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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Got back on the cow (and a link party)

Well usually people say "get back on the horse", but I have been making more cows blocks than horses ;)

The Ongoing Project List:
  1. SYS2015 future projects - waiting for next tutorial
  2. Block Swap Adventure - June block, done (see below)
  3. Mirror Mirror Afghan - second big block done (see below)
  4. Water Lilies (Spangled Stars Quilt-along) - top doooooooone! (see below)
  5. D wall hanging -  4 blocks done (see below)
  6. the SK project - no progress
The EverythingElse List:
  1. Embroidery calendar - no progress
  2. Animal blocks for charity quilts - paused for a while
  3. Project of Doom 2015 @ Fandom in Stitches - paused for a while
  4. College Days Blog Hop blocks for tote/grocery bag -  no progress
  5. Alice in Wonderland quilt - no progress
  6. As You Wish -  no progress
  7. Happy Halloween wall hanging -  no progress
  8. Crazy optical illusion -  no progress
  9. Memory quilt 2 - no progress
  10. B quilt - no progress
Susan ( is hosting a fun Quilt Along (Spangled Stars)!!
I joined at the beginning of the moth and in about 10 days I assembled the entire quilt top! Kudos to me considering that I usually don't like these "assembly line, quick quilts designs"!! :)

But I absolutely love this design... the striking thing for me is that one block (the bar block) is the one that has more units in the entire quilt, but it is so simple that it "blends in" and it doesn't take over the design. But since it's so simple and fast, it makes the entire quilt very easy to make!!

So this is my quilt top

Water Lilies (68''x74'')
Yes, I didn't iron it yet... it's too big, I will iron it when the batting comes and I am ready to quilt it!

As I said, I went back on the cows :) and made another "cow face" block (resized to be 5'') and a couple of other animal blocks from the book "A Quilter's Ark". These are soooooo simple, that it takes me more time to pull the fabric from my stash than to assemble the blocks!

The tree is by Jennifer (Sewhooked), pattern called "Topsy-Turvy Trees".

The other project I worked on is my Mirror Mirror Afghan (using the tapestry crochet technique)

16''x22'' front and back

This is going to be the other half of my main central panel for the afghan! I really like the way it turned out! I already designed the next block, go me!!
Finally I made the block for Dagmar (for the Block Swap Adventure): she asked for a star block and she said scrappy is welcome. So making my "Water Lilies" quilt I ended up with extra HST and the other unit with triangles in... and when I googled for a star block pattern I found the one below that uses exactly the units I had! so this is the block I will send her (hope she likes it)

How about you? What are YOU up to?
Link it here and share it with me!!


  1. Lovely colour choices for your quilt. I'm sure your block swap buddy will love her block.

  2. I saw this quilt online. I really like your version of the quilt. SEW pretty!!

  3. You did a fantastic job, not only getting it done fast (told you it was easy!), but also your color use. I finished one top last night, and I too love that bar block! Proud of myself for designing that one, and thinking about how I could use it in another quilt. Be sure to link up your top this Thursday!

  4. Wow, I love all of your progress. Well done.
    No stressing.
    We just "inch along".... lol. I am caring for my 92 year old parents, and now my oldest daughter just had a baby girl. I am a gramma now. Both my parents and my oldest kids live equidistant to my house - 5 miles.
    Good gravy, I will be traveling on Rt 7 a lot.... just need to pack up my Featherweight I guess

  5. Love your cool blue quilt top.

  6. great job on the background of your quilt - very unique! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  7. Love the water lilies quilt and the block that needed just what you had!

  8. Love love love your spangled star quilt. I love how the colors fade from one end to the other. Also that topsy turvy tree is so much fun! Glad I found you today looking at linky party links ups.

  9. I love your block. It turned out beautifully.

  10. I love the variety of blues you chose to use on your Water Lilies quilt. It really adds a great visual impact! :-)


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