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June 29, 2021
Sashing and Bordering the Giants Baseball Quilt Top from Fret Not Yourself

There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened.
~Tommy LaSorda

Quilting


The red and white stripe worked so well on the Wheel quilt so once I realized I didn't want wide sashing, this black and white became the hands down choice. Orange and black are Giants colors plus the black and white reminds me of umpires... although baseball umpires wear solid colors. Plus the stripe goes so well with the border fabric, I piece I've held for many years not knowing where to ...

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November 17, 2020
Cutting Leaves for the Shadow Stars Border from Fret Not Yourself

What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone? I avow my faith that we are marching towards better days. Humanity will not be cast down. We are going on swinging bravely forward along the grand high road and already behind the distant mountains is the promise of the sun.
~Winston Churchill

Quilting


With so many colors in the Shadow Stars already, more green vines and fewer flowers seems like a better idea. I ...

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November 10, 2020
Fiddling with Flowers on the Shadow Stars from Fret Not Yourself

The cure for the ills of democracy is more democracy.
~Jane Addams

The US election results are in with joy for many of us but also sorrow that the vote was anywhere close. Much work remains to help minority communities, to reestablish science and belief in its research, and to rebuild faith with our democratic partners internationally. Hopefully we can all commit to considering the words we use and the meanings and intentions behind every word and policy.

Quilting


My head aches from all the ideas running around it. First, I thought I could sew the four main pieces of ...

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November 3, 2020
Vases on the Shadow Stars Border from Fret Not Yourself

Fairy tales are more than true: 
not because they tell us that dragons exist, 
but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.
~C. K. Chesterton

Today is finally Election Day in the U.S. unless you voted early. And I hope you did since the lines will be long today.

Even though the rabbit print seemed a bit light I wanted to try it. The vase is too short to include the whole image. I chose to put the face in rather than the ears. Then I asked QS and several friends whether it needed a foot. Of course ...

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October 27, 2020
Return to Shadow Stars from Fret Not Yourself

This present moment used to be the unimaginable future.
~Stewart Brand

Quilting


Did you think I'd forgotten about the Shadow Stars? I've been researching different border ideas. DH didn't like white for the border and I've come to agree with him. I don't want a reproduction although this has traditional roots.

Without enough fabric on hand I spent several weeks looking at online choices. That's a difficult way to make a decision when looking for a specific color. The background needed to be white rather than cream. But the whole thing needed to be ...

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June 10, 2020
Using the Parts Department to Complete a Quilt Top from Fret Not Yourself

"Voting versus protest; politics and participation versus civil disobedience and direct action. 
This is not an either/or; this is a both/and. 
To bring about real change we both have to highlight a problem 
and make people in power uncomfortable, 
but we also have to translate that into practical solutions and laws that can be implemented 
and we can monitor and make sure we're following up on.
~President Barak Obama

Quilting

Sashing was the next decision. I laid out four choices but secretly thought one of the darkest {vertical} would work best. Instead, that dark grey on the ...

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January 27, 2020
Working the Border from Fret Not Yourself

"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard a work worth doing."
~Theodore Roosevelt

Last week the black border didn't add anything to the conversation but the quilt still needed more contrast. I pieced more hourglasses with some black added to the pink and blues for the border then spent a while laying them out. This arrangement makes a striking zig zag but is much too strong for the weak center. {I'll have to remember it for another time.}

Zig zag border arrangement

Black to the outside and pink ...

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