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October 21, 2021
Working on the "other" projects............ from Exuberant Color

I wasn't ready to take the Bear Paw blocks off the design wall yet so I got out the dust mop and cleaned up all of the dust bunnies so I could use the floor for photos.  This older project is sewn together now and is in the 40" x 64" range right now.  I have lots of the fabrics that are in it so I could add borders.  I'll think about this for awhile.

Here are the true colors in that one.  It looks like a fall quilt and it does have rust and beige in it ...

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October 8, 2021
Block number 3............. from Exuberant Color

Bear Paw block number three is sewn.  I love the leaf print in the large squares.  I think I have a little piece of every color that it came in.

Then I switched to working on the older project.  There was one panel sewn about 20 years ago so I'm continuing to piece panels the same size.  There are 4 of them on the design wall.

I moved the left panel to the top right in this photo.  

This is all of the rest of the parts that are sewn.  There are lots more of the triangle fabrics already ...

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September 29, 2021
Finally focused................ from Exuberant Color

It took me a couple days after all of the packages were mailed to get focused on what needs to be done.  Since yesterday was a cooler day between 2 hot days it was time to get outside.  I planted 4 of the Sedums (that were in pots) along the front left side of my house.  They don't look like much now because they were all parts of plants but they should look good next year.

In the morning I went to the back garden and checked on the Sedums that I transplanted out there in May.  The blooms ...

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August 4, 2021
No energy............ from Exuberant Color

It was another beautiful day yesterday but I just couldn't get going on much.  I did sew 16 more 4 patches for an older project that I showed around a week ago.  I can see why I stalled on the variety, just the same thing over and over.

I moved the lighter peach block in from the top left corner (as it was on yesterday's post) and moved a few other blocks and thought I was ready to sew.  I decided to give it one more day to be sure.


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October 2, 2020
project box from Making A Lather

Last week was a workshop with our quilt guild. Our resident quilt queen had agreed to teach her 2 nd last time 4 patch posey class. I needed to find the two I had already started, to take and finish at the workshop. I, certainly, did not need to start another one with the class, but, it was a committed time to work on finishing. I went through every ufo bucket twice and no luck finding it. I gave it one more try Friday night, and found the bucket. All my buckets are labeled, why was it so hard to ...

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July 22, 2020
The Plan B X & + Quilt from Jan's Quilts

About 10 days ago, I made these sashing blocks, .  They were for another project that I decided to forego.  But, I had all of these blocks and I decided I needed to come up with a Plan B

Plan B involved some X and + blocks, 12 to be exact.  Then I made some 4-patch cornerstones.

Today, I assembled the first four 20" blocks that will be part of the Plan B quilt.  I discovered that I don't have enough of the sashing blocks, so that will be my next step.   Many of my quilts are "organic" and this one ...

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April 17, 2020
old world mystery 2 from Making A Lather

Today, Quilted Twins. released clue 4 for the old world country fantasy mystery. I have finished clue 2, so, I am a little behind. But, I am still feeling confident that I can keep with the schedule. So far, the clues have not seemed overwhelming or difficult. I chose this colorway, but there is a gray and royal blue colorway as well.

The light squares were made using pieces I had cut wrong for my Lucy's basket quilt. They were the right size.

This was clue one

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April 13, 2020
Old world mystery from Making A Lather

I cut the strips I would need for the first step of the old world country fantasy mystery from Quilted Twins.

We spent the evening in the living room watching television and I didn't want to go upstairs to my sewing room, so, I decided to treadle the seams. It isn't as fast but, it gets the job done.

It didn't take long before I had the first clue done.

This is Becky's first mystery, and I was really looking forward to making it. I like her quilts and wanted to try something new. I had ...

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January 15, 2020
Partially pieced from The Academic Quilter

Hi everyone! How is your week going? I don't mind telling you that it's been fairly good here for the past little while. It has been unseasonably warm and mostly just lovely outside. I spent last weekend at an academic conference in Washington DC without a coat. In January. It was so nice that a couple of us skipped out on the afternoon session and went sightseeing-- and we walked. It was awesome. The conference might have been okay, too. At least my paper was!

So now I'm home and I have a ton of work to ...

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