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Batik Stars – lay out

Now today, after endless hours of cutting the sashing, borders, and binding. Then sewing 96 itty bitty squares into triangles, then crawling around the floor in an effort to align things properly… I have this picture to show for it! Now, I wait for the last two blocks, and one border fabric to arrive. Meanwhile, I can start sewing them together, if going at an angle with agree with me…

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Sherbet, Stars, and softbooks

Today was a crafty day. While listening to Masterpiece Theater’s renditions of Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility and then Pride & Prejudice I have been making soft books and working on some quilt projects. Upon looking at my pictures uploaded, I was unsure if I was able to share the background fabric that I chose for my Sherbet Quilt, so I have a picture here to present. This fabric was picked out with the guidance of Melisa from her fabulous shop Sweet Home Quilt Co. and I could not be more pleased with it! First projects of the day were the softbooks. You buy these anywhere they sell fabric as panels and the full instructions are on the panel. All you have to add is low loft batting and if you are game piping for the book cover (I have yet to experiment with that…). I had some of these. . .

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Quilting Day – Thursday, continued later on…

Last night I decided to work on “the green quilt”. This was originally picked out because I was going to make it for the futon… while now the futon is in the Quilting Den, it is not quite as high up on my list of things to complete… Not like when it was in the living room… but then the quilt could still be used there… Well last night and today I spent HOURS cutting these six and a half inch strips only to discover that when I was sewing them together that I was WRONG! It’s okay. 6 1/2″ is the right size, but the directions for this quilt were by strip piecing… Meaning, I was suppose to take these 2″ x WOF (width of fabric) strips (see in picture) and sew them together in sets, then cut them as a whole to 6 1/2″. Yeah… I just created. . .

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Quilting and Cats

Last night I made the ruling that Thursday is quilting day, and from that I was inspired and was able to complete my two outstanding quilt BOMs from Quilts & Fixins. Now there are just two blocks left and to put it all together. With this last one (yellow, green, and blue) I received instructions on finishing the quilt and I have some of the material, just missing the “bright” border. For more information or to see the previous blocks I have completed for this quilt click the tag “quilt” or “quilts” on the tag line. I really love this orange… I might use orange for the “bright” border instead of yellow… What do you think?? Patches and Hershey Kisses are very much into this cuddle season. I made a pallet on the floor in front of the fire, and there are I think six blankets that they are nestled. . .

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Quilting Day – Thursday

It’s official. I have decided that I have been too absorbed with books that I have not quilted enough lately. Therefore, unless there is just a book to enthralling to put down. Thursday, henceforth has been designated quilting day. I WILL QUILT! So, on Thursdays or the Friday following, check out some of my “creative madness” with quilting adventures. Now that I have a camera, I can take pictures!

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