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The next partial quilt project that I dug out were the blocks from a Block of the Month in 2000.  (I’m not even sure that is the right year.  It could be 1997 or ’98 for that matter.)   The patterns were posted on the World Wide Web… quite a big deal back then.  The World Wide Quilting Page.  Were you on it?  We were on dial-up, the forum was all of black & white and one color.  It was archaic!  So very slow.   But I had contact with other quilters and we had all kinds of chat about quilts, patterns, and Featherweights.

I had bought some extra fabric (all the store had) near the end of the year so that I’d have enough for borders and binding.  All of the blocks and the fabrics were in a storage box together.   I think the patterns have long been thrown away.  I thought I needed to make another block yet to have my 12 but there were 12 finished blocks in the pile.  Yeah!  There are 2 patterns repeated and I assume that I didn’t like my first fabric choices so made them again.  However, at this point, I was fine with having 12 blocks done so I used them all.

The blocks are 18″ finished.  I made a sizing template on scrap fabric and stretched or shrunk them to make the all the right size.  Tons of spray starch!  LOL!!  Where there’s a will there’s a way.  (Love doing this actually as then there is no fudging or puckers or tight spots when adding in sashing and borders.  Sharon SchamberNet has youtube videos on it.)

Here are a few blocks draped on my long arm frame —

1B

Blocks —

blocks

Center —

center cropped

 

With all borders and ready for quilting —

finished top

 

 

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Another Sewing Saturday

I can’t remember if I’ve blogged about it before but there are 3 of us that try to get together every month just to sew & chat & have time together.  We keep trying to invite others but they just. don’t. come.   🙂

I guess it has been a week and a half since our last Sewing Saturday.  We were even missing one of our regulars so just Sue came to my house.  We still had a blast.

Sue put the binding on 3 placemats.  She was going to borrow my walking foot and then I remembered I had just gotten a new edge following attachment for the walking foot so she took that on its maiden voyage!

Seriously, she sewed 2″ and was in HEAVEN.

I’m thinking that another Sue that needs binding put on 14 placemats might like this.

I worked on my Sedona Star block of the month from The Quilt Show.   I was ready to applique around lots of circles and got that part done.

After I stitched around all the circles, I pieced the rings together for the center.  Then I left my sewing machine upstairs and pieced the first set of star points on Sunday.

I didn’t trim the star points yet.  I’ll wait until I’m ready to join them with the next step.  So imagine that you only see the outer edge of purple.

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Today had all sorts of things thrown into it:

  • The usual… some laundry
  • I put the binding on the president’s quilt — all 368″!  Time for the binder to have a project
  • A phone visit with a friend and plans for sewing day  🙂 🙂 🙂
  • I offered leftovers for lunch  🙂
  • I kept babysitting my homemade sour cream – sure hope it turns out.  I’m giving it more than 24 hrs in the cooler as it doesn’t seem to keep very warm even tho I give it hot water about every 6 – 8 hrs.  ?? Advice?
  • Finished, strained, and jarred for the freezer… the beef stock = 6 not-full quarts
  • Made face wash — after 10 months off  🙂
  • And finally cracked into the TQS Block of the Month for 2012!!  WooHoo!!  It felt good.  I cut the lengthwise binding strips after starching that yardage.  This will be the 3rd quilt with lengthwise bindings cut at the start of the project.  I’m liking this!!  Then I started cutting for month 1 and put the pages in the binder.  Since I only had about 30 minutes there is more play planned there for Sunday.
  • Topped off with a great sermon at church tonight, Culvers, and shoe shopping for JP at Shopko.

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