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October 9, 2020
Almost Everything but the Kitchen Sink from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 While digging through some bags of scraps, I came across a bag of purple and turquoise leftovers.  I think a friend had started a vortex quilt but decided it wasn't a process she enjoyed.

So I adopted the project years ago.


I was drawn to the colors so I decided to open the bag and see what I could put together.  At the same time, I had my suitcase of orphan blocks out so I dug through there for anything that was in the same colorway.  It wasn't long before I had big pieces of the quilt finished ...

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September 20, 2020
Nine Lives from Sew Preeti Quilts

Nine Lives finished at 46" by 56"



Paul the model




Nine Lives - 46" by 56"



Of course I have Jonesie (he passed away last month) on my mind and this quilt has become of a reflection of my emotions.

A Sloth and a Cat with Fiery Red Eyes



An Owl and Smiley Cats



Black & White Cats from Bernie




A Llama, a Turtle and Purple Cats too



There are at least nine different cat fabrics and hence the name.
Can you find them all?




There is more than one here



Cattily Yours



Purrfectly Poised



Peeking Panda and Cats Packed Tight



My ...

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Oh Scrap! : Bit by Bit from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 As I was digging through all the bags and tubs of partially finished projects to see if there were any items I wanted to adopt out in the Quilty Orphan Adoption event, I came across a bag of a partially started scrap vortex project I adopted from a friend.  

I had stuffed it in a bag and have been adding to it as I came across sewed pieces in the correct color combinations.  I decided to raid my orphan block stash to see what else I could contribute...




The colors are mostly purples and turquoise.  I added all sorts of ...

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July 20, 2020
Eggs and Bacon from Sew Preeti Quilts

Happy to be Scrappy


Me: Good morning
Paul (groan)
Me: Would you like some breakfast?
Paul: Do we have bacon?
Me: I don't think so.
Paul (Bigger Groan + A Whine)
Me: I can make you an egg sandwich.
Paul: Without bacon??? Why did you wake me up anyway?


How to put these together?

The smaller block needs help

Black floral + orange/yellow stripe is better than just the stripe


Matched size = Success

And so it grows!!!


Eggs without bacon is an insult...at least in Paul's opinion.
So when this cute pig ended up next to the eggs ...

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March 1, 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.

Pinned

In process

Trunks


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

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November 15, 2019
Rough & Tumble from Sew Preeti Quilts

In summer I was working on a scrap vortex quilt.  

Scrappy Goodness

Green chair fabric came from Mell

Wonkiness Galore

Finished Flimsy

Pieced Backing

Turquoise Binding

Here is the finished quilt. I named it - "Rough & Tumble"
Bright & Happy

Does it have a story?
Hmmm... it has poem :-)


I dived into my pile of scraps - old and new
long strips, odd shapes and pieces askew
There were some cute scraps from Mell
I chased after them as they tried to escape and fell 
Some fabrics scream and others just mumble
But they all fit happily in this Rough & Tumble

Art Imitates ...

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