Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy 4th of July!


I love making these wonky stars.
I have a stack of reds, whites, and blues,
all ready to be made into a summertime quilt.


But I have finished 2 quilt tops recently,
and should really get them quilted!
The one above is a do.Good Stitches quilt,
made by the ladies of the Peace circle,
The one below is a (partial) Swoon,
using old Amy Butler prints & dots. 
Four blocks is the perfect size
for a wall hanging for my sewing room!
 I don't like the actual basting and quilting
as much as I like starting new projects, though,
 and so this week I had to make another
"Read" Library Tote!
Pattern available here.
Giveaway post here!

Linking up to:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

13 comments:

  1. I hear you on not liking the whole "basting and quilting" biz. But a finish sure feels good....:)

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  2. Heh, I'm totally with you on the starting new projects and avoiding the icky bits ;o) Great tops and bag anyway!

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  3. Great projects. I love the wonky star, can't wait to see that finished. I don't enjoy the basting (who does?), but I DO like the quilting. Well, at least at first... And I agree that starting a new project is the best!

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  4. Oh, my goodness! I LOVE that asterisk quilt!! SO cute!!! Happy 4th!

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  5. What great projects! Love your Swoon top - love everything in fact!

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  6. I also love those scrappy stars! That asterisk quilt is great, and your swoon wall hanging will be the perfect inspiration while your sewing away! Thanks for linking up :-)

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  7. that wonky star looks fun ... and that asterix quilt will make someone very happy.

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  8. Love the wonky star...wonky coolness!

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  9. wonderful projects Michelle....love the scrappy one...

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  10. Your asterisk quilt is awesome, Michelle! And I love your tote!

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  11. Love all of your projects and thanks for the asterisk tutorial - it came in really handy for a recent collaborative quilt that I put together.

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  12. Awesome projects, and I'm with you on the basting/quilting thing. I love making the tops, it's the rest that's not as much fun for me! But the finish is always a good feeling.

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