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Friday, August 9, 2013


They say the creative mind is always thinking about the next project while working on the current project projects. Is this you too?

These are some fat quarters that were awarded to me at the Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild. Pretty aren't they? They have been waiting to be used for well over a year now. Along with these came 20+ blocks. Each involved in the swap made two star blocks, the star patterns of their own choosing, out of this particular fabric line. And I won them! They have been on my WIP Challenge list for a couple of years and so finally I have an idea brewing as to how I want to complete them.

Yesterday one of the things on my Daily Goal List ( list of 3 things to complete) was to purchase some fabric for  Raggedy Ann and Andy clothes. So with coupons in hand, 3 - 40% ones and 1 - 20% postcard that could be used along with the 40% coupons which was a birthday present from JoAnn Fabrics, I made my way.

Typically orange hasn't been a color I would choose but for some reason I am loving this color lately. My thought is to modernize Raggedy Ann and Andy a bit, the idea coming from Lindsay of The Cottage Home who is making the cutest cottage style children's clothes. Check out her blog, the designs, fabric and clothes are so yummy!

Here is Ann debuting the fabric. Matches her hair! If you read my post from yesterday you will now know I succeeded in unraveling the yarn for her moppy hairstyle.

As you can see below progress is being made with free motion quilting the Craftsy BOM quilt. The Hexie Flower Block, one of my favorites from this series, has feathers in the Hexie and cross hatching in the background. I drew the design on Golden Threads Quilting Paper so that I would have a defined line to FMQ. I pinned the paper to the block using safety pins versus long daisy straight pins typically as I  have done in the past. This eliminated my fingers getting jabbed when turning and twisting the block/quilt while FMQ.

Today I am linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict hosting Can I Get a Whoop Whoop!
I am whooping it up as I am making progress on finishing FMQ the Craftsy BOM quilt!

sew many ways

Well off to complete free motion quilting the Chain Block, a variation of the Drunkard's Path. 

Happy Quilting Friday!


  1. Hi Joanie...yes...ALWAYS thinking of the next project as I'm finishing the one at hand. (Preparing the back of a quilt is my LEAST favorite thing...LOL) And I want this Raggedy Ann! I love those colors!!!! I'll email you a pic of my old Ann and Andy made by my godmother....a LONG time ago. :)

  2. So productive! Very intrigue with the new project. What a great win!

  3. Love the stars and the fabrics. Thanks for sharing ....Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au


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