So much accomplished this week!

So grab a cuppa something fun and enjoy your visit today! Happy Sunday πŸ™‚

Last week me and my 319 w Cleopatra started sewing a shadow box pattern quilt top. I can never leave things as they are written though… this is Donna Jordan’s pattern on YouTube HERE with my improvisation added top and bottom…

First I made the blocks pressing as she suggests… THIS HELPS!

I cut my blocks to 8 1/2″ instead of using the layer cake size….

Soon I had it webbed…. Happy with this layout I sewed each row!

Once the center was together I sewed all those leftover 1 1/2″ strips together and fashioned a line of coins top and bottom to make the flimsy complete!..

Get Better Soon flimsy πŸ™‚

Having this into a flimsy ( and batting is ordered) backing is set aside and I will make up the binding (navy) soon. I am pleased with what a quick make and forgiving if you are new to quilting… don’t pass this up using Donna’s tutorial I linked to above.

NOW my problem is I need it quilted quick so I wanna machine quilt it but I am not a great machine quilter… so I need BASIC stuff to quilt on this… what are YOUR thoughts??? I would Love feedback on this and if you have a photo enhanced with your idea emailed to me HERE bonus points!!!! lol

In the midst of putting that quilt top together…. I made the valance on the window in the entryway of our cabin πŸ™‚ It was fun but curtain making isn’t my strong suite… Rick straightened the freshly pressed curtain on the rod and it looks great now but it was a hot mess initially and 256″ long!!!

Rick also painted the interior side of our exterior doors the tan of the exterior doors and shutters … looks amazing! Then he put a new top on our side table in the living room that becomes a heavily used occasional table too during projects….. lovely ❀

I have made good progress on slow stitching this quilt too…

Debbie’s quit is such a fun sew too! I love sewing in every direction like this though πŸ˜€ I used my underhand and sometimes only get 1 or 2 stitches in as a time but that is that many I don’t have to do πŸ˜‰

At the center point of this row!

And here is a full shot of my little sewing frame and area…

Linking all this fun slow stitching to Kathy’s Gang of slow stitchers of all kinds… come see what everyone is linking up today!!!! HERE <<<<<

Finally I have a personal challenge for you besides helping me with the quilting design on my feel better soon quilt…..

Listen to THIS video by Clutterbug Cas…. I took her challenge and have agreed to spend 15 minutes a day organizing better my sewing room and home in general after that.

I did this Saturday but I will start officially today on spending 15 minutes… that room is a comfort to me but needs LOTS of organizing before we have friends or fam come stay in it again. So this is my motivation…. let’s see what else I can think of as the weeks progress! lol

Have a wonderful week and please leave a comment if you visited or click the link above to contact me directly πŸ™‚


10 thoughts on “So much accomplished this week!

  1. Kim Sharman

    Every time I visit your blog you and your Rick have achieved so much! Why, I believe you make use of every minute of your day. Love your shadow box flimsy. The fabrics are cheery and so very colourful. The hand quilting on Debbie’s quilt is fabulous. Gosh, all those little stitches look perfect to me.


  2. Gretchen

    I love the quilting on Debbie’s quilt! Good luck machine quilting the shadow box quilt. If Baptist fans are too challenging, there is the semi straight lines which is my regular go to for machine quilting. Happy stitching!


  3. Cathie J

    You guys are quite busy! I love that flimsy. Your scrappy border is a great addition. Sorry, but I don’t have any quilting ideas. Love that valance and table top.


  4. Deb A

    Love all the touches you are adding to your beautiful home. No quilting ideas – I just tend to do a straight walking foot stitch or a wiggle gentle curve to quickly get things machine quilted.


  5. Little Penpen

    Girl!! You have been busy!!! The valance looks great! I love love love the new quilt top. It’s amazing how that design makes the main fabrics just pop! Your stitching is lovely on the boho heart quilt. Rick has been busy, too! Love it all!!


  6. Claudette

    Love the Shadow Box quilt. I like to do parallel wavy lines when I machine quilt. I know whatever you decide will be awesome!


  7. kathyreeves

    You have been so busy! My fastest machine quilting a meander that looks like a puzzle piece, I am always amazed at how fast it goes when I work in quarters from the center out.



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