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    July 31-August 27, 2020

    July is almost over. and what have I done? What haven't I done? It seems we wait all year for summer to happen, then it hits us all at once. We certainly have broken all the weather records in our capital, longest # of hottest temps and rain, no rain. Lots of t-storms.

    I have worked almost every day in the sewing room. I seem to be like a squirrel, going from one thing to another - a bit unfocussed, overwhelmed. I have been getting acquainted with the LA and have quilted 7 lap size quilts since end of June. These are donation quilts, so I have been using to practice. I turned them in for the next person to sew on the binding, and my friend was in awe. I feel ready to load one of my large quilt tops. I just need to press the backing and load. The only issue is that we are having lots of thunder storms, so I don't plug it in if there's a chance. We leave it unplugged all the time, even though we have a surge protector bar. Not going to risk it.

    I hope to post pictures of new finishes. What's under your needle, or on your lap?

    Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

    Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

    #2
    I am almost done with a curved log cabin, the binding is pinned on and ready to stitch. I will be happy when it is done even though it has no real purpose. It is masculine so having it in stock in case I need to gift something to a man is good.
    I have strip sets sewn together and ready to press then cut for a 60% diamond lap quilt. I think I will starch the strips before cutting even though I starched the fabric prior to cutting. I would like the extra precaution on all those bias edges.
    I also have a little falling charms sandwiched and ready to fmq. Almost all of these quilts were made from stash fabric that has been hanging around a while. I did have to buy a little yardage for the 60% one and backing for the log cabin.
    Lots going on in the sewing room.

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      #3
      The Smoke & Fire quilt blocks are laid out on the fam. rm. floor. I have 2.5 rows yet of snowballing to do. I've been busy with other stuff lately & haven't sewed in several days. I need to get back at it.

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        #4
        I'm making table runners for family and close friends. I'm giving them one for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter, Easter & Memorial Day/4th of July/Labor Day. I'm using patterns that were featured here on MSQC over the years:
        Fall :
        This is a Fall Leaf or Maple Leaf Block :
        https://youtu.be/8jNUZt7wBRE
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        Halloween :
        https://youtu.be/NpCrxbr9hjE
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        Thanksgiving :
        This link is from December 2009 (right after Jenny started doing Video Tutorials for MSQC !!) It's a Turkey made from Dresdens!
        https://youtu.be/KHBW_VbX6QY
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        Christmas : Christmas Tree Runner
        https://youtu.be/27r6eGwDzXA
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        This is the same link I posted for the Halloween table topper however, if you scroll thru the video until 9:15 you'll see another way to make this for a Christmas table runner !!
        https://youtu.be/NpCrxbr9hjE
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        Christmas (2nd idea)
        This is a quilt tutorial HOWEVER, I'm making this into a Table-Top Runner:
        Present Table Top Runner (Made from the Quilt Tutorial called Present Quilt)
        https://youtu.be/cOFCY7-2Uo4
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        Winter Time
        Here's a "Snowman" Table Runner : (made with the Half-Hexie (Large) ruler)
        https://youtu.be/NF7GY4GCQpc
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        This is the same link I posted for the Halloween table topper however, if you scroll thru the video until 9:15 you'll see another way to make this for a Christmas table runner !!
        https://youtu.be/NpCrxbr9hjE
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        Here's a "Snowman" Table Runner made with the Large Half-Hexie ruler)
        https://youtu.be/NF7GY4GCQpc
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        Valentine's Day : (scroll to 11:28)
        This starts at 36....I have no idea why....just re-start it to watch the entire video!
        https://youtu.be/1-8Rxd87ygo
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        Easter/Spring Tulip Table Runner :
        https://youtu.be/1-8Rxd87ygo
        This is a Triple Play Video with Jenny, Misty & Natalie
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        4th Of July/Memorial Day/Labor Day: This is a table runner Misty Doan made a while back :
        https://youtu.be/VYZ2jhczE6I
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        Of course you can find a lot of other tutorials out there to make. Jordan Fabrics has some great tutorials that you could make as well:
        Here's a great Bunny Quilt Tutorial from Jordan Fabrics but you could use this to make a table runner :
        https://youtu.be/lIxkG5NegUY
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        Here's Jordan Fabrics (Donna Jordan) with a Jack O' Lantern Placemat that you could make into a table runner :
        https://youtu.be/kOExFxFKhRI
        Here's a table runner from Donna Jordan for Halloween/Thanksgiving :
        https://youtu.be/Y6CLCZBpTt8

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        So do you have any table runner tutorials that you enjoy making?
        Last edited by redcaboose1717; August 2, 2020, 01:17 PM.
        Jacqueline ( Sugar ) Dorer-Russell
        http:\\www.sugarssmilinpapercrafts.BlogSpot.com

        "I miss the me I was when you were here"

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          #5
          I have been making mini quilts lately.....I don't know why, but I like it! I guess it's using up scrap fabric and getting a sense of accomplishment.....

          Sherri

          "Don't let someone else's ugly spoil your beautiful. " Thanks, Bubby!!!!!!

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            #6
            I've been obsessed with the twister tool. I forgot I bought the big one so trying to pick which layer cake to use. Today I was going through UFO's and pulled one out to work on the blocks. I have another that is paper pieced turtles. I have so many so I'm going to do them one at a time. I really want to finish my turkey quilt I designed. I made my grand daughter some masks. I've been all over the place working on projects.

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              #7
              New Mini quilt completed yesterday! This was fun and I think the message describes most us when it comes to the fabric we have!

              Sherri

              "Don't let someone else's ugly spoil your beautiful. " Thanks, Bubby!!!!!!

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              • Nwmnteacher
                Nwmnteacher commented
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                That's perfect!

              #8
              Another Mini Quilt whipped out today.....Goodness, the scrap fabric that is getting used up! Woo Hoo!

              Sherri

              "Don't let someone else's ugly spoil your beautiful. " Thanks, Bubby!!!!!!

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                #9
                The log cabin is done.😁IMG_1350.JPG
                It is sitting on top of an ivory spread, the red leaf print is the outside border.

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                • Momofmonsters5
                  Momofmonsters5 commented
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                  Beautiful...I've always loved log cabins!
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