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The Puma Zig-Zag Quilt made it just in time!

Last week I shared with you my Puma Zig-Zag Quilt that I was working on for my soon to be nephew Brennan. I was attempting to finish it in time for my sisters baby shower on Saturday. Well I'm happy to announce that I finished the quilt just in time!

Cute Wreath at my Sisters Baby Shower

We live about 2 1/2 hours away from my sister and I sewed the tag on in the car on the way. I am definitely learning that I work well under deadline and pressure. 

I think I say this every time I finish a quilt, but I will say it again, I had so much fun making this quilt! I definitely foresee many more HST's and Refrigerator Magnet Letter blocks in my very near future. If you missed my post the other day about the details of this quilt you can find it here.

Puma Zig-Zag Quilt

I decided to randomly space echo quilted zig-zags in a dark gray thread. I sadly ran into sewing machine trouble again. Same problem as I had with my Patchwork Prism skipped stitches and birds nests. I'm thinking I might have to take my machine in for service. Which is super hard, because it's my only machine and the service cost more than the actual machine. But, what can you do! I did get some wonderful suggestions, some said it could be my batting, or possibly my machine is just not liking my thread choice so I will give those two things a try too.

My Beautiful Sister and her quilt for her soon to be son!

My sister looked absolutely stunning for being 8 months pregnant! I plan to share this photo with Brennan when he is older. It was wonderful to see my sister and share this quilt with her, I cannot wait to me my little nephew!

Final Puma Zig-Zag Quilt 

  • 45"x 46"
  • Made with Celebration by Anne Kelle from Remix for Robert Kaufman and all Kona Cotton

Puma Zig-Zag Quilt

Back of the Puma Zig-Zag Quilt

Back of the Puma Zig-Zag Quilt

Puma Zig-Zag Quilt

Puma Zig-Zag Quilt

Special Tag for my soon to be Nephew


Current WiPs

Making Doll Quilts with my Niece

This weekend my oldest sister, niece and nephew were visiting from Ohio. My niece Hailey is almost 7 years old and has always been extremely interested in clothing design. My sister has planned a few projects this summer, so she can learn to sew. While she was here I decided it would be fun to make a mini quilt for her American Girl Doll.

My niece is a little quilt designer!

I let her pick out some fabrics from my Pile O' Fabric and we cut little 2" squares. She took her time and came up with a layout on my design wall. She really has an eye for design!

Doll Quilts Teaching my niece to quilt!

I sat her down and went through each step to sewing the 2" squares together. I only had to show her once and she was off and running! She finished piecing all the squares together on her own! We didn't have time to finish the whole quilt this trip, but when she comes back in August we will continue. Working with her made me realize how much I love to teach!

Practicing my Satin Stitch

This week I am trying to focus on my projects for the Handstitched Camp. Since I am brand new to hand-stitching and embroidery, I decided to doing some playing before I started on my Modern Medallion Embriodery. I satin stitched my logo, which was seriously so much fun!

Starting Embroidery on Modern Medallion

I am a tad bit behind in class, but I'm enjoying it very much! I was able to start my embroidery on the Modern Medallion last night while watching a movie! Oh, the convience of hand-stitching!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I am linking up today with Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday. Lee is taking a much deserved break from WiP Wednesday for the summer, and each week she has a guest blogger. I think this is such a good idea! I'm enjoying meeting new bloggers each week. Today's guest post is from Felicity at Felicity Quilts.

Lilly Belle Giveaway at Pile O' Fabric

Also, If you haven't already don't forget to enter my current giveaway for the chance to win one of two Lilly Belle by Art Gallery Fat Quarter Bundles from my new sponsor Fat Quarter Shop.




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