what do I call this? accomplishments?

I actually accomplished a couple of things that were on my list from last week:

The label made and sewn on the Coin Quilt baby quilt, and mailed out today:

Coin Quilt LabelThis was the first time that I used any of the decorative stitches and letters on this machine.

And I chose the fabric and pattern that I am going to do for the baby quilt for the shower in a few weeks (another baby girl!):

some lavender

some lavender

some pink

some pink

aqua blue fabrics

aqua blue fabrics

And there will be white on each of the blocks with these colors, (maybe some light green too?).  And this is the pattern, which I will revise and make the size I want (I’m just using the layout):

the Pinwheel pattern

the Pinwheel pattern

from this 2003 issue of Better Homes & Gardens Quilt Blocks

from this 2003 issue of Better Homes & Gardens Quilt Blocks

Now that I have made that decision, here is a peek at a couple of other things that I have been either working on, or preparing for a project:

Flags

Flags

I have had this flag fabric in my stash for several years.  I recently cut all of the flags apart, and decided that I will back each one with white muslin, and use the red and white star fabric to make a bias stripe.  Then I will assemble them together to make a bunting (not with triangles but with rectangles) to hang on the front of my house for the July 4th holiday.  I have trouble hanging my flag here, it either brushes on plants, or walls, whatever is in the way. So I think this will be a viable solution to my dilemma!

And remember this? My Spare Change Wallhanging:

Spare Change Wallhanging

Spare Change Wallhanging

I finally pin-basted it to a backing and using a plate to make a pattern to quilt, I drew overlapping circles all over the top.  I have started machine quilting it, using invisible thread.  I’m not sure that I like the invisible thread, it shines when the light hits it in just the right way!  Not what I was looking for!

Closer look at the Quilting

Closer look at the Quilting

A learning experience!

And I did get five blocks cut out for the 9-patch quilt sew along.  But not sewn, a long story here! So here is where I am on that list:

Quilt my Courthouse Steps Wall Quilt (and give it a proper name!) I actually did get the fabric together for the backing on this!

Decide on a pattern and the fabric for a baby quilt for a shower at work (it will be a girl!)

Make the label for the Coin Quilt I completed for my niece’s baby girl (born last week!)

More 9-patch blocks. I don’t feel like I can cross this off unless the blocks are sewn!

And to add to this:

The flag bunting,

Finish quilting the Spare Change wallhanging,

Maybe I had better stop here!  I have actually started a couple of other projects (I’ll tell you about them tomorrow!), but I think that I have already been long-winded enough!  That’s what I get for keeping it in all week, my apologies!

Take care, and thanks for taking the time to stop by!

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3 responses to “what do I call this? accomplishments?

  1. Wow, that’s a big list! Love that label for the coin quilt. I wish I were better at making my labels. Love the colors you have picked out for your next baby quilt project. And, how did you know I have been wanting to make something with pinwheels lately? I just haven’t made the time for a new project. Have fun!!

  2. Wow you have a lot done.

  3. What a great idea for the American Flag fabric!!