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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

QuiltCon, Secret Sewing, and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  This week, I've been finishing up a couple of projects, and getting ready to go to QuiltCon.  Since it's in Nashville this year it's only a quick, three-hour road trip for me, and my quilty BFF and I can't wait!  I'll be there on Saturday and Sunday, and If you see me, be sure to stop me to say hello!

As for sewing this week, I've been working on a quilt with this soothing bundle of fabrics, and I just finished the last stitch in the binding this afternoon.

I really love how it turned out, but this is a secret project so I can't reveal it just yet.  Here's a little sneak peek though.

I'm taking advantage of my time away at QuiltCon to take my machine in for her regular servicing.  Even though she is sewing perfectly, I'm always worried that when I take her in, they'll need to keep it for some unforeseen reason.  I lost her for two whole weeks once, and I thought she was fine then too, so now I always worry a little bit.  I have a backup machine and like piecing on it, but the feel of the machine is so important with free motion quilting that I only do that on my trusty Bernina.  So, since this secret project is on a deadline,  I pushed to get it done beforehand.  You'll get to see the full reveal in a few weeks!

At last week's party, Jen at DeJong Dream House shared this lovely quilt, also made with soothing colors-

This scrappy beauty is by Cynthia at Quilting is More fun Than Housework-

Check out these awesome improv minis by Sophie at Luna Lovequilts.

This quilt by Jayne at Twiggy and Opal is so cool!

And you may have missed this one by Tami at Sew Much for Free Time because her link didn't post properly and the thumbnail didn't show up.  Both the quilt and the background are so gorgeous, and I couldn't resist showing it to you though!

Before we party, I owe you TWO winners from last week's giveaway post.  The winner of the fat quarter bundle from Lady Belle Fabrics is comment number 17, Tanya Quilts in CO.  And the winner of the pretty rainbow heron scissors from Fort Worth Fabric Studio is comment number 76, Suze.  Congrats, ladies!  I'll be contacting you via email for your information so you can get your prizes!

Okay, friends!  Let's party, and if you're going to QuiltCon, I hope we can party in person soon!

1You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post (not to your home page!) to make it easier for others.
3. Please remember to 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!

*If you're new to the party, here's a helpful tip for linking up- select "Auto Crop"  when selecting your thumbnail photo.  For some reason, trying to crop your own image results in the dreaded "white question mark box," and we definitely want to see your awesome work!  :)


  1. Love the colors and fabrics of your secret; can't wait for the big reveal. Have a great time at QuiltCon!

  2. Enjoy QuiltCon, it is the best for quilty fun people! I went to Savannah a couple years ago and it was such a wonderful time!

  3. Enjoy QuiltCon! I love your secret quilt, beautiful color combo!

  4. Sorry I'll miss you at QuiltCon, I'm going today! Since I'm only 1 1/2 hrs away we are leaving in an hour. Hope the bad weather will ease up for you on Saturday, have safe travels.

  5. Those fabrics are just wonderful! It has to feel good to finish the quilt a few weeks ahead of the deadline, too. I can't wait to see it!

  6. Oh, the colors of those fabrics! Can't wait to see the quilt! I need to take my machine in too, and although I haven't had your experience, I'm nervous about letting her go! Haha. Enjoy QuiltCon!

  7. Love the colors in your secret quilt!!! I'm excited to see the full photo. And Tami's quilt is a beauty. Have fun at Quilt Con!!!

  8. Have fun at be Quilt Con!! I'll be looking forward to seeing that secret sewing. LOVE those colors!!!

  9. Have a great time at Quiltcon. And thanks for featuring my scrappy quilt :)

  10. Love the colours! I hope you're enjoying QuiltCon. I'm going next year in Texas. A found a friend who wants to go.


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