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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 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 15, 2018
Almost Done–One More Side from Quilts....etc.

I have been working a lot harder on binding than I normally do – I want to get this quilt done so I can try it out tonight and Tuesday night – it is supposed to get down to about 10 degrees both nights and I want to see if it is enough quilt by […]

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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 13, 2018
Murrieta Stars from Quilts....etc.

Just about done..  I  think I should have finished this quilt sometime last night after I was writing this post.  I have mentioned that I write my post the night before and then schedule it.  I normally write my post after I clean up the kitchen after supper and then settle in to an evening […]

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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 9, 2018
Quilting is Moving Along from Quilts....etc.

Monday was kind of a slow day for me, changed sheets on the bed  and washed the kitchen floor – shook off the ferns and swept up the mess, exercised, came home and took a walk around the property to breath in the fresh air which at 45 degrees was ok. I got just a […]

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January 8, 2018
A Little of Everything from Quilts....etc.

Well I guess almost everything in the sewing room that is going on.  I made progress on quite a few on the rainy Sunday that we had. The shawl folded in half so I could measure it and see where I was – it is supposed to be 90 inches so about 2/3’s finished then […]

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January 7, 2018
Hertfordshire Quilt from Quilts....etc.

I pulled my box of fabric back out and got busy working on the next row around the middle.  This is a slow going quilt with all these tiny pieces but I am having fun with the slow work.  I sat at my table and cut templates out and selected fabric and got busy glue […]

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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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January 5, 2018
My Car is Wounded from Quilts....etc.

Yes I had a little mishap with my car yesterday – I got hit at a stop light – the back fender is going to have to be replaced for sure – but I’m ok and that is what counts and maybe a young man has learned to not follow closely and to not hit […]

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January 4, 2018
Murrieta Stars from Quilts....etc.

Just a little more quilting done on Murrieta Stars on Tuesday night.   I was working on it more last night to relax after a busy afternoon of putting away all of the Christmas stuff – all of the other stuff that is normally out still needs to be taken care of – and vacuuming and […]

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January 3, 2018
A Slow Day from Quilts....etc.

It was still cold yesterday and I should have gotten a bit of quilting and sewing  done but I didn’t – I was reading a bit instead.  I found a new to me author and a lighthearted series – the first book is Coming To Rosemont by Barbara Hinske – sometimes I just need lighthearted […]

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January 2, 2018
New Years Day–Cold! from Quilts....etc.

it was so very cold here yesterday and again today what a way to bring in the New Year – although I know plenty of you in the states were in the same shape (or worse) then we were  – we in the south take pride I think in whining and complaining about cold weather  […]

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January 1, 2018
Glue Basting from Quilts....etc.

So the next step for Morning Glory is to start glue basting pieces down and then applique in place – then glue baste more pieces down and applique and on and on it goes until the piece is finished. Picking up from yesterdays post I got some of the leaves cut out and some acorns […]

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December 31, 2017
Prepping Morning Glory from Quilts....etc.

Back ground fabric was pressed pressed in half and then quartered before any placement of the templates.  Next up was cutting out the tree after I traced it onto more freezer paper –  and pressing the template to the brown fabric. then before I take the freezer paper off of the brown fabric I trace […]

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December 29, 2017
Morning Glory and Murrieta Stars from Quilts....etc.

First the quilting is moving along quickly  it seems to me as it does to a lot of you.  I can’t believe I rolled it down last night to start and the end was in sight already! Finished this side on Wednesday night Rolled it down and here we go – the end Always a […]

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December 27, 2017
I Love My Sewing Room from Quilts....etc.

yes I know I have been back in my sewing room for several months now but I am still getting used to using it I think.  I never used to work on my hand piecing in the sewing room but would have it scattered throughout the house – now I have one big table that […]

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