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April 19, 2018
Birds and Scraps from Quilts....etc.

More work was done on the scraps although the boxes don’t look like much more was added even though there was.  I went through the pile and took out all the strings and all the pieces that were too small to be cut by these dies – those little pieces were piled up here to […]

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April 18, 2018
Working in the Garden!! from Quilts....etc.

Finally we had a very nice sunny warm day and I got my garden gloves on and worked in the garden in the morning turning over soil and getting it ready to plant.  I have a little growing already – these are the chives that I planted last year, the flowers are about ready to […]

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April 16, 2018
A Lot of Quilting Done- It Was Cold Outside from Quilts....etc.

What else could I do but sit around in the house and watch a movie and a recorded tv show and work on my quilts – it was just too darn chilly outside yesterday – one of the small towns in NE Arkansas even had snow flurries – on April 15!!! this is crazy.  Give […]

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April 15, 2018
Are We Sure it is Spring? from Quilts....etc.

For Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy I will finish the binding on the Critters quilt – almost done and it is for Sarah’s Hands2Help – one side of the binding is left to do and then wash and dry it and send it off soon to the Little Lambs Foundation for foster children – and […]

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April 14, 2018
Storms from Quilts....etc.

I managed to get all the pieces cut yesterday morning for the next round of Hertfordshire Quilt.  Now to get busy piecing.  72 little squares, 136 little hst’s and 4 corner pieces. Tumalo Trails from the other night And binding is almost finished on two sides of the childs charity quilt “Critters” I had went […]

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April 13, 2018
Hertfordshire Quilt from Quilts....etc.

I decided to get the Hertfordshire quilt back out to mess up my table – and it was pretty full and I really didn’t even get half done that I had planned to do as I had a doctor appointment scheduled for early afternoon – I didn’t know I would be able to get in […]

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April 12, 2018
My Table Is Clean from Quilts....etc.

I think it is time to get this table full of something again – I got the binding machine stitched to the child quilt “Critters” and then cleaned the table off.   It doesn’t usually stay this empty for long. I had enough yellow fabric left to do the binding with it so I will spend […]

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April 11, 2018
Two Wreaths Done from Quilts....etc.

Brimfield Awakening is fun – I really like this one and so glad I happened to see it – I think I first saw it on Instagram last month and I immediately ordered the pattern and 3 packets of papers and the acrylic templates and I am so glad I did.  I finished the 2nd […]

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April 10, 2018
English Paper Piecing and Hand Quilting from Quilts....etc.

Just about all my work this year is being done by hand other than a few machine quilted quilts and some machine piecing.  This is by design – I want to slow down this year and not have as many finishes – My “to be quilted” box is overflowing – well maybe not overflowing but […]

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April 9, 2018
Brimfield Awakening from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday it was still quite a chilly day although it didn’t snow thank goodness! Most of the plants survived just fine – I think the edges of the blue hydrangea my have been bitten by the frost and might loose some leaves but over all it will be ok.  The tulips even started to look […]

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April 8, 2018
Quilting and Prep Work from Quilts....etc.

On Saturday we woke up to 32 degrees at 7:30 and by 9 it was down to 30 degrees! It finally started its way back up around 10 and we had sunshine and mid 40’s for most of the day – but it started out with sleet and snow flurries – it has been 15 […]

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April 7, 2018
Quilting and Plants from Quilts....etc.

Where there is a will there is a way – you just have to figure out what you have to cover plants and go for it – it might like pretty tacky and not pretty – but there you go.  The drop cloths for painting came out – a tarp that was partially ripped, you […]

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April 6, 2018
Straight Line Quilting from Quilts....etc.

I thought it was time to get one of the charity quilts done so yesterday morning I got my backing pinned to the carpet nice and tight how I like it and layered the quilt and got it pinned in 45 minutes.  This quilt will be going to the Little Lamb Foundation for Foster Children.  […]

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April 4, 2018
Pressing Fabrics from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday I was pressing fabric and then pressing more fabric – it seems to never get done!  I had batting cut that needed to be fused together to make a big enough piece for the child size quilt that I am donating to charity.  So I got that done and then pressed the yellow backing.  […]

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April 3, 2018
A Cold Chilly Day from Quilts....etc.

April sure is coming in chilly – a high of 49 yesterday by 7 PM and most the day it was actually cooler than that – although it did warm up overnight – it won’t last though there is a chance of frost 2 nights, but the day times won’t be too bad.  So other […]

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April 1, 2018
Time Flies from Quilts....etc.

Would you believe a year ago I purchased the kit that I am using the fabric for right now for my new EPP project Brimfield Awakening – and today is April 1st as well as Easter.  Time just flies faster and faster the older I get! let is slow down a little bit please! Getting […]

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March 31, 2018
Hand Quilting from Quilts....etc.

I got quite a bit done on Tumalo Trails Thursday night and quilted for close to two hours. This section done – as you can see I am quilting the width of the nine patch/half square triangle blocks – it is a good width to reach. And also got done with this section too On […]

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March 30, 2018
Tumalo Trails and Others from Quilts....etc.

I spend about an hour or so most evenings quilting – a habit of mine, after supper dishes are cleared up and the kitchen cleaned for the final time in the day I come back in the sewing room, write up a blog post and then sit at the frame with some Netflix or Amazon […]

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March 29, 2018
Busy Day from Quilts....etc.

I stayed pretty busy Tuesday night and Wednesday with all sorts of projects.  I decided to take Tic Tac Toe off the design wall as it is now ready for basting and quilting (sometime next week?) and I put my oldest UFO up on the wall to remind myself that I have not finished the […]

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March 28, 2018
Tic Tac Toe from Quilts....etc.

I managed to finish up this easy quilt top yesterday – yes easy because as I had told you all last week, I won a stack of 12.5 inch blocks from Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.  That meant a good part of the work in making a quilt was finished.  I fooled […]

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