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Jul 13, 2011

wip wednesday - 7/13/11

Jul 13, 2011
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It's wip time again...  Can't wait to show you this first one!

Good Morning Sunshine Quilt (formerly EQ Nicey Jane Quilt)

This quilt for my master bedroom has been a MAJOR endeavor.  Now I remember why I don't normally make bed size quilts....  Ugh.  Just when you run out of steam, you're SO close!  All I have left is to bind this giant.  I quilted this on the frames at my LQS with the Avante last week before we left on vacation.  Took 1.5 hours.  Amazing!  I tried something a little different by choosing the dark green thread.

I've renamed this quilt Good Morning Sunshine because I will awake underneath this quilt every day.  We've painted the room in this same yellow - and since then, it's almost* impossible to wake up on the wrong side of bed.  It's so cheerful!
*disclaimers:  I am not a morning person.  My children and husband have forced me to change this.  I still reserve the right to a grumpy morning every once in a while.... :)


Supernova QAL


Finally...  Something to show!  Worked on these blocks while I was avoiding pressing the backing for the above giant and attaching the leaders.  Loving it so far....



No Quilting Vacation

My hubby and I went on a little trip Up North in Michigan.  Our first trip just the two of us since having kids.  We had a really nice time, so different when you're not chasing around after little ones!  I left all sewing at home and the hubs left his MBA work to enjoy some time off.

So what did we do?  My husband, the marathon runner, enjoys vacations that involve feats of strength.  i.e. road trips for races, hiking, etc.  Here's what we found at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park.
This is the steepest sand bluff I have ever seen.  You start at the top overlooking the most beautiful view of Lake Michigan.  Down is the easy part.  It's the climb back up that's killer.  It's so steep, I literally had to crawl back up.  Took me 38 minutes of crawling on what feels like a stairmaster of slippery sinking sand.

 Here's me probably using some choice words and informing my husband I was INDEED going back to the fishing village to buy myself that bag for this.

My new bag..:)  Doesn't it remind you of Picnics and Fairgrounds?  Totally worth it.  And the climb wouldn't nearly have been so painful if I spent more time working out instead of sewing.....

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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23 comments:

  1. Ouch! That climb looks brutal! Loving your sunshine quilt, and your Supernova progress is excellent!

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  2. Isn't sewing exercise? And knitting? Oh no! LOL

    Glad it was you and not me - they would have had to send a stretcher down for me!

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  3. Holy cow, I've never seen steep sand before! Wow! I'm glad you guys had a fun time :) And your new bed quilt is looking wonderful, can't wait for the big reveal!!

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  4. Quilting with the green thread is lovely! It's a bold move, but it completely paid off!

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  5. That is the neatest picture of the sand hill, I've never seen that before. I like your loopy quilting and your confidence to use the dark thread! Looks great! Cheers, Riel

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  6. Wow, what a huge hill!
    I LOVE your good morning sunshine quilt - the loopy quilting is wonderful!

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  7. You can never go wrong with Meadowsweet! One of my favorite lines of fabric.

    You are a good sport. That dune is crazy!

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  8. Ooh, love your bed quilt. And your supernova is going to be lovely. I thought the whole purpose of vacation was to be lazy?

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  9. That dune is part of our family lore! My parents took an alone-vacation there when us kids were at home with a babysitter. It was my dad's idea to climb down... And it took them HOURS to climb back up, losing a jacket, being bitten alive by some bugs, wondering if anyone would find their bodies (they were alone out there) and who would raise their children. It was traumatic. Now it is a great story. Glad you enjoyed your time away!

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  10. ha - great to get the bag as a reward for that climb - wow! LOVE that you are working on your supernova blocks - I really like them! And your sunshine quilt is just lovely - what a relief it will be for you to have it done. Nice.

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  11. That bag is the motivation that would work for me!! The dune photo is amazing...have never heard of that area! Love the quilt and nova squares, too ;-) Doreen

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  12. What a climb...bless your heart for attempting it! Love your new bed quilt...colored quilting is gorgeous.

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  13. Love the Supernova quilt! I love those colors. And close up, it doesn't look all that hard. haha Guess I'll pin it to my someday projects pinboard. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Oh, that climb looks killer! But I love the bag you got as reward!

    Your quilt and nova blocks look wonderful. :)

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  15. Congrats on finishing your beautiful quilt. I really like the dark green thread you used. I plan on working on the Supernova quilt,too. Yours looks awesome so far. As for the dunes of death...Holy Cow!

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  16. LOL! I love those dunes. I'm trying to remember if I've been to those ones or some other ones that are similarly steep in MI . . . it's been a long time, but yes. TOTAL WORKOUT.

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  17. You did deserve that cute new bag for a 38 minute climb up a sand dune! Wow. Your new bed quilt looks wonderful and your supernova blocks rock!

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  18. Oh, you went to Sleeping Bear!!! We went there almost every summer when I was a kid ... I have fond memories of literally rolling down those dunes and ending up at the bottom with a mouthful of sand. Pretty sure I wouldn't be that brave these days - in fact, looking at your pictures, I think my parents must have been insane to let me do it. : ) Either that or they're steeper now - I know they change shape a lot!

    Your Supernova blocks look FANTASTIC! And I love love love the loopy quilting on Good Morning Sunshine (nice name too!) Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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  19. I'm working on a queen size quilt at the moment too...it's killing me!

    Yours looks amazing! Love the quilting!

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  20. what an amazing thing to do ... love your legs all buried in the sand. I'd have just cried and waited for the vultures LOL

    Love your quilt and that dark green thread to pieces and the blocks are sublime ... yay you.

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  21. too bad there wasn't some water running down that hill. It would make an AWESOME water slide! Like the morning sunshine quilt.

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  22. In my world, the words "feats of strength" and "vacation" NEVER appear in the same sentence. :)

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  23. On day trips, I only take photos of other people climbing the dunes. LOL Do you not have to hike in on the MI side?? You go, girl!

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