2017 Finishes

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In an effort to bust out my quilting UFO’s I’m going to make a blog post with my finishes and add to it as I finish more (being optimistic here….). I can’t seem to blog regularly, maybe I’ll keep this up to date!

FWO (For Women Only Snowmobile Ride) Raffle Quilt

I made a quilt once again to be raffled off during the 2017 FWO ride. I used my last snowmobile fabric that I could find which may be ironic because this may be the last year the ride takes place. The colors are much richer than the picture – it just doesn’t photograph very well. This is a pattern I found on Craftsy.

FWO Wallhanging

I made a wall hanging for my door at the hotel to hang during the FWO. I purchased the kit at Shabby Fabrics – one of my favorite online quilt shops. The fabric is all flannel. I made the little banner and then removed it after I got home and hung it on the wall in my bedroom.

A New Age BOM

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I said I was NOT going to sign up for any more Block of the Month (BOM) programs – ah, famous last words…

I was quilting last fall with a friend at Attic Window Quilt Shop and Chris, the owner started showing us the BOM’s that were coming up in the new year. One totally caught my eye – A New Age by Nancy Rink. I have completed both Amish with a Twist 1 & 2 (the aren’t quilted yet) and this is another one using the same designer’s pattern and fabrics. The colors and design grabbed me as well as this specially dyed fabric for this quilt called Aged Muslin. It started in February and I am actually caught up! I’m using the dark background and really love how the colors pop. Amazing. Really looking forward to see this one come together.

She does have Amish with a Twist 3. hummmmm……..


The fabric isn’t wrinkled – it’s actually printed that way.

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Still Vignette stitching!

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I’m determined to finish the Vignette In Stitches quilt in 2016. I finished the one long piece last week and started on the center section. The center section is composed of 4 18″ squares that have tons of satin-stitched berries on them. I HATE satin stitching! I was able to get quite a bit done yesterday so maybe if I keep going I might actually finish this thing!

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A little bit of quilting

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While Scott was gone, I took advantage of the time alone to spread my quilting all over the house (it looked like a quilting explosion) and get some things done. I finished a quilt made from baby clothes for a friend. Most of the clothes were infant clothes or knit so it was more like a t-shirt quilt in the end. I had made another quilt for the sibling and had a lot of scraps so I used those and made her another quilt. I think they both turned out cute. I also had a quilt top I started in a class at AQS a few years ago. I got that top pieced. Not quilted but the top is DUN. I also binded a quilt that I had quilted several years ago. I couldn’t get a great picture of it but I love the way it finished.


Kimberly Einmo class at AQS – Chain Saw


Extra quilt made from scraps.


Baby clothes!


Shipshewana Quilt Fest 2015

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I attended the 2015 Shipshewana Quilt Fest once again and Scott was able to go with me this time. The grandparents watched Madison so we had a few days away which we needed so bad! The Quilt Fest was fantastic as always and Scott kept himself busy either working or looking at motorcycles – this time a HARLEY. I’m afraid it may have bitten him because he took it for a test drive and I can say he’s pretty obsessed with it right now!

It was raining when we got there early Thursday morning and I stood in line for Schoolhouse in the rain along with several hundred other crazy women. Once we got inside it was a lot of fun. I took quite a few sessions and of course the lunch they fed us was yummy.

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I took a class from Pam Holland on Friday. The class used fabric markers and we traced a design, then colored it with the markers and then quilted it. Mine isn’t finished (ahead more than the picture) but it was a lot of fun. Definitely out of my comfort zone but fun.




We also went to the quilt show as well as participated in the shop hop. I love driving around the country there. never get tired of seeing the beautiful countryside.



I got to sew on this beauty during class.


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We got to sit inside the buggy at Essenhaus! As many times as we have eaten there this is the FIRST time we have been able to sit in the buggy. It was fun!!



Yoders added a quilt square to the side of their building this year.



Scott test rode a Harley while I was out quilting – I am afraid what might happen now!

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We were so sad to leave but we will be back next year!

Time for a t-shirt quilt

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A friend at work asked me to make her daughter a t-shirt quilt. It would be my first and I was a bit nervous about the whole thing but I think it turned out perfect. Fortunately, the recipient loved it. Scott and I went to her graduation party and it was displayed for all to see! I got lots of comments and compliments. I guess that’s all I need!





The quilt and the adorable recipient!