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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Another Tah Dah!

I amazed myself by finishing a second quilt in the same week. The big Tah Dah! is the St. Louis 16 Patch. More about the development of this quilt can be found here and here.

I love making this quilt because it is a quick pattern to make. The blocks are 14 inch blocks. A friend of mine saw the quilt and pattern and is now organizing 100 quilts to be made and delivered to hospice. He has always led the way in making charity quilts. He most likely will be following the Sew with Sass's tutorial and setting the blocks horizontal versus mine that are on point.

I quilted with a meandering design all over the quilt. In most of the blocks I blended the thread with the block colors. The fabric is quite busy so the meandering quilt design was perfect.

The binding is blue and yellow with lilac flowers. .

There was plenty of the blue and yellow lilac flowers to use on the back of the quilt too along with other leafy like and flower prints.

This quilt will be going in My Etsy Shop soon.

After this big finish I spent the weekend reorganizing my quilting studio. It was utter chaos.

Hubby said you don't have anymore banister left to hang quilts not knowing that I had already had a remedy for that.

I made a trip to my attic and retrieved a couple of decorator fabric rolls. I wrapped a couple of quilts on each one and tied it with a strip of fabric with a bow. Now they look pretty sitting in my corner. 

I have seen where some have used noodles for wrapping their quilts around. I am not sure I will find too many of them available this time of year since it's beginning to show some signs of winter. 

Today was a much slower paced day, a day to rest. I started out by making oatmeal flour and whole wheat flour pancakes with raisins, apple and cinnamon. Since I was in the kitchen I also made a large kettle of homemade spaghetti sauce. After cooking I came upstairs to deal with a malware that was driving me crazy. Anyone getting a popup in a tab from Australian Brewing Company? I think it has been eradicated using MalWare Bytes Anti Malware.

The rest of the day has been spent watching several shows of Doc Martin ( I love this show) while making Raggedy Ann's outfit for a 15" doll. It's so cute! I hope I can get 2 sets done this week. The dolls themselves are coming along fine and I have outfits completed for one set which will go in My Etsy Shop.  One set is for a custom order for a Christmas present for a friend's granddaughter.

Oh yes! don't forget to sign up for the upcoming Blog Hop Party! It is a great time to meet new quilters, see what wonderful creations are being made and an opportunity to win some giveaways. I always look forward to them.

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways Below is a blurb for the upcoming Blog Hop Party. You won't want to miss this! So get right over to the Quilting Gallery and register with Michele.

"These parties are lots of fun and a great opportunity for you to gain new followers for your blog, thank your regular blog readers, make some new quilting friends and tell site visitors about any FUN events you have planned on your blog. 

For quilting bloggers: Host a give-away on your blog starting November 21st and lasting until November 26th. What you choose to give-away and how you wish to run the give-away, is totally up to you. However, give-aways that require visitors to make a purchase before being entered in the give-away are not appropriate for this blog hop party. I’ll organize the list of participating bloggers and publish the list on November 21st (in the late afternoon."

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  1. Great finish Joanie! You sure quilted that up fast. See you on the blog hop.

  2. Look at you go! Congrats on two beautiful finishes! This quilt looks like it could easily be cuddled in!

  3. Love the quilt designed on point and LOVE your meandering stitches... and changing colors with each block was some concentration I am sure... hope someone scoops up this quilt for a christmas present from your Etsy shop! Happy sewing :) Kathi

  4. I like your on-point setting. I would think you don't have to worry so much about all your seams matching, although you do still need to have the blocks lined up, and it looks like yours line up perfectly!

  5. OMG, this is pure art! I love the colors you chose and the free motion design... I've never tried nothing like this!
    It's a great job, really inspiring!

  6. Joanie! What a great finish on the quilt!!! I love the backing and the pictures are so good. Storing on the design tube is so cute and looks great in the corner, good idea. Love the Ragedy Ann dress too, so tiny, I don't know if I could even attempt that:)

  7. This one is for sure a Ta Dah...just lovely...great job, Joanie..

  8. Can I come for some homemade spaghetti sauce yummy;)

    Love,love the yellow and pink in your finished quilt! I better get to sewing since you have two quilts finished in 1 week hehehehe

  9. Congratulations on your finish, it's gorgeous!

  10. I love your quilt, its colors really "speak". Beautiful work!

  11. Amazing job .....congrats on two finishes. Thanks for the inspiration! Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

  12. Whoa! You have been a busy lady! Love that 16 Patch - gorgeous! And you know I am partial to your Raggedy Ann dolls and their sweet dresses. I am joining in Michele's blog hop for my first time! Thanks for sharing, Joanie!

  13. Pretty quilt and I love your Raggedy Ann outfit!

  14. What a beautiful quilt and the sashing looks so neat with the blocks! Great quilting on it and I like the idea of the quilts rolled on the decorator fabric! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

  15. I'm making a 16 patch right now too. I'm a little addicted to this block so I may try making one with sashing next.

  16. Oh my beautiful quilt! And the doll cloths are so cute.

  17. Your 16 patch turned out wonderful! I love the pieced back!

  18. Absolutely love this quilt. I am already thinking of making my own version...

  19. Ta-da for sure!! Love your 16 patch!

    Thanks for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  20. I'm in love with your 16-patch. I really need to look at my fabrics and come up with something similar. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Very beautiful! I really like 16 patch quilts and the sashing looks great!

  22. I love the 16patch quilt... Very simple, but gorgeous!


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