Progress

A lot is going on at the Homefront. With my pregnancy progressing, I’m now in my third trimester, I am making a real push to finish as many current projects as I can. I am happy to report that I just might reach my goal. 

I finished the flying geese quilt top and back. It just might get quilted before October. I am still debating on if I want to hand quilt it or send it off to a long arm.  My guess is that I might splurge and send it to a long arm.

Here is the beauty when it still had two seams left to sew. The backing is beautiful as well. I took eight half yards of the same fabric, four on a top row and four on a bottom row. 

 

That nesting instinct kicked in hard for a few weeks and I worked hard on getting things cleaned up and reorganized around the house. I mainly focused on my son’s room but I also did a little cleaning at my quilt studio, aka my sewing corner in the kitchen.  While cleaning up I found this nautical theme quilt that had been forgotten about. I love that was already almost finished. Just a few quilted wavy lines and the binding.  

  
 
To add a nice touch, I made a small pillow case to go with it. The pillow case fits a 14″ square pillow or can be used to store the quilt when not in use. I love how it turned out! It is available in my Etsy shop. I named is “Ahoy Matey.”

I am closing in to finishing the quilt I made for my son’s birth. I used ABC123 by American Jane. 

 
I love this fabric, it has a lovely retro feel about it. I got a layer cake and used half for the top of the quilt and half for the backing. I got really close to finishing it over the weekend, but I sadly ran out of thread. I will be heading back to the fabric store for more. 

I also have some hand quilting projects in the works. One is English Paper Piecing.

    I started this one in the beginning of June while away on a family vacation Lake Tahoe. I love how relaxing and portable this project is. There is something so very soothing about working on each piece individually then adding the pieces to my design wall, this one is a makeshift design wall make from clear contact paper. Watching it slowly take form. One round at a time. 

  
I’m not sure how many rounds I want to make. Once I have pieced the whole thing together, I will quilt it by hand. 

The second hand quilting project, I haven’t started yet but I will start once I’m done with my son’s quilt. It is so adorable!!! I will get photos of the fabric as soon as I’m ready to start. I cannot wait to work on this one! 

Today a friend let me play on her long arm! It was so much fun. Boy, this takes a lot of practice.  You can see how sloppy my flowers are. Takes lots of talent! 

   
This was a long blog post. Thank you for letting me share with you all my projects that I have going on. 

xxxooo

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