Sunday, January 20, 2013

a Sandwich kind of Day

a Sandwich kind of Day by capitolaquilter
a Sandwich kind of Day, a photo by capitolaquilter on Flickr.
Mid-month linky party at A Lovely Year of Finishes.  My January quilt is Tassels and I'm happy to say it is basted and ready to FMQ.

Three tops sandwiched in one day was a little rough on the back but I'm glad to be able to work on both Madrona Road challenges this week and to have that step out of the way.  Eleven days to complete all three before the deadlines will be a bit of a challenge for sure.

a Finish and a Start

I did meet my deadline for finishing up the QuiltCon Charity FMQ and passed it on to the next MQG member today.  The set up at home with my makeshift arrangement made me miss Sew Day at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz and  their lovely big tables.
I used a bunch of rulers to square up and trim.  I own so many it's nice to justify why now and then.

The morning started out with a Sew Date with a friend making metal frame purses.  We are using the same pattern in very different fabrics.  The aqua is my lining to bring out the bird of course.  I was a little rusty trying to remember all that I learned in class at Sewing Summit but am confident it'll come back to me and that they will be great.

Triple Zip Along begins soon.  Be sure to play along at A Quilter's Table. I've joined the flickr group but we will have to see just how burned out I am at the end of the month.  There may be a bit of catch up or watching from the sidelines for me.

Speaking of watching along, the New Leaf Block Hop has some really pretty patterns so far with a blog line up of many of my favorites.  This one called Reflections really caught my eye.


  1. Boy that quilt is looking some awesome. And I love your fabrics for the frame purse too - such a fun little project. Hope you can join the 3ZAL, but totally understand if you need a breather! ;-) You've been super busy and productive...

  2. What a gorgeous quilt! Framed purses, wow! I've been seeing framed purses around quite a bit lately and love them. Are they tricky to do?


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