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Friday Recap with Seminole Quilt

I am currently taking a Seminole Strip Quilting Class, which is great for learning more complex borders.  With a quick Friday Night Sew In, I was able to complete my first section, which is 72″ long.  Next up will be the Harlequin and Zig Zag.  I am using my fabric stash from Gen X Blog Kona Swap – which was perfect to get a great selection of fabrics.

Hop over to Crafty Vegas Mom’s Blog with the February Friday Night Sew In to see the Friday Recaps of over 170 participants.

Sliced Coin Layout: The Fun Part

For about two weeks, I have been working on the Sliced Coin Quilt Along.  Since last week’s cutting update, I completed the layout and added the gray slices between each coin.  With the bright colors, this was the fun part!

Come back next week, when I will share the assembly and sashing.  Also, the Flickr group has many pictures posted with the fabric different variations.

New Fabric to Finish Projects

Although I didn’t complete any projects this week, I made progress with many of my quilts — including lots of fabric to finish some of my WIP’s.

  • 2011 Bloggers; Block-A-Palooza Quilt Along — Check out my Blocks: One, Two, and Three
  • New York Beauty Squares — Completed another Flying Geese Curve
  • Hexagon Quilt — Found the perfect Border Fabric
  • Pinwheel Party — Found more background fabric for a pieced backing.
  • Sliced Coin Quilt AlongCompleted cutting.  Come back tomorrow to see my layout progress.
  • Underground Railroad — Bought additional fabric for the backing.
  • Jelly Roll Quilt Along — Printed instructions for the remaining blocks.  Does that count as progress?

Here is a collage of my projects this week:

Click on the link below to explore this week’s Work-In-Progress Wednesday Link-Up.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

The Perfect Border

With my hexagon quilt top filled with 21 Kaffe Fassett fabrics, it was difficult to determine the best fabric for my border.  Then, I found his Black Plink fabric.  It truly is the perfect border for my hexagon quilt.  I hope to find sometime this weekend to add the borders and complete the quilting.

Block 3 of 16

Three down, Thirteen to go for the 2011 Bloggers; Block-A-Palooza Quilt Along.  This block was designed by Amanda Sasikirana from sasikirana handmade with a mix between shoofly and flying geese.  It was a tad teedious using just triangles for flying geese; however, the result was worth it!

For more details about the Quilt-A-Long, click on the button below.  Also, check out the Flickr group.

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Block Two: Thankful for My Decoder

Block 2 of the 2011 Bloggers; Block-A-Palooza Quilt Along is complete:

I just realized that there are 16 blocks in this quilt-a-long.  I still have 14 more blocks to go to try to stay on track.  Block two was just posted yesterday by Elizabeth Hartman from Oh, Fransson! blog.  Similar to Elizabeth’s awesome tutorials on her blog, the instructions and level of detail she provided for this block was great.  She included a whole section with color variations and a key to ensure proper placement of each block. With the five different fabrics, I had to make my own key out of fabric scraps and double sided tape.  If you are participating in the 2011 Bloggers; Block-A-Palooza Quilt Along, I would really recommend creating a key too!

For more details about the Quilt-A-Long, click on the button below.  Also, check out the Flickr group.

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Sliced and Diced

Last Friday, Elizabeth from the Don’t Call Me Betsy’s Blog posted the cutting instructions for the Sliced Coin Quilt Along.  I dug into my stash and selected the following fabrics to be paired up with Kona Coal.

Follow the Flickr group to see the progress, as the fabric selections turn into quilts.



It’s a Beaut

Round Two of my current NY Beauty Class is flying geese in curves!  I found the perfect matching solid tonight, Kona Sand.  I bought the rest of the bolt, so I hope 3.5 yards is enough for background!

Vibrant Sea Turtles

With  bold colors from my stash and Steam-a-Seam, I added the sea turtles, shells, and plants to the ocean background.  Here is a peek at what I will be finishing tomorrow with stitching.  What are your quilting plans for the weekend?

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New Class: New York Beauty

On Monday, my New York Beauty Class started.  This week was the basic curve with points.  Each week, we will be adding additional motion with flying geese, sharp points, smaller inner curves, alternating directions with a zig-zag approach.  By the end of three weeks, we will experience New York Beauty and beyond.  I am looking forward to the next three weeks to improve paper piecing skills.  Here is my first curve, with many more to come in the future weeks.

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