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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Three things to be thankful for:
(1) friends
(2) family
(3) good health

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!  May your day be filled with good friends, old traditions and new memories.

One of my favorite traditional foods is sweet potato pie, and I'm a great fan of it!  I've never ever liked pumpkin pie, possibly because my mom never made it.

BUT, if pumpkin pie is your favorite, I couldn't resist sharing this serving suggestion that I found on Facebook -

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sew forth and sew on til later...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

More Texas tumblin'

The snow is snowing, the wind is blowing
But I can weather the storm!
What do I care how much it may storm?
I've got my quilting to keep me warm!

Today they're calling for rain, and 3 to 6 inches of snow, wow!

As I'm writing this there are school closings because of the weather and there is snow just north of the District, but nothing here yet.

Meanwhile, I'll keep working on the Texas Tumbleweeds quilt!

I finished all of the 4-patch units for the ladder block...

I only needed 36!


Next I'll concentrate on finishing up the rectangle units for the ladder block..

Eyeglasses, bikes - love em!

Before I sew any more I'll stop and cut more neutrals for maximum scrappy variety, I don't like seeing too many repeats if I can help it.

There are a few more pieces I bought in October that I haven't cut into yet - this is the perfect opportunity!

Words, words - I love words!

These spinning star units will be put on hold until I can cut more dark color squares - need more batiks in there!

That's what I'll be up to today, if you're traveling be careful, look out for the turkeys!  Sew forth and sew on til later...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Working on units

Three things to be happy about:
(1) holiday music
(2) the book of Proverbs
(3) new marking pens

I've been working on the Texas Tumbleweeds quilt that Bonnie Hunter taught on the cruise this month.

I didn't want this one to become a UFO because it's such a pretty quilt!

Looking at some of the pictures Bonnie posted, you'll see happy ladies holding up handfuls of finished blocks; my goal during the cruise was to finish at least one of each block.

It wasn't a race and I can't sew lickety split on an unfamiliar machine and still be accurate - that's just me!

If you haven't been "Bonnie initiated" you might look at the entire quilt and go "eeeek!  all those little pieces!"   But if you think of the quilt as series of units, it isn't hard a'tall!

Anything hard about the basic 4-patch?


You sew a single unit at a time...


and sew some more...

Three units in one block, two units in the other!

Before you know it, you have every unit done...

you just have to make more of em!

And it's a start   :o)

Can a quilt's progress also be measured by the amount of trimmins' you leave behind?

I like to think so  ;o)

Sew forth and sew on til later...