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August 1, 2018
Bird Brain from Quilts....etc.

Bird Brain is done and handed off to Melanie – bye, bye birdies!  Here is my daughter Melanie (on the right) with help from her trusty little sidekick (her great niece) Aniya holding it up. Bird Brain after washed and dried finished at 57.5 x 61.5 – it is hand quilted with machine stitching in […]

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July 30, 2018
Monday–Back to Quilting from Quilts....etc.

We were gone for the weekend we drove north for a family get together.  An old uncle of mine who rarely has seen the family for this reason or that – mainly many miles between us came for a visit – he is my fathers youngest brother and is now 82 years old – dad […]

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July 28, 2018
Bird Brain from Quilts....etc.

One side of binding is now done.  I hadn’t posted any photos of this one since I took it off the frame – I had meant to show the fabrics I was choosing from and then did a post on the Tumalo Trails finish so here is Bird Brain – I had no brown left […]

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July 25, 2018
A Lot Accomplished from Quilts....etc.

What a day Tuesday was – so very much got done.  First on Monday night I finished quilting Bird Brain and off the rollers it came. The backing – now I will look through brown fabric and see what I have for binding – I didn’t have any of these brown left that I used […]

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July 24, 2018
Birds Well Soon Be Done from Quilts....etc.

Pretty soon it will be “bye, by birdies” I have rolled the quilt down for the final time and working across the top on.  This is where I left off on Sunday night and picked up last night. And hopefully I got over to the last area before I quit for the night. My Tunisian […]

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July 23, 2018
Moving Right Along from Quilts....etc.

Progress on binding for Tumalo Trails is going well – one more side left to do and then it can get tossed in the washing machine. My label – I order a package an etsy shop every couple of years, I think there are 15 labels in a package – something like that.  When I […]

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July 22, 2018
Birds and Flannel from Quilts....etc.

Bird Brain is progressing really well and should be done within a week I expect or less.  But then it was nearly done when I put it on the frame so it is getting done in the time I wanted.  Here is one that I finished yesterday And going across the top this is what […]

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July 21, 2018
Bird Brain from Quilts....etc.

I knew I would be able to quilt this one much faster after I took it off the hoop and moved it to the empty frame and I am so glad I did that. And this is left to do I didn’t work on anything else yesterday other than finish one side of the binding […]

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July 20, 2018
A Busy Sewing Day from Quilts....etc.

I don’t know about you but when it is in the 90’s outside and very humid I tend to stay inside most of the day and other than running a few errands and going to the fitness center to exercise I stay home.  So I did get a bit done yesterday – 4 flannel blocks […]

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July 19, 2018
Started the Binding from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday morning I got the binding pressed and machine stitched in place (I used the Babylock so it wouldn’t be sitting idle for too long!)  for Tumalo Trails – now on to the hand stitching part.  I got maybe a third of one side done (104 inches per side) It had been hard to see […]

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July 18, 2018
Tumalo Trails–Finished from Quilts....etc.

Well I still have to get the binding on but other than that – finished!  The quilting was done about 9PM Monday night – The last stitches taken I unrolled it and unpinned and let it collapse to the floor and yes the floor underneath the quilting frame is starting to collect up a few […]

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July 15, 2018
Not Much To Show from Quilts....etc.

Saturday wasn’t a good day for getting things done.  I don’t know if any of you have had the newest vaccination for Shingles but you have to get a shot and then another one two months later.  I got one in early May with no reaction other than a sore arm but then I had […]

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July 9, 2018
Another Nice Day from Quilts....etc.

Two nice days in a row – high’s only in the 80’s – so yes after high 90’s that is pretty nice.  I was out on the porch yesterday morning working on Daisy Chain and I got one more block (hexie) done – these are about 6 inches finished so a nice size when done.  […]

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July 5, 2018
A Little Quilting from Quilts....etc.

We had a quite 4th of July yesterday.  Mike had a dental implant procedure done on Tuesday and was on soft foods for 24 hours – and on pain medication – overall did well but we had a quite day with no barbecue. I did get some more quilting done – it was too hot […]

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July 3, 2018
Tumalo Trails from Quilts....etc.

I forgot to take a photo of the end of the row of Tumalo Trails that  I was quilting on Sunday night before I rolled it down so I took a photo of what is left to do.  Not a lot left but this much will probably take me close to 3 weeks or the […]

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June 28, 2018
Tumalo Trails and Bird Brain from Quilts....etc.

Two hand quilting projects going on when my thumb and several fingers are bothered with arthritis means work will be slow going! I must remember in the future to only do one at a time!  More quilts upcoming will need to be done by machine so I will need to practice more and get used […]

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May 25, 2018
Cutting Flannel from Quilts....etc.

I have not gotten any quilting done since I last posted and was so terribly busy yesterday.  In between packing and cleaning I sat down and cut more flannel – I might have all the colors cut out and ready to cut the light beige colors when we get home. Other than the flannel I […]

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May 21, 2018
Bird Brain from Quilts....etc.

I have been working on Bird Brain again the last couple of days and making a little progress This is the area that is left to do – above the white line although I noticed I did it wrong – on the left side it should be 3 down from the top The bird currently […]

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May 6, 2018
Garden and Hand Quilting from Quilts....etc.

The Bird Brain quilt is coming along pretty well.  It is now over half finished!  The part above the white line needs to be quilted – below the line is finished. For Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy I will be working on the bird in the hoop. Just a little quilting was done on Friday […]

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May 1, 2018
A Little Quilting from Quilts....etc.

Not a lot done yesterday we were out of town for a good part of the day so no machine quilting got done – I didn’t feel like doing it in the evening and I hope to get a good start on it today and make some progress.    So here it sits as I left […]

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