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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Final Two and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, y'all!  This week has been a flurry of activity around here.  I've decorated two Christmas trees (I put up four each year) and refinished my dining room chairs (they needed a facelift), but before all of that, I buckled down and finished up the final two memory quilts in the set I've been working on.  Check out my last post if you missed the first three.

These two were a little bit more involved than the other three because of the HST's.  Oh, how I hate trimming HST's, but with shirt fabric that is already a little stretchy, trimming was unavoidable.  As with the other three quilts, these two use the same Kona Khaki background and Kona Chocolate binding, and the backing and quilting are exactly the same on all five quilts as well, which succeeds in making them a unified set.

I'm so happy with the way these five quilts turned out.  They look so warm and cozy, and I truly hope they are a treasure for their recipients.  Memory quilting isn't always the most glamorous and I don't always have time to fit them in my schedule, but when I do them, it is always rewarding to see how treasured they are.

Last week's party was filled with amazing projects, like this pretty quilt from Better'n Dog Biscuits-

This quilt by heARTS Creations is so cool- and it's mounted on canvas!

And finally, Anne-Marie at Stories From the Sewing Room linked up this striking quilt-

NTT will be taking a break next week for Thanksgiving, BUT be sure to check back next Friday for a roundup of some fantastic Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals from my favorite shops around the web.

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  1. Your quilts are just lovely, Kelly! There’s something really so special about memory quilts - even if the shirt fabric is uncooperative. No doubt the recipients will be thrilled. Anne Marie’s quilt is amazing!


  2. Just WOW, Kelly -- how do you find time for it all?! I am so inspired by your memory quilts, finished and returned just in time to wrap each recipient in the "hug" of a lost loved one at Thanksgiving. You also put up TWO Christmas trees AND refinished dining room chairs?! Uff da! I think you deserve a week off for good behavior! :-). Have a wonderful, relaxing Thanksgiving with your family. You've earned it!

  3. quelle merveilleuse collection! j'aime ces chemises à carreaux!

  4. All the memory quilts are beautiful and sure to be cherished. You've certainly been busy and now deserve a little time to yourself. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving in whatever form it takes for you and your family.

  5. Love your quilts. I am learning to see the trimming as part of the process

  6. well done on all these memory quilts, that's amazing

  7. Those memory quilts are wonderful. Well done!!

  8. Congratulations on getting the whole set finished! They look great and I'm sure they will be treasured :)

  9. The quilts turned out great. HSTs are wonderful, but trimming is definitely not fun.

  10. Your memory quilts are beautiful... every one of them! I admire you for taking on this huge task, and completing it so successfully! Holiday preparations already?! It seems too soon. When I was growing up, we didn't put up a tree until the second weekend of December. Guess that in this awful year, everyone needs "jolly" a little bit sooner.


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