Monday, March 15, 2021

Productivity Level at an All-time High

After a week away with our friends my productivity level upon my return was astonishing!  And I didn't even work hard at it.  I had planned on doing a Friday Finish post, but I was on such a roll I didn't want to stop.

✔Hanna's name bunting is adorable, if I must say so myself... and will be a perfect addition to the shower decorations and the nursery.

The labels for the two commissioned t-shirt quilts were added to the quilts and shipped off.  This is the message I received from my customer...

"They are beautiful!!!      I could never have gotten even close to that!     I know I am going to reach out to you again.   You are so talented.   We hid them and need to get an occasion to give them!

The recipients of the quilts have not received them yet so I have removed their names from the top of the labels...  But it is so nice to hear back from a happy customer. 💗

I have finalized the wrap-up for the Pieces From the Past sew along and sent it off to C&T Publishing for them to post as well.  It will be released on Thursday.  Instructions to finish the quilt are included and will go quickly.  

✔The first three blocks for the Santa Fe Trail Sew Along are pieced!  So far, they are all easy blocks, as I imagine that they may have been blocks that were simple enough to be among some of the first blocks a child just learning to sew would piece.

And as bonuses for the week... 

I have ALL of the paper doll blocks (both quilts) with underwear and hair.  They ready to outline stitch and give details to the bodies.  

On top of all that...  I sandwiched a vintage Grandmother's Flower Garden  quilt that followed me home from Texas.  I have auditioned several quilting options and am waiting for feedback from my customer of her preference.  You can see the options below...

Now I know what I will be doing for the week...  But first I MUST clean my machines before I do any more sewing.

Which quilting design is your favorite?  

I know for certain I will be doing vines and leaves in the green sections.  Leave a comment... I will find interesting to see which designs are the most popular.  However, in the end, my customer will have the final say.  But I would like to hear from you too!

Quilt Happy!


Linking with:

Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
To Do Tuesday at Chris Knits & Sews
Mid-week Makers at Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter
Stitch Sew & Show at Life in the Scrap Patch


  1. You are sew accomplished! I think I like quilting design C or maybe D but whatever you choose, this will be a fine finish. :) Pat

  2. It's so nice to get such glowing compliments from customers!! Great job, Melva! As for the quilting, I'm torn between C and D, but definitely either of those would be great with this quilt! I have to clean not only machines, but my entire studio this week...before I start something fun! That's the first thing on my to-do list! But definitely NOT my favorite!! LOL

  3. Hi,
    Anna's bunting is really cute! Love your paper
    dolls. So adorable. The Dresden Plate Quilt is
    awesome...which ever design you use, I'm sure the
    recipient will love it. Have a great day!

  4. B&D! Love that you got so much done. Hoping for a spring spurt of growth here tomorrow. Intrigued by the doll quilt...maybe fore my grandnieces. Gonna see what else you have posted on that one!

  5. So glad they loved their quilts, I am just starting to quilt for friends and I am always so nervous that they will like what I accomplish with my newbie skills! Thanks for linking up today!

  6. Hi Melva! You said it and rightfully so - Hanna's name bunting IS adorable. Not only will it adorn the shower and added to festivities, but it will be a cherished part of her bedroom for the rest of her life! Those t-shirt labels are just the best. How touching - wouldn't you like to receive that message on a special quilt?! I sure would. I love how you shared the quilting designs for the Texas quilt - I can't wait to see which one your customer chooses. I'm wondering if I need to make Addison some "paper" dolls when she gets just a little older. She loves her babies now - they seem like they would be right up her alley. ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. All of these things are fabulous -- love the bunting, the labels, and OH my GOODNESS, you are so lucky to be quilting that amazing vintage top! Whichever design you choose is going to finish it to perfection.

  8. I like D the best. I wouldn't have ever thought of quilting on hexagons.

  9. Such adorable bunting! So glad to hear you've found your mojo again! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.