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September 25, 2021
A Rose Garden Block from Quilts....etc.

I really made progress on one block yesterday – often these blocks take me several days to make so I was pleased with the progress.  I should be able to get it done sometime today I would think even though I am meeting Melanie for lunch and pick up a few things at the store.  […]

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September 14, 2021
Another Busy Day from Quilts....etc.

Templates are cut and a stack of fabric is sitting ready to go through of orange colors for Love Letters.  I will rearrange my table today and get my vase in place.  Then I cut my stems and put them through the bias folder and get those somewhat in place – flower arranging comes after […]

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September 2, 2021
A Not Much of a Day Post from Quilts....etc.

Really it seems like I barely did anything – it was 97 degrees and I stayed in the house all day reading I think or knitting. The shawl is progressing and will be ready for fall and I don’t think I showed the Pineapple Quilt for a couple days – it too is progressing AccuQuilt […]

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September 1, 2021
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

I'm still working on these hexagons. 
One row... 
On top of another. The stack of finished hexagons is slowly growing. 

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August 30, 2021
Pineapple quilt from Quilts....etc.

The pineapple quilt is coming along nicely – I am getting very close to finishing row 6 This is a very easy quilt to quilt  – no fussy quilting in it just straight lines following the design of the piecing. Unpicking did happen for the Rose Garden block – I got the strips off with […]

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August 28, 2021
A Little Applique and Quilting from Quilts....etc.

I don’t think I did anything as planned on Friday – I just didn’t feel like sitting at the machine and I was listening to an audio book and working on applique and knitting for a good part of the day. One Pumpkin on the runner  is done and on to the leaf’s on that […]

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A Little Crochet Project. from Sunburnt Quilts

Sometimes it is good to have a yarn project on the go as well as stitching ones. This is a lap size crochet project that I have been working on when watch TV. I can’t seem to watch TV without having something like this on the go.

This has used the African flowers design in all the blocks and has been made using 8 ply cotton from Bendigo Woollen Mills.

I like the little star pattern that occurs when the blocks are joined.

I kept the edging simple. A couple of straight rows and then a small frill.

So ...

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August 24, 2021
Hot Day = Sewing Room from Quilts....etc.

We are in the middle of a short heat wave.  We are talking 95-98 degree weather for at least 4 days and yesterday was the second one we had.  I guess I would rather have a couple hot days to the flooding, tropical storms and fires that are happening in other parts of the US […]

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August 19, 2021
Block Number 15 from Quilts....etc.

Back to work on the Rose Garden – this is the begining of block #15 – when I get done with this one hopefully later today the center of this quilt will be mostly done – lots of borders so more to go I got started on the flying geese units yesterday so a bit […]

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August 18, 2021
A Little of This and That from Quilts....etc.

Once again I didn’t sit down to the sewing machine – I’m slacking off again on the Rose Garden quilt!  I must sit down tomorrow and get busy.  I did get tomatoes ready to get another batch of Marina Sauce made for today though and more tomatoes picked to start saving up enough for the […]

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August 16, 2021
Weekend Update from Quarter-Inch Capers

I didn't get a lot of anything done this weekend. I did a lot of things, but nothing really got finished. Except laundry. Laundry is all done. I did the floors Thursday night so I had that behind me. I worked on my crazier eights quilt, and I did some crocheting. I buy most of my cleaning supplies at the dollar store, and I noticed last time they went that they had yarn. I really liked this red color.

I thought it was 100% cotton, but I'm not so sure I was correct about that. It is hard ...

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Crocheted rag rugs from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 A couple of observations before I start. I was up early (as usual) and off to the gym. I wanted to go, then I didn't want to, and finally, I just said - get your butt in gear and go! There are very few people at the gym at 5 AM. I walked for 2 KM on the treadmill, and to keep myself entertained, I turned on the TV. Good grief! Who can watch this stuff? I had the local news channel on, which would be the equivalent of CNN?? 

Anyway, the type of station that has people talking (I ...

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Handwork from Quilts....etc.

I think I spent all day Sunday going from applique on the porch to knitting and reading in the afternoon to back out on the porch just listening to the book on the porch in low humidity but up to 88 degrees but with the breeze on the porch it felt nice.  I wouldn’t mind […]

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August 15, 2021
Play BALL! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 I told you yesterday was a great day! And today is going to be just as great!! The temperature has dropped significantly, and the humidity is gone. One little trick that doesn't make the heat so unbearable is that since we don't use the AC, we are more acclimatized to the high temperatures. That way, the backdoor is open for the girls to come and go, we don't suffer as we go inside and outside, and we can enjoy our backyard as if it's part of our house, which we do!

Having said that, if the ...

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August 12, 2021
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

This yellow is so much brighter than it looks here. A real sunshine!
This is the latest crop of hexagons. I combine colors when I don't have enough of a single color to make the hexagon. I am hoping this will make the finished blanket more interesting. And, I won't have a bunch of short pieces of yarn leftover. 

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August 9, 2021
Started Another Rose Garden Block from Quilts....etc.

This one is going easier – I think I really have it in my head now how to construct  these Rose Garden blocks the easiest way possible – after 10 blocks I should right LOL – the corners done And it was on to the flying geese which really is the hardest part for me […]

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August 8, 2021
stash report August 8, 2021 from Making A Lather

I bought these through missourri star quilt. I don't have any neutral colored batiks and the charm packs were so pretty.

stash report August 8, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 27.5 yards    sent home with my daughter

Fabric Used year to Date: 129 yards

Fabric Added this week: 2 1/4 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 100 yards

net fabric: 29 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. I am back to sewing in the mornings before breakfast.

Last week I showed some soap sacks that I was crocheting ...

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Aqua Stars from Quilts....etc.

Well I got caught up on my stars – these come together so easy – two blocks done in less than an hour!  So different than the Rose Garden stars which takes me 2 days to do 1 block! It is getting hard to see them all on the wall but I tried – on […]

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August 6, 2021
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

A friend gave me some Brava Worsted and I wasn't sure I would like it. It is a 100% acrylic yarn. I was pleasantly surprised. It is a great yarn to work with if you need something that is machine washable and wool just won't do.  
I've decided to make as many 6" hexagons as I can and stitch them together into a blanket. 
The pile of hexagons isn't very big, yet. These are great because I can make one in the evening after dinner and I feel like I have accomplished something. Do you have ...

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August 1, 2021
stash report August 1, 2021 from Making A Lather

I ordered a mystery fat quarter bundle from Missouri star quilt company. I liked all the fat quarters that I received. There were a few colors of the top fabric and nothing too wild. 

It was fun to see what was a mystery

stash report August 1, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 24 yards    for aunt elizas star

Fabric Used year to Date: 111 1/2 yards

Fabric Added this week: 3 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 97 3/4 yards

net fabric: 13 3/4 yards used more than bought - I am on the positive side again

 I ...

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