Wagon’s West

Wagon’s West (dresden plates), Winter Wonderland

I don’t know if any of you remember the quilt I called “Wagon’s West” I started it last year when we were traveling in the motorhome – the squares were done with Inklingo and hand pieced – well some of them were hand pieced some by machine when we got home.  It has sat it aside for awhile now as I had grown tired of.  I love the quilt but got tired of making it.  Right now it is couch size – 56 x 70 and I think that is the size it is staying!  Yes I well quilt it and call it done.  I will do machine quilting on this one and continue to practice that art LOL  I will be machine quilting for a month at least most likely but I want to take my time with it and do a good job on it.   I have some of the fabric from the layer cake still in the project box and it is possible I will stitch a lot of pieces together for a multi-color binding – a lot of seams yes but they do not have to be on a bias – I can take tiny stitches and press seams open so it will lay flat better.   I have too many quilts in project boxes and really want to get some of them done this summer!  They do not all have to be big bed size quilts although I do like them that size.

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I rolled Winter Wonderland down and this is it – the end is now in sight.  I thought I had seven more rows to quilt but it is 5 rows – each row has been taking about 4-6 days to complete.

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For Slow Sunday Stitching I will be working on my hexies and/or the wool applique for the Postage Stamp quilt that I showed the other day.

An idea on how to use your over abundance of fresh sweet mints and other mints this summer. Chocolate Mint cookies!  I was going to post a photo of these cookies but they are on another’s persons blog – I asked permission but have not heard back from her so if you are interested in the recipe go to her blog to check it out using the link above.  I know I well have way too much mint for tea only so thought I might try this recipe out soon.

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10 comments… add one
  • Deb May 15, 2016

    I remember the wagons, yes….makes sense to stop where you are / it looks great. Glad for the sale reminder / used up most of my Snow yesterday and needed more. Your hexies look pretty ( previous post )
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  • Doreen May 15, 2016

    The “Wagons” is a fave and glad to ‘hear’ that machine quilting will finish it…….yes, you MUST do it!! hehe! The “Winter” is glorious and will become my #1 fave at the end of the day!!! Totally appealing (even though, snow/cold remain at the bottom of my list of faves!! LOL!). Happy “slow stitchin’ Sunday”…………………

  • Swooze May 15, 2016

    Thanks for the link to the recipe. These cookies look a lot like ones a nearby store stopped making. I just planted mint so will try this at some point.

  • Quilter Kathy May 15, 2016

    Yes… I remember Wagons West… it’s a beautiful quilt!
    Enjoy your hand stitching today!
    It’s snowing here 🙂

  • Paula May 15, 2016

    I’m so glad you’re going to finish the Wagons West quilt. I love the colors and the simplicity. With your tendency toward larger quilts, I’m glad you’re allowing this to be smaller. It seems just right to me, with it’s simple borders. It will look great on a sofa or hanging on a wall.

  • Sherrie May 15, 2016

    Hi,
    Beautiful quilts. Love Winter quilt, red is my favorite color. Have a great day!
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  • Denise :) May 15, 2016

    I love your Wagon’s West piece — it’s a LOT of fun!! We grew mint last year, but I haven’t planted anything this year . . . still, I’m going to go check out that blog/picture, because chocolate mint cookies sounds really good!! 🙂
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  • Deb May 15, 2016

    So happy to see your wagon wheel quilt almost to the finished stage. So nice to have a throw size around =)
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  • Sandra B May 15, 2016

    I do remember Wagons West! Love it!! I think finishing it at the size it is now is great….like someone else said, all quilts don’t have to be large….
    I am actually in a “small quilt” phase right now….working on finishing up some wall hanging/table topper projects that have been hanging around since last year, in various stages of completion. It has been a nice change, and it is nice being able to mark off some things on my Unfinished Projects list! I will get back to bigger projects soon.

  • Mary Ann May 16, 2016

    I remember Wagon’s West and followed your journey on this quilt. Keep us posted as you machine quilt, something I am also trying to improve on. Looking forward to seeing Winter Wonderland off the frame. Another beautiful quilt.

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