Works In Progress Wednesday

It has been too long since I last posted to my blog! Life has been keeping me busy. My now three year old is such an adorable handful. I’ve been helping my husband with his business and trying to take care of myself and my little one on the way.

A couple of weeks ago we found out we are having another BOY! We are really excited to welcome baby Matthew this fall. October seems a long way off though. My favorite time of the year will bring a a new baby boy.

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On to my current projects. I have two projects that I have already started and hope to finish by the end of the year. Then one more project I have yet to start but MUST finish before my little boy arrives.

First, I am still working on my flying geese quilt. Boy, this is taking me A LOT longer than I anticipated! But I know it will be well worth the effort. As you can see, I am assembling it in blocks. This will make it easier to assemble the whole thing so that I don’t have long rows and long columns to sew, which always seem to mess me up. Each block is made up of eight flying geese. I am keeping track of the order by working in columns and there are six blocks in each column. I am still contemplating hand quilting this but not sure if I am ready to undertake that big task.

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Another project I started a couple weeks ago I started a very relaxing English Paper Piecing project. Here is my inspiration. I found it on the blog Cabbage Quilts.

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Here is my fabric choice. Isn’t is just beautiful. I purchased the bundle at The Intrepid Thread. It is called Hothouse Flowers by Mo Bedell. I have already put together the center, with six diamond instead of the eight in the inspiration. I love that I found this great little storage container to keep all the pieces in until I assemble it. I started this project when we were on vacation two weeks ago in South Lake Tahoe. We stayed at this AMAZING cabin up on the mountain and every room had a view of the lake.

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We went for a family vacation with our parents and siblings. This is our view from our kitchen window. Isn’t this lake just GORGEOUS! My husband and I even got to have a fancy dinner out, just the two of us, at a nice restaurant at one of the casinos.

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So much will be happening over the course of the next few months, I hope I can keep you all updated on my projects. Until next time. xxxooo

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