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November 14, 2018
Pineapples and Paris Star quilt from Charm About You

It's been sew sew sew at my house! These projects each have a lot of seams and used up a lot of thread. Completely worth it though because they turned out really nicely. 

My first project used the new Bird Pond collection in Blue and Teal by Tilda. I made two sizes of pineapple blocks for a 20" cushion front (which I did make into a cushion but I don't have a picture of the finish!). I chose to fussy cut the gorgeous Anemone print for the centre of the largest block and for the corner squares.

Pineapple Quilt block cushion by Charm About You

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July 23, 2018
Design Wall Monday from My Sewing Room



The cat did eventually get off my quilt, so I have most of the binding done.  Navy blue thread on a navy background demands daylight for me.  So I quit stitching with about a quarter of the binding left to finish.  I have an Ott light, but still find that navy blue and black are just hard to see.

I love how this Lone Star turned out. Bonnie (Pin Cushion) did a beautiful job quilting it with a meander and stars. 

Other Sunday sewing - while my husband played golf with SIL #2 - was pretty random.  I added 3 more vertical ...

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July 12, 2018
Patriotic Lone Star from My Sewing Room



Wednesday night is league golf for my husband, so my house was quiet and I decided to sew.  I have the Lone Star part done after less than 3 hours of sewing time.  This could be a lovely wall hanging if I add a simple border all around.  Currently it’s 28" square, so maybe a 3" border would be perfect.

The other crazy thought I had is to put a border on it and then add Garlic Knot blocks all around it, making a Quilt of Valor.  Either choice gives me some options to play with. This was definitely ...

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July 11, 2018
Easily distracted from My Sewing Room



Can you guess what has distracted me today?  It's a Lone Star quilt pattern done with jelly roll strips.

Last night I was looking at random quilt ideas online and I saw this easy Lone Star pattern.  Bonus - it was FREE.  The Lone Star has been on my "someday" list for a long time.  And when I needed a break from the computer screen and invoices this afternoon I went into my sewing room to see if I had any possible jelly roll strips - with evening sewing in mind.  However, once I found these patriotic strips, I thought - "just ...

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March 19, 2018
60 Degree Shapes from Pink Doxies



Cut from 2.5" Strips

A 60 Degree Play Day

Today was a catch up with laundry and ironing. But when the stack of shirts was done, I switched over to some scraps I keep at the house. I've wanted to play with some shapes to make stars based on 60 degrees angles. Though I've made a 60 degree triangle quilt, I've never pieced with diamonds, and was curious how hard it could be. 

The Lone Star is based on 60 degree diamonds as well as many other vintage quilts I've been itching to make. See ...

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December 25, 2017
The Quilts of Christmas Past from Sew........This Is My Blog

I can't believe I haven't blogged in almost three weeks. Well, I guess I can, really.  This has been a crazy-busy December!  I have barely been in my sewing room at all. Since I don't have anything new to share I thought I'd show some of the Christmas quilts I made in the past.  

This one is probably my favorite.  I made it in 2007 from blocks I received in a quilt guild row-robin.  Each person in the group made a row using the Christmas fabric I had provided.  When I got it back I didn ...

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November 11, 2017
Finish-A-Long Q4 – Finish Number Two from 120 Blocks

After several years, I have finally completed what I’m now calling Lone Star Explosion, a quilt I began in a class with Kimberly Einmo at the 2014 Grand Rapids AQS show. Here are a few process photos. Possible blocks Layout … Continue reading

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October 10, 2017
Pondering Life’s Anomalies from 120 Blocks

Yes, that title makes it sound like I’m thinking deep thoughts today, but not really. I’ll explain. Yesterday I got out the Lone Star top to put the borders on it. You remember this one, right? The one that had … Continue reading

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October 1, 2017
2017 Q4 Finish-A-Long Hopefuls! from 120 Blocks

Yes, I am calling these all hopefuls. I am fairly close to done with all of these and do think this is a possibility. Seriously! Yes, there are six here. Yes, that seems like a lot but I am hoping! Here’s the annotated list. The Kimberly Einmo Lone Star. The center of the top is …

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September 8, 2017
Yep, I Have Been Sewing from 120 Blocks

And using my machine to embroider! I mentioned the two Quinceañera pillows. I have gotten as far as getting the designs finalized and one of the fabric squares for a pillow actually embroidered. I just have the bigger pillow to embroider and then some fancy assembly. I’m hoping to get those finished by the end …

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