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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Baskets R Us

Baskets R Us

Cut and sew two blocks in 30 minutes? “Not slow and uber-picky me,” I said, “Can’t be done.” Well, I was totally wrong, it does only take 30 minutes to make 2 blocks from this nifty pattern.The next best part is that if you line up the pointy edges exactly, the join of the two parts of the basket comes out perfect every time. Below are the 4 sets that I made and really  enjoyed embellishing with the...

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Flaw in Stash Discovered

Flaw in Stash Discovered

Busy month here and I almost didn’t find time to  make the Poppy Field blocks. What a great idea for a quilt. Today was a sewing day and I enjoyed digging through my scrap baskets. Oranges and yellows abounded, but there were almost no blue toned greens. It is true, I have finished two green themed quilts in the last 12 months, but there is still a huge pile of greens in the cupboard. Strangely, all are in the yellow-green family,...

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