas no applique but I did cut some 1" hexagons from my scraps.  I don't know why I didn't think of using some of my scraps to make hexagons for a scrappy quilt before.  I have now and last night I cut out 14 as I worked my way through a pile of scraps.  I'm cutting them ala the Bonnie Hunter method. I filled a basket full of the sizes Bonnie recommends.  She has given so much to the quilting world!

So how goes it at your quilting studio?  Leave me a comment and I'll come over to see your eye candy.  I'm linking to Judy's Patchwork Times, Esther's WOW and Connie's Linky Tuesday Party.  Lots of goodies there!


  1. Very cute dino quilt! Love the words on it!

    I cut up my leftovers for hexagons and I store them in boxes with hexagons of the same size. When I need a middle for a rosette I'll go through the box to see what I have that might work!

  2. Love it! You are really getting with it. No sewing going on over here.:)

  3. Love the dinosaurs, and so will whoever gets it. Such a cute idea. I quit using Bonnie's system ages ago because I only use one size of scrap 90% of the time, so I just cut that one. Other things I need I just cut when I need them. I look forward to seeing your scrap hexagons!

  4. Great to see the work in progress. The quilting matches the backing fabric - looking forward to seeing the front!

    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!

  5. I love the dinos! I set a solid resolution to NOT start/continue any projects in my sewing room until I had it completely organized and cleaned. (It's killing me! LOL) Almost done.


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