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As usual, it's a "little of this, little of that" kind of week. The biggest news is that instructions for the last step of the Midnight Mystery Quilt came out last Thursday and I finished my quilt top!

I'm so excited about this project and glad to have the quilt top done. I have the backing ready to piece and some fun variegated thread. I'm planning all over free motion quilting, but I haven't decided on a design. I'm open to ideas.

I also came out of Patchwork City hibernation to get one block done for the massive BOM project. This is Mixed Use. It's 8 1/2" square.

I picked a nice easy block with only squares and rectangles which was fast to put together, and it reminded me how much I love this project. I have some other more pressing sewing in the short term, but I look forward to getting back into this project. I also chose to use this block for my mini mini swap with Mary. Here's my (less than awesome) photo of the mini mini quilt top. Mary, I promise that it's actually a square. ;-)

This is a 4 1/2" square half size version of the block above. I enjoyed the fussy cutting (one of the reasons I love Patchwork City so much) and had fun squeezing seven different fabrics into this tiny project. I'm also totally digging how that green to green seam in the upper left accidentally came together. I'm unsure how I'll quilt it. You can visit Mary's blog to check out the beautiful line of fabric she has decided to use for the mini mini she's making me.

Here's my "secret sewing" project. I showed you my rainbow fabric for my Rainbow Mini Swap Hexie Tiles project last week. At this point, all of the paper piecing is done and I'm working on getting the units all pieced together. I've made a bunch of hexagons.

I think I'm at the point where I have to start sewing y-seams. So naturally, I set this aside to work on something else. The y-seams will have to wait. ;-)

This project is for round two of the Rainbow Mini Swap. I'm done showing peeks on Instagram in the interest of keeping it a surprise for my partner, but I'm super excited with how it's coming together so far. I look forward to sharing the finish with you in March after she's received it.

Lastly, I switched gears to a different (secret surprise) project last night and used my new Triangle Square Up Ruler for the first time. Love it! Talk about cutting my trimming time in half! You use this to trim the HST before pressing it open. A big thank you to Christa for sharing about it on a recent Periscope broadcast.

Thanks for visiting. I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

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I was resisting jumping into the Mini Mini Swap on Instagram until Lydia posted the pile of adorable mini minis that she had created. I just loved the Alison Glass star that she made (top middle), and offered to swap with her. Lydia's favorite colors are raspberry, mango, aqua and yellow. It took me a few days to formulate a plan, but I decided on a raspberry-colored half-sized Patchwork City block for the mini. Mine measures 4 1/2" square. I paper pieced the roof/sky sections of the mini so I wouldn't have to deal with tiny templates and the rectangular pieces were simply machine pieced. I went with crosshatch quilting, echoing the angle of the roof lines. I used Quilting Jetgirl's tutorial for mini mini binding.

This was a lot of fun to make and I think I'll make some more using the Patchwork City patterns. I hope people are still swapping mini minis on IG once I get to them.

 

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I'm participating in the Patchwork City Metro Block of the Month with The Intrepid Thread. It started in February with fabric to make two blocks each month. At the beginning of April the fabric was piling up, as I'd only pieced part of one of the first four blocks. So my April goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes was to get caught up on my blocks. This month I finished all six blocks!

I'm having a great time with this project and think it will be easier to stay on track now that I'm caught up. I'm finding the freezer paper method to be working really well for me an I've only had to rip out a couple rows of stitching (namely on those turquoise diamonds). ;-) Thanks again to ALYoF for giving me the push to get it done!

February Blocks

Forest Park, Parking Garage and City Hall
Duplex, Turnstile and Post Office Box

 

March Blocks

Donut Shop, Half Sandwich and Zoo Train
Spotlight, Rose Garden and Window Washer

 

April Blocks

Crosswalk, Rec Center and Brewery
Library, Supermarket and Cornerstone

 

P.S. Tomorrow sign ups start for my Halloween Mini Swap on Instagram. You can see all the details here and find me @sarahmgoer on IG (where I'll be posting the sign up link) if you'd like to participate.

Linking up to ALYoF April FInishes Party and Needle and Thread Thursday.