All Here Now

As of yesterday’s mail, my August winnings have all arrived. Super speedy, thanks everyone. I have the glimmer of an idea for a setting, will test it today and am hoping there will be something to show you before month’s...

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Christmas Coffee Cup Confusion Conquered

Christmas Coffee Cup Confusion Conquered

Plunging in confidently to make my first cup, I was very disappointed when the bottom handle was larger than the top one. Some figuring followed and I made measurement list that worked for me. Here is my corrected first cup, by the time I finished redoing the handle it is a bit short on the right side. Far from perfect but within our 1/8″ guidelines and usable perhaps. Then I made a second cup using my new measurements. The handle looks...

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Almost Late Again

Almost Late Again

I suspect that anyone who does not like paper piecing does not use the method I learned from TeresaDownUnder’s blog. Her videos are short and easily understood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=82&v=fPtNX0dnNCE She uses a straight edge or piece of postcard to make folds in the paper pattern, but I have found my tracing wheel (old garment sewing tool) to be even better as it helps to pre-perforate the paper a bit. By keeping...

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Last Minute Entry

Last Minute Entry

There has been too much Life and too little Sewing around here this month. I have barely managed to finish the 6 Tees that I started on the 5th of...

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4 Twins from Mississippi

4 Twins from Mississippi

These are all I had time for this month but I really enjoyed the pattern. My blocks from March have been mailed and received...

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6 Wings Over Mississippi

6 Wings Over Mississippi

Even though I would rather scrub the floor than press seams open, this month’s block is so cute that I “pressed on” until six of them appeared. Also done already is my mailing of the February blocks to both winners (she said...

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Little 9 Patches

Little 9 Patches

I just love them. So small and cute. As it happens, I had been making some as my current leader/ender project so these came together quickly. I am busy with another project again so my 6 are for...

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Seven Fireballs

Seven Fireballs

Well, these are just like (insert your favorite snack here), totally addictive. I pulled a bunch of red and white strips and couldn’t stop until they were all gone! One of my 2019 goals is to get serious about clearing out some scraps that have been waiting their turn far too long and Sophie’s Drunken Fireballs layout inspired me. I plan to give it a chance to make them shine. In the meantime, my schedule is full so these are for...

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A Four Star Pattern

A Four Star Pattern

Sadly, I wasn’t able to make the November stars. Instead of an entry in the Lotto, I donated 2 entries to the trash bin! These December ones were easier and I have managed 2 blues and 2 purples for...

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Fast, Easy, Fun?

Fast, Easy, Fun?

What’s not to like about this month’s block? Simple blocks in really fun colors, what could be easier? I resolved to make blocks from all my Halloween fabrics since I don’t have any young people to sew for and there is plenty of orange, lime green, and purple in my stash. So I did and here they are, all both of...

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Dutchman’s Puzzle Finish

Dutchman’s Puzzle Finish

This Block Lotto win from February 2017 has been on my WIP list for a very long time. I worked on it immediately,  finished the flimsy by the end of May, and sent it off to my long arm quilter along with 5 others. It was the last one in line and she found that my special, super great fabric backing was too small. Not just a little bit either, it lacked 6 inches in width and 15 inches in length. What was I smoking when I prepared that?? Of...

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