I spent most of yesterday preparing for my church craft group that meets at my house. But I did find a little bit of time to play.

I think I need to prepare and cut more leaf shapes!

Have a great day!

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DWMonday ~ Back to the Ties

Remember the tie challenge for my local guild? I got this far and stopped. I haven’t been able to motivate myself to work on it. It’s okay. Just okay. I’d like it better with about 400 blocks, but that’s not going to happen.

I decided to bring the ties back out and see what else I could come up with.

I cut some rectangles of fusible web and applied them to the back of pieces of the ties.

Then I used these dies to cut out leaf shapes.

Time to take the paper off the back.

Then I’ll have a play at the design wall and see where this takes me.

I know I go on about my Accuquilt die cutter, but I really do love it. When I got it, it seemed such a luxury and I felt a bit guilty spending that much on it. The cutter and dies are not cheap! After all the issues with carpal tunnel, it now feels like a necessity. I have the Studio cutter and it allows me to keep cutting when I can’t use scissors or my rotary cutter for long.

Have a great day!

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Slow Stitching ~ Seven Sisters

I put the borders back on this top and basted it on m long arm.

This is the batting I’m using.

I picked this hoop with stand up at an estate sale a couple months ago. I thought the stand might relieve some stress on my hands and wrists when hand quilting.

And yes, I am again doing Baptist Fans! And I know that when hand quilting in a hoop, you are supposed to start quick in the middle. When quilting these fans, I prefer starting at the edge. I baste well on my long arm and haven’t had a problem yet.

This will be very slow going. I hope to get two fans per week quilted.

Have a great day!

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Pinterest Mini

I pinned this little doll quilt on Pinterest ages ago.

Last night I took some time to make one similar out of my vintage stash.

I don’t know how big the original is, I cut my quarter square triangles to make 3 inch finished blocks. Time to decide on my arrangement.

My colors are similar, though not the same as the original.

I used a bit of yellow feed sack for the back and some Mountain Mist Blue Ribbon cotton batting. Then I machine quilted it in a simple grid. I used a single fold binding.

I love how this little piece turned out!

I think this will look great with one of my toy machines.

Have a great day!

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A Very Quick Finish!

I purchased this baby quilt top at a yard sale this summer. Since I’m always needing baby quilts, I decided to get it finished up.

I love the 30s prints. Like my new gloves? These anti vibration gloves were recommended by my doctor to prevent further nerve damage in my hands. I’m supposed to wear them any time I’m using something that causes vibration. So that means when long arming.

I have small hands and these are a bit big. If anyone has any suggestions, I would appreciate it! The pantograph I used is called Yarn Tangle and it is available from Urban Elementz .

My machine binding is slowly improving. I found this backing fabric in my stash.

I was able to finish this up in no time at all since the top was already done for me! I hope the original maker would be pleased.

Have a great day!

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Work on Seven Sisters Begins

I have decided that this Seven Sisters Top will be my next hand quilting project.

You can probably tell that this top has some issues. Those borders are very friendly. See how much they wave?

And those “corners!” I decided to remove the borders and reapply them.

Look how much longer the borders were than the rest of the top!

That explains things! And this is why you should measure and cut your borders to size. That is my next job.

I do have a cute helper.

She has great taste in quilts.

Have a great day!

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One QOV Top Done and Another on the Wall

I finished this QOV top yesterday and got it loaded on the long arm.

I had four blocks leftover. I decided to see if I could use them with one of the panels I have. I sometimes struggle with panels because they are often not printed straight.

They are also long and narrow.

Looks like I need to make some more blocks.

Have a great day!

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