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Friday, November 27, 2015

Top's done!

Three things to be happy about:
(1) Thanksgiving leftovers
(2) finishing up
(3) Black Friday sales

I just threw that last one in for those of us who indulge!

I finished piecing the black and white passion top, then moved on to the border decisions...

The fabric on the left is what I did not use, I don't have enough left of that one.  You gotta love the 3 Stooges!

My next thought was to use up odd strips of black and white, just to move them out of my stash... but I didn't want to go that way.  

Pulling and matching and measuring and piecing - I'll save that idea for another quilt!

Here's the fabric I went with, I had a pretty large piece in my stash and it goes well with the quilt.

BUT it didn't stop there...

I had made four patches for the corners!

I tried them out, but they didn't add anything to the design no matter how I turned them, so I tossed them into the parts department.

So here's the top, with the borders added - ready to be quilted.

And just in time - the first Quiltville mystery clue came out today!

That's it for now, got some running around to do!  Have a great day, grab those bargains, sew forth and sew on...

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

Guild meeting show and share

Three things to be happy about:
(1) hiccups
(2) hot oatmeal
(3) Cepacol mouthwash

That Cepacol is great stuff!  I had such a pain in my tooth for a few days, I'd even called the dentist to fit me in the next day because I thought I had a cavity.  So I did some aggressive brushing around the area, along with rinsing with the Cepacol, and whatever the problem was went away.  Good stuff!

This month's guild meeting had great projects for show and share, first Azalia's Christmas trees...
on her sweatshirt...
for a quilt...
and a lighted one for the door!

At our guild's retreat last month (I couldn't go!) one of the projects was a group round robin contest; here are two...

This is Charley's "mine!" quilt...

A visitor's first quilt - hand pieced!

and a community service quilt from Jennifer...
work those strings!!!

Unfortunately my camera's battery got exhausted and I couldn't get more photos.  But as always, it was great eye candy - my favorite part of the guild meeting!  

That's it for now, have a great Monday, sew forth and sew on til later...