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I joined a blog challenge to complete some of my unfinished quilt project. Of which I have MANY!  I  stated in a previous post that I would finish 4 quilts,  two mini’s, one I am making for my husband and a jelly roll quilt.

I finished the minis and the one for my husband.  The jelly roll is close. I just have to sew the binding down.  That should get done within the next week.  Here’s what I did.

2 Mini quilts ready to hang on a wall.


Jelly Roll Quilt


Used a woodgrain pantograph to quilt it.


Syncopated Ribbons Pattern


Turning Twenty Pattern

The last one is a quilt I made for my husband. I took a workshop given by Beth Helfter on her Syncopated Ribbons pattern.  The colors w20160407_124310ere chosen for the vintage snowmobiles my husband restores and collects. Many snowflake fabrics were used.  The back came from a collection of plaid fat quarters I had. The Turning Twenty pattern makes for a interesting design on the back of any quilt.  It looks very masculine. I quilted the main part of the quilt using a snowflake pantograph pattern.  In the border I used a snowmobile design from another pantograph I have. He loves it!

Now to figure out what to finish in the next quarter.


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2016 button FAL

I have decided to join a couple of blog challenges. One is the 2016 Finish-A-Long challenge.  Similar to many quilters, I have quite a few quilts in various stages of completion.  I have some cut, some pieced, some needing backing, some ready to quilt, and lastly, some needing binding.

So I have chosen 4 projects for the first quarter of the 2016 Finish-A-Long.

DSCN1347The first quilt is a quilt I started many many years ago.  I took a class with Beth Helfter of EvaPaige Quilt Designs using her pattern Syncopated RibbonsDSCN1352.  I’m making this for my husband.  He restores vintage Rupp snowmobiles.  So I chose fabrics based on the colors of his snowmobiles and ones with snowflakes on them.

I had a bunch of flannel plaids I pieced together using the Turning Twenty pattern (affiliate link). This will be the backing.

But I couldn’t decide how to quilt it, so there it sat.  Now I need to choose a quilting design and get it finished.  I always come up with too many ideas that I can’t decide. This will make me decide.

These are two mini quilts that need quilting. I copied these from Leslie Muir-Volpe. She teaches mini quilting in Maine.DSCN1353

Lastly, I have a jelly roll quilt which I wanted to give a bit more too.  I had a matching charm pack.  I made half square triangle blocks to go around the border.  Of course there is not enough to go all around the entire border.  I will need to come up with a design to incorporate them.  This is why it is not done.

Here it is along with a few choices for border fabrics.

I’m looking forward to getting these done!  Wish me luck!


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