Monterrey medallion progess in my new space

>> Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Life is pretty wild this time of year, isn't it? I'm getting settled into a new sewing space as we moved at the end of November. While there are still boxes on the floor the priority areas have been organized so that I can sew!

monterrey medallion center star atkinson designs

My guild project, Monterrey Medallion, is my ongoing project this year. I don't want to fall behind! I even went to our guild's sew day and spent my time cutting the backgrounds for all 40 of the floating stars that I'll need to complete by the end of January. To figure out my color placement for the stars I decided to make the center star now too (maybe I'll actually be ahead one month!) am going to make a star with each of the colors used in the center star, excluding the blue contrast fabric. Then the rest of  my stars might have two fabrics for the centers and the points but still the same color of fabric. 

At least that's the plan right now.;)

PFAFF sewing machine quilt expression 720

I'm also pretty delighted to share that in 2019 I will be reviewing and posting projects made with PFAFF's newest quilting machine, Quilt Expression 720! These posts will be available to enjoy over at

PFAFF sewing machine sewing room setup

I'm set up with my long table again and have left lots of room to the left of the machine for quilting quilts - a BIG goal of mine in 2019. This shows the one wall of my new sewing space - with a door!  I'm on the main floor of the house and have patio doors on one wall giving me lots of natural light. (Insert squeal here!!)

I will work at showing up here more often in 2019. Right now I'm trying to hold myself to once a month, minimum. I am fortunate to be starting a full time teaching job in January as well and plan to keep myself quilting so that I can continue to enjoy my job and my life! And quilting! 

Feeling very blessed as this year wraps up. Thank you for being here with me going into 2019 - 10 years of blogging!! Surely that's something to celebrate too ;)

With Joy,

Sarah V.


Jannette December 19, 2018 at 9:26 AM  

Congratulations on the move and the amazing sewing space! I just rearranged my space so that I have move room for quilting my quilts and I've already quilted 3 or 4 quilts.
LOVE the colours you've chosen for you MM quilt - looking for ward to watching your progress!
Finally, I hope you continue to have enough time to sew with your new schedule - and to keep us feeling the joy!
Wishing you and your family a very blessed Christmas!

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