TQC Monthly Mini

I’m finally getting back to this.

I decided to go a different way with my triangles though.

Here is the top.

I’m trying to decide how to quilt it now. I hope to at least figure that out today. Life is very busy right now!

Have a great day!

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Slow Stitching Sunday ~ Pandora’s Box

I started another section, as you can see below. I think I will make 6 “blocks” like the part on the left and then stitch those together. One block measures approximately 27” square.

This is definitely a long term project for me. I spent a few minutes figuring out how many more pieces I need to cut for this.

The final answer is…..a lot. I’m using these AccuQuilt Studio dies for this project.

The Studio cutter lives in Michigan. I do have a 3” cut square die for my AccuQuilt GO! Cutter in Arizona, but not the diamond shape.

I’m trying to decide if I want to take this project with me, or let it rest in Michigan for a few months. If I take it, I need to get some cutting done before I go.

Decisions, decisions…..

Have a great day!

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This and That

Mr. Wonderful picked this up for me! I just love it. 😊

I got this gorgeous arrangement from Daughter #3 and SIL for Thanksgiving.

Our family always does puzzles on holidays. Sadly, we found this one was missing a piece. Ugh.

I think I have an idea for this pretty yarn.

E1 told me his sidekick, Stinky needed a scarf too.

Love that smile.

And all three Es loved their quilts!

Before I go, AccuQuilt has Studio Cutters on sale and all Studio dies are half off! I have every AccuQuilt cutter, but this is still my favorite. There is nothing like cutting ten layers at a time.

There are also some crazy good deals on GO! Dies in the Overstock section!

Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Jack and Friends

I finished the quilt for E3! This was quite the creative challenge for me, but I think it turned out alright.

I quilted the glued appliqué shapes down and then couched yarn over top on the long arm. Not the straightest lines in the world, but it will do.

When I loaded this up, I quilted the background sky and around each cactus to secure it. Next I quilted the black area at the bottom and finished up with the couching.

I fused a moon shape and couched over top.

I even remembered my tag!

It’s far from perfect, but fun to do something totally different.

Have a great day!

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Stash Enhancement

I’ve been wanting some of this Andover line, Double Pinks and Blues, for some time. I finally broke down and ordered a half yard bundle when it was on sale at Homestead Hearth.

I wanted it to go with this Jinny Breyer Pillar print I bought back in the ‘90s!

I’m not sure when I’ll get to this project, but I’ll be ready when the time comes.

I also got some yardage of these two.

The green was purchased for my leader/ender project and the yellow, just because.

Though that yellow could make a good binding. Maybe.

Have a great day!

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November Wrap – Up

It sure has been a busy month! I finished three throw quilts, two baby quilts, and four minis. Some I have yet to share, but will soon.

Have a great day!

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Bow Ties

I’ve made a few bow tie blocks here and there. I’m up to 49.

I decided to sort and count my pieces. I ended up with some leftovers. Apparently, I can’t count.

I had enough pieces for 114 blocks. So I cut enough bits for 6 more.

Now I’ll end up with a total of 120 blocks. I don’t know if I’ll finish these before I head to Arizona in December, but if not, I have everything in order now.

Have a great day!

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Ugh!

After a wonderful , but busy weekend, I headed down to the sewing room late yesterday. I decided to tackle this bin of 1930-40s scraps.

I had an idea in mind for these. I grabbed these dies and started cutting.

These scraps were leftovers from someone’s Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt and many pieces look like Swiss cheese.

So I spent a short forever pressing and cutting.

And then, it hit me. I was cutting pieces for the wrong quilt. I need 4” and 2” finished squares.

🤦🏻‍♀️

These could work, but throws the scale off completely. It is NOT what I wanted.

This totally took the wind from my sails.

I know, I can still use these and it is not time wasted, but it wasn’t what I wanted. For now, I’m putting this bin back in the closet.

Have a great day!

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Slow Stitching Sunday

…..of the knitting kind….

I finished the scarf for E3 so I tookE1 and E2 yarn shopping. This is what they chose.

E1s scarf is done.

This last one is coming along. I am knitting this one with the skein shown above together with a skein of plain black. Two strands means bigger needles, fewer stitches, and a faster finish.

Here is E3s scarf.

Nothing all that special, but Mama said he wouldn’t take it off.

I’m counting that as a win!

Have a great day!

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This and That

I have a new blog post up for AccuQuilt this week! Check it out to learn how to make this pillow.

Also, one of my free patterns was released last week. Click here and then click on the Patterns tab. Scroll down until you see it.

It’s a free download.

This beautiful boy always makes me smile.

We took him and his brother yo a new pet store. E2 was brave enough to pet this snake!

This cute little wallaby was hopping around.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend filled with good things!

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