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Friday Finishes

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I met my One Monthly Goal for June and will be linking up with Elm Street Quilts.  These seven blocks were a little time-consuming, but since I love the colors, they were fun to sew.


All the blocks are made for this quilt but the sashing requires quite a bit of piecing so that will be my OMG for July.

I acquired a new, larger sewing machine last year and needed a bigger space than the one I had been using in the basement.  We decided to make one of our bedrooms into a sewing room when we got new flooring and painted the bedrooms last year.  One of my machines has been on an Ikea desk that we bought 25 years ago for our sons' rooms.  I've had a small ironing pad next to the machine and a small cutting board on another Ikea desk next to it.  In addition, I've been making do with small Daylight and Ott lamps since there is no overhead lighting in the room.  While it works, it's not ideal and it's hard to keep pieces organized.  After months of measuring and debating …

OMG-It's June!

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Being away for nearly the whole month of May has made me lose track of time, and it's hard to believe that it's June already.  We don't have many plans for this month, so I'm hoping to get a lot of quilting and stitching done.  My big plan is to finish nine blocks for a Block of the Month I started in 2015.  I had some recipients in mind for the Sand and Surf quilt, but ran out of time and also realized that the gift would not be the most appropriate.  During some digging around in the quilt closet, I ran across the kits and got excited about this quilt again.  I am going to love working on the blue blocks since they seem so summery.  I'm thinking that this will be a gift to my nephew for his wedding but I may have trouble letting it go.


On the stitching front, I'm finishing the pre-stitch for the Virgin Queen box class with Betsy Morgan this weekend at Salty Yarns in Ocean City, MD.  The forecast is for the mid-high 70s with sun, so it should be a beautiful t…