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October 28, 2020
Gilly's Stars and Stripes Table Runner from Appalachian Quilts

Some quilters will throw out a challenge every January based on what year it is.  For example:  10 quilts in 2010.  Up until about 2015 (think 15 quilt finishes), I participated.  Then, life got in the way.  I'm absolutely amazed at the ladies who are striving for 20 in 2020!  For me, having all the flimsies (finished tops that just need quilted) from shop samples and class samples, it seems like a great challenge to get some of them completed.  I even will challenge myself to quilt a flimsie if I 'allow' myself to piece yet another.  Back when ...

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May 18, 2020
O Christmas Tree from Appalachian Quilts

We try not to do any 'work' around the farm on Sunday.  My grandparents never let us plant or work in the garden on Sunday.  There were other strange things we weren't allowed to do, and Hubs and I try to keep it as our day of rest.  We were getting ready to watch our online church service yesterday and we kept thinking and talking about all the things we needed to get done.  We are workaholics.  The best option was to get in the car and leave.  We decided we would take a drive.  We loaded up Princess ...

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May 14, 2020
Holiday Stars from Appalachian Quilts

With the crazy weather patterns here in the Midwest, you have to find things to do to resist the temptation of planting too early.  For me, that is usually quilting, soapmaking or making candles.

I decided to finish up another UFO.  I was going to start a new project, but Hubs actually made a remark about me finishing up more.  He doesn't do that much, so we will just chalk it up to him being 'excited' about me knocking down another UFO.

This quilt is called Holiday Stars.  It is made of batiks.  I love how batiks "modern up ...

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April 29, 2020
Challenging from Appalachian Quilts

Remember this post ( What's Holding You Back ) where I challenged you to complete something you had started but hadn't had time to finish?  This was my UFO.


This thing was a hot mess.  There were wrinkles that were beyond pressing and it took me a bit to figure out where all those strips went.  While the strips were marked "top", the big piece and the side that was pieced were not.  

As I look at my UFOs, I justify the pile with "I never have time".  Well, we are all stuck at home and we all have time ...

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April 27, 2020
Monday Motivation Week 18, 2020 from Patchwork Sampler Blog

I am not afraid…I was born to do this.
                                        Joan of Arc

Do you need a little Monday Motivation? Need to spend more time in the sewing room to get your mind off all that is happening in the world right now? Join me and set a goal for the week to hold yourself accountable for getting one thing done.

How many times have you told yourself you would spend all your time quilting if you didn’t have to do X, Y, or Z? Many of us dream about having hours and hours of quilting time each day ...

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April 13, 2020
What's Holding YOU Back? from Appalachian Quilts

I was concerned this morning when I saw all the social media posts with pictures of family gatherings for Easter.  My heart ached to be with my family, but we just couldn't do it.  There are so many of us that have compromised immunity, we have no choice but to follow the rules.  I get it.  Some of us have been 'quarantined' for a month.  We are getting antsy.  We want our world to go back to the way it was....but it won't.  Nothing will be the same.  This will have been a game changer.  Sure, we ...

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