Saturday, July 4, 2020

UFO Busting #112

Happy Saturday!!  Today in the US we are celebrating our Independence Day and I thought that was cause for a little fire works in the logo.  I didn't mean to, but I kinda got distracted by a 4th of July squirrel.  I ran across this free pattern on Pinterest a while back and fell in love with the easy design and color palette.  

It measures in at 48" square.  I can't wait to quilt this one, which is actually why I pieced it...the anticipation of quilting.  Melissa breaks down how to make this quilt and you can grab a free copy of it on her page at Polka Dot Chair.

I did find a bit of time to work on one of the possible Christmas themed quilts.  

I LOVE working with precuts.  It makes fabric prep a breeze.  I was able to trim 3 charm packs into 2.5"x 5" rectangles for the coin quilt, literally in minutes.  When I need something mindless to work on, this will be my project.

A not mindless project will be to make a few more masks, but changing it up a bit this time.  Early in the week, I played around with a 3D pattern for masks that I found here.  The tutorial is a youtube video, but I found it quite helpful in constructing this mask.

Our state is seriously considering making them mandatory, so I'm getting prepared.  I hope to make masks for my fellow coworkers this weekend.  These seem a bit more breathable than the first type I made.

Another bit of exciting news I want to share is that Cheryl over at Meadow Mist Designs kicked off her latest Mystery Quilt Along Thursday, The Morewood Mystery Quilt.

I'm always in love with Cheryl's designs and have made many of her quilts.  I'm proud to say that I helped pattern test this one and it does not disappoint.  I LOVED every minute of it.  This month she released the fabric requirements.  If you don't enjoy picking out mystery fabrics, she has several kit options that can be purchased and I promise all of them would be eye popping!  I thought I would share with you my fabric choices.

 But that's all you get from me.  My lips are sealed.  If you'd like to join in on all the fun, stop over and take a peek at the fabric requirement list here.

Not lets celebrate some finishes, shall we?  First up we have Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing and her version of Sandra at mmm!quilts latest quilt along, Centered.  Kathleen is calling her version Purplicious and it is!

I just love those purples and all that yummy quilting!!!  Make sure you visit with Kathleen and check out her finishes from Sandra's previous three quilt alongs.  All those quilts will leave you drooling.

Next up we have Vicki over at Vicki's Crafts and Quilting and her recent finish.   She started this little quilt in early 2019 and, like most of my quilts, landed in the how do I quilt this pile.  

Lucky for the quilt, Vicki decided to pull it out and dance a beautiful swirly feather design across the top of it.  Vicki, I want to free hand quilt like you when I grow up!  Make sure you hop over to congratulate her on this finish and check out her beautiful quilting.

Now it's your turn.  Link up below and show us what you've been up to this week.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
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Another bit of news...come back next week and on Friday I will also be hosting the TGIFF Linky party and finally sharing the pinwheel quilt with you.

It's a chance to get together and celebrate those finishes!  We will also UFO bust on Saturday.  Hope everyone has a great week and I look forward to seeing you next week!


Kathleen said...
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Kathleen said...

Thank you for the lovely feature! And, I have accepted the challenge to finish something for linking up Friday.

Vicki in MN said...

I appreciate the feature Tish! And thanks for the sweet comment. You can do it girl!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Tish! Happy 4th of July to you and your peeps. I hope it's a safe and healthy one. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I can't believe that first photo is 48 inches. I'll have to check out the pattern. I've picked fabrics for the Morewood Mystery, but I don't know which colours to put as A, B, C, and D. Can't wait get started.

Pamela Arbour said...

Love your patriotic quilt. Thanks for sharing the mystery quilt. Our state has already enforced the mask mandate so I have put off some of my quilting to make more masks.

Sara said...

Love that patriotic star block and the size of it. Your post reminds me that I need to make some masks for my grandchildren in case they need them for school in the fall.

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