A Two-Fer

Gretchen & I had a date with the long arm on Sunday and I had two quilts ready to go – my Wishes and Mystery quilts.  It took me a while to get my Wishes quilt loaded and the computer programmed before I could get the Mystery quilt loaded and programmed as well.
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All in all, the two quilts were on the machines for about 6 1/2 hours, but they’re both quilted, and the Wishes quilt is even bound!  YAY!

 

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A few years ago when I started quilting again, my mom said ‘You don’t have to make me one’.  I think she was concerned about how much money I was spending on fabric (little does she know…).  Then at Christmas I showed her these two tops and she was petting Wishes and said ‘oh, I like this one!’.  So I thought it could go live with her.

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Despite my bad ‘unsewing’ experience with bubbles on my Noteworthy quilt, I decided to use them again on the Mystery quilt, and I think it turned out great…
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And the back
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I am hoping to make the binding and put it on this weekend.  We shall see, we certainly do have lots of things happening on weekends around here!

It’s Wednesday, so I’m linking to Lee!

 

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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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18 Responses to A Two-Fer

  1. Quiltmouse says:

    They both look great! Your Mother is sure to love it!

  2. The quilts look great – and I love the cheeky smile peeking round the corner!

  3. Becki Didriksen says:

    These are are my faves. And I love the label. The backs are just as pretty as the fronts. You turned out pretty good, dear Julie.
    Love you.

  4. Good for you for finishing things 🙂 I do love the bubbles quilting. http://www.crazyforpurple.com

  5. Beth says:

    I love your Wishes quilt – those colors are fantastic. And I love the detail of the back. Can you tell me where you purchased your tag labels? Those are the perfect size!

  6. Terri Ann says:

    Congrats on the finish & the almost finish! I think the bubbles are great, glad to hear you had a much better experience with them this time!

  7. Sandra B says:

    Your quilts are beautiful! Love the colors….I love your little labels, too. Where do you get them?

  8. I love both of them! Super colours and great quilting effort – those circles are cool!

  9. RobinSue says:

    Both quilts are wonderful – I can’t decide which one I like better!

  10. Pingback: Sunday Stash, Bee Blocks, and Finish #2 | Wanna-Be-Quilter

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