Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Jumping Jacks Top

 I have been quilting up a storm despite not posting about it on my blog. Sorry! I finished all the Jumping Jacks blocks last week and sewed them all together, but I had to wait for my border fabric to arrive and it did yesterday, so I just added the outer border this afternoon. I bought nine yards of The Good Life navy floral to use for the border, the backing, and probably another backing. I used our garden fence to hang it on for pictures and informed my hubby I need a taller fence!
Here were the Bonnie and Camille fabrics that arrived yesterday. I bought them all at 40% off during a 4th of July Sale here:
https://www.melodyoftheheart.com
The service was speedy and she sent me an extra fat quarter!
While waiting for my fabrics to get here, I went ahead and put all of my Clementine blocks together. The finishing directions will be available on July 25th and hopefully I will have a done quilt to share with you!
This is the backing--doesn't it look so retro? The turquoise is the binding. I tried to go to my mom's yesterday to quilt it, but her longarm died on me. We are not sure if it needs new ribbons or is the stitch regulator. Fingers crossed that it is the ribbons as they are about $40 to replace and the stitch regulator is $800! I am supposed to submit my finished photos to the Fat Quarter Shop by the 20th, so I have been scrambling trying to find someone local available to quilt it this week. I just want an overall design, nothing custom. I was actually going to use the Baptist fan groovy boards. The problem is our big local quilt show is in a week, so everyone is pretty slammed! 
I spent a little time shopping for a summer care package to send my daughter! I needed to mail her this faux fur jacket she bought while she was home for her three week long summer, so why not add some summer goodies? She is really enjoying her summer research position, you can read about it here:
Who wouldn't love getting paid to read all summer?

We are starting to get a bunch of zucchini from our garden and I used some to make this new recipe last night:
It was delicious, filling, and easy to make!


15 comments:

  1. Tanya, you did it, and it looks wonderful! Congratulations on a fantastic finished top.

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  2. What a fantastic top (and sale)! I'm in the midst of painting our second living (where I sew) so I had to box up my fabrics, etc. It made me touch and ooh and ahhh over everything. I am now re-energized about creating and my fabric. So I haven't bought any fabric in the last few months that wasn't "for" something specific. It's been fun to use some fabrics I'd forgotten about - and my stash isn't that big!

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  3. Uggh. I wish I were getting zuchinni. We purchased plants this year and the tags must have gotten switched. What I purchased according to the tag was zuchinni...I got multitudes of yellow squash instead~ I still love those ...just saying...no green

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  4. Your summer has been filled with great summer stitching. Love the fabrics that you're working with. It's fun to get a care package no matter how old you are. Hope you're able to get your quilt done soon and your mom's machine needs just minor repairs. Fingers crossed.

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  5. Love you jumping jacks! Such pretty fabrics and speaking of fabrics I love what you picked for the backing for the clementine quilt.

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  6. Love the jumping jacks. Can't wait till you get it quilted.

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  7. wow!
    so outstanding!!

    thanks so much for linking up!
    brooke@sillymamaquilts.com

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  8. Love Jumping Jacks! Congrats on another beautiful finish!

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  9. Love Jumping Jacks - such a fun quilt! Congrats!

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  10. Love your Jumping Jacks quilt! I think I should make one for my grandson,Jack.....

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  11. Your Jumping Jacks quilt is wonderful! I've seen that block in other colors, but really like it in the Bonnie and Camille fabrics!

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  12. Your clementine blocks look great. Your backing and binding is going to be terrific with it. I'm sorry I don't live closer because I have some free time this week to long arm. Hopefully you'll find a machine or a person who can accommodate you. Good luck.

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  13. Oh! Your clementine blocks are so pretty and colorful! And the backing and binding fabrics your chose are perfect! Great find on your Bonnie and Camille fabrics!

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  14. I love pretty much anything Bonnie & Camille. Hopefully a long-armer will have an opening for you. While it's not the quilt show, it still has a deadline! The Jumping Jacks quilt is very nice too.

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