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November 20, 2015
Christmas Strings Part IV from TheEclecticAbuela

It seems I've been working on this quilt forever!

Auditioned borders and bindings today--I decided to go fairly conservative and use the red I used in the quilt for the border as well. I chose a dark green/brown for the binding.

Now to measure, cut, and apply!

I'm linking with Confessions of a Fabric Addict

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October 18, 2015
Christmas Strings Part III from TheEclecticAbuela

A Green Day

Since I don't have enough of the red fabric I've been using in my triangles to make the whole quilt I have planned, I have decided to use green for half the blocks. The green has a bit of glitter in it which doesn't show up in the photos.

I like the green, but the triangles today seem a bit darker overall, so I think I'll pick up some lighter fabrics to use next time (white or cream backgrounds--still Christmas prints).

Some of today's details:

Doesn't everyone have fabric with flamingos ...

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October 14, 2015
Christmas Strings Part II from TheEclecticAbuela

Part II: In which I do a bit of fussy cutting/piecing

I put together some more string triangles today. I love looking at string quilts, and I am always thrilled to see a little surprise that the quiltmaker put in. In some of my triangles, I include fussy-cut strings to give that surprise to anyone looking at the quilt.

Here are four triangles--they won't be put together into one block in the quilt, I will spread them out.

Here are some closeup photos of what these blocks contain:

Napping Santa and Cat

Cat Playing a Bass Fiddle

Poinsettia ...

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October 11, 2015
Christmas Strings from TheEclecticAbuela

I'm playing with more string quilt blocks. 

I'm using Christmas fabrics, so I think I'll call this one "Wreaths and Stars"--seems more appropriate for the holiday than "Christmas Spiderweb."

I'm not sure I have enough of the red for the stars, so I may make half of the blocks with a green star.

Sorry about the lighting--I wasn't about to carry all of these outside! :)

More to come...

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September 14, 2015
Monday Making from Love Laugh Quilt

Good morning quilters!!

It's Monday.
For me, that means the kids are beginning another week of school.
Summer's over folks!
The crazy summer events are now behind me
and I can FOCUS on some sewing!!

I DUG around in my orphan quilt block box
and pulled this out.
I'm trying to decide what color to make the NEXT block....?????
I could go with the traditional red and green.....
but I want to EXPLORE something else.

What are YOU hoping to make this week???

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August 31, 2015
September Bee Blocks from the confused quilter

The Coast to Coast Quilters are making blocks for my lovely Daughter in September!
We've had a nice time getting her things gathered up and her sample blocks made up.  She has a great big box full of beautiful Kona scraps so she chose string blocks.  

I've made up 4 blocks so far, and here they are!

And the group shot!

Looking forward to making a bunch more!

Happy Quilting!

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July 23, 2015
Back to Sewing! from Aveli's Quilts

After a long break I am sewing on my quilts again!  Thank Goodness!

It seems that life just keeps throwing obstacles on the way to having a great time sewing.

Well I decided it was time to put the string blocks that I have been working on together.  For the past nine months or so, I have been sewing just string blocks, scrappy string blocks that is. They measure 4 1/2 inches square and are a mish mash of all fabrics . . . cotton,  polyester, flannel, and some I can't identify. Now I have two plastic bins full of ...

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July 7, 2015
Splendid Spring Blocks from Jolie Maxtin

String blocks for sweet Marika! She requested pink and yellow. These are going to be fabulous all together.  This was part of Anything Goes Bee and Book Club for May.

Although we only had to make 3 each, I feel bad because the picture looks funny, it isn't balanced and nobody wants to see my carpet.  Next time, I'll just make 4.

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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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