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August 4, 2014
Lucy B Has Hit the Road from Quilts....etc.

That’s right the motorhome is on the road and Lucy Boston, Patchwork of the Crosses is traveling with us.  I think this quilt just adds a special touch to the camper.  It is too small for my bed at home, this bed in the camper is larger than a full, but smaller than a queen […]

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June 6, 2014
Sunny Days from Quilts....etc.

Sunny Days is machine quilted and I must say I am pleased with it, I think it is the best machine quilting that I have done.  I worked several hours on this quilt Wednesday to finish it up and got it washed yesterday morning.  I really didn’t run into too many problems with it, it […]

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June 2, 2014
Patchwork of the Crosses–Finished from Quilts....etc.

I am amazed that less than 4 months after I put Patchwork of the Crosses on the frame that I was taking it off and had it binded in 3 1/2 months after I started the quilting.  It is smaller than I would like – I realized after it had been on the frame for […]

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May 31, 2014
One of Those Days from Quilts....etc.

I woke up Friday morning with a bad headache and by 8:30 I knew I wasn’t going to the quilt group – I wasn’t even out of my pj’s yet!  But happy to report the headache was gone later in the day and I was able to get moving around and do some quilting!  I […]

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May 29, 2014
Binding and Quilting from Quilts....etc.

Do you ever have those days at the sewing machine where you regret that you sat down in front of it?  Mine was one of those days – but the binding is now on Patchwork of the Crosses and I can sit and enjoy the hand stitching part of it!  Mostly it was I just […]

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May 27, 2014
Now To Bind from Quilts....etc.

Patchwork of the Crosses was finished Sunday night – I quilted longer than I normally do at one sitting because I was getting so close to a finish – I just kept going even though I had told myself that I wasn’t going to I found myself finishing up at 10:30 PM – now to […]

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May 26, 2014
Almost Done! from Quilts....etc.

Patchwork of the Crosses is coming to an end – I think I will miss it although we all know there is another waiting in line to take it’s place.   This much of the border left to do – some will have got done last night but I do not think I will have finished […]

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May 25, 2014
Lazy Day from Quilts....etc.

Saturday was one of those days where I kind of drifted from one thing to the next.  I started the day with watering some plants outside and then sat on the porch to drink a cup of coffee and read awhile.  Finally I thought ok, I need to get something done today so I got […]

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May 24, 2014
Hexies & Quilting from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday morning was our Friday morning quilting group but only 4 of us showed up and there was no show and tell to share!  I did bring my Diamonds are Forever box with me and got the diagonal row finished sewing to the body of the quilt and have another row started. These stacks make […]

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May 23, 2014
Pin Basted from Quilts....etc.

I got the Sunny Days quilt pin basted and it is now ready for me to do my machine quilting on – which will be straight lines and around the applique.  It shouldn’t take really long as it is a small quilt.  I’m not exactly sure though when I will start it  but for now […]

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May 22, 2014
Let’s Have Cake with Our Hexies from Quilts....etc.

Every now and then we just have to make a cake right – what better for a break time – a cup of coffee or tea with a piece of cake and do some hand stitching.  So here is a new recipe today.  I adapted this recipe from a banana bread recipe changing things and […]

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May 21, 2014
One Busy Day from Quilts....etc.

I was busy all day yesterday doing one thing or another starting with cutting grass in some of the dryer areas of the yard – some areas I still can not ride the mower over – standing water – hopefully this will dry out before we get more rain – later in the week?  Got […]

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May 20, 2014
Scallops It Will Be from Quilts....etc.

I was kind of going back and forth yesterday on if the Dear Jane “Insanity Revisited” would have scallops or a border with a stenciled quilting design on it.  But in the end the scallops won out – I asked daughter #2  what she wanted as the quilt will be hers –and she said scallops […]

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May 19, 2014
Dear Jane #2– “Insanity Revisited” from Quilts....etc.

With Patchwork of the Crosses coming soon to an end it really is time to get the border cut for “Insanity Revisited”  and sewed onto to this quilt and the scallops drawn in place so it will be ready to quilt!  I finished this top  such a long time ago – it really is pitiful […]

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May 18, 2014
Hexies, Tumblers and Cooking from Quilts....etc.

I don’t even want to complain about this cool wet weather as it will be in the mid 80’s by Tuesday – but we have been having a weird May for sure – 50’s!  I was in the house just about all day Saturday and got some more hexies printed out and some mini-tumblers printed […]

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May 17, 2014
Diamonds Are Forever from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday I decided it was a day to print out more hexagons using Inklingo (this link goes to a quick start page so read it if you are interested) – I was running out.  Here is the fabric ironed onto freezer paper shooting out of my printer.  You can size it correctly so you don’t […]

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May 16, 2014
Quilting and Gardens from Quilts....etc.

Finally Wednesday night I got back to work on Patchwork of the Crosses and started to make progress once again after taking a week off of it. This much to finish on the Crosses before I roll it down possibly for the last time – I might be able to reach it all but I […]

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May 15, 2014
Back to Normal–Busy from Quilts....etc.

I worked more on my mini tumblers and Marianne came up with a good name for this new quilt – tying it in to my insanity theme – “Tumbling into Insanity” – I think I might be going with this one – I will try it out in my mind for awhile while I keep […]

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May 7, 2014
Glue In Place from Quilts....etc.

Granny’s Got Style is now ready for me to applique – everything on the four corners is ready for me to stitch.  This top is almost done! windy as can be yesterday so I had to lay boards down on it to hold it down long enough to take a photo.  Here and there the […]

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May 6, 2014
A Little of This from Quilts....etc.

It was time to take the heavy quilt off the bed and put one of the light weight quilts on the bed – seeing as I finished this quilt in January and had not used it yet it got put on the bed yesterday as it is a light weight quilt!  All that work paid […]

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