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Christmas in July Challenge Update

Christmas Lone Star

Last week, I completed the free motion quilting in the diamonds of the Christmas Lone Star.

Christmas Lone Star

This week, I free motion quilted a simple up and down line design in the red sashing.

Christmas Lone Star

You can see the texture on the back of the quilt.

I have to admit, it does feel nice to be moving this old UFO forward.

Christmas Lone Star

Christmas in July has also motivated me to work on gifts.

Hexagon Table Topper

I have seven hexagon table toppers (or placemats, if you like) sewn together. I talked about this pattern in my previous post.

I am feeling pretty smart finally using up some very old fabric to make these cute toppers.

In keeping with the use-it-up theme, my next goal is to pull some scrap batting out of a large overflowing tub and piece some frankenbatts for these. If I have time, I will find some backings, too.

Hexagon Table Topper

I am linking up with Kathy over here. You might want to visit, and be encouraged to get your Christmas projects moving!

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Stash Busters 2022 Challenge 2

In a previous post, I shared that Border Creek Station sponsors a Stash Buster Challenge every year. This year the challenge block is a fun and versatile Jericho Walls variation.

I’ve managed to make 19 blocks total. I made a small wall hanging (or large table topper) that is marinating in the quilting queue, and these two patriotic table runners.

Stash Buster 2022 Challenge Jericho Walls Variation

Why two sizes of table runners? I have two sizes of cabinets, that’s why.

Stash Buster 2022 Challenge Jericho Walls Variation

This large cabinet sits in the living room.

Stash Buster 2022 Challenge Jericho Walls Variation

And this cabinet is between the dining and living rooms (which is one large space in my house).

Stash Buster 2022 Challenge Jericho Walls Variation

If you are looking for an easy block to make projects, consider giving Jericho Walls variation a try. There is a Facebook page with a whole lot of encouragement and inspiration to see; in case you need it!

Stash Buster 2022 Challenge Jericho Walls Variation

Just check out the first link below!

Border Creek Station

Stash Busters 2022 Challenge

Stash Busters 2022 Challenge Update

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May 2022 OMG

I am keeping my May OMG goal simple. Like previous months, I want to complete all of the current month’s blocks, in this case, May’s 365 Challenge blocks…I don’t want to fall behind with the project!

365 Challenge

January completed blocks.

February completed blocks.

March completed blocks.

April completed blocks.

That’s it.

And what keeps me from the sewing studio?

How about yard work?

Drainfield

Remember when I visited with my son and fam recently?

Drainfield

We had plumbing issues and needed a repair in the drain field. Of course, we had to wait for the snow to leave, and that took a bit of time.

What a mess, but it is done, and now the work begins to make it a nice yard again!

Drainfield

And then there is this:

Painting Dining Room

We are painting the dining room and kitchen.

Goodbye green and hello very light gray!

Painting Dining Room

So happy to have a bright and fresh new look!

I am linking with Elm Street Quilts. Click on the link and check out the other goals linked there!

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March 2022 OMG Update

I wasn’t home to declare a March OMG goal, but I have one. I wanted to complete all of the March 365 Challenge blocks.

And so I have.

365 Challenge

I have also finished most of the STID (stitch-in-the-ditch) on my daughter’s patriotic quilt. The majority of the basting pins have been removed.

Jessica's Patriot

I shared about this quilt in this post.

Jessica's Patriot

The quilt sandwich is stable now (the layers are secure), and some of the weight is lightened without those pins.

Jessica's Patriot

The quilt is now marinating while I decide how to quilt it.

Jessica's Patriot
Jessica's Patriot

Most of the snow is gone, and the past couple of days have been warm (upper 50’s and 60 degrees). I am so excited to be home to enjoy spring! I’ve been out raking and discovering lots of spring bulbs popping up!

I am linking up with OMG at Elm Street Quilts. Hop on over there and check out the wonderful projects that others are doing!

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Another February 2022 OMG Update

I know that it is March, but since I made an unplanned trip to visit family in February, I did not meet my OMG goal.

Since coming home, I have been playing the catch up game. So, while I still don’t have my daughter’s patriotic quilt basted, I do have my February 365 Challenge blocks finished.

365 Challenge
The center block is also finished.
365 Challenge

Onward to March!

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