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May 27, 2020
A Little of This and That from Quilts....etc.

I’m having fun doing one pineapple block a day – I had thought of doing two but the next fabric I was pretty sure was going to have to be pre-washed and it did – a very dark blue/black batik – I will need to press that before cutting today.  I had one more selected […]

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May 26, 2020
Masks Loops, Quilting from Quilts....etc.

Someone had asked me about how to make elastic loops for face masks from a t-shirt – cut the seams off of the shirt making yourself a square or rectangle of fabric cut strips about 3/4 inch wide and the length of your piece – you will sub cut these into 7 inch pieces.  It […]

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May 25, 2020
Another Pineapple Block from Quilts....etc.

These are pretty easy to make as big as the pieces are but still I will probably only do one a day while I work on other things too – eventually it will get done. The two together This section of the Christmas quilt was done on Saturday night and over into this block About […]

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May 24, 2020
New Blocks from Quilts....etc.

Yes I am crazy I know but I started a new quilt – I bought some Pineapple block papers a month or so ago from the Fat Quarter shop and just felt like trying it out.  I normally do not like paper piecing but I have several patterns that use them and thought that this […]

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May 23, 2020
Rainy Days from Quilts....etc.

I was contacted this morning by several readers that the affiliate Bluprint on the sidebar was going out of business and what did I know about it.  It was a complete  surprise to me, I had not heard anything about it.  After a brief search this article was found – link here — yes they […]

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May 22, 2020
Binding, Masks, Organizing from Quilts....etc.

A little more to write about then yesterday.  I got my binding sewed down on RSC19Stars and now ready for the hand stitching part.  I had thought to do a multi color stripe for the binding but then I was lazy lol and just grabbed the newsprint that was on the final border instead.  I […]

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May 21, 2020
Binding & Quilting from Quilts....etc.

Finally I got around to cutting my binding sewing it and pressing it into one long strip – I hope to get it on RSC19 Stars today then comes the hand stitching part. Ready to sew Quilting on the Christmas quilt progressed I’m not sure if I am happy with the swirling lines in the […]

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May 20, 2020
More Quilting from Quilts....etc.

It was mainly an outside day again like I thought it would be.  I didn’t get much stitch work done until Melanie came over for a porch visit and sat and crocheted while she visited for an hour or so before I made supper.  I think we will be seeing a bit more of her […]

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May 19, 2020
Hand Quilting from Quilts....etc.

A Charming Country Christmas is coming along nicely and I’m glad I chose this border stencil. I am past the half way mark on the border so it will be a day or two before I roll it down.  I am using a red/pink variegated thread – #12 from Aurifil. I have had several that […]

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May 18, 2020
Signature Quilt & Christmas Quilt from Quilts....etc.

Finally the Signature Quilt is done and in the “to be quilted” box.  The last two borders are on it and I ran out of strips so I have not added anything to the sides in a long strip after I had the cornerstones added. One close up – I will share more of this […]

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May 17, 2020
Off The Frame–On The Frame from Quilts....etc.

That’s right one off the frame – RSC19 Stars is done – well except for the binding of course – 75 hours of quilting and done in 42 days – that is what happens when stays home all the time!  I’m not sure of the size – I think it is 75 x 75 would […]

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May 16, 2020
Taking Care of Scraps from Quilts....etc.

Instead of working on the final borders for the Signature Quilt I thought I would clear the table of all the left over scraps instead of tossing them in a box or bag to take care of later.  I measured and saw I had enough in sizes to cut them into tiny Bow Tie blocks […]

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April 17, 2020
Two Finishes!!woohoo! from Quilts....etc.

A Charming County Christmas basically looks the same as yesterday but now it has the final border sewed down and it is pressed.  Binding in the red is cut out and ready to go in the box with the top until it is time to quilt it – should be end of May or June […]

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April 16, 2020
More on Christmas Quilt from Quilts....etc.

The red border has been added on A Charming Country Christmas and I cut out the neutral strips to see how I would like it and I’m pretty sure I will like it just fine and it will have red binding to finish it off after the quilting is done.  I hope to get the […]

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April 15, 2020
A Charming Country Christmas from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday was busy sewing the last row of blocks and sashing to the quilt.  Then after a good pressing I got the first two side borders sewed, the top and bottom borders are pinned to the wall and I will get them sewn on today.  I think it looks pretty good as it is but […]

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April 14, 2020
More Piecing from Quilts....etc.

I could have finished the main part of the Christmas quilt yesterday but went back to reading a book and didn’t get back to it – one row of blocks left and bottom row of sashing Working on the last row all the way around of the border on the crochet blanket – when this […]

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April 13, 2020
Christmas Quilt from Quilts....etc.

Coming along nicely – I could have put more time in on this quilt yesterday but just didn’t!  Two rows now sewed together – pressing rows as I get to them and then afterwards. This much done. When I finished this area on the RSC19 Stars on Saturday night I rolled it down without spritzing […]

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April 12, 2020
Quilting, Piecing from Quilts....etc.

A Charming Country Christmas was worked on yesterday and I hope to finish sewing the blocks and sashing into rows today and then start to sew all the rows together. The first 3 rows are sewn now leaving two more to do – none of the rows are pressed so that will need to happen […]

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April 11, 2020
Quilting, Afghan and Baking from Quilts....etc.

First I want to announce that I have a new affiliate on the sidebar – Connecting Threads has joined my list – I have shopped at this on line store for years – fabric, thread, notions (they carry my stick on thimbles), batting, books at a discount, patterns – you name it they seem to […]

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April 10, 2020
A Charming Country Christmas from Quilts....etc.

Ok, I cut strips of the two neutrals and I’m putting a series of photos up here so you can see what I am working with – lets get some more opinions please? #1 this fabric has been used in a few places in the sashing. close up of the neutral #1 with this shot […]

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