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Friday, July 7, 2017

Some small finishes for the week

 I started this tickertape extra large placemat (19" x 15") several years ago.  The center is bosal and I trimmed it and did a blanket stitch around the outside.
This week I am working on some old UFOs from past years.  I save all scraps even if they are very small and this is a good way to use them.  It is big enough for a journal and markers and a nice padded surface to work.  The next photo shows the back.
 I made another scrappy rectangle block this week with my Kaffe Fassett jelly roll and black and white fabrics.
 Another small project finish....quilt-as -you-go with scraps of fabric stitched onto bosal.  The orange strip and teal strip are around 3/8" in this.
 Here is the back that shows the quilting.  AND blanket stitch around the outside.
 I have it on the extension table of my sewing cabinet and keep my scissors on it.
 New book by Joanne Sharpe.  I really like her art work and classes.
Yesterday I dug out a QAL I started with Amanda Jean in 2009...one a day 9 patch.  All the rows and sashing were done and just waiting to sew the rows together.  I love that quilt and it needs to be done!!
I like to jump around to different projects.  There are so many UFOs to finish and there are so many new things I want to make!!  AND lots of creative journals to fill and online classes to learn more.  There are a lot of inspirational websites of wonderful creative new things to do.....I did a post in January of creative ideas websites to check...link to the post here

Linking this blog post to crazy mom quilts    finish it up Friday
AND to Freemotion by the River   Linky Tuesday.

Smiles and hugs....Caryl


  1. Hi Caryl,
    I had to LOL with you and your 2009 QAL. I have 12 projects in the works right now, and that doesn't count UFOs. Good for you for working on that project! I love the music fabric - I have that too - I have saved it . . . for something. ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Roseanne....we have to make it fun. I like to work on different projects at a time. Such a fun hobby!

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