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January 30, 2020
Finished Flowering Snowball Quilt from Thread Head

I finished the Flowering Snowball quilt.

It is 72"x84", 12" blocks set 6x7. This is a quilt that I cut out with a GO! die, about 5 years ago. 
I think I kept putting off finishing it because I didn't know how to quilt it. It turned out much better than I hoped. I was thinking of selling the die, but now I see more potential.

I quilted open heart feathers in the cream sections and citrus peel, and an echo in the print sections.
The batting is Hobbs Tuscany Cotton/Wool blend (80/20). It was lovely ...

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January 29, 2020
Quilted! from Thread Head

I am pleased the the Flowering Snowball quilt is all quilted.

Just the binding left.

Photos from around -

 Another frosty day.
 Molly has learned to sit while a vehicle goes by on the highway behind our home.
A sliver of the moon at sunset.

All the best!♥︎

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January 28, 2020
Still Making Progress from Thread Head

I finished quilting another row of blocks today -seven. Fourteen to go.

We had to go into the city today, and on the way home saw a small herd of deer.

Far off, in a field, but still exciting to see.

All the best!♥︎

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January 27, 2020
Seems to Be Working from Thread Head

When I sat down at the sewing machine to quilt this morning I had an idea of how I wanted to start quilting the scrappy print sections of the Flowering Snowball quilt. I wanted something simple and started with an Orange Peel design (curved corner to corner lines around the shapes, about 1/4" from the edge to mimic hand quilting). Then I just echoed that design, about 1/2 away from the first line.

I am happy with how it is turning out.

Half of the squares are done.

Photos from around -

 Foggy this morning.
Molly struggling with another ...

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January 26, 2020
Machine Quilting from Thread Head

I quilted one of my favourite designs - open heart feathers, on the Flowering Snowball quilt.

I finished all of the cream sections.

Now I have to decide what to quilt in the scrappy sections. I think I will keep it pretty simple.
I think not knowing what to quilt on this quilt is what kept me from finishing this five years ago (click here to see when I cut it out along with three other projects - two of the quilts have been well loved for a while, and the start of a project I recently finished).

I am almost ready ...

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January 25, 2020
Finally from Thread Head

I finally got around to pinning the quilt I was hoping to start quilting last week.

It is a Flowering Snowball quilt I cut using a GO! die, and started about 5 years ago. 

Photos from around- 

 Molly finally managed to get her big stick home.
 She had a hard time maneuvering through her track, but she made it.
 The ice on the rink is so thick.
Luckily there is one tree by the rink, so we can stash our boots away from a puppy who likes to run away with them.
 A couple of coyotes caught on the trail ...

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