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Do you remember these fun bright blocks I pieced? Well now that my kiddies are in school I’ve been able to find time to do something with them (the blocks not the kiddies.) That is the one good thing about school starting. Things can get done and others stay done. I no longer clean one room go to clean another and come back to find the previous room a mess. I no longer get the dishes done just in time for someone to say “I’m hungry.” When I drop off a child I don’t come home to find someone needs to go somewhere else or needs to be picked up from somewhere. These have been major obstacles in getting any sewing done this summer. But now I get everyone out the door by 9, get the housework done by 11 (and it stays done at least until 3 when they start returning) So that leaves several hours of free sewing time. Lucky me!!! So I put the fun bright blocks together with a secret you’ll have to wait to find out.Added a simple border that I quilted daisies in. Cause that’s my favorite flower. Now I just need to bind it. Oh happy times, I’ll soon have a finish!!!


  • *karendianne. says:

    Oh Em, what an absolutely GRAND post. I feel like I'm there at your house. Your draw me into your life with this post. I giggled when you said "I've been able to find time to do something with them…"

    I'm completely blown away by that quilting. The daises are alive!

  • Donna says:

    those quilting stitches are so small! can't wait to see the whole ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Unknown says:

    That's been my trouble all summer too! But my day will be choppy still with school – Kindergarten is a mere 2.5 hours ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love what you got to work on!!

  • Heleen says:

    Love your quilt, the daisies and the fabrics. we still have another week before school starts.

  • Tina says:

    Daisies are my favorite too. And I am totally there with you about summer and the lack of sewing time! I'm dying to see your whole quilt…it looks cute!

  • Trisha says:

    Hooray for more quilting time! And good for you for doing two hours of housework ever day. I could take a lesson from you there. I love the daisies you quilted in the border. So cute!! Can't wait to see more!

  • Ginger Patches says:

    Those colors are so cute and I love your quilting! I can't remember–what do you quilt on?

  • Lurline says:

    So looking forward to the finish!
    Hugs – Lurlineโ™ฅ

  • Joyce says:

    Been there done that. I can't wait for winter. We don't have messy kids around but way too much company in the summer. I like them all but I can't get as much done.
    Beautiful quilting!

  • Shari says:

    Back to school was always both happy and sad for me. But free sewing time is so worth it! Love your little project. Your daisy quilting is so good!

    Happy sewing!

  • Christine says:

    I love your bright fun fabrics and the quilted daisies are adorable.

  • Browndirtcottage says:

    ou..ou…love this one…your little daisies are adorable!
    Looks like you have been having
    w-a-y too much fun this summer AND getting a lot done!!

  • Teresa says:

    The quilting is so cute. The quilt is just going to have to be a keeper with that quilting.

    You left a note on my blog about what I used to color with on the faux applique and I don't think I ever responded to you. Please forgive me. Its colored pencils. Helen Stubbings said you can use any kind of colored pencils, I found the Sargent were reasonably priced and did a good job.

  • A Spoonful Of Sugar says:

    Love your quilting design! Can't wait to see more.

  • Terri says:

    Love those quilted daisies in that green border – can't wait to see the finished product!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Em, such pretty colours in the sneak peek…..looking forward to seeing the finished product….also love your machine quilting..Warm Regards Lyn

  • Nanette Merrill says:

    Oh my gosh those daisies are cute. Why oh why can't I machine quilt evenly like that!??? wahhh

  • Peg - Happy In Quilting says:

    What a lovely sneak peak but that quilting Em that is just awesome..

  • Myra says:

    Isn't it wonderful when the routine of the school year comes again… ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Your "secret" is looking wonderful so far! Love your daisies!!! Will have to try that out sometime…

    Wonderful little journal cover you made back in August!

    Fishes are great, and your camp/knee story… painful! I feel for ya! Ouch!

  • QuiltedSimple says:

    Love the sneak peak! Can't wait to see the whole of it.

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