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November 25, 2019
Weekly update: the kitchen (still) and log cabins from With Strings Attached

The cabinets are in.  Counter tops this week  Electrical work this week.

We need to buy a dishwasher to replace the 10-year-old model which wasn't cleaning so well. The refrigerator is newer than that but because of the new location I can consider a bottom-freezer model.  (Any opinions?)

My husband caught a bug last week but seems to be over it. I came down with a cold Saturday evening -- I think the worst of it was Sunday night. We should be healthier by Thanksgiving Day. We've been invited to have dinner with friends.  I bought a turkey anyway ...

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Weekly update: kitchen, OMG, stars, and SQUIRREL! from With Strings Attached

The kitchen and dining room walls are now "Gleeful." (The contrast wall at the end of the entry hall is "Lime Rickey," a shade darker.) The base cabinets are in place and the upper cabinets are in the garage.

My November OMG was to make a bookshelf quilt for a former coworker who is retiring this month.  This is the 40th bookshelf quilt I've made since 2004, all using Christine Thresh's pattern (  (I have gotten my money's worth!)

I'm linking this post to the  OMG November finish .

I was pleased to get a place ...

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November 10, 2019
Summer Moon QAL: November Blocks from Carried Away Quilting

An early cold front has settled over my home state of Minnesota, and we even experienced some light snow this weekend. Rather than venture outside, I did a whole lot of sewing. I even stitched up my November blocks for the Summer Moon Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. I added a warm, sunny yellow print to each block ~ take that Mother Nature!

This month’s assignment includes these three blocks: Four X’s, Log Cabin and Memory. I’m sewing from my stash using a mix of prints by Lella Boutique and Corey Yoder. In these three blocks, the ...

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November 6, 2019
Cornerstones 51, 52, 53, 54, 55 from Virtual Quilter

Sometimes I ignore some of the more basic project files for months at a time, then when I open them up I see designs which I still love. This file was opened last when I set up a new computer some time ago.

I probably have enough Log Cabin quilt designs using many of the variations of the basic block to keep sharing them for years to come, but perhaps I need some sort of roster so that some files don’t sit around for too long without a breath of fresh air.

Love the one above!

In contrast to ...

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November 1, 2019
Quilt Exhibit in Houston from Pieced Brain

Last weekend, I had the privilege of visiting the Quilt Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. Although I know someone actually spent four hours viewing the quilts, the hour I was able to spend there filled me with awe and inspiration.

The quilts above are by Shizuko Kuroha from Tokio, Japan. This exhibit was called Pieces of My Life and featured her amazing, intricate quilts made with fabrics from her extensive collection of antique Japanese fabrics, especially indigo fabrics from old futons and clothes.

Most of the blocks were tiny log cabins, sometimes showcasing only one fabric in ...

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April 30, 2016
Freedom from Sewn With Curves

How the year has flown by. I didn't believe adults when I was younger telling me that time just flies by as you get older but I am a believer. Now that I am 40, I can only imagine how quickly things will happen. Fingers crossed that I am ready for it.

I lost my sewing mojo for a while, hence the lack of posts in recent months. This was the first time in years that I didn't sew everyone's Christmas presents. I have decided to not put any stress on myself for any reason to finish ...

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