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    What are you working on this week?

    Are you starting a new project, or finishing up old ones?

    Or maybe attending graduation parties, and not sewing at all?

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    In my neck of the woods it is going to be HOT , and more HOT. So yes this time of year I love that my sewing room is in the basement where it is so cool. I will be working on various projects.. mostly building my inventory for a craft show.
    What are you working on?

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    I am trying my hand at curved piecing - I found this great pattern from the Dresden challenge - so I wanted to try it - those bias edges are difficult - it looks interesting but I have a lot of puckers - its a learning experience.

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    A shop hop kit from a couple of years ago that I just got at an estate sale. It is made with Hoffman metallics and coordinates. Easy blocks and lots of extra fabric. I am also finishing up a flange pillow.

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    Attaching the borders to a neutral Patches and Pinwheels quilt top as well as a Kaffe Fassett "S" block quilt.
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    Working on a mystery quilt BOM, quilting my nephews quilt and going to his birthday this weekend. And the normal house cleaning this weekend

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    I'm hoping for rain so that I can get the last three blocks of this scrappy Stepping Stones done and finally clean the house!
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    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    I'm finishing up something that needs to be done, but I've lost my enthusiasm. It's an Eleanor Burns Lover's Knot - King Sized. The top came out really nice. I love the colors (yellow, gold and greens) i was going to make it as a duvet cover, so I just lined the top with muslin and am using a decorative stitch outlining the knots. I didn't pin it enough so it looks sloppy in spots. Not one of my better efforts. However, I think it will look ok once completed. It's going to be my Summer cover.
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    I'll be finishing projects for patterns. I have both patterns designed and written, I just need to complete the projects to go with them.

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    I might take my scraps out front on the porch and cut them down to strips and squares- something simple since we are so HOT again - Might also start cutting out another top -hhhmmm decisions, decisions..... LOL
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    I just finished a birthday quilt for my cousin's 50th. There are about 20 photos in it, each the center of a star with each star being different. Then, I couldn't figure quite what to do so I made a kitty caddy and she is darling. I hemmed and hawed and finally decided to make a scrap quilt from squares I already had cut--2-1/2x6-1/2 and 2-1/2x2-1/2. Yesterday, I made all the individual blocks and today have started sewing them together into the pieced top. I think after I take the bread out of the oven, I'll go do some more. I'd like this to be a quick project that maybe I can get quilted soon.

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    i want to get this d9p marked and basted. It's going to be 90s this weekend and for the foreseeable future...
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    Two or three projects .... in the following order

    Make a sewing case for a QB swap. I need to purchase some wool for the inside.

    Purchase fabric for and make a chemo quilt for a good friend who had her first chemo treatment last week. Planning on a "jelly roll race" with bright colors (need to purchase) with an applique on top - a life size (or close to it) black silhouette of a woman in a sexy pose, and words appliqued in black. Won't tell you what it's going to say yet

    Finish the baby quilt for my 2nd grandchild due in October. I need to finish putting the rows together, buy the fabric for the applique, and sew the applique on.
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    I'm experimenting with different sizes of Disappearing 4 patch. I sewed a 12 inch, a 8 inch and a 6 inch. (finished sizes.) I like the 8 the best. Used the same fabrics for all 3. Going to do some donation quilts for kids with the 6 inch. Bit hard to sew as I'm wearing a neck collar due to my vertigo. That will pass in a day or so, than on to more sewing.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    I happen to be on vacation next week, and I've set aside four whole days to do nothing but finish up several lap-sized quilts I've started but not finished. I also need to design a pair of similar-but-not-the-same quilts for my cousin's two boys (age 2 and 4) and hopefully get a start on those. I can't wait!

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    I finished a queen sized quilt earlier this week and am making some clothes now. I also have a couple small quilts to finish.
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    Just finished binding a donation quilt to a local Alzheimer's Walk group. It's the second one I've made and I am very glad it's almost ready to be handed over. I get bored easily and has learned while the first quilt is fun and exciting...the second one is not!

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    Vertigo is no fun! Never heard of wearing a collar though. Maybe I don't have it often enough. Hope you feel better soon.

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    Unfortunately I'm not working on a quilt. Instead I'm making a new canopy and cushion coverings for a swing. The canopy alone took 7 yards (56" wide) of fabric and the cushions over 4 yards. SOO glad when it's done!
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    Finish binding June doll quilt and mail.
    Finish three other blocks promised.
    Press some new fabric I bought (all 50% off).
    Finish at least one block of the Dizzy Geese UFO.
    I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

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    Working on a Boy Scout quilt for my grandson's birthday at the end of the month. I'm using Norman Rockwell's panels, sashed with a coordinating fabric from the same line, and borders from 2 different coordinating fabrics also from the same line. Once I got the panels cut out, I had a real bear of a time getting them all to the same size ( you know how it is with printed panels, they look the same size till you cut them apart to use them), but I finally got it done. I'm almost ready for the borders, then I'm going to FMQ on my domestic machine. I think I'll have enough of one of the border fabrics and the printed on borders that I cut off of the panel fabric to make him a matching pillowcase. Good thing I got a small window air conditioner for my upstairs sewing room or he wouldn't be getting these for his birthday at the end of the month, he'd be getting them for Christmas!
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    Today, I'm working on a needle case, for the QB exchange. Hoping to get it finished, this evening.

    Tomorrow, I need to clean up my sewing area (again) and decide what I want to do, with DGD's quilt (WIP). Can't decide whether to just back it with flannel or a blanket, or use batting and then back it. If I use batting, I have to get something other than my Warm & White, because of the appliques; when the W&W shrinks, it'll make the appliques look goofy, since they're backed with the fusible stuff (and a bit stiff). I've already got the flannel cut but am now seriously leaning toward just backing it, with a blanket . . . if the blanket is big enough. I'm getting soooooo tired of fooling with that quilt . . . and just want to get it FINISHED! Just need to make up my mind and stop changing it!!!!!
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    Hopefully, I will have time to work on quilting my DGS's baseball t-shirt quilt! I've been able to do some of the stitch-in- the- ditch to anchor everything together, but still have a ways to go and then do a FMQ large meander to finish. It is so heavy, I told my DH it is like wrestling a bear! I'm doing this on my Pfaff domestic machine.

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    I am machine quilting a king size civil war quilt (was a BOM) - have it about half done and in the evenings I am handquilting another civil war quilt that was a BOM. Am also in the process of trying to decide what I want to make next.

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    I've been helping a new quilter make a quilt to take to a family reunion for a raffle. Have it almost done. Such a pleasure to introduce someone new to "our addiction". Her husband was so pleased that she is starting on a great hobby that he went out and bought her a brand new sewing machine and cutting table!!
    Families are like old quilts....although they tend to unravel at times...each can be stitched back together with love.

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