4/10/2014

Reunion Progress

I have been slowly working on my Sweetwater Reunion quilt. I turned these blocks

into these rows.
I was encouraged by a post I saw on Pat Sloan's blog. She has put up a 10 minute a day UFO challenge. You can find the post here. With life a bit crazy right now, I figured I can at least work on something for 10 minutes a day, so I joined in. I have 3 UFO quilts hanging in bags in the closet, maybe this will help to get them finished up as well. I still haven't even finished the 2nd potholder from my tutorial, I need to do that also. I got some of the rows (well only the bottom 3) joined and should be finishing this up soon.


I have been seeing quite a few quilts lately similar to what I'm making. I didn't use any particular pattern because I wanted mine to end up about 50 x 70 finished. I did my own measurements and will share when it is completed. My inspiration came from a couple tutorials here and here. The second link is a Riley Blake tutorial that adds a fun strip into the front. I think I will try that next time I make this pattern.

It's good to be sewing again. I splurged today on something totally not necessary. I ordered a fat eighth bundle of the complete Waterfront Park line by Violet Craft for Michael Miller fabrics. I had a gift card credit left on Etsy and figured it was time to get it used up :) I happen to see the backing I wanted on sale at Crafter's Vision for 6.28 a yard. They have a Michael Miller sale this week, so it was another 20% off of that too! That gave me the push to go purchase the Waterfront Park bundle that has been in my cart for the last few months. Does anyone else have carts full at several quilt shops...at all times? I'm betting I'm not the only one :)

Linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation

12 comments:

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    1. Thank you Deborah, I appreciate you stopping by!
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  2. I like the crispness of the white. I've only just made my first quilt with large white paces and I am thinking that I may do another cuz I like it. You show white off to its best here with these pictures.

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  3. Oh, great quilt! In 10 minutes a day, you could get this done quickly too. Love it!

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  4. This pattern is great to show off those fabrics which you can't just simply cut because of worrying that it will take away the beauty of the pattern when cut in to small pieces. Keep up the good work Christine!

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    1. Thank you Nurdan! You are always so sweet. I appreciate you dropping in, as always :)

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  5. I totally love that fabric and love what you have done with it! It really showcases the fabrics!

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  6. That fabric line is really fun! I've been trying to use more white lately, and I love how that sets your center pieces off and makes the blocks bright!

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  7. So true just a little at a time and progress is made! I love that line with the white, I am sure this will be a great finish much sooner!

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  8. So glad to see you taking time (even a little bit) to quilt. I love this pattern and even have plans to make one like it while stash busting. I love the white color you chose (mine will be burgandy).

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  9. Super cool! Love the banner fabric in there. :)

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