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February 19, 2018
Bird Brain–Mistakes Happen from Quilts....etc.

Mistakes happen and all you can do is just roll with it.  I found that I cut one piece wrong in every single bird block that I cut out the other day!!  Thankfully I still have my box of left over pieces and I can cut a new piece – it might not be the […]

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February 18, 2018
A Busy Day in the Sewing Room from Quilts....etc.

Been busy cutting birds for the last 15 blocks of Bird Brain – the day started with 15 stacks of bird parts Then the white background pieces were all cut and added to the stacks – birds are now ready to be stitched again.  Stacked up neatly so they do not take up a lot […]

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February 17, 2018
Playing with Fabric from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday I had to get done with some housework before I could even think about playtime!!  The house was vacuumed, kitchen floor washed and the bathroom cleaned by 10:30 – I was meeting Melanie for lunch at 12:30 so really had to get stuff done!   Are you like me – you have a fairly clean […]

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February 14, 2018
Some Quilting from Quilts....etc.

On Monday night I didn’t watch a lot of the Olympics but quilted for a couple hours instead before watching from about 9-10 PM.  I had skipped a night or two of quilting and I’m determined not to take too much time off from it. Handful of Scraps – those two photos show what got […]

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February 13, 2018
Six Rows of Birds from Quilts....etc.

I think I will not do borders but check and see if I have enough fabric left to do two more rows of birds – I really didn’t want to do more birds but I just can’t think of something that I want for borders and thanks for all the suggestions.  As sick of piecing […]

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February 12, 2018
A Little of This and That from Quilts....etc.

I really couldn’t get in a sewing mood on Sunday for some reason, I did get done with a little on several projects though but it didn’t feel like a productive day  – it was a rainy chilly day so it was an inside day – it actually “snowed ice pellets” two different times that […]

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February 11, 2018
Bird Brain from Quilts....etc.

Lots of sewing got done on Saturday – it was a chilly light rain kind of day.  Nothing to do after I got home from exercise except sew or read – right? and I wasn’t in a reading mood so sewing it was. I got long rows of birds sewn together – all of them! […]

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February 10, 2018
A little More Piecing and Quilting from Quilts....etc.

No post yesterday that is because there were two post on Thursday.  I write my post the night before you normally see it and schedule it for the next day – I forgot to change the date on Thursday night when I finished my post and it went out early – some wondered why no […]

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February 8, 2018
More Applique and Birds from Quilts....etc.

Although I added a couple more birds to the wall I didn’t get done with as much as I would have liked to.  I was out much later in the afternoon then I thought I would be and that put me far enough out in the afternoon that by time I got home it was […]

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Quilting and Applique from Quilts....etc.

Ok lets get started.  After getting the applique ready on Tuesday I sat down in the evening in front of the tv for a short time to watch NCIS current season show and got started on the applique for Morning Glory – I continued on it last night while the news was on thinking I […]

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February 4, 2018
More Birds and Applique from Quilts....etc.

Saturday more birds were added to Bird Brain on the wall and I put them in longer rows to see what I needed to do still – and then of course I got side tracked and didn’t figure it out!  Now they are in 5 longer rows – right now without the blocks sewn together […]

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February 3, 2018
28 Birds from Quilts....etc.

The birds have been moving quicker since I cut all the pieces – cutting one bird at a time was slowing me down I guess – also I decided this quilt had been hanging around long enough at the barely started phase and I needed to prod it along.  So Bird Brain now has 28 […]

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February 2, 2018
My IPad and Handful of Scraps from Quilts....etc.

I know I have mentioned that I use my IPad at the quilting frame for watching/listening to shows while I am quilting but it has been a little awkward at times as there is always so much glare on the screen.  I have to position this way and that and sometimes it is almost sitting […]

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February 1, 2018
Many Projects from Quilts....etc.

Several projects were going – I started the morning cleaning off part of the sewing table so that I could pick out the fabric for the next applique pieces on Morning Glory – the templates were cut out the day before and I showed a photo then of the center rectangle I am working on.  […]

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January 30, 2018
Bird Brain from Quilts....etc.

Cutting the pieces out in advance for the Bird Brain blocks even though that was a boring two days of work made the blocks go faster yesterday even though I had cut several of the pieces out wrong – luckily they were too big so I can cut them down ok.  I added some sashing […]

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January 29, 2018
Quilting Hexies & Applique from Quilts....etc.

This hexie quilt seems to be flying along and I have to keep reminding myself it is because it is small not because I am super quilter LOL – almost to the half way already – roll it down once more and I might be reaching that magical half way point green hexie. Handful of […]

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January 28, 2018
Progress on a Few from Quilts....etc.

Between work on projects on Friday night and then Saturday during the day I got a bit done.  Look at this design wall – I am so glad I have a full wall – if you can you should do this – you see your work in progress and you don’t forget what needs work!  […]

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January 27, 2018
Cutting and Quilting from Quilts....etc.

Not a whole lot of sewing work got done yesterday.  I was going to sew another bird but then I changed my mind and decided to cut a lot of the pieces out in advance for it so the assembly will go faster instead. I have tried these birds several ways – free style just […]

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January 26, 2018
Daffodils and Bird Brain from Quilts....etc.

Well the daffodils are not blooming but look what I saw today when I was wandering the yard!  The earliest variety of daffodils that are sometimes peaking a yellow blossom out of snow are popping up out of the ground!!  Spring is coming – well in another month or so maybe – we always have […]

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November 16, 2017
Sunflower Quilting hmm–not sure from Quilts....etc.

Ok I am disappointed with the sunflower quilting in the plain square in Murrieta Stars to the point that I might pick it out and choose something else.  I do not like it when you stand back and can not see what the design is – another color thread – or just too much for […]

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