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Super Hero/Americana Progress

I am finally ready to start sewing the tops together on these quilts. I started these quilt way back in February I started piecing these D9P blocks for these 4 boys:

4 Handsome Grands

4 Handsome Grands

You can read the full beginning story of these four quilts here. I trimmed almost all 140 blocks this past weekend – see latest WhiteBoard Wednesday post.

Now that the blocks are done I have the freedom to work on the “identical but different” layout. The boys share a room so mom wants the quilts to match but be different. Here is the plan:

Two quilts will be set straight – 1 with sashing and 1 without & two will be set on point – 1 with sashing and 1 without. I snapped some pics as I was crawled around on the floor (phew – that is getting harder and harder):

Straight Set with Sashing & Cornerstones

#1: Straight Set with Sashing & Cornerstones

Close-up of Straight Set with Sashing & Cornerstones

#1: Close-up of Straight Set with Sashing & Cornerstones

Close-up of On Point Setting with Sashing & Cornerstones

#2: Close-up of On Point Setting with Sashing & Cornerstones

On Point Setting with Sashing & Cornerstones

#2: On Point Setting with Sashing & Cornerstones

Close-up of On Point Setting

#3: Close-up of On Point Setting

Set On Point

#3: Set On Point

Close-up of Straight Set

#4: Close-up of Straight Set

Straight Set

#4: Straight Set

The thing you won’t see here are the random placement of names. I have promised to embroider the boys’ names on their quilts. I haven’t decided where I am going to embroider them yet – or maybe I have and don’t want mom to know yet (I suspect she reads this).

Here is a neat pic of all the trimmed blocks trimmed up:

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Next order of business – get at least one quilt top done in the month of July (WhiteBoard says so!).

I am curious…am I the only one who still makes old-fashioned hand written notes for her quilts? I do this! Here is one for one of these quilts (and I have one for each of these quilts – I scanned this one):

Handwritten Notes

Handwritten Notes

As the quilt progresses I add things. For example, if the size changes on this or if I decide I need to add borders, I will sit down with a calculator and decide what size, or when I decide where to embroider his name I will make that notation. Additionally, when its time to figure backing, batting and binding I will do so here.

Since this is for a grand, I will save this paper and maybe when they clean out my quilt room some day they will come across it and he will want it some day. OR they will throw it away.

Now you have a sneak peek at the Super Hero/Americana Quilts as well at my weird note-taking ways….am I alone here?

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WhiteBoard Wednesday 7/16/14

WhiteBoard 7/16/14

This past weekend I made a great deal of progress on my WhiteBoard list: The majority of my progress was made on the Super Hero/Americana Quilts. I will be posting some details on my progress tomorrow. I also made 2 Union Jack Quilt blocks but I can’t give you any details as to why just […]

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WhiteBoard Wednesday 7-9-14

If you have been around here for a while then you remember my WhiteBoard Wednesday posts. If not, then let me quickly tell you a bit about them…. The first of every month I update my WhiteBoard and then every Wednesday I update y’all as to the status of what I have completed by posting […]

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3rd Quarter FAL List

I cannot believe I missed an entire quarter of the Finish A Long but I did! It’s not that big of a deal since I didn’t finish anything!! LOL BUT I am going into the 3rd quarter with a renewed vengeance! Here is my 3rd Quarter List: Batik Nature BOM – Top complete/back done **Bonnie […]

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I’m back….

New House - Finally Settled

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Super Hero/Americana Quilts x4

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Yes, You read that right……4 of them… If you have been a follower for any amount of time or if you were a listener of the podcast (which I have placed on sabbatical) then you are aware of my husband and I’s intermingled family…..a yours, mine and ours sort of situation. Well, somewhere right in […]

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So Late So Soon

“How did it get to be so late so soon?” –Dr. Suess source Boy do I completely and wholly understand that question as well as the humor in it? Let me explain… For the past couple of years I have been having trouble sleeping (stop laughing Sarah). I have no trouble getting to sleep, just […]

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You haven’t seen this yet but here was January’s WhiteBoard: I got #3 – the Modern Stitching Bee Blocks for Katy, #7 the Toes in the Sand blocks and #10 one set of blocks for one Super Hero/Americana Quilt done. THAT’s ALL!!! Which means February’s WhiteBoard looks a great deal like January’s: Since it is […]

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Time to Pack….

premature fal giveaway winner

….but not for a trip! Instead it’s time to pack up all the prizes (and a couple things I have sold). BUT FIRST….let me announce the winner of the Premature FAL Giveaway…. the winner is none other than…. Our very own (and well loved)….     No….just kidding…oddly she doesn’t want my hexies (she has […]

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