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Monday, May 20, 2013

Design Wall Monday

 I came home from the quilt retreat yesterday and decided to make some string blocks.  There were so many gorgeous string quilts and after watching other people making there's, I finally decided to make some!  Mary Lou also shared a lot of her scraps so I finally have enough to start making blocks!
I made one last night and six today.  I'm not positive how I am going to  set the blocks, but I am probably going to sash them.

Cupcake and Oreo were my helpers.  You should see the mess they made of my strings basket today, I had quite a mess to pick up!
I got half of my rag quilt made, it was so easy sewing that denim and flannel on my hand crank.  I took a picture but I can't find it.  I'll finish it off on my treadle since it is faster.
I also made several tops of my sailboat blocks for my baby quilt.  I would have done more but for some reason my machine was skipping stitches and we finally decided that I need to give it a good cleaning when I got home.

Here is a finished block.  I can't wait to finish this quilt!  This is what I look like after staying up until 3 in the morning and only having 5 hours of sleep.
I'll show you more pictures from the retreat tomorrow and what everyone else was working on.  I had so much fun!  I met some one who actually reads my blog!  I thought that was pretty neat!
I think I am going to sew some more string blocks now, bye for now!


Sally Burch said...

Lovely.. materials, sewing machines and the kitties!

Kathy said...

I've been working on strings blocks too -- so much fun! Your kittens are cute - and the vintage machine is a beauty!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Nice block! I like the string blocks too, a great way to use up small fabric pieces.

Dar said...

I also do string blocks -- they are addictive aren't they? Your sailboat quilt is so cute. Sounds like you had a great time at retreat. I have one coming up in June. Can't wait.

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Sarah Craig said...

Missy, you've been so busy! Lots of pretty things going on at your house - but I think your kitties take the day! Whoop whoop!!

ipatchandquilt said...

Your projects sure look like lots of fun! Love the sailboats! Very cute!!!

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