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June 30, 2022
Midweek: solstice, finishes, and birthday stash bash! from With Strings Attached

 I was up very early Tuesday and took pictures of the sunrise on the lake for the summer solstice.    (5:15 a.m.) 








I have yet to find a really good not-wooded place to get a sunset photo. This was taken off a side road about 8:20 p.m. (Sunset officially 8:32.)


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In the studio: I finished the 22 mug rugs and mailed them to the woman who commissioned them. They will be favors at the Georgia state P.E.O. convention next spring. (I joked it's up to her to remember where she put them!)   2-3 ...

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June 29, 2022
Wednesday Wait Loss 282 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

First let me tell you what I've been up to

On Thursday I continued to work on my quilt for Fall Market. I’m happy to say the top is complete and has been turned over to my longarmer! Yay me.

Here are some small squares I sewed up for the block. Sorry—gotta hide the fabrics for now.

On Saturday I hosted ...

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June 22, 2022
Wednesday Wait Loss 281 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

First let me tell you what I've been up to

From Thursday to Friday I worked on an article that will appear in Art Quilting Studio’s Winter edition. On Friday I submitted it and the accompanying images, so all there is to do is wait. So excited!

I’ll be sure to let you know when the issue comes out.

On Saturday ...

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June 15, 2022
Wednesday Wait Loss 280 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

First let me tell you what I've been up to

On Thursday I shared my quilt for the Island Batik New York Beauty blog hop. My quilt is technically not a New York Beauty block (since they are curved) but instead a straight line version.

Click here to learn more about it.

On Saturday I hosted my one hundred and seventeenth Saturday Sew-in ...

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June 9, 2022
Midweek: Christmas churn dash flimsy + reading from With Strings Attached

 


The Christmas churn dashes are a flimsy! I'm auditioning backings.  

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I am halfway through a book that I don't like very much. (Why do I feel compelled to finish what I start?  Nancy Pearl, reader's advisor extraordinaire, has posited the Rule of 50 * and I should follow it more often.)    Here are my reviews of last week's books that I didn't have time to post on Monday. 


"A book published the year you graduated from high school" is one of the prompts for The Page Turner 2022, a FB group I'm in.  For 1970 ...

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June 8, 2022
Wednesday Wait Loss 279 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

First let me tell you what I've been up to

On Thursday I shared my sisters in stiches with you as part of the Sisterhood Quilt Along. I also shared my version of Block 9: Marie.

Click here to learn more about the quilt along.

On Saturday I hosted my one hundred and sixteenth Saturday Sew-in. Come share what you’re working on ...

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June 1, 2022
Midweek: the stash report and a continued OMG from With Strings Attached

 

Rabbit, rabbit!   

(Here is the explanation of this good-luck tradition.)

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Stash report, May:

Fabric IN  152 yards, $26.  That's .17 -- seventeen cents! -- per yard.  (110 yards from the guild rummage sale and 42 yards received as a gift.)

Fabric OUT  68-5/8 yards

Year-to-date fabric IN  232-5/8 yards, $254, $1.09 per yard.

Year-to-date fabric OUT  272 yards.   

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I'm co-chair of our guild Block of the Month.  We're alternating months and June is my turn. Here are the samples.  The gray background will be given to each participant.  The flower centers are fussy-cut.  Unfinished size 12-1 ...

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Wednesday Wait Loss 278 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

First let me tell you what I've been up to

On Thursday I presented a trunk show to one of the day meetings of the Quilters Guild of Indianapolis (my quilt guild). I had a lot of fun, got to show off a lot of new quilts and patterns, and share my love of quilting.

Thanks QGI!

On Saturday ...

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May 25, 2022
Midweek: I have a notion! from With Strings Attached


I went to a church rummage sale recently and bought two ziploc bags of rick rack, bias tape, and seam tape for $2 per bag.

I sorted the all-cotton from the synthetic. 


Remember when stretchy lace seam binding/hem tape came out?  And iron-on hem tape? (Fusibles have come a long way since the late 1960's.)


There were many unopened packages in the lot. 

These are Coats & Clark.







Several generations of Wright's.   Did you ever send in three labels and .10 to get "a generous package of trimmings suitable for doll's clothes"?  

Winsome Lady is brand I ...

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Wednesday Wait Loss 277 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

First let me tell you what I've been up to

On Thursday and Friday I worked on piecing, quilting, and binding my second quilt for Accuquilt. Again, I’ll be sure to let you know when the pattern is out.

Here’s the fabric pull.

On Saturday I hosted my one hundred and fourteenth Saturday Sew-in. Come share what you’re working on ...

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May 18, 2022
Wednesday Wait Loss 276 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

First let me tell you what I've been up to

On Thursday and Friday I spent my time piecing a quilt for AccuQuilt. On Sunday, I finished quilting and binding the quilt. So one down, one to go for AccuQuilt! Here are the fabrics I’m working with (it’s an Island Batik collection that will debut next month so I can’t share it but aren ...

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May 11, 2022
Wednesday Wait Loss 275 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

First let me tell you what I've been up to

On Thursday I spent part of the day checking the yardage needed for a new pattern I’m making for Island Batik. I expect the fabric any day now. The quilt sample will be made for Fall Market. Can’t share the fabric because it won’t be released until January 2023.

The quilt I’ll be ...

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May 8, 2022
Midweek: playing with scraps from With Strings Attached

 

It was chilly and rainy outside on Tuesday but warm inside.   The Zion Woman's Club had its year-end luncheon at a restaurant. I wore a mask except to eat and smile for the camera.  Regina conducted the officer installation with a lovely "heart of the club" theme.  I'm now past president. My service continues, though, because Steffi and I are co-vice presidents. (In our club that's program and membership. I do enjoy program planning.) 








And I have the pin to prove it. 

I went to the library after the luncheon. They're hatching chicks in the youth ...

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May 4, 2022
Wednesday Wait Loss 274 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

First let me tell you what I've been up to

On Thursday and Friday I worked on the June Island Batik challenge. We’re having a blog hop in June with new batiks so I can’t show you the fabrics yet. The challenge is to design and make a New York Beauty quilt, so I can share that my new design is based on my Mirage ...

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April 27, 2022
Midweek: positive is not good, but some small finishes from With Strings Attached

 Both of us were sneezy on Sunday.  My husband suffers from allergies year-round (dust and mold as well as pollen) but I only react in late spring when pollen is very heavy.  We took quick Covid tests and both read positive.   I don't have a fever, just sneezes and sniffles and a few aches.  He, meanwhile, is grumbling because we got our second booster shots last week so we should be immune, right? Umm, no.  I've pointed out that sniffles are a lot better than being hospitalized.    CDC guidelines say to self-quarantine for five days (=through Friday). I ...

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Wednesday Wait Loss 273 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

First let me tell you what I've been up to

For most of the week, I’ve been working on my May Island Batik challengequilt. I’m happy to say that I got it done, except for sewing down the sleeve. Once that’s done I can take photos.

Here I am, adding borders. I’m so in love with these fabrics! Can’t wait to share ...

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April 20, 2022
Midweek: new projects from With Strings Attached

 When I went into the Parts Department box to get HSTs for last week's project I came across a ziploc bag with 32 3-1/2" pinwheels. They were made from the cutaway corners from a long-ago project.   Look what happened!   

The old pinwheels are in the nine-patch blocks.  I made new pinwheels for the cornerstones with a different gold print -- but, by golly, I still had some of that very same tone-on-tone neutral.  

This is an odd size -- 39 x 51.  Maybe I'll add another border. Maybe I won't.





If you do the math you'll note ...

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Wednesday Wait Loss 272 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

First let me tell you what I've been up to

I had two designs selected for AccuQuilt! So early in the week I was busy finalizing the yardage requirements and making requests to fabric companies. I’m so excited!

Soon I’ll start making the quilts—I let you know when the patterns appear on AccuQuilt’s website. The patterns are free and feature AccuQuilt dies.

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April 13, 2022
Wednesday Wait Loss 271 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

First let me tell you what I've been up to

On Wednesday and Thursday, I designed some new quilt projects for AccuQuilt. I’ll let you know if they’re accepted.

On Friday I took photos of my April Island Batik project. We went to a local park to get the right atmosphere.

On Saturday I hosted my one hundred and eighth Saturday ...

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April 6, 2022
Wednesday Wait Loss 270 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

First let me tell you what I've been up to

Last week I spent my time working on my April Island Batik challenge. This month’s challenge is to make a Funky Friends Factory stuffed animal. I’m happy to say that I finished mine quite quickly, but unfortunately I have not had time to take photos of it so the big reveal will have to wait ...

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