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Two Finishes This Week

Yea!!! The first one finished was this little baby boy quilt. The top has been done for a while, I was just waiting for the baby to be born so I can embroider his name and birthdate on the top.
It is for one of the guys I work with. He and his wife just had their first baby.
This next one started with two charm packs and a free pattern from Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts and then I added a border from Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins Aunt Millie's Garden pattern.

Would love to say it was all hand appliqu├ęd but I used Ricky Tim's washable stabilizer and turned using school glue stick and then hem stitched it all down. I think it's quite cute.
I have a list of things I want to get done for August and this was one of eight items on the list. I did cut all the pieces for the next Farmers Wife quilt blocks which I'll sew together at Party Party Party at Thimble Towne on Friday. That isn't even on my list. Tonight I'm working on getting the top finished and the back ready for the Shabby Fabrics Christmas Poinsettias de Noel BOM.
Thanks for looking. I have a lot to do!


  1. Fresh cheerful colors on both of these, Barb.

    Eight items on your to-do list? I will be lucky to finish one.

  2. Great Job!!

  3. What happy quilts! You go, girl! :)

  4. These are beautiful. I am inspired. One of my co-workers is expecting her first child. I can't wait to get started.

  5. The applique quilt is divine, but oh my, even using your method I doubt I would do it! These days I avoid applique but I used to do a lot many years ago. Now it just seems too fussy & I am too impatient.
    Love diagonal stripes on a binding as on that baby boy quilt, they give a really fun finish to any quilt.
    I buy diagonal stripes when I can just to save for bindings!

  6. I love the way the polka dot border ties in so well with the rest of it. Was it hard to get the dots to line up so perfectly? I'm wondering if you sized the border to fit the print or found a fabric that would fit the border size.


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