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A WIP Wed. post - Oh my!

Linda Nussbaum

Well, it's only been about, oh I don't know, 8 months or so since I last did a WIP Wed post. I'm excited to be back to it! Now, this is no promise that I'll continue in a consistent manner... who knows what next week will bring!

I've actually been doing some sewing and sewing-related activities this last week. Here's a look:

Memory quilt #3

The 3rd of 3 memory quilt tops

The 3rd of 3 memory quilt tops

After a too-long hiatus (which to be fair was probably only about 3 weeks) I returned to the memory quilts and got the blocks for the last of the quilt tops put together. It has now been pin basted and is ready for quilting (the other two have yet to reach that step, but I'm happy to have the ball rolling again). And here's what all 3 of the pieces look like pre-quilting:

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These will ultimately be going to each of my late uncle's kids after making a stop with my aunt. They are made using his shirts and ties and I was inspired by this tutorial by Little Miss Shabby, previously blogged about here and here.

do. Good Stitches blocks for January

For The Bliss Circle of do. Good Stitches - using Ashley's tutorial for her Converging Corners block

For The Bliss Circle of do. Good Stitches - using Ashley's tutorial for her Converging Corners block

And did I say something about getting Patterns going??

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There are still edits and tweaks to be done before it's ready to release, but I have to admit it feels good to finally be getting somewhere with this!

And my one big finish... which lingered and lingered, but the finish actually came this past week — The Aqua Value Wash Quilt

The initial wash... with a whole box of Color Catchers thrown in!

The initial wash... with a whole box of Color Catchers thrown in!

I'll have to do a follow-up post with a photo of the quilt after being washed. I haven't taken any yet, but it will have to happen soon so I can send this thing off finally!

And I think that about sums it up. It's not an impressive list, but it's a list all the same!

New: 1

In Progress: 2

Finishes: 1 (plus bee blocks)

Thanks for stopping by! If you came here from Lee's blog Freshly Pieced, thanks, and if you haven't yet been over there for the WIP Wed. post, do check it out!