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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A pineapple and a flower...

I have been working on my Pieceful Country Quilt tonight.  I love that I only spend one evening a month on this, so it is simple and a good change from other projects. Oh, the embroidery work takes longer but I always save it for road trips and times I am away from my machine.

I used a Buggy Barn pineapple pattern I had in the house.  I did have to shrink it because it was too big.  I turned the star points into flower petals with folded insert squares.  I still need to stitch them down.

I decided to make a scrappy flying geese border all the way around, so I made up a few of them.  I still have to decide on and make one more block for this section.  The original pattern has a lady liberty which doesn't fit my theme.  

I forgot to show my finished mini bag.  Here it is.

I am overdue for my PHD update, To Do Tuesday list, and my 15 minutes to stitch update so here they are:

To Do Tuesday:

This week I hope to 
1.  Finish the April section of Pieceful Country
2.  Finish my son's Bear Paw Log Cabin quilt top (it only needs 12 bears appliqued on with a machine blanket stitch and borders attached)
3.  Begin quilting my Christmas Log Cabin Quilt
4.  Put my family mystery quilt on the frames for basting
5.  Piece one house block for my Sliced Quilt
6.  Applique' the bears on my Bear Paw Log Cabin Quilt.

Last week I worked hard but fell behind on my weekly goals.  I hope to do better this week.

15 Minutes to Stitch Update:

Past week:  6 out of 7 days
April:  24 out of 30 days
This year:  96 out of 119

PHD Update:

I am linking up with:

BOMs Away
UFO Busting
Moving it Forward Monday


  1. Love how you changed the blocks to fit your quilt. Maybe you could make a little lady in her garden instead of the Lady Liberty block. She could hold a watering can or hoe or something. I love your color scheme.

  2. I love how you turned the points of the star into flower petals, it's such a fun little detail. This is going to be a fun scrappy quilt when you get it all put together. You are moving right along with your UFO goals. Some weeks feel like they move slower than others but as long as you can see forward progress you are winning!

  3. Oh! It is a mini, mini moda bag. Love it!
    The curves on your star make it special. I would have appliquéd to achieve this effect, but your method is so clever,

  4. I love those whimsical blocks! It's a very pretty project, perfect for spring.

  5. Those blocks are just fantastic! And that mini bag is so cute!

  6. Your quit top is going to be cute when you finish it! Your mini bag turned out great, and I love the fabrics you have choosen.


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