All the projects currently on my desk are gifts for folks who likely read this blog, so instead of showing my workdesk today, I’m showing you a few quilts I’ve recently completed.

joshs-birthday-quilt

My oldest son’s birthday was last weekend and I made him this quilt.  It was supposed to be sent to him while he was overseas in the Marines, but that just never happened.

josh-his-birthday-quilt

Now that he’s out of the Marines, it’s awfully nice having him back in the area. 🙂

joshs-birthday-quilt-close-up

When I finished piecing this quilt top, I measured it to see what size batting & backing I’d need to get.  Imagine my shock when the measurements turned out to be exactly what the pattern said they should be.  That never happens, I’m always fighting the “fudge factor.”

I attribute the newfound accuracy to the fact that after my sewing machine’s recent tune-up, I notice that I’m no longer wrestling with it wanting to wander off to the left.

Moral of the story: Those regular sewing machine tune-ups are worth every penny.  Don’t put them off.

jungle-quilt

I also finished these two small quilts.  They’re for missions that my quilting group has been working with.  The pattern is great and goes together very quickly. (You can find it here.)

jungle-quilt-close-up

Aren’t those baby animal the cutest things?

cupcake-quilt

cupcake-quilt-close-up

Yummy!

To see what other creative people from all over the world are up to, make sure to check out What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Happy creating!

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13 thoughts on “WOYWW – Been Quilting

  1. Your son’s quilt is so very nice! You’ve been very busy, it seems. I think you are right about the sewing machine tune ups….mine needs one..maybe I’ll get that done! Happy WOYWW #159

  2. wow, what a HANDSOME son you have there, I bet he has made many a heart go pitter patter, and that quilt you made for him is gorgeous as well! What a talented lady you are! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina #139

  3. Wonderful quilts, Sandy! You make me want to show what’s on my MOM’s workdesk! You are so right about the machine tune-ups. We bought an older–when they were still all metal–Singers, in a cabinet, at a flea market for $25, had it tuned up, and it works like a charm. Perfect for my daughter!

    :)trisha
    #167

  4. Gorgeous quilts and a very handsome son! Take care, am still working my way through the list, doing so in stints and making sure I have snacks to munch as I snoop! Zo xx 77

  5. Beautiful quilt for your son. How nice to have him back home too! And congrats on it coming out EXACTLY the size it should be!

    The two little quilts are adorable!

    Thanks for visiting me already. I can’t believe it’s Monday and I’m STILL trying to visit desks….. life got in the way this weekend.

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (93)

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