Sew and Show Saturday—#11. Flag quilt…

One of the great things about visiting my mom, is I can show off some more of her great quilts!!
This Flag of Valor quilt from Moda is beautiful and such a wonderful piece for summer decorating!!
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The machine quilting on this one is just as pretty with the intricate star patterns that were incorporated with a meandering floral design…
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I could have this hanging up all summer—sew pretty!!

Sew and Show Saturday—#10. My Kaleidoscope Endurance quilt…

This queen sized kaleidoscope quilt is the biggest quilt I’ve ever made, and was one of the first ones I attempted years ago.   This was a quilt that my mom and I  saw hanging in a store and the second I saw it—I knew I had to have it!!  Once I started making it, I realized how hard it was going to be to line up all the triangle pieces…UGH!!
In the middle of trying to finish this quilt, years ago before we had kids, I miscarried.  I was so devastated.  I had so many thoughts running a million miles an hour through my head—it was our second miscarriage over a 2 1/2 year time period and I started to wonder whether we would ever be able to have children.  Needless to say, I couldn’t sleep very well and “turn off” all those thoughts.  So I decided late one night that I was going to dig into this quilt and finish it—because at least I could say I did something positive during my miscarriage.  Sounds crazy, but it helped me get through it—both the quilt, and the miscarriage:)
So here’s my labor of love…
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I had someone else machine quilt it for me and then pieced the binding together with different fabrics—my favorite look!!
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I love the quilt pattern she chose for the kaleidoscope blocks.  It turned out so happy and cheery—and a nice ending to my endurance quilt!!

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Projects, projects, projects!!!

I have WAY too many things to do right now, all wonderful things, just TOO MANY!!!  So I’m going into survival mode this week.  I’m just going to have to dream about these projects until school is out and recitals are over and I have a bit more time to think about them…
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My sweet hexie girl quilt top is done, and I finally picked up some perfect fabric yesterday (and met the sweetest new quilting friend!) at the store—so she’s on the big to-do list.
Then there’s this little baby I picked up this week to refinish and add chicken wire too…isn’t she lovely??  Look at that hardware!!
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So, those are my back burner lovelies!!
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Sew and Show Saturday—#9. Moda Little Apples Ric Rac quilt

This adorable quilt came from a fabulous quilt kit from Material Girl’s shop.  The fabric is Little Apples by Moda, which I fell in love with last year—and the pattern is In a Jiffy by Thimble Blossoms.  It was a super fun quilt to make, and it goes perfectly with my Baby Girl’s apple themed room.
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The fabric colors are so fun together, and I love the whimsical little girls running and playing.  Can’t wait to get this quilted and see how it looks finished!!

I am linking to the following parties!

Ladybird Ln I Heart Nap Time Keeping It Simple Raising Oranges Making A Diamond in the Stuff Pincushion Creations A Crafty Soiree Fine Craft Guild mop it up mondays Creative Itch Photobucket It's OVerflowing Whipperberry Somewhat Simple HookingupwithHoH Sew Happy Geek The Taylor House Design Dazzle wednesday's wowzers One Artsy Mama Goings on in Texas
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