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April 10, 2015
Stippling and other fun stuff! from Simple Bird Applique

I really wish I had more to show!  I have been working away on my hexie quilt and loving every moment of it.  The top left corner is almost complete, then I will continue the dark brown border and then…well who knows?  This quilt seems to be designing itself!  My only goal was to use up all 5 meters of the beige background, which I have had in my stash for 8 years…8 years!   Seriously, it’s time to let go!!

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I have finished all of the background stippling on the eagle block of my “Friends of Baltimore ...

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March 8, 2015
Slow Stitching Sunday, Indeed! from Simple Bird Applique

Yes, indeed, it has been a Slow Stitching Sunday!  I am finally recovering from a nasty case of strep throat that left me feeling so drained that all I could do was sleep for the last 3 days, so I didn’t get much stitching done this past week.  However, I thought a lot about stitching!  I thought about how I wanted to quilt FOB.  Sometimes it’s easier to figure out what you don’t want to do, rather than what you want to do.  A process of elimination, of sorts.  I knew I didn’t want to cross-hatch ...

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February 13, 2015
Finished!! from Simple Bird Applique

Finally finished!  Here is the last HST border being stitched on…

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And here is the finished top of Sue Garman’s “Friends of Baltimore”!

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I started this quilt about 3 1/2 years ago and loved every moment of it.  Now that I am finished, I have been walking around in a bit of a fog.  I miss working on it already!

I said it before and I’ll say it again….this quilt is not difficult.  Honestly!  When I first purchased the patterns, I really didn’t believe I would ever start it, let alone finish it.  But then ...

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February 1, 2015
Slow Stitching Sunday from Simple Bird Applique

Today I am on a mission….I am going to finish this last corner block of Sue Garman’s “Friends of Baltimore”.  After that I will sew the remaining half-square triangles that will be stitched to the edge of the border.  I told my family that I am having a “me day” and if they need me, I’ll be in my sewing room…with the door shut!  I am linking up to Slow Stitching Sunday, so go on over and check it all out!!

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Yesterday I stopped at a delightful quilt shop in Shelburne, Ontario called “Cobwebs and Caviar ...

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January 19, 2015
So Close to a Finish! from Simple Bird Applique

I am in the process of finishing  the fourth and final (!) border of Sue Garman’s “Friends of Baltimore”.  Once the flowers, vines and leaves were finished, I appliqued all of the tiny details, like the red berries, the yellow centers of the roses.  The embroidery is done with just one strand of floss.

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Once that was finally finished, I did what I did to all of my blocks and borders once I am finished stitching them….I poured a warm bath, added some suds….and tossed the border in!

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Why do I do this?  I do this because I ...

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