There’s Light at the End of the Tunnel

In my Post dated 8/26/2019, I mentioned I was expecting some fabric to make tops for Fabric Cafe. It didn’t arrive until Monday about 2:30 pm, and it had three 3-yard bundles. One of the three tops needed to get to the long arm quilter ASAP.

First of two packages of 3-yard bundles for 3 tops

I immediately got started on the top which was needed ASAP. Thanks to the prepared meals and a late night sew-a-thon, the completed top was in the mail by Tuesday noon.

I can only show you this side border, but thought you’d like to see my Pampas Grass.

Several of the tops I’ve made the past 2 weeks are patterns which will be released later this year in a new book of 3-yard quilts by Donna Robertson of Fabric Cafe. So I can’t show them to you, Yet. But I do think you will like them.

I was expecting a 2nd box of fabric of 4 more 3-yard bundles, one of which was another urgent finish. So while I waited I worked on another top. A second marathon sewing session and a second top was finish.

2nd quilt top in 2 days. Pattern will be in new book. My Mums are already full and blooming!

The second box arrived Wednesday afternoon. I jumped right in making the third top in 3 days. Here is the fabric. My DH really liked this fabric.

Fabric for the second top needed ASAP.

So Thursday morning two more tops were in the mail. Progress – 3 tops completed in 3 days & heading to Texas. Four more tops to make but not quite as urgent. We had run out of the prepared meals & I needed a grocery run.

Over the weekend I began working on the additional tops. But now I needed more cooking and didn’t have any more late night sewing sessions. The next top had HSTs which requires a bit longer due to the trimming required.

Used my Clapper to help press the bulky seam in the center.

The last three tops are patterns in Pretty Darn Quick book of 8 patterns released earlier. Using Patriotic fabric and the Porch Rails pattern, this top worked up fast.

Sorry, the fabric doesn’t show up well in the picture (red with white stars & white with blue stars)

On Thursday, I started Top #6 using another pattern from Pretty Darn Quick – Heartland. This one also has HSTs so I took my time.

Worked on 48 HSTs – Not Pinwheels this time

So, I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. One more top and I will have made 7 tops in less than 2 weeks.

Hope you’ve been getting some stitching done.

Happy Stitching!

Quilt Mouse

About Quiltmouse

I am retired. I love to quilt. I make charity quilts as well as quilts for my friends & family.
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