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May 24, 2015
Quilting with the Possum Town Quilters from Life as a Quilter -- Julia Graber

I prepared a red and green string quilt as a project for our Possum Town Quilters.
Using an old algebra book for foundations we placed a yellow strip diagonally in each block with
red on one side and green on the other side.

Carla, Lawana, and Carol sewed strings while …
… Brenda, Ebba, Karen, (Judy and CC not pictured) and I hand quilted.
Karen is a new member and brought along some of her fiber art for show and tell. I love her use of bright colors
and improvisational designing.
~~~~~ Parting Shot ~~~~~~
Paul’s mom had a birthday this week. We ...

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April 10, 2015
Compass Quilters Flimsy from Red Delicious Life

After 5 months of having these blocks up on my design wall, I finally pieced them all together. These are the blocks I received from my Compass Quilter bee-mates.

I'll admit, it wasn't out of any burning desire to finish this WIP. To be honest, it was because I needed my design wall back for a new project that I just started earlier this week. So now I just need to decide whether or not to add any borders or keep it like it is. Staying motivated enough to get it quilted and bound would also be a ...

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February 1, 2015
Slow UN Stitching on Super Sunday from Quilting & Other Craft Therapy

Who's going to win tonight?

I have a task ready that will keep my fingers busy... instead of reaching for Super Snacks I'll be reaching for my favorite Clover seam ripper.
Yes, it is time to "Rip Rip" Christmas Strings for another go at quilting. I last posted about this UFO HERE on January 28, 2014 but I'll share one picture from that post to show you the ripple effect. Trust me, it looks 10X worse in real life. Apparently my fleece backing - you can see a bit of it on the left edge of the picture ...

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January 31, 2015
Playing Around from Ditch Lily Quilts

The first nine blocks are finished on the leader/ender scrap string quilt.  There are no more long strings at the moment, so I will have to wait until I start something new before I can make any more.  This may be a while, as I am working on trying to stick to my WIPs.

I am tossing up between this type of layout with giant applique ants or making hst blocks with black as the contrast.

If I do applique ants, it will be with raw edge applique, like this one. The applique came about inadvertently, as I hadn ...

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