Aunt Martha 2

Remember these? I’m such a sucker for these things at tag sales.

I know it isn’t complete. And I do not like the brown pieces. To top it off, these aren’t anymore accurate than the last kit I bought.

Sigh….I feel compelled to do something with them. But what?

Have a great day!

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My Kaffe Collection

I finally decided what to do with these.

Hexies!

I cut these using the nested dies for my Accuquilt studio cutter. There are also dies for the GO! Cutter that can be used for this quilt. They call these Bulls Eye dies. When you buy a set, you get nested dies like this:

And a set of “blanks” like this.

You use the die you want and fill in with blanks to support the fabric.

They have matching sets of triangle dies.

Now this is all kitted up and ready to sew!

Have a great day!

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Something New

I noticed a box of scraps that I’d been given and forgotten about. I decided to see if I could make a quick table runner with them. So I choose a couple dies and soon had my pieces cut.

These are the dies I used. They are for my Accuquilt Studio Cutter. They have dies like this for the GO! Cutters as well.

This is what a single block looks like.

I pieced these while hubby was doing yard work ….sssshhhhh!

I ended up with 48 blocks. I could set them like this.

Or like this. This runner would be 18 by 54 inches. I’m trying to decide if that’s too big. It would be for a gift.

This really isn’t “me.” But sometimes it’s good to get out of my box.

I also wanted to let you know that this party is happening tomorrow!

Just click here to register. They will be giving away Accuquilt dies and Island Batik fabric. See you there!

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Slow Stitching Sunday ~ Pink Diamonds

I purchased this quilt years ago at an estate sale for $4. It was quite thick, but appeared unused.

I decided to take it apart and hand quilt it.

Just look at those stitches!

I ended up removing the borders and making new ones out of the backing fabric because they were a bit of a hot mess as you can see.

It’s now basted and I hope to start hand quilting today.

Have a good one!

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Finish It Up Saturday ~ Embroidered Baby Quilt

I love how this little bit turned out!

As a reminder, I purchased this as a tied quilt at an antique fest recently. This is what it looked like when I bought it.

The backing was terribly stained and shredded like tissue, so I took it apart, added new batting and backing, and hand quilted it.

It has been soaked and washed, but many of the stains on the front didn’t budge. I’m okay with that. It’s “clean dirt.” Aren’t these embroidered bits adorable?

Sadly, some of the black thread used didn’t hold up. I may go back and fix that.

I used a table cloth made from feed sack for the backing and the yellow binding is from a feed sack as well.

I love the feel of this.

The table cloth sported a beautiful repair. Can you even find it in the photo above?

It’s funny, but I had never seen this pattern with the embroidery before. Then while working on it, I saw a local ad for this quilt.

How crazy is that?

You can see from the photo above that this little quilt is not exactly straight and square. I like the quirkiness of it.

I also wanted to remind you that the link ups for the Two and Four QAL Finale and the Sewing Room Share and Giveaway are still open! Please join in the fun and visit those who have linked up.

Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Paper Chains

I can’t believe this is finally done!

At 105 inches square, it’s huge!

Which makes it really hard to photograph.

The backing is a white on white print. It was the only thing I could find locally that was big enough.

I love how it turned out, but I’m even happier that it is finished.

Have a great day!

Accuquilt GO! Getters Blog Hop Schedule

October 4: GO! Gnome Kitchen Magnets – Katy https://katyquilts.net/

October 5: Build A Snowman – Vicki https://knitbug2.blogspot.com/

October 6: Felt Pieces – Katy https://katyquilts.net/

October 7: GO! No Sew Christmas Ornaments – Suzy https://websterquilt.blogspot.com/

October 8: GO Christmas Tablecloth – Denise https://fortheloveofgeese.com/

October 11: GO! Gnome Tea Towel – Suzy https://websterquilt.blogspot.com/

October 12: Mini Monthly Calendars – Laura https://orangeblossomquilt.com/

October 13: Pennant Projects – Terri https://lizardcreekquilting.com/blog

October 14: Flutter Pillow – Melanie Call https://abitofscrapstuff.blogspot.com/

October 15: Ricebag/ Cube – Jennifer Strauser https://dizzyquilter.com/

October 16: No Sew Magnets – Melanie Call https://abitofscrapstuff.blogspot.com/

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Throwback Thursday

I’ve shared this antique top before. It was a gift from my bloggy friend, Diane.

This is one of the most gorgeous old tops that I’ve ever seen. Isn’t that border amazing? And the fabrics! I wish every one if them was being reproduced. Sigh…..

This top is pretty fragile. You can see in the photo below just how fragile. there are quite a few fabrics like this.

It’s a great piece for study. But I can’t help wondering if it could be finished somehow.

I want to at least display it.

It would take a lot of work to repair this. Many fabrics would need to be replaced. Maybe I could take out the worst blocks and make a smaller version. I have more pondering to do here. I plan to leave this out where I can see it, for now.

Have a great day!

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A Sewing Room Linky Party and a Giveaway!

While preparing to head west, I began thinking of how I might improve my Arizona sewing room. I had Daughter #2 take these photos so I could see how I left it.

It’s a real hodgepodge! I’m trying to decide how I can make it work better for me.

The messy look of my storage is bothering me.

Hmmmm…..lots to think about here. Want to help? I need ideas!

So if you have an old or new post with photos of your sewing room, organizational ideas, etc, link up below so we can all visit and share ideas. The link up will be open for one week. And to say thank you for sharing, I will draw one link for a giveaway prize! I’ll start the ball rolling by linking up an old post from my Michigan sewing room.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=a8b40ada7693d64e5923

Have a great day!

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Two and Four QAL Finale!

Hip hip hooray! Today is the day! I’m so thankful for all of you that chose to play along with Deanna and me for this quilt along. Here is my finished quilt. Make sure you visit Deanna to see hers!

Mine has already been handed off to our state Quilt of Valor Coordinator for awarding.

I went with a solid gold for the backing.

So many fun prints!

Now, it’s time for you to share your finished quilts and tops!

This stunning top was made by Julie Marvin of North Carolina.

You can add a link to your post below so we can all visit!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=a8b40ada7693d64e5923

Thanks ever so much for playing along!

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Minecraft

Remember back when I made this Minecraft quilt? That was for Big L. Now I’m making another for E2. I’m not sure my colors are quite right this time, but I’m working from stash.

E3 calls it “Minecrack.” It always makes he smile, so I don’t correct him.

What a goof ! 😂

If you would like to make a similar quilt, you can find free directions for the blocks here.

Have a great day!

Accuquilt GO! Getters Blog Hop Schedule

October 4: GO! Gnome Kitchen Magnets – Katy https://katyquilts.net/

October 5: Build A Snowman – Vicki https://knitbug2.blogspot.com/

October 6: Felt Pieces – Katy https://katyquilts.net/

October 7: GO! No Sew Christmas Ornaments – Suzy https://websterquilt.blogspot.com/

October 8: GO Christmas Tablecloth – Denise https://fortheloveofgeese.com/

October 11: GO! Gnome Tea Towel – Suzy https://websterquilt.blogspot.com/

October 12: Mini Monthly Calendars – Laura https://orangeblossomquilt.com/

October 13: Pennant Projects – Terri https://lizardcreekquilting.com/blog

October 14: Flutter Pillow – Melanie Call https://abitofscrapstuff.blogspot.com/

October 15: Ricebag/ Cube – Jennifer Strauser https://dizzyquilter.com/

October 16: No Sew Magnets – Melanie Call https://abitofscrapstuff.blogspot.com/

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