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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Dutchman’s Puzzle



This is from a swap I participated in ending last year.  We chose block patterns and provided fabric.  Some people chose up to a dozen patterns.  Each month you made 2 blocks using the patterns and fabrics provided and then passed the box.  We met for lunch with each person choosing a location in turn.  As you can see I chose a single pattern.  I had to make additional blocks and I did take a few apartbthat had pinwheel centers from the color placement.

I was handed back the box along with all the scraps.  There was a bag of off cut triangles from making the geese. For many years I had been wanting to make the migrating geese border.  I am just “winging”!the pattern and I think it’s turning out great!  Two sides will be red and two will be blue.  All the borders are mostly made.  I just need a place to lay it out and finish up.  I hope to post a completed top soon!


What are you working on?

Swooze

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Finished Frolicking


I finished my top. I used a border I saw on FB. There are lots of creative people out there. It was hard to choose!



I’ll share what I’m working on now soon.

Swooze

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Modern BOM

One thing I'm allergic to is making a quilt that looks like everyone else's. I did this BOM at my LQS for which they gave a suggested layout. I sat in class one day staring at the wall of blocks made to date while they were talking about finishing kits. I looked at the fabric choices and was just not in love with anything.

At the next class I continued to look at those blocks and an idea popped into my head. I was going to put HSTs all around the blocks to form a stripe. When I did my bad quilt math it seemed like it was going to be too large so I altered my idea a little and here is what I came up with.




Do you like BOM programs?

Swooze

Monday, March 02, 2020

Did You Frolic With Bonnie


I did! I wasn't as fast as a lot of others and I'm glad. I've been collecting border ideas. I even chose one and began sewing for it then saw some other great ideas! Darn!




I’m trying to get around to your blogs.  Leave me a comment.  It will get me there faster!

Swooze

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

One day Quilts


Do you have quilts that you'd like to make one day? I have quite the list and realized one day may never get here so I better take action.

This is Shakespeare in the Park. I believe it's a Judy Martin design. There was a lot of talk about this quilt on my Stashbuster group. I bought the book but did not make the quilt at the time. My son surprised me when he said he'd like a purple quilt. I felt it needed a little zing so I added the green. I need to quilt it now.



This is Bonnie Hunters Double Delight.  It was a mystery quilt she offered many years ago.  It’s still free on her website.  I planned to do it in her colors but had a hard time finding the pinks locally in civil wars.  I did find the purples though.  I began buying and while on a Patchwork Express trip I found a pink to use just in a different place.  This too needs quilting.



I can sort of tick these off the list.  I need to choose the next someday Quilts now!

Are you working on your bucket list?

Swooze

Monday, February 24, 2020

While I Was Away


Since my incident with the mountain and altitude sickness I've been soul searching. Trying to figure out what I wanted my life to look like.

I've been doing a lot of sewing versus talking about sewing. I haven't been blogging nor reading many blogs but I do read one of my favorite yahoo, now io, groups. I've been teaching quilting classes a little and working to setup more classes to teach.

I've had another vacation. It even included visits to high altitude although this time I was equipped to handle it with knowledge and appropriate supplies. It was good to conquer that fear. It healed me more than I could have imagined or realized that I needed. Ray and I talked over the bad trip and my feelings over things. It helped to air that all out.

Sadly life brings other realities with it. We lost Duke late last year. He was put to sleep the day after his 10th birthday. His heart and spirit were strong but sadly his body was not. I've helped many a dog over the Rainbow Bridge but this one was particularly painful. He left a giant hole in our hearts and lives.




Then 2 days after I brought Ray home from the hospital and one of the worst experiences of my life we lost Augie.  He was not doing well and I was running back and forth to the hospital.  I knew he didn’t feel well although he acted a little better.  I told him I was taking him to the vet the next day.  He died some time in the night.  He was 13 so more than likely if we had made it to the vet I would have had to euthanize him.  No good answer in any of it.




So here I am.  I’m going to try to make it a habit of visiting with you all again and share what I’m up to as well.

Thanks for checking in on me.

Swooze

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Foot Pedals Need Love Too

My foot pedal would see sluggishly or stop completely even with my foot firmly pressing down. Even more entertaining was when I lifted my foot and the machine kept seeing