Monday, June 10, 2013

Getting Close

I love Mondays, a new week, a fresh start, back to a normal routine after a hectic weekend.  Last Monday I didn't have much hope of making much progress on Coastal Lily.  I had a month's worth of doctor, veterinarian, hair salon, groomer, repairman, delivery man, car, and dentist appointments all in one week.  But since I knew I had limited sewing time, I made the most of the time I had, which turned out to be around the same amount of sewing time in a normal week, when I tend to be less focussed.  

This project is coming together very easily and I feel like I make progress every time I sit down to sew.

I have a few more geese to piece, but I'm almost done with them.

I also have a few more berries to make, but I'm still enjoying the process and expect to wrap them up soon.

All the pieces and parts for the lily block are assembled and ready, all I need is the berry block then I'll be able to start piecing them together.  The stack on the right are the bloom block pieces, the two stacks on the right are the scraps!

If you're still in the mood for a bloom quilt, but haven't taken to Carolina or Coastal Lily, Judi at the Green Fairy has just started a Flower Patch Quilt Along, maybe you would like that, click here to check it out.


  1. looks great .love the colors, ok that looks like a basket of blueberries :)

  2. Well, this quilt is coming along nicely Thelma and seems like it is a bit faster than the Carolina quilt. Glad you were able to get in good sewing time and looking forward to seeing the blocks come together.

  3. Your block and the geese are adorable! Love your fabric choices!

  4. wow they are going to e beautiful as usual thelma
    I had a small snag I thought I had some stabilizer and did not I should have expected that but I went to walmart and guess what they had some had a couple things I wanted to finish on get off my to do list stained glass (finished) and pebbling on a quilt ive been working on (finished )and my husband was off all weekend so I only sewed yesterday but plan on knocking some of this out next couple days have not started the geese yet but I plan to today
    have a great week

  5. WOW! You are making fantastic progress !!!! Your block & geese are wonderful ! I am really having fun watching your progress on this one ;-D

  6. So many fun piles of bits and parts! I just love looking at everything waiting for further stitching :)

  7. Both of those quilts look great. I may have to pick up one of those for some summer sewing.

  8. Love the basket full of berries!

    I have those templates somewhere in the stash. The problem is, the circles I need to make are teeny tiny eyes for a gingerbread man. I may just be inspired to try them again...!

  9. You really are moving right seemed like it would be such a big job, but I've learned from experience that tackling a big job is like eating an elephant. Just one bite at a time gets the job done! I am very anxious to see the finished result.

  10. I am away from blog land for a few days and look at the progress you made. You are so speedy

  11. Lovely colours and you are speeding along with this Lily quilt! Great to follow your progress.

  12. Gosh Thelma, only you can make a pile of scraps look good :) Congrats on your progress!


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