Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Seriously, July 4th already

Wow another 2 weeks gone and I don't know where they went.  Missed my mamogram appointment on Wednesday because I thought I had another week to go in June.  They were understanding, I got it done on Monday.

Oh well, looking back, I have been busy. My sister needed to take her dog to NJ and although she (the dog, not my sister) weighs in at 10 pounds she is rather leggy. So that she could be a bit more comfortable on the plane we designed and whipped up a doggie tote.

We designed it so that the sides could unclip and give her a few inches of stretch room for those legs.

It worked. I,m really sorry I didn't get a picture of her in it.

I also made Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts  Easy as Pie Quilt using the tutorial in the link.  It is a great scrap buster. I need to put some time aside to get it quilted.

I'm also working diligently on my Christmas in July blog hop contributions. No Photos yet.  I'm gonna be way ahead on my Christmas quilting commitments because I'm not only participating in one C in J hop, no, I'm in 2.  Check out those buttons to the right.

I took a great improv class and as soon as I get caught up on several other projects I'll finish it.

I made several Small Kennel Quilts for the Franklin County, Florida Humane Society for small Animals displaced due to wild fires.

playing with tumbler blocks

And this weekend our guild chapter had a whole day sew in.  We got together from 10 AM to 9 PM.  We all brought something to share for lunch and then ordered in pizza for anyone who wanted dinner.
Great way to spend the day. Great fun, good people.

I have been on a tumbler kick lately and I got this pattern from MSQ that I wanted to make at the sew in.  Our chapter has an Accuquilt Cutter and one of the members loaned me her Tumbler Cutting Die for a 6 1/2 block. Making this a quick and easy project.

It measures in at 41 x 56

I decided that if I had more time I would like to make my big star quilt in RWB.  This is how far I got with that. without borders is's a 36 inch square

Just in case I got both of those tops done or I got bored I brought along the parts to start making a rug. This is how far I got with that idea.

Didn't even open the box.

So when one of the gals in the guild saw how obsessed I was with tumblers she lent me her 3 1/2 inch tumbler die for the accuquilt cutter.  I had the cutter in my possession until noon on Tuesday. So from Sunday am till Monday pm armed with 2 tumbler block dies I produced a few blocks

same pile different angle, I think these should hold me for awhile

I've already started using some of these

This one is made with the smaller blocks and a modified setting so it could hang down.  This piece measures in at 20 x 28

It's currently taped to the front door
Once I get it finished this is where it will hang.

Until the 14th when I do my first Christmas in July hop, (Hint, hint my post will contain a few more tumbler blocks :-} ) enjoy the holiday and summer. Stay safe and have fun


  1. Wow, girl, you’ve been a very busy sewer! All wonderful projects. Yes, I was reading and scrolling to see the dog in the tote. I’m sure she was the most comfy dog on the plane. Your tumbler block quilts look fabulous. The crazy quilt block one also is so cheerful. Terrific patriotic tumbler flag quilts. Happy Independence Day!

  2. Great projects, Selina. I love the flags and have that one in my list to day. I love my Accuquilt cutter. It is a time saver for sure.

    Looking forward to your two C in J posts.

  3. Have missed keeping up with your blog Selinaquilts!! You've been so busy with good works! I especially like the tumblers. Did you finish Hunter's tumbler challenge awhile back??? Miss you lady!!love to you and MJ and the girls!!

  4. Time is flying by. I don't know where it goes, either. That Amanda Jean. She comes up with so many great scrap-busting quilt ideas!

  5. wow !!! beautiful and so lovely work :) i really like your good idea so much.Thank for sharing.



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