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South Carolina An active quilter for 13 years, mid arm quilter for 5 years. If I am not sewing I must be sick.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Home Is block #3 and Spool Quilt Top

 I made my Home Is block number three yesterday. 

Looking at my design wall everyday were spool my blocks.  They have been there too long.  Time to audition the sashing strips.

This is the fabric I selected.

Excuse the turned picture, blogger is acting up.  Next up will be adding a border in the sashing fabric for a finished top.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Home Is Quilt Along and My New Favorite Notion

 I have started Pat Sloans new quilt along called Home Is.  I am doing mine in patriotic colors and will become a QOV upon finishing. 

My new favorite notion is called Acorn Precision Piecing. It is a way of applying starch directly on the seams before pressing.  I love how flat my blocks are!  I bought mine from the Fat Quarter Shop and the price was reasonable. I use Mary Ellen’s Best Press for my starch liquid.  You could use any liquid starch.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Today’s Fun

 Yep it’s been all fun and no binding. I may do a binding later but no guarantees.

I sewed the big churn dash pieces together and plan to add a white 2.5 inch border.  So cute.

Cherrie McConnel of A Quilting Life is doing a sampler block of the month for 2021.  I made my January block today in patriotic colors as this will be the start of a QOV.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Still Using 2.5 inch Squares

 I found this neat pattern in a churn dash book and you guessed it, it uses 2.5 inches squares.  All the components are done just need to sew it together.

I have completed binding on four love quilts and am averaging two a day.  After I do the two bindings I sew something for fun!

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Lots of Stitching Going On!

 I have been busy cutting and sewing.  I also started sewing nine patch blocks out of lots of 2.5 inch blocks.  I have been cutting them for a long time.  I’ve barely made a dent in the amount of these blocks.

Enjoy the new set of kid quilt tops.  With the addition of these I must bind the quilted ones.  There is about a dozen just waiting. 

Saturday, December 12, 2020

More Scrappy Tops

 Here are the latest tops.  One is sewn into rows.

Stay safe and warm if you are under winters grip.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Orphan Blocks to Medallion Quilt Tops

 In an effort to use up cut off fabric strips from quilted tops, I am using orphan blocks as a start and then adding rounds of stripping.  All very different and beautiful.  I can see children looking for hours at the fabrics and having a blast. Enjoy!