Design Wall Monday on Tuesday

Was trying to post this yesterday but got tired and lazy and technology challenged, the perfect storm. I am making his and hers baby quilts. My cousin found out her new grandbaby was going to be two, a boy and a girl. She asked if i would make a couple of quilts. This is what I have so far.

this is what was on my wall yesterday:

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this is the boy top:

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here are the first couple of blocks for the girl top:

2013-04-29 17.23.08my picture taking leaves a little to be desired, it was rainy here yesterday. so the room was gloomy.  hopefully I will finish the tops by the end of the week. I have a few more baby quilts and a wedding gift to get moving on. I am planning a little fabric shopping trip to Lancaster at the end of the week.



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solid dash

Finished this quilt top while watching The Masters, probably one of my favorite sporting events to watch.


now i need to find a backing and figure out how to quilt it. But there are babies being born and young brides that need quilts, so it will go into the drawer until I have an epiphany on how how to quilt it, but my goal is to have it finished by the fall so it can live on our bed.

the chickens got involved during the photo shoot:


they were very scared every time the wind blew, this was funny.


if you want to see what other quilter are up to check out:



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Churn Dashed


Half way done, got three rows sewed together yesterday, hoping to finish the remaining three today and have this top finished. I have an idea of what I want to put on the back, but it might require trip to Lancaster to visit a few quilt shops, what a trial that would be 🙂 I even know what I want to use for the binding. What my real problem is how should I quilt this thing? Any suggestions?

Really like this block:



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Hexies galore, here are 15 strips of 1 inch hexies, have been working on this quilt on and off for a couple of years. It started out as a traditional Grandmothers Flower Garden, but I quickly took that apart and decided to make it a random scrappy hexagon quilt. Need to put the flower garden quilt back on my quilt bucket list.

It’s a perfect watch tv, travel in the car project. I have one more strip to go, then sew the strips together.

Will then find a backing and trying to decide how to quilt it? Any suggestions?



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I love spring, I love the renewal of the trees and the birds start chirping away.  It has finally warmed up here in PA. That was the weirdest March, in terms of weather, I can remember for a long time. We had cold and snow very odd.

Talking about renewal I am going to try and renew this blog, it will mostly be about my quilt adventure, but other odds and ends in the world of the Burkes. I am just so horrible at taking pictures and remember my quilts that is more the purpose of this exercise. (I gave someone a quilt yesterday and have no photos of it).

This is how you know it is Spring my my world:


laundry on the line


husband and I are sitting by the pond talking, but this did crack me up. we sat down to discuss the rest of our day and these three came up and had to be with him. I was getting a little jealous, I told all three of them. He is mine…

I’ll have a little quilty post later.

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Design Wall


Have been sewing these churn dashes for a few weeks. Stopped and made a baby quilt in the middle of it all


Looking forward to getting this top made and my design wall back!

to check out some other design walls head over to Patchwork Times:

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So I made these bibs just to see if I could. I bought a towel for the back.

Just glad I had someone to gift them to. I had lunch with friends and I wanted to do a real blogging thing and take a picture of my chicken salad club sandwich, but I had a very cute slobbery baby on my lap, just in time for that bib. 

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It has been beautiful these past few days. I have been enjoying my clothesline immensely.

Yesterday I did three loads all my bedding and every bit was dried on the line. Today three more and two on the line. I am trying to get it all in before the rain tomorrow.

If you look closely you can see the cover on the pool one of the sad things about fall.

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Finally finished

I have been working on this String Quilt for probably about a year, I should really write down when I begin a quilt, well maybe not it would give me anxiety to finish it.  Actually it has been a year. I don’t know if I can call it a quilt, I never actually quilted it, just sewed the blocks together and added a back.

Here are some pics:


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Summer is over

Summer is over. The cover is on the pool.

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