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June 14, 2021
Powerless from ... Cat Patches

What a dismal day yesterday! It rained the whole live-long day, for one thing. I did some slow-stitching in the morning, and then did some housework. After lunch, I turned my attention to the binding for the farm quilt. I'm limiting myself to two lengths of thread, but still managed to turn the first corner.


As I was folding it up, the power went off. It was around 2:30 p.m. Okay, so that pretty much put the kibosh on anything else I might have had planned for the afternoon. Thank goodness I finished my housework!!! So, anyway ...

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Powerless from Cat Patches

What a dismal day yesterday! It rained the whole live-long day, for one thing. I did some slow-stitching in the morning, and then did some housework. After lunch, I turned my attention to the binding for the farm quilt. I'm limiting myself to two lengths of thread, but still managed to turn the first corner.


As I was folding it up, the power went off. It was around 2:30 p.m. Okay, so that pretty much put the kibosh on anything else I might have had planned for the afternoon. Thank goodness I finished my housework!!! So, anyway ...

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Flight Quilt Top Finished from Wedding Dress Blue

Some of all of those half square triangles are now in a finished top.

I found a great starting point HERE: Joannes Designs Week52 (all-about-quilts.com)

Obviously I changed the solid color squares to half-square triangle blocks. I also sized the blocks up to 8″ so the top finishes as a nice size throw (56″ x 72″).

It went together quickly. It is a little quirky with the very traditional color scheme and the wild layout, but I do like it. It would be a fun quilt to show off free motion quilting.

I hope to have a completed project ...

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Colorado from Quilts....etc.

As I had told you all we hit the road for a short vacation and Melanie is home taking care of the place – I won’t blog every day but thought I would share just a little of what we have been up to before I hit the bed – exhausted after 2 days of […]

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June 12, 2021
Harvest Time from Cat Patches

It's a farm quilt right? When it's nearly finished, it would seem appropriate to start the harvest. And when it's all finished, the harvest will be in, right? It makes me think of that old church hymn, "Bringing in the Sheaves." So, yeah. I'm so old I've actually sung that song in church. It might even have been the day it was written, or certainly when it was still listed in the Top Ten.

So the quilting is finished. YAHOO!! I can't even tell you how much I dreaded this project. Now that it ...

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Harvest Time from ... Cat Patches

It's a farm quilt right? When it's nearly finished, it would seem appropriate to start the harvest. And when it's all finished, the harvest will be in, right? It makes me think of that old church hymn, "Bringing in the Sheaves." So, yeah. I'm so old I've actually sung that song in church. It might even have been the day it was written, or certainly when it was still listed in the Top Ten.

So the quilting is finished. YAHOO!! I can't even tell you how much I dreaded this project. Now that it ...

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Moving Forward from Wedding Dress Blue

The half square triangles are turning (at least some of them) into a quilt.

The blocks are ready. And assembly is started.

I hope to have a finished throw by the end of the weekend.

ps–My blocks finish at 8″. The throw will be 56″ x 72″.

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June 11, 2021
Garden Star Four Quilt Pattern from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

I love color!!  I have had a few different favorites throughout my life.  Hunter green.  Purple.  Teal.  Pink.  With each color I fall in love with I simply add it to my pallet, still loving all the colors that came before it.  When I was in college (and many years after it) I went through a purple phase.  Purple was the color in my wedding.  I had deep purple calla lilies and light purple bridesmaid dresses.  I made all the centerpieces for all of the tables.  They started out clear glass vases from Joann’s.  I cut and glued skinny ...

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On the Border from Cat Patches

Quilting on the farm quilt is coming to an end. I believe I'll get it finished today. Finishing off the quilting will be the day's top priority, although I have some other non-sewing things on my list as well. Yesterday I quilted in some clouds in the sky and some ripples in the hillside background.


As I've been doing the top-stitching, I've been trying to clip all the jump stitches and thread tails. I took the quilt off the machine at this point and then ran my hands over the top looking for any I'd ...

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On the Border from ... Cat Patches

Quilting on the farm quilt is coming to an end. I believe I'll get it finished today. Finishing off the quilting will be the day's top priority, although I have some other non-sewing things on my list as well. Yesterday I quilted in some clouds in the sky and some ripples in the hillside background.


As I've been doing the top-stitching, I've been trying to clip all the jump stitches and thread tails. I took the quilt off the machine at this point and then ran my hands over the top looking for any I'd ...

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A Little Quilting from Quilts....etc.

It is hard for me to settle into sewing lately with getting things ready for our little trip.  I did get the dental visit done yesterday so it was nice to get that out of the way.  Have been going through projects deciding what I want to take with me for hand work when we […]

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June 10, 2021
Barns and Farms from Cat Patches

It doesn't seem as if much was accomplished yesterday. Having PT in the middle of the day throws me off my stride. Obviously, no jury duty for me today. And thus ends my second week of jury duty without having to report even once. I'm pretty happy about that too. We have a trip planned for next week, and so I'm excused all week. I won't have to call in again until June 20th. No complaints here about my jury duty commitment.

Not much has happened outside for the last few days. Coolish and unpredictable weather ...

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Barns and Farms from ... Cat Patches

It doesn't seem as if much was accomplished yesterday. Having PT in the middle of the day throws me off my stride. Obviously, no jury duty for me today. And thus ends my second week of jury duty without having to report even once. I'm pretty happy about that too. We have a trip planned for next week, and so I'm excused all week. I won't have to call in again until June 20th. No complaints here about my jury duty commitment.

Not much has happened outside for the last few days. Coolish and unpredictable weather ...

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Delighted: Thank You ~ from Marty's Fiber Musings

 I'm delighted to tell you that some of them are selling!   I'm a prolific quilt maker and have absolutely, overwhelmingly, without a doubt, in tears and screaming out loud run out of space to store them.  Yes, it hurts to be able to never see one again, but what's hurting more right now is that until some are out of the house, there can be no more.

This one sold quickly ~   The one called "Improv Triangles" was so fun to make so I do hope it gives the recipient as much pleasure as it did me.  



It ...

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June 9, 2021
Divine Swine from ... Cat Patches

We were up and out early yesterday to finish up our grocery shopping. We have a short camping trip planned for next week. Most of the food for that is already made, and so I'm hopeful we can get by for another week or two without having to make another major trip. When we got home and had things put way, we set free the cats, and I took a walk around to check in on the blooming things. 

The Fairy Princess peony continues to thrill and delight. It puts on more flowers every day.


Also, the rose bush ...

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Divine Swine from Cat Patches

We were up and out early yesterday to finish up our grocery shopping. We have a short camping trip planned for next week. Most of the food for that is already made, and so I'm hopeful we can get by for another week or two without having to make another major trip. When we got home and had things put way, we set free the cats, and I took a walk around to check in on the blooming things. 

The Fairy Princess peony continues to thrill and delight. It puts on more flowers every day.


Also, the rose bush ...

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June 8, 2021
Moooving Along from ... Cat Patches

There was a lot more to do outside yesterday than expected. I went into the garden to hoe weeds, only to discover several of the sunflowers had fallen over in the recent rains. They were not damaged, but I took some time to stake them up as insurance. When I'd finished with those garden chores, it seemed like a good time to pick the flowers from the sage plant. I picked as many as I could find and then took them inside for a run around the salad spinner. 



Usually I do this with chive blossoms, but the sage ...

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Moooving Along from Cat Patches

There was a lot more to do outside yesterday than expected. I went into the garden to hoe weeds, only to discover several of the sunflowers had fallen over in the recent rains. They were not damaged, but I took some time to stake them up as insurance. When I'd finished with those garden chores, it seemed like a good time to pick the flowers from the sage plant. I picked as many as I could find and then took them inside for a run around the salad spinner. 



Usually I do this with chive blossoms, but the sage ...

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June 7, 2021
In a Bind from Cat Patches

No jury duty for me this morning. So far, my month-long commitment of jury duty is going swimmingly. I haven't had to report even once. Probably by even saying that, I've jinxed myself, but I'm saying it anyway. It was cool and cloudy yesterday with a few rain showers thrown in, and that made it a good day for slow stitching. As anyone can tell you, slow stitching is best done with a cat on one's lap.


My first stop on the slow-stitching train was to finish off this section of the Heartland Barns block.


I ...

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In a Bind from ... Cat Patches

No jury duty for me this morning. So far, my month-long commitment of jury duty is going swimmingly. I haven't had to report even once. Probably by even saying that, I've jinxed myself, but I'm saying it anyway. It was cool and cloudy yesterday with a few rain showers thrown in, and that made it a good day for slow stitching. As anyone can tell you, slow stitching is best done with a cat on one's lap.


My first stop on the slow-stitching train was to finish off this section of the Heartland Barns block.


I ...

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