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August 12, 2017
Weekly Progress - August 12, 2017 from Pamela Quilts

This week sure went by in a flash.  My poor husband has been down with a very sore back - we've been to the Chiropractor several times, and even to Urgent Care one morning when the pain was so severe he wasn't even sure he could make it down the stairs from our bedroom!  Needless to say, I've been busy taking care of him and making sure he is comfortable (lots of back rubs with muscle cream seam to be the best therapy!).  I did get the weekly alterations finished up, plus managed to make progress on one ...

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January 28, 2017
Joyful, Joyful Alliertare Revisited Complete from Quilting Together

Last post I mentioned I was working on Allietare and had decided to make some design changes. Frankly I was just tired of piecing and could not face a few hundred half square triangles, so I replaced one pieced unit with a 3 1/2 inch square. I wasn't in the mood for setting triangles either so I decided to alternate the blocks rather than place them as Bonnie had in the pattern. I also made the quilt a square, rather than rectangle.  Oh, I was so I am very happy with the way it turned ...

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December 26, 2016
Best of Life in Pieces for 2016 from Life In Pieces

Hard to believe that Christmas has come and gone already.  The New Year is just around the corner.  It's a good time to reflect on this year, decide what worked and what didn't before nailing down next year's directions for the sewing room.  Cheryl over at Meadow Mist Designs is again hosting the "Best of" linky party, except it's the 2016 version.

Cheryl leaves it up to the blogger to decide what constitutes the "best of" for the linky party.  I considered her suggestions of most views and most comments, but those tended to be posts ...

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December 20, 2016
EnProvence Part 4 and more from Quilting Together

It's been a busy week, so I'm glad that the clue for Part 4 is easy. I am actually starting to enjoy these tri-rec rulers. I think I've got it, althought I still am not doing it assembly line like Bonnie does. I'm doing one unit at a time.  I'm not in a hurry and like to see each unit to completion before going on to the next. I love how the units are matching where the corners come together. And I am glad I went fairly scrappy for this one. I need to find ...

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December 6, 2016
Lemons, Lemonade and En Provence-Step 2- from Quilting Together

It's been a week of good and not so good, lemons and lemonade. First the doctor says my immune system, blood, platelets are too low to attempt a stem cell collection. If things work out and my numbers recover they may try to collect them around Christmas. The good news is I will be home for the holidays, with family and able to complete the current mystery. At the very least I will be able to get all the steps/lessons printed so I can continue to work on it until I can complete it. So much better than ...

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November 28, 2016
En Provence Mystery Quilt - Week 1 from Life as a Quilter -- Julia Graber

It's that time of year again when Bonnie Hunter shares a mystery quilt with her readers. This year the name is "En Provence" and is inspired by her recent trip to France. She is giving us one clue per week until the grand reveal which usually lasts from 6-8 weeks.

These are the fabrics I have pulled for my quilt.

I decided to go with one constant fabric for my neutrals instead of going scrappy. I only have about 1/2 yard left after cutting the required squares. I hope that will be enough.

Last year two of my ...

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November 27, 2016
Allietare ready for quilter from Stash Overflow

I met my goal to get Allietare ready for the quilter before this year’s mystery started but I didn’t get it to the quilter due to this darned respiratory bug.


Amy and Sandie holding my top. I find hanging over that railing a bit scary.

As you can see, I didn’t use Bonnie’s colors last year. I also changed the inner border color and size because I think the “red” ties the triangles together. I probably could have made the inner border a bit wider but what’s done is done. I absolutely love it.

Normally ...

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November 16, 2016
Trunk Full Of Quilts – 2016 from TheEclecticAbuela

 Online Quilt Trunk Show 2016 | Whims And Fancies

Once again, Soma at Whims and Fancies is hosting an online trunk show. It is so much fun to look at and admire everyone's entries--be sure to visit; you will be glad you did!

Though I made many other quilts in 2016, I am proud of having completed five Bonnie Hunter quilt designs this year. Since one of them is a gift, still to be given, I can't show it, but here are the other four.

First: Last year's mystery quilt, Allietare. This was the first of Bonnie's annual mysteries that I made--it certainly won't ...

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October 28, 2016
A Finish for the October One Monthly Goal from Life In Pieces

Normally I post on Monday and sometimes on Wednesday but this week we've had intermittent Internet issues, so I've not been able to get a post drafted.  Those issues seemed to be resolved, so hopefully I'll get this post written before we have to head off to work.  

It's the end of another month.  Which means it's time to report on the October One Monthly Goal.

The plan for October was to bind Allietare, the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt from last year.  Bonnie just posted the fabric requirements for this year's mystery, En Provence ...

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October 23, 2016
Slow Stitching and a Stash Report for Week 43 of 2016 from Life In Pieces

Is it really week 43 of 2016?  As I typed this blog title, my mind was in complete denial.  It really can't be that late in the year can it?  But since we've only got one week left in October, I suppose that's really where we are.  I'm so not ready for the end of another year!  

I was playing with the idea of a solo sewing retreat today.  With all the holiday stuff coming up, this may be my last chance for one till after the holidays.  So that settles it, I'm going to ...

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October 22, 2016
FCQ Sew-in from Stash Overflow

Back in the late 1990s when I joined Faithful Circle Quilters, we had sew-ins every month or two. We had to stop when the church where we meet was undergoing renovations. When we started having sew-ins again, they always seemed to be on the second Saturday of the month so I couldn’t go because that is Jinny Beyer Club day. Then the sew-ins stopped again.

Our current president is trying to get the sew-ins started again and scheduled one for today. Usually a member presents an optional project for people to work on. I was able to go but ...

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October 16, 2016
Slow Stitching and a Stash Report from Life In Pieces

It's been a slow and relaxing weekend.  On Saturday we attended the Tulsa Food Truck Festival.  That was a new experience.  Drama Teen and both ordered pork rib mac and cheese from the Mr. Nice Guys truck. 

It was yummy.  There's a lot of food there, neither of us finished our portions. 

There was some time for some slow stitching before we left and after we got home.  

I should turn the second corner on the binding for Allietare this afternoon.  I love the striped backing and Trudy's quilting looks as good on back as it does ...

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October 2, 2016
October One Monthly Goal: Catch up on Finishes from Life In Pieces

Hard to believe it's October already and it's time to decide what to pick as the One Monthly Goal

That's been a point of contemplation this week.  Zombies is out for quilting. I expect it to be back sometime this month, but as it's not in the sewing room right now, I don't want to use that as my goal for October.  My quilt plan calls for 9 finishes this year, but I've only got two finishes so far.  Poinsettias needs a back before it can be quilted, but Allietare just needs to be ...

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September 6, 2016
One Quilt Leads to Another and Another... from TheEclecticAbuela

I'm working on a Bonnie Hunter quilt called Pfeffernusse, and I got to thinking about how I got here.

Last year, Bonnie Hunter's mystery was called Allietare. For that quilt, I pulled out red, gold, and neutral fabrics.

Fabrics for Allietare

Allietare quilt top

As I was working on Allietare, I thought about the fact that I wanted to do Jamestown Landing (also from Bonnie Hunter) in red and neutral, so while I had the fabrics out, I started that quilt.

Jamestown Landing quilt top

I also wanted to make an Old Tobacco Road quilt (yet another Bonnie ...

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August 12, 2016
Allietare is ready to quilt from My Sewing Room

I had a couple of hours off work this morning and used it to put those borders onto Allietare. I declare this one a finished top and I can't tell you how good it feels!  Yay!! 
My plan is to find a backing tomorrow and my local quilt shop and leave it to be quilted. I had forced myself to finish this and not work on anything else until it was done. So now I can get caught up on Farm Girl Vintage and the Temecula Circa 2016 blocks during the next week.
And I need to choose another ...

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August 11, 2016
Allietare - ready for borders from My Sewing Room

After trimming the cream points off the setting triangle units, I can finally add the 2 borders to this quilt. There is a narrow gold one and then a 5" black border.  Maybe the black border will push this quilt away from the Christmas-y look it has by pulling the eye to the black in the blocks instead of the green.

Probably no sewing today as I have to work this morning and then take my grandson to his last golf lesson this afternoon. Maybe I can get those border strips added Friday afternoon when I get some time off ...

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