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August 4, 2013

Quilt Alongs Caught Up!!

What a crazy week!! A good week, but really very busy. It was my birthday week so we had dinner out a few times to celebrate, a drive up toward the hill country to pick up a “new to me” sewing machine (birthday gift! I’ll introduce you to her soon.), and playing catch up on a couple of quilt alongs! Just thinking about everything this week makes me tired! But let’s start at the beginning.

First, a quilt top finish!! This one is for my mom. It’s an older quilt along that I bookmarked and finally got around to making. It’s called, “Seeing Stars,” and was designed by one of my favorites in blog land, Amandajean at Crazy Mom Quilts.

I love the one Amandajean did in pink, but I am a blue person. When I started picking out fabrics, Mom jumped in and claimed this quilt. Just means I’ll have to make another one! But then again, Cassidy wants one in purple so that probably means I’ll have to make two!

On Monday, the first step in the Star Surround Quilt Along by Melissa over at The Happy Quilter was posted. Now I’m not one for small quilts and wall hangings so when I start making one of these, I tend to need A LOT of fabric cut. The first step was to make half-square triangles and trim them to size. I feel like I spent all week at my cutting board! Almost felt like I should reintroduce myself to my sewing machine yesterday when I finally finished and got back to catching up on my other quilt along (more later on that one). But finished with all 256 HST’s I am! Below is a pic. It will also give you an idea on how the fabrics I chose are coming together. I’m loving the fabrics in this one. Cannot wait to see how they look when the quilt is done.

And last but not least, I am finally caught up with my blocks for the Virtual Quilting Bee, hosted by Amy over at Diary of a Quilter. I’m using an older fabric line by Moda called, “Strawberry Lemonade.” I just adore these fabrics. I picked up a fat quarter tower a few years ago at the quilt show in Houston and this is the second quilt I’ve made from it. Cassidy claimed the first one rather quickly when she saw it on my quilt wall. She tried to claim this one too but I put a stop to that. Really thinking I’ll hold onto this one but there are several babies that have been born into the family lately that really need quilts so we’ll see where this one is destined to go.

If you haven’t joined either of these quilt alongs, it really isn't too late. Feel free to join in! Okay, time to get ready to go “back to school” shopping. Y'all have a great Sunday!!

Virtual Quilting Bee


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  1. Your HST's look fantastic and I love the color groupings. It really is going to be fantastic!! Wait to stick with all of that trimming, I know it is brutal, especially for the large quilts. But no more trimming from here on out :)

  2. Just over a year...look how far your blog has come! Fun to read your first post!!!