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Projects, Projects, Projects

Yup, I have at least a dozen projects I'm working on right now and all are in various stages of completion.  I'm trying to get several done to have on display at my vendor space at the Santiam Scrappers Quilt Show the end of September.  I'm keeping my finger crossed I'll get most of them done in time.  You know though, if I didn't have several projects going at the same time, I just wouldn't be happy.....that's how I flow.

So, here are a couple I worked on today.  I got the applique almost done on the Celtic Summer wall hanging.  I have to finish the machine stitching around the edges of the applique with the monofiliment thread.  Here is a picture of the pieces layed out on the table.

Close-up of the applique center.

These are blocks for a block-of-the-month I've been doing through  I like the bandanna prints I picked out for this one.  I can't wait to get all of the pieces assembled to see what it will look like.

I'll try to keep …

New Pattern Coming - Lattice Be Happy

Image's been a while since I posted on here. So sorry, but I've been going through a "dry spell" if you know what I mean.  Sometimes the creative juices just don't want to flow.  In the meantime, I've been enjoying the summer and have gotten out for a few nice rides and have seen some beautiful and interesting sights :)

Well.....on to what this post is about ;)  I've been working on a new bed runner pattern. I call it "Lattice Be Happy."  It will have two sizes:  Twin/Full and Queen.  It will have options for the block:  using just two fabrics for the entire quilt to give the "lattice" effect and the option of adding applique flowers

OR adding a dark fabric for the block centers to give a different look.

I've competed a quilt top in Twin/Full size using two fabrics (white and a medium green print).  My next step will be to add applique flowers.  I will post more pictures after I get the flower stitched on.  (I took the picture…

My First Sampler Quilt

Even though I've been quilting for a few years now, I am basically self-taught.  I learned through quilt books, magazines, videos, and on-line tutorials.  I've done many techniques on various quilts, but have never done a sampler quilt.  So......I browsed the classes on and decided to do their FREE Block of the Month 2012 class taught by Amy Gibson.  I've had a lot of fun learning about how to put various blocks together in ways other than how I came up with.

I chose colors different from those shown in the sample.  I used a variety of of same print, different bright colored fabrics with black as my background color.  Here are the blocks I've done:

Finally Getting THAT Quilt Quilted....

Didja ever have that one quilt that never seemed to get quilted?  Oh, many you say??  Well, I have one in particular that I've started quilting several times, only to be put aside to work on more "fun" projects.  After having "started" quilting it many, many times, I'm finally almost done.  I just have the outer border to complete then it's on to the binding.  I'm making a prediction that I will have it all quilted by the end of the day tomorrow.  We'll ;)

I decided to try several different quilting designs on this one so it's been a good learning experience for me.  These are a couple of the blocks in the middle of the quilt.

This shows 1st border and part of the 2nd border:
This shows more of the 2nd border and the 3rd border:

 Once I get it completely finished I'll post a couple more pictures.  Boy, I 'll be glad to get this one done!!

Arrows In My Heart - Block Instructions

Following are instructions on how to make a block I designed several years ago called Arrows In My Heart.  It is perfect for Valentines Day.   If you would like a PDF of these instructions, give me your email address and I will email the PDF to you.  Just click on "Sew Many Roads" at the bottom of this post and it will take you to a page with a link to my email address.

Arrows In My Heart (12 " x 12" Finished Size)

Abbreviations Used:
   HST = half-square triangle
   FG = Flying Geese
   rec(s) = rectangle(s)
   RS = right side
   sq(s) = square(s)
   tog = together
   WS = wrong side

   White    3" sqs               Cut 6
                 3" x 5¼" recs   Cut 8
   Gray       3" sqs              Cut 12
   Red        3" sqs               Cut 4
                 3" x 5¼" recs   Cut 2
                 2½" x 4½" rec  Cut 1
                 2½" x 8½" rec  Cut 1
   Black      2½" sqs            Cut 6