And they’re off….

To the quilter, that is!  Finally, the iSpy quilts for The Blue One and The Pink One are in the queue at the quilter’s!  I had hoped that the kids would be able to use them in the camper this summer, but summer is quickly winding to a close, and unless we camp into September, that’s just not going to happen this summer.

The back of The Pink One’s quilt came out a little wonky….not quite square.  But I think with the overage of fabric I have for the back that I should be A-OK and Lucy should be able to load it just fine into the frame.



‘Hey mom, what’s up??’
More Longarm
On Monday, Gret & I went and quilted our Quilts of Valor quilts for our 2nd long arm quilt machine lesson.  I followed a pantograph and Gret used the compuquilter.  Here are a couple of pics of me in action:

My view

My view most of the day.


A finished section.  My loops could be a little more fluid, but I’m proud of my stars!

I’m just a little jealous – Gret is going back on Wednesday in hopes of completing TWO on the compuquilter.  She’s sewing her zippers on today so she’s ready to go for Wednesday.

My big finish this week…the 10 Little Things quilt. Here’s a peek,
will post a picture of completed quilt at a later date.

What I’m working on now…
Reunion in Cluck Cluck Sew’s Plus Pattern from Inside Out.
Prints cut

Strips cut and sub-cut

Next Up:
Lucy’s Crab Shack in Cluck Cluck Sew’s Plus pattern.

Somewhere down the line:
Bliss quilt…I still have no clue what pattern
A Christmas Quilt
A Halloween Quilt
And many, many more!

I’m linking up to Bethany who’s guest posting over at Freshly Pieced.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


About msminnesota

I'm a wife, mom of two (one blue, one pink), and I work full time. Our family loves to camp, and we're often on mini adventures during the summer. My fall/winter/spring/rainy day hobby is quilting. I started about 10 years ago, then put everything away when The Blue One was born. A few years ago a good friend decided to take up this 'hobby' and I've been back at it ever since. She's my partner in crime (A.K.A. 'the enabler'). I have no aspirations of becoming a quilt designer - I'm just not that good at geometry (I rely on my math major/computer programmer husband to help with piecing backs at times!). This little blog is my way of chronicling my quilting adventures. Occasionally I post about non-quilting things as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to say HI! IG: wannabequilter
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13 Responses to And they’re off….

  1. Jamie Lee says:

    Your I-Spy quilt looks great! I am also loving the Reunion and love that pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew.

  2. Sara says:

    Longarming time yippee!! Cool stars!!

  3. Melissa says:

    The long arm quilting looks fun!

  4. leslie says:

    this i spy quilt is so adorable

  5. OOh your i spy quilt is so cute! I love it. 🙂 And that stack of fabrics in the grey/yellow/red is really pretty, can’t wait to see what you do with it! I’ll be following to see your progress!!

  6. basildonkitchens says:

    I love the iSpy quilt – the back is really cute too! I have always wanted to try long arm quilting – you did a great job! 🙂

  7. I would love to learn how to longarm one day! Your stars are great!

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