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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Getting closer to a flimsy status/Antique toddler bed

 Above is my grandson "Jase" and one of my fur babies "Josie" in an antique toddler bed I was lucky to find and purchase last year. It will be wonderful for displaying some of my crib quilts in. I put it in an extra bedroom. The picture below shows some more detail. The pictures were taken a few months ago, my grandson is a year old already. I love using antiques and unique items to furnish my home.

 I have been working on my Grand Illusion mystery quilt as time and life permits and am hoping to have the top sewn and in a flimsy status by the end of next Sunday. I have my 25 blocks completed. Some are pictured above and some below. I like to pin blocks to my lace curtains to use as a design wall sometimes. I baby sat my grandson this weekend and last weekend my dad was in the hospital, so I am further behind than I was hoping to be at this time. I am not rushing things though and am enjoying making this quilt. My corner squares will be scrappy and will be assorted reds, like I used in my blocks. I really love this quilt! I am happy with my color choices too. I am linking up with Bonnie Hunter in Quiltville this week. There are many people that have their quilts completed already, amazing. Thank you Bonnie Hunter for another amazing mystery quilt. Here is the link to check out everyone else's blogs and progress at Quiltville
Thanks for checking out my blog! Hope everyone has a wonderful week! Blessings,

 My sashings below. Vintage television trays work great for keeping track of units and blocks when making a quilt.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Grand Illusion clues 3,4 and 5 pictures

Above is my part 5 units for my Grand Illusion Mystery quilt that I have been working on. I am linking up with Bonnie Hunter on her blog this week here is the link if you would like to see the other participants progress or if you are interested in making the mystery quilt check out her blog postings. Bonnie Hunter Grand Illusion Mystery quilt ink up Quiltville 
It is going to be an amazing quilt. She released the final layout and directions last night New Years Eve. I love it. I will be working on putting mine together these next few days. 
Above are my part 4 clues completed. I want my quilt to have a wintery/Christmasy feel to it so I chose deep greens and reds for in my quilt.

I used my Pfaff quilt Expression 4.0 for my clue 3 units. I like to use a variety of machines. All my other machines are vintage and antique and all are a lot of fun to sew with. My Pfaff is nice because its in a Koala cabinet. 
40 of my clue 3 broken dishes units finished above. Below are my other 40 waiting to be ironed and pairs sewn together.

My husband made me this oak recipe box for Christmas. I LOVE it. He even dove-tailed the joints. I collect vintage recipe cards and have been wanting one to put my cards and recipes in.
My 1 year old grandson on Christmas. I baby sit him on my days off work when his parents are both working. He is my little buddy. 
Hoping everyone has a wonderful New Year. Blessings and good health to all of you.