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April 21, 2017
Murrieta Stars from Quilts....etc.

All of the stars are finished.  Now I need to press the big piece of yellow flannel and start cutting out the all the pieces that go next.  I think I have about 6 yards of fabric here so well be busy pressing and cutting.  The quilt will be set on the diagonal and has […]

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April 20, 2017
Quilts and Enjoying Outdoors from Quilts....etc.

I got Handful of Scraps back out to work on the second border – I never did get it appliqued in place I had got started working on the stars and the quilting on the Postage Stamp quilt and got side tracked.  Would you believe I started blogging 10 years ago!! Wow time flies. The […]

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April 18, 2017
This and That from Quilts....etc.

By time I got home yesterday from my doctor’s appointment and my Reclast IV treatment I was exhausted!  Talk about a delay in the lab area – I don’t know if they had several out sick or on vacation or what but I have never seen it that packed before – I walked into the […]

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April 14, 2017
Quilting, Piecing, Garden & Ice Cream!! from Quilts....etc.

wow what a busy day yesterday was – I have gotten my 10,000+ steps for 5 days in a row!!  The morning was spent on the garden – just distance shot here – lot’s of work to do still – I did get 6 tomato plants planted last night though so that’s good – mulch […]

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April 6, 2017
Flannel, Hexies and Quilting from Quilts....etc.

Like I thought it was a very chilly day yesterday and the wind didn’t make it feel any warmer and it was cloudy  – when you go from capris and sandals to jeans, sweat shirt and socks you know it is chilly.  The heat was back on last night and will be for three nights […]

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April 4, 2017
Hexies and Quilting from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday I was not home much so not a lot got done.  I did get some hexies thread basted – these were hexies that were already cut and left over from the center of Handful of Scraps.  I laid it out on the floor and played with hexies to see about the design that will […]

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April 3, 2017
Murrieta Stars from Quilts....etc.

Time to get a new quilt started!  Finally I have cut into the fabric for the first flannel quilt kit that I bought over a year ago from Craftsy!  I am so pleased so far with the amount of fabric that was included – so far there seems to be triple the amount of fabric […]

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April 2, 2017
Hexies and Garden from Quilts....etc.

Managed to get a little work done on the hexies but will finish this side I image sometime later today as rain will start late afternoon and the work in the garden will need to wait until later in the week again as it will be wet again unless most of  the rain misses us. […]

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March 31, 2017
On to the Border from Quilts....etc.

Not a lot of work done yesterday on quilts.  It took awhile just cutting fabric, measuring large pieces, figuring out borders for miter’s and such – is a big problem for me at times!  Math is not my strong suit.  Here I have things laid out on the table just looking things over and playing […]

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March 30, 2017
Handful of Scraps from Quilts....etc.

Well this section of Handful of Scraps is finished! now to decide what I will do with the border.  I have enough border fabric for wide borders and will make chains of hexie flowers or hexies to go all the way around – to be determined on what it will look like. the background fabric […]

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March 28, 2017
Hexagons from Quilts....etc.

I was on a roll with basting hexies so I continued to do that yesterday instead of working on the borders of the propeller quilt.  I just didn’t feel much like working with the sewing machine for some reason.  Besides hexies I was finally trying out my fancy shortbread pan. First the hexies – I […]

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March 27, 2017
Handful of Scraps from Quilts....etc.

EDITED: 10:50 AM  has anyone gotten the wide back fabric from Connecting Threads – do you like it, does it feel the same as all your other quilters cotton fabric does?  It is currently on sale – no affiliation – just looking at the wideback sale and wondering – I bought one of them quite […]

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March 26, 2017
Hexies and Flowers from Quilts....etc.

Back to the hexies  – this quilt top is moving along this past month and the center is getting closer and closer to a finish.  The lower right is the area I am working on this weekend and I will be linking to Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy today.  I plan on getting this corner […]

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March 25, 2017
Working On Border from Quilts....etc.

The border work for the Retro Air Ship Propeller quilt is moving along but it finished off a little wavy so I’m going to go back in on Monday – taking a break – and take in a couple seams here and there to try to tame that waviness down.  The top and bottom of […]

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March 23, 2017
Propellers from Quilts....etc.

In order to do the border how I want to do I had to make one more propeller block.  This was not hard to do as I had it so down pat that I got one done in no time at all.  When I got done with the propeller block I cut the rest of […]

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March 22, 2017
A Sewing Day from Quilts....etc.

A lot got done yesterday.  It was a nice day again but I felt like sewing and making bread.  I started to work on the Propeller border but soon moved on to the bread and the pieces are still on the table where I left them – maybe cutting more today.  Here is where I […]

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March 21, 2017
First Day of Spring–Felt Like Summer from Quilts....etc.

Really people it felt like the first day of summer today not spring.  I do not ever remember having this warm of a day for the first day of Spring – 84.9 degrees – where the heck did that come from – and today as well.  I actually had to turn the A/C on in […]

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March 20, 2017
Hexagons from Quilts....etc.

Only a little progress on Sunday – the weather was great again and I was outside with the yard – a little here and there and gradually it is all getting cleaned up – thank heavens for a riding lawn mower that can mulch leaves and small twigs up like crazy. I got this much […]

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March 19, 2017
Pretty Flowers from Quilts....etc.

it is that time of year – everything is beginning to bloom or has already bloomed and is done! yes believe it or not the earliest daffodils have been done for several weeks – now other varieties will begin soon.  I am disappointed in my tulips that I planted – I planted about 40 bulbs […]

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March 18, 2017
Spring is Back from Quilts....etc.

66 degrees yesterday and more of the same through the weekend and maybe near 80 on Monday – crazy weather – I just saw a new map on the weather channel that says the next three months for our area will be above normal for warmth – I hope we are not going to have […]

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