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October 26, 2020
to do: use a new trimmer from Making A Lather

I have an abundance of shirts whole, and in parts. I found a great idea for a block using shirt fabric, and, started cutting. The block uses a 4 1/2 inch center and 10 -2 1/2 inch hsts so I cut and cut and cut...and sewed and sewed and sewed.....

I used my slotted trimmers for the hsts.




and, then, I had 4 blocks. I really like the look of them, and hope to continue.



oops I am angled challenged

It doesn't use as much from a shirt as I expected, so I have 2 sets ...

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September 28, 2020
rug matters from Making A Lather

Tomorrow will be my rug hooking meeting, and, I haven't posted much of what is going on there. I really enjoy watching the progress of my fellow hookers as they work on their projects. We have 2 new members, and it is fun to watch them get "hooked". Diane had a finish she shared.


This is just a piece of a large rug.


It's hard to tell, but, the blue is the sky, the green is the grass, and the middle is sheep and red flowers.


On a quilting note, I have made a few more stars with ...

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August 17, 2020
bloc loc template from Making A Lather

Straightening my sewing table, I found this little pile of pieces for my peaks and valley blocks or triangles in a square. I realized that I haven't sewn with these for awhile, and, I wanted to visit with them again. It looks like I was trying to make matches, and left them before I was finished.


 I am using a bloc loc template set that I bought awhile ago. more about the template here. I like using it, and the results are very accurate. The finished piece is 2 1/12 inches.


I sewed through a few of my ...

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June 13, 2020
more pink dresdens from Making A Lather

I thought the best next step for the dresden quilt would be to cut this bag of dresdens I bought at a quilt show. If I was going to use them at all, I would want to start adding the fabrics at the first to make the variety look more consistent. There were both blue and pink in the bag, but I was only interested in the pink.


The  first template I used for this quilt was cardboard in the 80s. When I dug the project out again there was a great new template that I used. And this new ...

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June 2, 2020
pink dresden to do from Making A Lather

My oldest ufo is from 1987. My only daughter was born after 2 boys ( and there would be 2 more boys) And I was ready to celebrate pink.  I saw a picture in a magazine ( I wonder where it is hiding), and, I cut pieces with a cardboard template. It was so pretty and feminine looking. But, a third baby leaves you one hand too few. And, it has barely seen the light of day.  I can't find when, but I found a dresden template awhile ago. I cut several, enough to fill a gallon zip lock bag.


I ...

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May 21, 2020
bloc loc template from Making A Lather

I have a drawer cart near my machine, and I sometimes just look down the labels of the drawers and, this time, I wanted to just make a couple of these star blocks using the bloc loc template set. It had been awhile. I don't work on these consistently. I think these are a fun diversion while I overcome what ever speed bump I have hit on my regular projects. It looks like I need to cut more of the light centers.



I started this block using a new bloc loc ruler. At the start, I cut, and cut ...

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May 15, 2020
Strip Piecing and Geometrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

One of the things that I enjoy the most about quilting is the endless possibilities, how versatile and improvisational it can be.
There are some easy techniques that can lead you to amazing creations. Having this in mind I decided to show how easy it could be to use strip piecing to create different patchy patterns that you can implement for any type of project.

Pillows, pouches, tote bags, garments, quilt blocks, patches, wall arts, coasters, etc.

The more creative you get the more interesting your project will be. The fabric contrast is very important to end up with astonishing ...

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