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January 21, 2018
Applique and Piecing from Quilts....etc.

I think I have it figured out what all I have to do to fix the mistakes that I made this past week on Hertfordshire Quilt – and I have two of the strips taken apart and fixed to the right size – two more sides are taken apart and need to be re-stitched.  This […]

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January 20, 2018
Little Pieces = Mistakes for Me from Quilts....etc.

I have a feeling these will not be the first pieces of Hertfordshire Quilt that will need to be taken apart and redone!  I really should have caught it in yesterday’s photo of the borders lined up around the quilt center.  The borders are too long,  they must be redone.  I went and put them […]

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January 19, 2018
Piecing Hertfordshire Quilt and Quilting Hexies from Quilts....etc.

I was home all day yesterday and got a bit done on several things.  First the progress on the Hertfordshire Quilt. I had all the pieces cut for this next round of pieces and got to it – I would work on one side and take a break and go do something else then come […]

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January 17, 2018
Countless Mugs of Hot Drinks from Quilts....etc.

Oh My has it been cold – thankfully this is a short cold spell but because of how cold it is it feels like it has been a long time I guess – down to 9 Monday night and 7 Tuesday night!!  but by the weekend it might be 60 degrees LOL – snow was […]

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January 16, 2018
Its a Finish from Quilts....etc.

Murrieta Stars is official finished – other than washing/drying and a label that is.  Finished in time for our 40 hours or so of temperatures below freezing.  Now we will see how warm it keeps us and do we still need a second quilt on the bed. Multi-color binding – I love doing binding like […]

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January 14, 2018
It’s Done! from Quilts....etc.

Quilting is done on Murrieta Stars – 97 hours of hand work, now on to the binding.  I unpinned it from the rails and spritzed more lines out that I had missed and hung it over the rails to dry over night and then Saturday I got the binding on it.  Now ready for the […]

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January 12, 2018
Quilting Away from Quilts....etc.

Little by little this quilt is getting done and give me about two more nights and it will be done!    This much of the last border was done on Wednesday night –  hard to show more when it is all rolled up! I have complained of my lights for a long time and Mike found […]

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January 11, 2018
Busy Busy from Quilts....etc.

This quilt is just moving along so rapidly now – I actually sat down and quilted yesterday morning beside in the evening.  I pushed through and got to the end of the border in the morning then spritzed out the blue lines and let it dry in the afternoon while I was out and about.  […]

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January 10, 2018
More Quilting from Quilts....etc.

Moving along on the quilting of Murrieta Stars – it is the main thing I am working on these days.  Shown from an angle what I did the last several days. This area was on Monday night – and yes the color is not right – it is so hard to get a good shot […]

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January 6, 2018
The Too Be Quilted Box from Quilts....etc.

I was looking to see if I had cut binding for the flannel quilt Murrieta Stars after someone asked if I had from the scraps and thought I better look.  Down came the box off the top shelf where the quilt tops are stored that need “to be quilted” – binding found.  I was pretty […]

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December 19, 2017
A Finish from Quilts....etc.

Handful of Scraps top is finished!  I had originally planned for a much bigger quilt – but I have plenty of big quilts and more big quilts waiting in line to be quilted so this is a small one – it finished at 56.5 x 61.5 inches – I started it in May 2016.   […]

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December 18, 2017
Handful of Scraps from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday was a busy day of laundry, more baking and reading – I’m on the last book of the Outlander series and wow does it take time to read – I think I have been reading these books for close to two months now – I read them the first time about 20 years ago […]

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December 17, 2017
Making Cookies and Hexies from Quilts....etc.

I am on my last row of Hexies for Handful of Scraps and I had to baste about 45 pieces as I had about run out – they were already cut so I did them while Mike and I watched a movie last night and started to add the row.  If I stick to it […]

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December 15, 2017
The Other Big Project from Quilts....etc.

I said I had two big major projects planned for next year – and yes both will take several years for me to complete seeing as I always work on less challenging quilts at the same time just for fun.  The one I showed the other day The Hertfordshire Quilt will be EPP, machine? and […]

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December 13, 2017
Are You Ready For a New Project from Quilts....etc.

I know I am ready for a new project – I’m getting kind of tired of the same old things!  The hexie quilt Handful of Scraps will be finished soon and I will be ready then for a new quilt to work on this coming year.  It will be a challenging quilt and I will […]

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December 10, 2017
A Cold Weekend from Quilts....etc.

We didn’t get the snow that people in the deep south and the eastern coastline did but it has been cold here recently which does make it feel more like winter and the holiday season for sure – but I have been extremely slow this year putting out my decorations – I hope that we […]

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December 9, 2017
Handful of Scraps from Quilts....etc.

I am seriously thinking of not making Handful of Scraps any larger – I am working on the 2nd of 3 rows on this area as you can see and then all the sides will be the same – I’m really not sure if I will go larger – right now it will measure 57 […]

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November 30, 2017
The Small Scrappy Quilt from Quilts....etc.

From two charm packages – one print and one white solid comes a throw size quilt with a little bit of fabric from the stash.  This quilt will be donated.  Finally got back to work on it yesterday.  The borders are sewn in place but I will replace one cornerstone as it is the same […]

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November 29, 2017
A New Pattern for Next Year from Quilts....etc.

A Little of this and that – my outside activity I know is coming to an end soon so yesterday I was back in the yard again after going to the fitness center and grocery shopping – I was picking up branches and walking around  – I had meant to finish the little bit left […]

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November 18, 2017
Quilting, Piecing, Fall from Quilts....etc.

Murrieta Stars is coming along and will come along faster now that I decided to forego flowers or anything fancy and just get on with straight stitching on this flannel quilt.  This half of the quilt in the section across that I reach is now done. This much to go before it gets rolled down […]

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