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Friday FO or No?

Wow, who knew that when I made my post last Friday that I would be watching my grand-daughter make her appearance that night. What a wonderful experience that was!!! And now we have marked our first week with her in our lives and our first Holiday. What a wonderful gift we have been given.

Our menu was a little different than tradition. We had Filet Mignon, twice baked potatoes, roast veggies, and dessert. The dessert options were pumpkin pies, that I forgot to add sugar to, and cheesecake!! So Thankful I ordered the cheesecake!! We did a craft, but only had enough rope to make 1! Wish that tutorial had actually included yardages! And our dinner table was full!!

Before all the prep for Thanksgiving I got some sewing done. I started my tablescraps project on Tuesday while sewing with friends and was able to get the top and back made by early evening on Wednesday. I had a few charm packs with red and cream pieces that I was planning to use for an Orange Peel table topper. But, I only had enough to make 16 blocks and I needed 24 blocks. So, I started with 12 blocks, but it just wasn’t enough.

So I went back to the charm pack and picked out some other colors and neutrals. I made 12 more blocks and then was ready to play with my design. The dilemma was, how to arrange them!!! I can’t do scrappy very well. But I went to the mat and changed pieces here and there until I was happy with the layout. And then invariably I make a misstep and, oh well! LOL. 

Once it was pieced I got going on the borders. I had a piece that I was dying to use since all the colors in the peels are in the border fabric. Love it!

And then I cobbled together a back by using up some of the remaining squares and border fabric. Now to find time to quilt it! 

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Sunday Report

Sewing Stats
Fabric In: +2
Fabric Out: -6.17
Net Fabric: –4.17
Fabric YTD: +46.95
Spending YTD: $2468.86

In: Some fat quarters, and a small amount of yardage, no photo as I used the flannel I bought!

Out: Burp Cloths just in time!!! Drunkard’s Path project. And EC’s Stocking is done! Test block for my November tablescraps. Back to the drawing board on it, too wonky.

Knitting Stats
Last Week: 55,083 yards/287 skeins
Knitted: 54 yards/1 skeins
Purchased: 0 yards/0 skeins
Ending Stash: 55,029 yards/281 skeins
Spending YTD: $119.00

In: Nothing

Out: I knit on EC’s baby dress at the hospital while waiting for her arrival!!!!

My To-Do for last week:

  1. Fox and Geese quilting X
  2. Whippoorwill piecing X
  3. Drunkard’s Path piecing /
  4. Begin November Tablescraps Orange Peel /
  5. Begin quilting Baby Charity Quilt /
  6. EC’s Christmas Stocking √
  7. EC’s Burp Cloths √

I took a class at Quilts Plus on curved piecing. I pulled the leftovers from EC’s quilts for this. I am thinking it might make a great wallhanging for her room.

The class blocks above were 6″ in size, but I knew I wanted to make smaller blocks, so I had to figure out how to reduce them down. I used a 9″ circle for the quarter circle and an 8″ ruler for the concave piece. 

The result was a perfect 5″ block! 

Blocks, Top, Back 

I was going for high contrast, but missed it on a few blocks. I thought this would be a great piece to hang above EC’s crib to engage her attention. 

My To-Do for this week

  1. Quilting, anything!
  2. Baby Snuggles!!!

Need to finish up this Tummy Time quilt for the guild’s charity drive.

Did you catch my announcement up there? I am going to enjoy our EC!!! We are so thankful for all the prayers and good thoughts you wonderful bloggers have sent their way! It worked! She came on her Dad’s birthday while the movie she is named for played on TV. LOL We turned it on and she arrived while the closing minutes of the movie played out, where the car she is named after is being driven in a getaway scene. It was FATE! 

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Friday FO or No?

Another EC project done!!! And this one I love almost as much as her baby quilt. 

When we found out Diva was expecting there were so many things to make, and a quilt for the monthly photos was high on the list. I was looking for something with woodland animals, but nothing was to be found. When I visited my cousin’s daughter at Sew Tech I found one and Diva approved it. 

I had leftover 10″ squares from the Moda Cider pack I used for EC’s baby quilt, so I cut 5″ squares to sew around the panel. 

And then it sat waiting to be finished. With Diva’s recent false labor scares, and the due date of Nov 28th quickly approaching, I needed to jump on it! 


I used a pantograph from Urban Elementz called Rhapsody I thought the curves looked like the images on the panel. I just love this panto!!! It’s splashy and quickly quilted. In no time I was done! 

I used the leftover fabric of the panel to piece the back. And noticed I didn’t do a good job of making it even, oy! Oh well, it’s the back. We aren’t using the numbers from the panel for marking the months, I bought a wooden block set to use. 

So now, we wait! Come on baby!!! 

Since we are still waiting I took the time to make some burp cloths, almost a dozen, and got EC’s Christmas Stocking made!!! The stocking was a last minute thought that I had to get on ASAP!! So I mocked up the look I was after in EQ8 and then went to work. If you look closely at the pieces laying on the mid arm you can see the weird piecing I did to avoid having to make hour glass blocks to make it a rectangle. Why bother when I was just going to cut out the stocking shape? LOL! 


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