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February 27, 2018
Washed and Bound–Handful of Scraps is Done from Quilts....etc.

I love how this little quilt turned out!  it is now soft and crinkly, antique looking – of course it did shrink down as expected but sometimes seems to shrink more than one would think.   It was washed in cold water and dried on medium and finished at 50 x 55 (that is down from […]

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February 26, 2018
Hand Quilting Started from Quilts....etc.

The hand quilting for Tumalo Trails got started and I decided to put a stencil on the 9 patches instead of diagonal lines. One part of the sashing has a design drawn on it.  I mark as I go as I almost always decide after I get a quilt on the frame what I am […]

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February 25, 2018
Tumalo Trails is On The Frame from Quilts....etc.

a river of water running through part of the yard from the road – we are just about at the  top of the ridge and water runs down hill.  Splatters on the lens from the rain – on the porch looking out towards the workshop Another scene from the porch looking towards the woods.  There […]

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February 24, 2018
Handful of Scraps–Off the Frame from Quilts....etc.

that’s right this hexie quilt is now ready for binding.  I finished the quilting on Thursday night.  Unpinned from the back and rolling it to the floor to unpin it from the front. Landed on the floor – all done but for the binding Laying over the rods while I get binding made. And it […]

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February 23, 2018
Bird Brain Top Done from Quilts....etc.

The last two rows of the Bird Brain have been added – all is pressed – now on to the batting and backing and basting.  It is hard to get the whole picture as the quilting frame is a little in the way and a corner of the table but I think you can see […]

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February 22, 2018
Cold Rainy Day = Sewing from Quilts....etc.

I hate cold rainy days – so chilly and we are getting too much rain.  At least 7 inches of rain since Friday night and the weather man says maybe 3 to 5 more inches by Saturday – this will be one rainy week – water everywhere.  The streams are high some roads in Arkansas […]

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February 21, 2018
Birds Done from Quilts....etc.

All the birds are sewn, next is to join the birds into the last two rows of strips and join to the quilt body – I plan to do that today.  I have 3 pieces of batting to sew together (I don’t think I have any fusible left) and get the backing fabric sewn as […]

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February 20, 2018
Busy Day from Quilts....etc.

Where to start – got a lot done yesterday – Bird Brain has grown – I think I only need six more birds – I miscounted and cut too many out I think. Quilting on Handful of Scraps on Sunday night Then I rolled it down for the last time and unconnected it from the […]

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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 16, 2018
Such a Beautiful Day from Quilts....etc.

February 15th felt like middle of spring for sure – we had a high of 75 degrees!!  Can you believe I spent a good part of it outside!  In the morning I took a walk around the property it was 64 degrees already at 9:30 by time I got done with 5 laps around and […]

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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 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 7, 2018
Morning Glory from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday morning I sat down at the work table and got busy glue basting pieces to the background rectangle.  Here is what is done and how I am doing it as there had been some questions on what I do with the paper templates – and that is what they are just paper templates made […]

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February 6, 2018
The Best Laid Plans from Quilts....etc.

I really had intended to get my Morning Glory pieces glue basted in place – but things happen and plans change.  The morning out took a little longer than planned – we needed to bring the car in to finally get the repair work done from the fender bender last month – the check finally […]

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