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October 8, 2020
Halloween Quilt–Done from Quilts....etc.

A very nice day meant that I took my iPad outside on the porch and proceeded to watch a show outside while I was sewing binding down by hand – the end result was the Halloween quilt is finished – tossed in the wash and dried and on the table. I didn’t do a final […]

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October 7, 2020
Skipping From One to Another from Quilts....etc.

I rarely work on the same project all day – it just isn’t in me to devote a whole day to one project.  I started the morning yesterday with crochet – right now at this stage I am still looking at the photo tutorial at the beginning of every row.  After the first little bit […]

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October 6, 2020
On To the Binding from Quilts....etc.

The Halloween little table topper has the quilting done – now I need to decide what to use for the binding – it could be the same black and white stripe that the backing it or I have an orange fat quarter that would make enough that is the same as the outer sashing except […]

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October 5, 2020
What a Nice Weekend it Was from Quilts....etc.

We had such nice weather on the weekend – Melanie and I got in the same walk all over again on Sunday – two days in a row of 16,000 steps – I will enjoy it while I can as who knows when the aches and pains of arthritis comes back – it is good […]

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October 4, 2020
A Little of This and That and a Walk from Quilts....etc.

It was such a pretty day yesterday that I met Melanie at the walking trails and we had our 10,000 steps done before 3 and then by the end of the day I has 16,000 in again like a did a week or two ago – here are a couple photos of our trails Not […]

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October 3, 2020
Alaska Progress from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday I didn’t get a lot done, I went grocery shopping in the morning and when I stopped to fill up the car with gas I saw the smaller local store was having a meat sale so planned to stop there on the way home so I wouldn’t have meat sitting in the car while […]

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October 2, 2020
Hand Quilting–Machine Quilting from Quilts....etc.

Well we all know which one I prefer!!!  The Halloween quilt was basted and ready for work – but I couldn’t get the tension adjusted perfectly using the orange variegated that I had found in the stash of thread – so I switched it out to black instead – I am not the type to […]

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October 1, 2020
Halloween Quilt from Quilts....etc.

The Halloween quilt is layered and basted and ready for quilting.  I thought I took a photo of it while I was basting but I hadn’t so this one will need to make due.  The plan is to machine quilt it this week – it is only about 40 inches square I think with the […]

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September 30, 2020
Back to Quilting from Quilts....etc.

Finally I was done marking the stencil for the top border of Alaska and got back to quilting on Monday night but I hadn’t shown any photos since then – I am right underneath the red star now – about half way across – so this work was done Monday and Tuesday but I think […]

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September 28, 2020
Piecing and Stenciling from Quilts....etc.

Finally after two days of working on the corners and final border of stencil for Alaska I got it as good as it will get and got back to work quilting last night.  When working with cables and feathers it is not as easy as one might think to get your design to flow smoothly.  […]

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September 27, 2020
The Stencil Work from Quilts....etc.

Alaska needs more of the stencil design drawn on before I do more quilting – the design doesn’t quite fit right so before I am doing more quilting I rolled the quilt down bit by bit as I get the design drawn on – then I will roll it back up a little and move […]

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September 26, 2020
Halloween Face Masks–Check! from Quilts....etc.

Checked off the invisible list face masks for Melanie – I don’t really keep a list other than things in my head but I wanted that off my cutting table so got them done, washed and dried to make sure no germs on them and tucking into a bag. Now I have all the left […]

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September 25, 2020
Hexies and Crochet from Quilts....etc.

The bottom half hexie was added on to the Lucy quilt and the long row is pinned to the wall until I start to work attaching the whole row.  Not a lot left to do. This is where the row is that needs to be attached sometimes it can be hard to see in the […]

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September 24, 2020
Mask Nose Pieces from Quilts....etc.

I was asked yesterday about the nose pieces that I use for the mask and how do I apply them – so I took a few photos of the process I do – some of you might do it differently if you use them – this is just how I do it. I cut t-shirt […]

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September 23, 2020
Kitchen Sink Quilting Workshop from Tales of a Stitcher

In my blog post LIVE! from Alaska, I mentioned that I was thinking about offering workshops directly from me to you.

Kitchen Sink Quilt by Claire Sherman

I wasn’t sure when this would happen as I am a Technology Resistor. Is that a term? It should be.

But sometimes the universe just makes it happen. Which means, I am offering my first (from me to you) VIRTUAL live workshop Kitchen Sink Quilting on Friday & Saturday, October 2 & 3 from 1PM – 4PM Alaska Time. What time is that for you? Click the link to find out.

Here is the synopsis ...

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Masks and Quilting from Quilts....etc.

What a rainy day we have had for a first day of fall – it only reached 65 yesterday and light rain the whole day – one of those days where it was just too chilly to bother to sit on the porch – if the sun had been out that would have been different […]

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September 22, 2020
Face Masks for Halloween from Quilts....etc.

Yes I know I don’t like to make face masks but I told Melanie I would make some for her and her part time employees in the children’s department at the library for October so that means I better get busy and crank some out!!  I believe I got the Halloween fabric from the Fat […]

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September 21, 2020
Alaska from Quilts....etc.

Quilting on Alaska is coming along so much faster on the second half of the quilt then it did in the beginning and I think that was because I was planning and plotting the quilting design as I was going – now that the first half is done it is now repeating the design to […]

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September 20, 2020
More on the RSC Country Charmer from Quilts....etc.

I forgot to post my all of my blocks together for the Country Charmer I was going to do that yesterday but I will today instead.  Nine months of blocks done – I wonder what color October will bring and that will make the remaining blocks I need for the Country Charmer – then it […]

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September 19, 2020
Fall is in the Air from Quilts....etc.

It felt so good outside yesterday I had to run to the store and got in a walk outside a little at the shopping area walking outside along the sidewalk for awhile besides being outside at home.  Still have some flowers going good here – little zinnia’s from last years flowers that seeded – such […]

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