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ALYoF for May -Little Churn Dash

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Churn Dash is my AYoLF for May. The Churn Dash was the BOM over at SewCanShe Sewcialities in April  HERE
Measures approx. 18 1/2 " square Straight line quilting Stash fabrics used. My original goal link is HERE Linking up with ALYoF for May HERE and Finish it up Friday at Crazy mom quilts HERE

WIP on DYO sampler for summer SMS-along

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....And that is saying something! :P I have to let you all know I am just glad to be saying or showing anything at all. I have been so blah lately. Too many things going on and not enough going right or what have you. I hope this is the start of something good!!

I have wanted to do the DYO Sampler quilt posted by Sarah Schraw @Sarahquilts to SewMamaSew Summer sew along HERE.
I used Sarah's layout because I already had some orphan blocks in mind and they fit into a couple of her size places. I also dug into my scraps and found strips and bits to piece together for more scrap blocks that fit pretty easy.

It is hectic and I like it. I am just so (sew) happy to get through some scraps and use up these orphans.

Super old orphan - school house block. I found it in an old sewing box I had and thought I could make it work in with my others. I don't even think they are cotton fabrics in that block???  I am pretty sure, if memory serves, that my mom was trying to show me how to draw up a …

Blogger's quilt festival - Improv leaves

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Blogger's Quilt Festival time!!! Love this Festival and so grateful for Amy @ AmysCreativeSide.com HERE for hosting it. This year I decided to go for it. I know my photos are not great but I so loved doing this project. This is a leaf diptych I made for a Christmas present for one of my sisters.  Please excuse the salmon colored wall behind! :(
I am going to enter this in the Art Quilt category HERE. I hope it is allowed to enter them together since they are meant to be together. Each part measures approx. 17"x 20".  Batik fabric used for all the components of the leaves. FMQing throughout on home machine. The entire project was seamed together (no applique) as free form improv piecing. I really don't like that salmon wall back there! Facing turned backing.

Up close quilting I wish I would have taken better photos or I wish I knew how to use my new desktop to edit the photos but alas.... I am just going for it!

Please check out the Festival and see all the amazing quil…

Spring Rain - mini finish

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"Spring Rain" mini approx. 21" x 21" blue and green hand dyed by me! (stash fabric) watercolor background fabric simple machine decorative stitch More hand dyed fabric...so hard for me to cut into but I did and glad I did! Dutchman's Puzzle Block Classic Blocks: Fresh Fabrics for SewCanShe BOM Read about the BOM with Caroline HERE I know I have been a bit MIA lately. Kind of tough times mentally and physically and I have to be happy about just accomplishing something...anything really! Chin up!!! A few things are planted in the garden and if the sun decides to return I am sure it will be beautiful....eventually! Linking up with Crazy mom quilts Finish it up Friday HERE

ALYoF for May goal

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Come on get Happy Finish!

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"Come on Get Happy"  Triangle Along - HERE I debated over the name of this little quilt. I felt like it was needing a name like Lily pad or Sunlight on the Pond. After my trials of working on this quilt a few weeks ago and I titled my post "Come on Get Happy", it sort of stuck in my head like the song.  You remember it right??? Partridge Family probably dates me a bit but it makes me smile to sing the song so I think it will make someone happy to get this quilt with that name too!

Linking up with the
and Crazy mom Quilts Finish it up Friday HERE
Update on this quilt. It has been given to the disaster quilt drive for Pilger and Beaver Crossing tornado relief!