Monthly Archives: April 2014

Quilted Squares

Hell froze over yesterday and I finished quilting the second Squares quilt. I’m very happy with it.   I know the rule of thumb for quilting is to quilt curves on blocky quilts and straight lines on curvy quilts, but … Continue reading

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UFO Parade: Raffle Block

I won a block raffle at quilt group several years ago, and this is one of the last few blocks I have left.   My hand appliqué never looks like this.   I think a sawtooth border in light blue … Continue reading

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UFO Parade: Small Dresden Plates

I had another sewless week here. We had multiple vehicle breakdowns that took up a good four days. I also learned Monday that mom would have to stay in the nursing home and I had to clean out her other … Continue reading

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Back To Squares #2

I finally made it into the sewing room, but not long enough to finish anything. I’m just grateful I got in there at all. We had a school function last night that ate up hours of time. They are few … Continue reading

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UFO Parade: Bouquet Applique

I still haven’t sewed anything. That’s fine because I have plenty more UFOs to show. I call this quilt Bouquet Applique. The pattern name is Feedsack Fantasy by Kathy Munkelwitz from the October 2001 issue of Quilter’s Newsletter magazine.   … Continue reading

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UFO Parade: Color Wheel Blocks

I’m still working way too much and not sewing. Anything. Ever. I have interviewed some candidates and have more resumes to choose from. If I look real hard, I may see my life way out on the horizon. Maybe. Since … Continue reading

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Progress, But No Finishes

No change in the stash numbers this week. I worked on a lot of different things though. I sketched out the quilting design for the squares quilt. I did a paper mock-up of how I want to finish Confetti Breeze. … Continue reading

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April A Lovely Year Of Finishes & Short List

This has been the toughest year in a long time. I fell off the sew every day wagon and really miss it. I’m working 11-hour days, plus the commute. Not much else fits in around that. But I still press … Continue reading

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