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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

This and That

Time's flying quickly and it'll be Christmas before we know it. I went to two Christmas parties Saturday and have three this weekend, then I'm done.

I personally call this time of the year my "quilting season" as I spend a lot more time than usual with my sewing machine and less time stitching. I saw this great quilt at the retreat I went to last month and just had to make it for myself. I finished the top and now will quilt it myself on the machine - it's called Midnight Stars and was so fun to make. It was like instant gratification - quick and done! I must make more small quilts!

Here's my Midnight Stars (can't remember the name of the designer) - it makes me happy to just look at it!

I then pulled out blocks for a larger quilt I last worked on four years ago - I've sewed all the rows and now have to finish sewing the rows together. I'm committed to getting some quilt UFOs done - I have too many! I know I'm in good company! Here's my Farmer's Wife quilt - rows to sew and then there will be a border added. My setting triangles are lighter than I think they should be so I may end up dying the quilt with tan Rit dye after it's done to give it a more aged look - time will tell.

I've been stitching a little bit - good news about my missing threads. My mom found them in one of her projects - no idea how they got there but I was oh so happy to have them back! Since I was with out them for two weeks, I did get a lot of the black (boring stitching) borders done since that thread wasn't lost! I'll show you another round and remind you this won't be released for months! I could have stopped here for a small design about 5x5 which would be great for a box top. BUT I want a larger design and have too many ideas for more rounds - there are at least two more and I'm doing them one at a time, making up the squares as I go - it's really fun and believe it or not, I'm only using 12 colors so far.


Hope you're enjoying a little time with a needle during this busy holiday season! 
Kathy

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