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February 21, 2020
To Australia, with love from Sew Preeti Quilts

A mediocre songstress was surprised when someone in the crowd yelled ENCORE following her ho-hum performance.

Twin Tree Block (falling short)

As she performed a second time, the same person yelled out - "and again, till you get it right"

Twin Tree Block (compensating)

That song is the twin tree block and that songstress is me!
By the time I got it right there were over 25 blocks. I figured I should make a few more.  I could definitely use the practice.


In process


And forty blocks later, we have two lovely flimsies.  I hope they will only see ...

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February 12, 2020
sewing Saturday improv log cabins from Not Afraid of Color

Welcome to this week's sewing round-up

These are some cool log cabins done in an improvisational way.

When looking through my orange scrap bin to keep with the color of the month at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, "Orange" , I noted a lot of strings.

thin small or long, strips, often ragged often fraying and uneven.


Off to the white and beige bin for similar strips, sit at the machine and piece the puzzle pieces together
don't overworry size of blocks, keep pressing between strips, let the centers vary, allow for it to be perfectly imperfect because the ...

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January 13, 2020
sewing saturday from Not Afraid of Color

at least I'm sewing again. It was really hard to find my sewing mojo after the holidays and being sick.

I decided to try Bonnie Hunter's lozenges pattern for the rainbow scrap challenge this year. Free on her blog, I printed it out.
decided to make them bigger at 3.5" X 6.5"  scrap color, and 2" squares.

The color this month is light or bright green... most of my numerous green scraps are dark or muddly. Hmmmm... it occurs to me I have not been replenishing the scraps for a while.
To transfer the bits to ...

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November 6, 2019
sewing saturday from Not Afraid of Color

snowball blocks in different configurations

This week with it's snowstorms, was distracting for sewing. I have only three things to show...

I finished up some already cut snowball sections, and if you'll notice they are not all like the others!
Some have color in the corners, some have color in the center sections. I kind of like them together, especially in black and white. I might even have to do a little study of just black and white ones like this.

I got distracted by putting scraps away and sewed the smallest ones into this red piece... very ...

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October 28, 2019
sewing Saturday...snowballs in brown and Halloween from Not Afraid of Color

Welcome to the sewing round-up for this week!
I've had a grand time in the studio sewing on my rainbow scrap challenge snowball blocks and this year's Halloween quilt.
Hey! Stop looking at that wall and look at me!
First the snowball blocks... in brown not my favorite color but they are really attractive together, no?
 I included some multi-color on black background fabrics as neutrals.
I have making them down to a science! I wonder if there will be any more colors suggested this year? This is only 10.
The Halloween quilt was so much fun to ...

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October 23, 2019
sewing Saturday chandeliers and halloween from Not Afraid of Color

hand sewing these hexie stars!
welcome to Sewing Saturdays.... I guess I divide my creative time between sewing, painting and writing with a bit of beading thrown in for measure. The above hexie star represents the hand work I do in the car or watching tv.
The Rainbow scrap challenge color of the month is brown/black, so here's some chandelier blocks in both. For black I used my black with multi colors scraps.
See the gray? it's my design wall, back in use since I got the lattice blocks all sewn together into three big sections, and ...

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