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Poppies & Pinwheels

I’m working on a few projects going on around the house, but I finished the binding on this little jewel, Poppies & Pinwheels, and thought I would share.


It might have been sprinkling when I had the chance to run down the street and snap these pictures, but there’s no harm in getting a little wet 😉 .  Ever since I started this quilt I imagined this picture and I just could not wait!


And lastly, my favorite picture I took while finishing the binding on a road trip..



See you at the machine,


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Finish Line

We made it to Saturday; the end of our WIP Challenge.

Did you get your WIP finished? If not, we will have other WIP Challenges.  The point of this challenge was to get your wheels turning, to get your unfinished projects in the forefront of your mind, and to spark an interest in finishing them.  Even if you did not get to finish them; hopefully you will be able to pull them out the next time you have a couple “free” days.  (Do those exist anymore?)


I promised pictures today and here they are.  Enjoy!


If you like this pattern check back in the next couple weeks for a tutorial.

Tomorrow is a new day for more projects.  I think I will be binding.


See you at the machine,



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A Race to the Finish Line

We made it to Friday! That means we only have ONE more day in our WIP Challenge.IMG_1660

Time to burn the midnight oil to finish up these WIPs before this challenge ends.

Are you close? Can you see the finish line?

I might be a little bit behind, but I will have this little quilt finished tomorrow.

Get those machines humming and lets cross the finish line together!



See you at the machine,


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WIP Challenge

Hello, hello! Happy Thursday.  There are TWO (and a half) days left in our WIP Challenge.  How are you doing? Is your project starting to look a little more finished? Mine is getting there… slowly. IMG_1541

There have been many changes made to my pattern as different ideas pop into my mind.  I’m going to need an off button if I ever want to get this little gem finished by Saturday.  But, I can assure you that there will be a FINISHED quilt top soon.  Stay tuned, you won’t want to miss this one.

Now, how about your projects?  I know some of you are working on phenomenal quilts and crafts.  Don’t forget that we are in this together.  If you haven’t jumped in yet, there is still time to do so.  Grab one of those WIPs you are almost finished with and let’s get it complete.

See you at the machine,


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Pick a WIP, Get it DONE

Here we go, are you ready??

Walk in your closet of endless WIP’s {Work In Progress}, pick one and have it done by Saturday.

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We can do this! Surely we all have this kind of closet, place, or secret bed filled with projects.  If not, maybe you should let me continue believing thats the truth.

I came across this image last night and had quite the giggle thinking of how big my secret project bed would be.  King size maybe?… California King? This year I am going to try to get my WIP pile to Twin size.  Are you on board??


For this challenge, you can grab a WIP you are close to finishing, or one that will create a huge challenge for you. We will support one another, check in each day, and share finished photos.  I have my WIP in mind and will begin working on it just as soon as I click “PUBLISH”.


As you’ve been reading I am sure you have a specific project coming to mind.  Do you know where it is? Do you have all the fabric for it? This is exciting!  I know where mine is, but I’m not sure I have all the fabric I will need.  That means I might get to head to my favorite place – the fabric shop.


What are you waiting for!? We will cross the finish line together.


See you at the machine,

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Today is a great day to have a WIP day

WIP = Work In Progress

I know we all have them: those stacks and stacks of Work In Progress quilts.  Some quilts you’ve only gathered fabric for, others are cut & ready to sew, and yet others have two blocks left to sew together then it would be DONE! Why, oh why, can we not seem to get all of these amazing quilts finished in a timely manner?  If anyone knows the answer to that please share with me.

For now, I will have WIP days every so often, we will share what project we are working on and try to cheer each other on to the finish line.  I’ll bring the tambourines, you bring the finished quilt pictures- It will be a party.   Maybe one day I’ll even bring the needle and thread to help with binding 😉

Today’s WIP is a new pattern I have started and will be sharing with you shortly.  It involves pinwheels, flowers, panels, and wonderfully, bright colors.  Take a look for yourself.

Now, go dig out your WIP and let’s get to sewing.