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November 6, 2020
In the Sewing Room from Quilts....etc.

Finally I got back into the sewing room and got a start on the sashing and cornerstone blocks for the Country Charmer –  all spread out taking up room A little pinned to the wall and you can see how different it looks once you start to add the sashing and cornerstones – pinning in […]

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November 5, 2020
Alaska from Quilts....etc.

Finally all done with Alaska and some beauty shots taken outside.  I still need to make a label but this quilt is ready for the bed whenever I’m ready to put it on it.   I started to piece this quilt not even a year ago!  It was started on December 13, 2019 – machine pieced […]

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November 2, 2020
Country Charmer & Friends from Quilts....etc.

I really didn’t get a lot done yesterday although I had planned to but I was outside for part of the day, did grocery shopping, continued reading a book – and before you know it most of the day was gone and I hadn’t been in the sewing room until late afternoon. All of the […]

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October 30, 2020
Country Charmer/Friends Around the World from Quilts....etc.

Yes progress on two quilts – well maybe I should say three as 2 sides of Alaska are now bound as well. But first Country Charmer – the second yellow block is done and on the wall – next is on to the sashing and nine patch blocks and the border  I will share the […]

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October 28, 2020
You Can Call Me Crazy–But from Quilts....etc.

I really don’t care for the thread I am using on Friends Around the World and decided before I go any further I am ripping it all out and will start over again – now that really isn’t as hard as you might think it is to do and I will be happier with it […]

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October 27, 2020
Binding on Alaska from Quilts....etc.

The big chore of machine stitching the binding on Alaska is done for this big quilt and now to work on the hand stitching for the next week or so – this quilt is about 100 x100 if I remember right. Now it is folded up as I like to stitch binding down without the […]

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October 26, 2020
Alaska Ready for the Binding from Quilts....etc.

Yes finally yesterday I got my binding cut and pressed and it is all ready for stitching.  I like to lay my quilt out and using binding clips put my binding on in advance to avoid seams at the corners – I just do this loosely and half the time the clips go flying off […]

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October 22, 2020
The Signature Quilt from Quilts....etc.

I really have no other name for this quilt other than “Signature Quilt” maybe I should change it to “Friends Around the World” I don’t know we will see – how do you think that sounds? – It is now on the frame and work has begun.  As far as getting this quilt on the […]

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October 21, 2020
Alaska–Quilting is Done! from Quilts....etc.

The stitches were taken on Alaska Monday night!  I’m actually sitting it aside now for a couple days before I begin the binding so that I can finish Lucy and get the next quilt on the quilting frame.  I didn’t prepare the next quilt for the frame like I do sometimes and I need to […]

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October 19, 2020
More of the Same from Quilts....etc.

Just same old, same old here.  Hexies, quilting, and a walk – no outside work was done yesterday and I think it will be raining today so I will get two days off of digging up the flower bed – gives me more time to get some more bulbs I guess! I think you can […]

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October 18, 2020
Closer to a Finish from Quilts....etc.

The end is in sight for both Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and Alaska – in fact they might end up being finished on almost the same day – wouldn’t that be weird.  I was working a lot outside yesterday but I did get some work inside done as well. First this half diamond […]

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October 17, 2020
More Diamonds from Quilts....etc.

Before I got busy attaching the side diamond and the bottom half diamond to the row that I had showed I realized I was going to have two yellow diamonds next to each other so I changed it out – the one I changed out was the little half diamond on the bottom that is […]

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October 16, 2020
Hexie by Hexie this Quilt Will Be Done from Quilts....etc.

I think – if I counted right that there are 1,194 pieces in the Lucy quilt – and that is not the most I ever did – believe me the two Dear Jane Quilts I made had many more pieces than that!  Little by little this quilt is getting done –  the lower half diamond […]

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October 15, 2020
A Little Quilting from Quilts....etc.

Not much got done yesterday for some reason or another so not much to share. I do have a half diamond for the bottom of Lucy picked out and ready to stitch – one more of these and a corner and I will be ready to work my way through finishing this piece Other than […]

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October 14, 2020
Same Old Stuff from Quilts....etc.

Things never change around here do they – quilting, crochet, piecing, yard work and reading! First up I finished the side half diamond for the Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds quilt – now I have 2 bottom pieces- half diamonds and a corner unit to make – then I will get those last rows […]

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October 13, 2020
Diamonds and Quilting from Quilts....etc.

It was a nice busy day going from project to project and getting in a nice walk outside as well – Don’t you just love it when the high is 73 and sunny – a bit breezy but not enough to destroy a day! A little crochet got done – I finally have the pattern […]

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October 12, 2020
Die Cutters from Quilts....etc.

Do you have an Accuquilt or some other form of fabric cutting machine?  I’ve got an accuquilt and I must admit I do not use the dies as much as I should – for the Batik bundle that I showed yesterday I decided whatever quilt I make next must be used from the dies that […]

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October 11, 2020
Fabric, Hexies and Outside from Quilts....etc.

I always like batiks but I must admit right now I do not have a lot of them in the stash – so a couple months ago I saw that the Green Fairy was having a pre-order sale I pre-ordered a bundle of Aloha Batiks from Moda – I love them – now to put […]

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October 10, 2020
And The Winner Is from Quilts....etc.

yes finally time for the drawing for the winner of Barbara Cline’s book Diamond Star Quilts – thanks to all that participated in this drawing last week.  I had 81 entries and the random number generator picked  Marti Meadows – Marti I sent you an email letting you know so contact me and I will […]

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October 9, 2020
Hexies, Yarn and Fall Color from Quilts....etc.

Another beautiful day meant more stitching outside on the porch in between several walks around the property taking photos of fall color.  I stitched one side hexie for the Lucy quilt – Stitching outside – I wanted to share the cute Edyta Sitar papers that I have been reusing from a project made a couple […]

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