I was only going to quilt until the bobbin ran out. Instead, it was the top thread that was the limiting factor. It is my favorite color too. I nice rich caramel color that blends with all kinds of scrap quilts. I'm sure that I can find some more, but for now, I will take it as a sign to call it a night. The last push before exams is underway as we all rush to finish up the semester and wrap it all up before winter break. I think that Ryan has just finished his last college essay and Anna finished her last test of the semester this afternoon. It is nice that there are such natural breaks in the school schedule. I am looking forward to the holiday and some uninterrupted sewing time. Next time I'll make just sure that I have a full spool of thread.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Ok, I think that worked. I used the Grab button builder at Code it Pretty. If someone could test it please I would appreciate it very much. You should be able to just copy the code below the button over in the right margin and then paste it in as an HTML gadget on your own blog.
Here is running stitches. Two running themed fabrics that I ordered back when I was doing marathons. I'm only doing halves now, which is a nice distance for me. I always thought this one was too bright, which is why the finished blocks sat for so long. I think that a lime or teal border will finish it off.
I got borders on Four Squared this morning. It is all ironed and ready to load on the frame. As soon as I pick up some batting that it. I'm reaching the end of my usefully sized extras for piecing.Oh Scrap! this morning. I can't think of much that I do that doesn't qualify as scrappy. We are off to See Ralph Breaks the Internet as a family this morning. Then Sydney wants to go short shopping so that her behind doesn't hang out quite so much. After that, I need to flesh out the details for next year's RSC Sampler quilt. Then I will get a quilt loaded on the frame. I'm sure I can fit it all in there somewhere.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
The blocks can be traditional or modern in design. They may include piecing or applique. As long as they are not published patterns from another designer, anything will work. Variety is the fun part after all. The finished size is 4.5 inches. I know -- tiny! The setting is forgiving of minor block size variations and each block will be squared up to a final finished size of 7 inches in the sampler quilt.
So, if you are interested in designing a block, please leave a comment and think about which Tuesday might work for you. I'll let you know the color ahead of time in case that makes a difference. There will be a new block each Tuesday until October which will result in 48 quilt blocks. That is enough for a large lap sized quilt which will finish at about 58 by 72 inches. You may do fewer blocks for a smaller quilt and I will also publish plans for larger quilts in case you want to add more blocks to your collection. A king would take 196 blocks and finish at 113 inches square. I will start a new page and make PDF files for each block so that the patterns are all together in on place.
I've got two in the finished stack so far and another on the frame. If I can make it out to get more batting there are plenty more in the queue. It promises to be a nice quiet weekend at home. What a treat! I think I should celebrate by quilting something.
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Sunday, December 2, 2018
I just finished off Four Patch Surprise! It only needs binding. It isn't a large quilt, just a way to use up lots and lots of extras
Saturday, December 1, 2018
I finished quilting Oh My Stars right before Thanksgiving and Lizzie has been keeping me company while I sew down the binding in the evenings. I'm off this morning running a half marathon. Though I am finally feeling better after being sick for weeks and weeks, my running partner seems to have caught a bug now. She is still running, but it might be a slow and steady kind of race. We are having lovely fall weather right now, so at least we won't have to worry that it will be too hot if we don't finish right away. We have strange problems in Florida, I know. I'll check back in with everyone this afternoon to see how the beginning of the end is going for you.
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