making progress on Strike Through quilt
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Making Progress {Put Your Foot Down 162}

I haven’t reached the finish line on any of my current projects, but I am making progress, and that is enough to celebrate sometimes! Especially when we look ahead to the busy holiday season, pauses are necessary to reflect and be present in the moment.

Monthly Sew-In

Gathering with friends is certainly a celebration! I am thankful that I connected with some local quilters last year and set up a monthly sewing date. We call ourselves the Northwest Valley Rippers, in the spirit of embracing mistakes and time with the seam ripper as part of the process.

This month, I devoted my time to work on paper piecing. I am nearing completion of the Judy Neimeyer pattern, Dragon Star.

Rehomed Judy Neimeyer Quilt

Here are segments of the outer border. I am a little intimidated by those curves, but I have expert help nearby when I get to that phase. One step at a time!

dragon star border segments

At the Longarm

I loaded up the Strike Through quilt, but I still have one more row of quilting to complete. This week’s mantra is definitely progress over perfection! There never seems to be enough time to do all the fun things I enjoy.

making progress on Strike Through quilt

And I really do enjoy my time at the longarm đŸ™‚Â  Although I can imagine many fun custom free motion quilting designs for this pattern, I decided to use one of my favorite pantographs – Patriot by Urban Elementz.

Patriot pantograph

And since the pantograph is set up, this design might work for a project that got set aside last year (see the blog post here). Yay for making progress on old UFOs!!

Get Inspired

TBQ Linky Party

What have you been working on? I enjoy seeing such a beautiful variety of quilt projects. Thank you for sharing each week.

I hope you all have another week full of love, laughter and lots of stitching time!


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1 Comment

  1. Hi Andi, good luck with that Judy Neimeyer quilt. They are so intricate, but as you say, one step at a time! Hope you don’t mind my totally non quilting post. I haven’t had much energy for doing much these days. Take care and thanks for hosting!

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