Another finish…

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Yay! I just finished another project!  This is my scrappy Aqueducts quilt from the “Wanderlust Quilts” book by Amanda Leins.  The quilt went together very fast – as fast as I could sew little bits of scraps together!  Sewing the curves took the most time.

One plus to this quilt was that I only had to buy the white fabric, everything else was pieced from scraps.  I think this is a technique that could be used to create other building/monument quilts.  I’m imagining the Brandenburg Gate with this scrappy look.  Maybe in the future…

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I really liked the echo quilting that was done to the quilt in the book so I tried to quilt my quilt like that as well.  This took some time but I like how it turned out.  Now it’s back to the sewing machine to finish some more projects.

 

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Quilt-y Travels

I realized it’s been well over a month since I’ve posted anything so I thought I should get busy!  I spent 3 weeks in the US seeing family and squeezing in some quilt-y sights.  My daughter and I took a little road trip to Paducah to see the National Quilt Museum.  It’s been on my to-do list for quite a while and it didn’t disappoint.  Plus, just spending time with my daughter was so much fun.

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I wish I could share pictures from inside but photos are not allowed.  You just have to see it for yourself!  And from what I understand, the quilts rotate and there are always new exhibits so there’s probably always something new to see.

While we were in town, we hit the Hancock’s of Paducah store which also didn’t disappoint.  I probably made my daughter crazy going up and down each row and digging through all the remnants.  I found some good stuff though!

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While I was in Jefferson City visiting with my mom I discovered that the local nature center was having a nature themed quilt show.

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Nature themed quilts – how cool is that?!  Mom & I had a nice afternoon looking at all the quilts and walking on the trails around the Runge Nature Center.

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I returned home inspired and ready to get back to some sewing and was excited to hear that my friend, Lisa, had finished quilting my Christmas-y Kansas City Star BOM quilt.  I finished that quilt back in 2013 or early 2014 and I’m finally getting around to finishing it.

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This was the block of the month project from the Kansas City Star newspaper in 2013.  It’s called “Rubies, Diamonds and Garnets, Too” and was designed by Bernadette Kent.  Since I used Christmas fabric for my sashing blocks, I’ll probably call it my Kansas City Christmas quilt.  2013 was a crazy year for me and this will always remind me of our short time in Kansas City.  I loved that the newspaper published a block every month.

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I looked forward to getting my Sunday newspaper and finding out what the block of the month was.  Unfortunately, I don’t believe they do a block of the month anymore.  I think 2015 was the last year so I guess this quilt is a little bit of history.

My pile of unfinished projects is getting smaller although I tend to add to it very regularly.