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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Needle and Thread Thursday- Link Up!

Wow, this week has flown by!  In fact, I feel like the last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind. This is the week of repetition for me.  I don't have any finishes since cranking out 15 tablet sleeves, but I have been plugging away on the mass of Christmas coasters I have to get finished to give as gifts.  These are all turned right side out, ready to be quilted.  I've been trying to work on those a little bit at a time so I don't get completely sick of them. I'm trying to keep the boredom at bay.  It's not that they aren't fun and cute, but 52 (13 sets of 4) of them all at once can get a little mundane.

I've also started a new quilt.  I don't know what's come over me lately with working on more than one thing simultaneously.  I have to admit that it is making me a little bit crazy, but I guess since I don't really want to plow through all those coasters at once, I might as well do something else!  

Someone I know saw my Hopscotch quilt, and loved it for her little boy.  The only thing is, she wants it in a queen size.   Although it won't be exactly the same, it will be the same pattern and color palette.  Although I have made quilts that are similar to each other before, a complete repeat is new for me.

I've managed to get all 80 blocks done (the quilt will be 80x100), and now I just need to press them!  They live in my hometown, so I'm planning to get this finished up and ready to deliver when I go home for Thanksgiving.  There's nothing like sewing at a leisurely pace, right?  ha!

Last week, there was lot of quilty eye candy!  Check out a few highlights!

Designs by KC shared this beauty- a hand quilted finish!

Quilting Gal linked up this gorgeous quilt with such a great illusion!

and Good Golly Ginger shared this fantastic Weekender bag!  I swear, one day I'm going to make one!

Anyway, what's going on in your sewing space this week?  I can't wait to see what you link up!

Here are the rules!

1.  You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post to make it easier for others.
3. Spread the word and post my button or a text link.  
4. Spread the comment love far and wide!
5. Following me is not a requirement to link, but is so very appreciated!


  1. dang that is a massive stack of coasters!

  2. That is a lot of coasters! You are a busy teacher/mom/sewist and everything else you are.

  3. Loving that pile of coasters lol

  4. So you are a multi-tasker, too. That's part of my topic today as well. Each quilt is a one of a kind even when repeating a pattern and nice that you will have it done before Thanksgiving....plenty of time...right?
    Sue CollectInTexas Gal

  5. Wow Kelly... 15 tablet sleeves AND all of those coasters on top of a new quilt top! You are wild girl! Way to go... Thanks for the party!

  6. Holy stack of coasters!! And what's this, multiple projects?!!
    Can't wait to see the queenie Hopscotch!

  7. Love the mania going on at your place right now! So Christmasy and Festive! Thanks for featuring my quilt this week... I loved making it and love even more snuggling it! Linked up something I learned how to hand piece for this week! So excited you offer this linky party! :) Kathi

  8. !5 sleeves and the coaster!You have been very busy.Looking forward for your new quilt!

  9. Fantastic! Thank you so much!!! I love those coaster stacks - that's a whole lotta coasters!

  10. Coasters and coasters and coasters!!!
    Oh! "Someone" been busy;-)

  11. I've long been a fan of working on more than one project at a time--my apartment shows it.

  12. You're on fire! Good luck with the Hopscotch - I'd be soooo stressed out with a deadline on a quilt that size!

  13. Holy moly Kelly you are a machine! Those coasters look like they're really coming along! You're on the home stretch and it's not even december (so jealous!).


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