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January 20, 2020
Morning Glory from Quilts....etc.

Seeing as I was doing Slow Sunday Stitching yesterday I didn’t work at the sewing machine at all taking a break from the Christmas blocks instead I picked up neglected Morning Glory and worked on needle turn applique while watching a movie which I lost interest in half way through (The Irishman with Robert De […]

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January 19, 2020
More Piecing and Quilting from Quilts....etc.

Y’all will get tired of seeing Christmas blocks soon and I’m sure I will work on other things as well to show.  But I got one more block done for a total of four now and I really like the mixed backgrounds.  I wasn’t too sure on this last one, I was thinking maybe it […]

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January 18, 2020
Another Block from Quilts....etc.

I am really getting into the zone on this block.  It is fun to sit down with the fabric and the layout pattern and start cutting pieces and putting them in the spot I want – stand back and look at it and possibly change out a few pieces and then start to sew.  I’m […]

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January 17, 2020
Antique Sewing Machine from Quilts....etc.

Don’t you just love seeing the antique machines?  Yesterday my niece who lives in Kuwait teaching school there attended an event and she saw the most beautiful machine and took a photo of it to send to me on messenger.  I had never seen this one and she wasn’t able to get a ID number […]

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January 16, 2020
A Charming Country Christmas from Quilts....etc.

Yes for a change I will be working on a Christmas quilt this year – actually two as the Alaska is in Christmas colors as well be more muted and could actually be used for any time of the year.  Actually a Christmas quilt can be used anytime of year especially if there are no […]

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January 15, 2020
Strings and More Strings from Quilts....etc.

Finally I can see my table again!  I cut more hexies yesterday and pressed strings that had been piled up in the plastic box.  I have a small handful of pieces that can be cut into hexies still and I will finish that small amount and then put the boxes away that they are stored […]

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January 14, 2020
Hexies and Quilting from Quilts....etc.

My morning yesterday was spent cutting hexies and I almost filled my box back up but there are still plenty of scraps left on the table to use.  I intended to keep working on them most the day today but I must admit I tired of them and didn’t touch them much in the afternoon […]

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January 13, 2020
Scraps–Too Many from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday I said I was going to work on Morning Glory and I did but not until late afternoon.  Earlier in the day I decided to go through two “small” boxes of scraps to continue cleaning things up – it is amazing how many scraps can fit in two boxes – but I can now […]

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January 12, 2020
It Was a Rainy Cold Day from Quilts....etc.

After Friday night’s storms we went into a cold Saturday and I stayed in the house all day – other than checking the mail – I was going from sewing another green block to crochet and some washing of quilts.  We had a little light rain most of the day and  sleet Saturday afternoon but […]

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January 10, 2020
More on My Country Charmer from Quilts....etc.

I tell you Lynn from Sew n’ Wild Oak makes a really good pattern –  what a neat quilt Country Charmer is  -great cutting instructions, the block layout guide, instructions on construction,  pressing instructions – this will make this RSC quilt so much easier to make 53 pieces in an 8.5 inch block and it […]

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January 9, 2020
RSC20 from Quilts....etc.

Yes finally getting started on my new RSC20 quilt – the color choice was announced on the 1st of the month but I have been clearing off the table of other patterns and finally have a clean table to work from. I am using a pattern called Country Charmer for this quilt and will do […]

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January 8, 2020
Alaska and Others from Quilts....etc.

I have been asked about the quilt Alaska several times for those of you who want to see the whole pattern —  the pattern is by Edyta Sitar – where did I buy it?   I got it on a Black Friday sale (for about half price) from The Fat Quarter Shop (link on sidebar) – […]

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January 7, 2020
Block #4 Alaska from Quilts....etc.

Well I was going to try to have this stack of 4 of block 4 done for Alaska but I didn’t make it yesterday – hopefully I will today – they are almost done – two done and corners left to do on the final two.  I’ll see if I can share the finish tomorrow […]

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January 6, 2020
Alaska and Hand Quilting from Quilts....etc.

Block #3 of Alaska really went well and points met up pretty well in the center I must say after Block #1 I got pretty set in this quilt and found the easiest ways for me to assemble these blocks – I am pressing after almost every seam and that is helping me.  These four […]

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January 5, 2020
Alaska and Williamsburg Beauty from Quilts....etc.

Finally I got started sewing yesterday after I spent still more of the day organizing.  I had hoped to finish 4 of the Alaska blocks but it was 2 finished and 2 more will be done today.  My little table with the ironing top is still here in the room and fits at the end […]

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January 4, 2020
Almost Cleaned Up Sewing Room from Quilts....etc.

It is getting there.  Today I need to go to Hobby Lobby to look for some more flat plastic storage boxes for projects in process – you know those plastic 14 x 14 boxes that you can lay a 12 inch block in pretty flat.  I want to compare prices to one that I found […]

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January 3, 2020
Quilting and Organizing from Quilts....etc.

Not much was done in sewing yesterday in fact only quilting on Williamsburg Beauty was done as I was busy off and on all day with the organizing. Here are just a couple to show what I was doing – I will take new all over photos when done.  The shelves were moved under the […]

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December 31, 2019
Just a Little Bit from Quilts....etc.

Trying to go through records of my blog to see what I accomplished this year is taking more time then I thought it would – I usually like to see an end of the year tally to see what I did but I’m not done with it yet.  Maybe I will work on it more […]

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December 29, 2019
A Little Quilting from Quilts....etc.

Drawing cross hatch marks takes a little time but is usually worth it in the end.  I know not all mark their tops after they get them on the frame but that is how I have always done it and it works for me.  Now if it was to be a show quilt I would […]

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