{finishes, oh finishes…}

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Balance!! That's what I'm in the middle of…trying to balance it all!

Oh boy, I'm so thankful for this coming week's holiday!! (see what I did there?)

Because of this holiday week, I've had a little bit more time to craft! Yay!!

But before I show what I've been working on, I have to show you my mini quilt for the Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap!

Remember how I got this fabulous quilt from Tina?

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Well, I sent a fun little red and white number to my new IG friend, Synnove!!

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I started with Ayumi's pattern for the Swedish Bloom in her Patchwork, Please book (worth getting right now!!). And then I went from there! so fun!!!

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I had read that Synnove really likes vintage buttons, and I had just gotten a bunch at Round Top. I love to share!! ♥

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My fave part is the handquilting!! 

Actually, my fave part was that she loved it!! All the way in Norway! 

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Fabric bundles to quilt top:

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So excited to have this Modern Maples top done! If I get all my work done tomorrow, I'll be quilting tomorrow night! yipeeeeeee!!!

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Here's my art journal process…I've been working on it daily!

(…from the class 12.31: doodling your december by Dawn DeVries Sokol)

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(I've actually added more paint since this pic! It's definitely a process!!)

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My color inspiration page!

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Friday, I bought more paint colors that fit that color inspiration page!!

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And last night, I painted some of the pages…

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So fun!!! I'll finish painting the other pages tonight!!

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I was sifting through fabric last night and tried to begin to organize what I had! eeeek!! I need a new system. I'm gonna have to figure it all out for sure!!

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I love fabrics, though! And I'm really looking forward to using different lines together for a fun pop of fresh modern feel in my quilts! Color is so refreshing!! 🙂

Especially that red and teal!! 

What are you inspired by today???

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{my flickr mosaic for our HMQG ornament swap at our Christmas party here in 4 weeks!! eeeek!!}

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Hope your week is wonderfully restful and full of creativity!!

Blessings!!

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