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November 14, 2021
Slow progress............ from Exuberant Color

 I'm starting off today with the same photo I showed yesterday and next is the inspiration quilt so you can see the look I am working toward.

This quilt was made by Liza Pryor Lucy and is in the 1997 Glorious Patchwork.  This caught my eye when I first bought this book but I never made it because it looked like I would have to use solid color fabric to reproduce it.  Then over the years I accumulated the Marcia Derse lines which are perfect for it.  I am making mine one row longer and I'm contemplating using ...

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November 11, 2021
Favorite Tools for Hand Binding from The Cloth Parcel

Binding your quilts by hand can be time consuming, but it always produces beautiful results. Admittedly, it’s not our favorite way to finish quilts (because we’re always short on time), but when we’ve spent a long time on piecing and custom quilting a quilt, it seems a shame to speed through the binding phase and […]

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November 7, 2021
Binding time............ from Exuberant Color

My colorwash wallhanging was nagging me to trim it and sew on the binding.

I got one side hand sewn and about 10" along the next edge.  My shoulder was complaining so I'll work on this over a few days.

Outside I got all of the rest of the peonies cut down and one Annabelle hydrangea bush trimmed.  It will be in the 60s today so I hope to get a lot more done. 

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November 1, 2021
Binding from Alamosa Quilter

 My long arm quilter is back! I dropped off a bunch of quilts for her to quilt for me last week and she returned a few late last week when she stopped into the shop.

quilts to bind

However, I haven't finished ANY of them yet! I have one long side left to hand sew the binding to the back on the first one, not shown in the photo above. I have the binding sewn to the front of another and binding made but not attached to the front yet for a third. The rest will have to wait. So I'm ...

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October 31, 2021
Kitchen Scraps Challenge and Another UFO Done. from The Cozy Quilter

 Each year, the Elgin Piecemakers Guild issues a challenge to their members.  This past year, we were given a piece of insulbrite thermal batting and asked to make something for our kitchens using scraps.  On Thursday night, we met in person for the first time in ages and revealed our projects.  There were oven mitts, hot pads, a casserole carrier, tea cosies, etc.  Many in the group used selvages in their projects.  I decided to raid my denim stash (from old jeans) for my lasagna pan hot pad.  I have a large orange lasagna pan and always have to use ...

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October 17, 2021
Hand Stitching the Binding from The Cozy Quilter

I did not get much time to sew or knit this past week.  I had several appointments and some jobs to do around the house. I'm happy that the painting in the bedrooms has been done for a couple of weeks now and the new carpeting was installed on Friday so we are putting the furniture back into the rooms now.  This is a project that will stretch over several days.  We are going to add shelves to a closet so I can store my quilts in it and we have to find a new light fixture for our ...

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October 10, 2021
Knitting and Stitching in the Sunshine from Romany Quilting

Sunday morning looked promising, blue skies and sunshine, so I decided to spend a bit of time outside on the patio.  Perhaps a little knitting to start with, I thought.  My secret socks are coming along well, but no photo opportunities for them.  Instead I did some knitting on a pretty yellow baby beany, using some yarn gifted to me recently.


Another baby beany

My hand stitching consisted of stitching the binding down on a child’s donation quilt, so I happily sat outside and worked on that for a while.  But then the wind got up, and the temperatures ...

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October 6, 2021
Binding sewn............. from Exuberant Color

I finished the hand sewing on the binding of the floral colorwash but need to move some things off the design wall before I can take a full photo.  I think this might be the first time I have used a stripe for a colorwash binding.  It is quite purple which doesn't show as much in a photo.

Colorwise it is fine on both back and front but I think I will need to look at it for a few days before I'm positive it is the right binding.  There is probably a 99% chance I wouldn't ...

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September 29, 2021
All that binding! from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

Yesterday, I picked up 5 quilts from the LAer.  Lots and lots of binding to come!  This is a good time as the temps. are starting to cool down now and to have these on my lap in the evenings will be most welcome.

I do have a finish but no photos to show you.  Binding and label are done.  Tick, tick.  Just need a sleeve and then wash and dry and then photos to come.  Happy, happy, happy to have something finished after quite a dry spell of just finishing tops.
Cottage season is starting to wind down and ...

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September 25, 2021
Busy Binding....with a little help! from Val's Quilting Studio

My grand guys birthday quilts are almost done!

I'm busy sewing the binding...and Jackson seems to think these are for him?

Such a funny pup!

Who by the way just turned twelve!
Finished quilt pictures coming soon!
Hope this post finds all my quilty friends doing well.
Sending smiles your way! V:)
good day!

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September 7, 2021
Second finish for September 2021.............. from Exuberant Color

I finished hand stitching the binding last night on this Kaffe collective 16 patch baby quilt.  It is 39" x 47" before washing.

The Cloud backing is also a Kaffe Fassett fabric.  The binding is the pastel Pencils fabric.

I was cleaning out a box in the basement and found the pattern for the 22" soft sculpture dolls which were popular in the early 1980s.  One of my employees gave a class on making them at my quilt shop.  In another box I still have some of the stretchy fabric for making them and I think there might even be ...

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September 6, 2021
Still hand stitching.............. from Exuberant Color

It wasn't a matter of not keeping busy, I just couldn't stay motivated to finish the hand stitching on the binding.  I did some sorting and cleaning up which feels like more of an accomplishment.  I have 2 more empty storage boxes.  There are 4 alike so they will be used for sorting bins as I continue cleaning up.

One of the things that keeps getting moved from place to place is a stack of improv blocks made with Kaffe collective fabrics.  I get them out and think I will do something with them, and when no great ...

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September 5, 2021
First finish for September............. from Exuberant Color

I used the same little gray floral as the backing for the binding on this small quilt and did it all by machine.  It finishes around 29 x 41 before washing.  I think this will be a great tummy time quilt for a new baby.

I decided to hand finish the binding on the pastel 16 patch so I'm not quite finished with it yet.

It was overcast yesterday and cool but a little more humid.  I went out late in the afternoon to pull violets and weeds so I could rake the area for my new path.  This ...

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Knitting and Stitching! from The Cozy Quilter

Last week, I showed you the block I made for one of the TMQG members for a round robin of sorts.  That block was supposed to be done and mailed by the end of July, but I was obviously late!  In an attempt to be caught up by the end of August, I made these 4 blocks for D.  She had requested black and white with a pop of colour and some words that reflected the times we are in on her block.  I found some fabric in my stash with French words on it--Bonjour and Merci were the words ...

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September 4, 2021
Busy day on the porch from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


The porch was a hotspot yesterday! I should have taken a picture of the two bags of fabric that Diane picked up in the morning. Actually, that was an exchange as she left me this in place of the two bags. 

Completed quilt tops for community projects

I think there are six quilts in total in that basket. Yep - the basket is mine, in case you didn't figure that out. I sent it to Diane a while ago filled with fabric. 

Then I had someone pick up a quilt that I quilted for them. And they dropped off a ...

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September 2, 2021
Monthly recap, August 2021 from Exuberant Color

I had 2 finishes, just under the wire.  The pineapple log cabin quilt is 44" x 55" and the scrappy quarter log cabin quilt is 70.5" x 87".  That takes one more off my "large quilt tops" list.  That is where I have the most waiting to be finished.

 I was happy to finish 4 quilt tops in August.  The small Economy block quilt top is 41.25" square, below it the Kaffe pastel 16 patch quilt top is 40" x 48".  In the middle, made with Kaffe collective fabrics and the Matrix pattern (by SpringLeaf Studios) is 53 ...

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September 1, 2021
One finish.................. from Exuberant Color

I worked on hand finishing the 2 bindings all day yesterday until late last night. It was too late to do my monthly recap collages so I'll just cover one of the finishes in this post.

This small quilt is 44" x 55" and the pieces were cut with my die cutter and the pineapple log cabin die.  Most of these blocks were leftovers from this quilt and I just needed to make a few more blocks to finish the on point layout.

The setting triangle fabric is a gray/blue and cream dotted print.  From a distance it ...

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August 31, 2021
Trimming and binding.............. from Exuberant Color

I did straight line quilting on this quarter log cabin quilt.  I took it off the frame and trimmed the edges, chose a binding and cut the strips.

My thread was Superior So Fine in a medium value beige/tan.  The only place it shows much is on the black fabric.

I started the hand sewing on the binding of the pineapple log cabin small quilt.

The weather has turned pleasant once again and the whole week looks great.  Once I get my end of the month quilts finished I will need to get outside and pull weeds in the ...

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August 30, 2021
Another quilted.................. from Exuberant Color

It only took 8 years to get this one to the finish line.  I finished quilting at 11 last night so I will remove it from the longarm today.  Here is the post when the top was finished.

I also chose the binding for this one and cut the strips.

And of course I need a photo of something in my garden.  This zinnia was the prettiest of the ones in full bloom and it is slightly beyond its prime.  


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August 7, 2021
Two Finishes! from The Cozy Quilter

 Last week, I gave you a sneak peak at a gift I made, and, now that the gift has been given, I can show you the finished wall hanging.  I used up some more of my 30's prints for this one, although the barn fabric is just from my red drawer.  I quilted the barn with vertical lines to look like barn boards.  The silo is quilted with horizontal lines.  The little basket block was in my spare parts box--I made many basket blocks years ago with my friend, Christine.  This was a good opportunity to use one for ...

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