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    Quilting Royalty

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    Default OOPs - WiP for April 12 - 26, 2018

    I apologize to the group for not getting the thread up last week and this week looks just as crazy (vacations are wonderful, but not when you loose track of time!). So this thread will go for two weeks if that's OK with everyone. If not, could somebody kick it off next Wed/Thursday?

    I am working on the handwork for "It was the 80s" - there's the honeybee block and also a section of EPP hexagons. I also got one block done and one from the old quilt top tidy to sub in for blocks 16 and 17. There are 25 blocks total plus four fill in areas (the EPP is one of them). So I'm on the final half of the piecing. Since it's a 'orphan block/asymmetric sampler' type setting, putting the top together will be interesting.

    It snowed today for the third Sunday in a row. But in-between we got up into the 80s! Needless to say, it's been windy and stormy. Given a fifty degree Fahrenheit rise/fall in the temps in a 24-48 hour time span, the flower, birds, roads etc are all suffering. Spring needs to make up its mind to get here and STAY.

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    Default Re: OOPs - WiP for April 12 - 26, 2018

    Up here in Iowa I cut my daffodils that were sprawled face first under the snow and put them in a vase. This winter is lasting too long for my liking...

    For some reason I am trying needlepoint now, after making a couple of crewel pillows, and zig zagging some more quilt applique. It's interesting, working with the wool yarns. This needlepoint is a new cover for an old foot stool that was my grandma's.

    Today at church all the pews were covered in quilts that will go to Lutheran World Relief. There were a lot more than usual because the international women's group that meets in the church is volunteering to quilt now too. They helped crank out an extra 100 over the usual output. All were tied strip quilts.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: OOPs - WiP for April 12 - 26, 2018

    I started work on the Grotto kit from Craftsy that Angela Walters did on one of her Midnight Quilt Shows. The fabric is beautiful and high quality. I am using the kit as is with no substitutions from my stash. This is pretty unusual. Usually I need to switch some fabric out. I spent two days cutting out the pieces from the first four of the seven fabrics. I think there were over 1000 pieces. I didn't actually count because I didn't want to get overwhelmed. I decided to stop cutting and start sewing before I cut the last three fabrics. I swear I was getting a blister on my finger from holding the rotary cutter. I did put a new blade in my rotary cutter before I started.
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    The pieces in this pattern are tiny. At this scale I knew from previous experience I was going to have trouble with the 2.5" square triangle made from the tri tool and the recs tool. So I made a freezer paper foundation to tame those bias edges. I also decided to cut the side triangles an extra 1/8 inch big and them trim the block down. So then I needed to make a home made block loc tool using my trusty Scotch reuseable strips so I could trim the block down consistently. It took me a while to make all these home made tools to help me tame this tiny block, but it worked. Here is block one and those points intersect perfectly the first time, with no pin matching. Take that tricky tiny block.
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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: OOPs - WiP for April 12 - 26, 2018

    I don’t mind the late start at all, and I also don’t mind helping out when I can, though life is a bit of a lull right now, I know it will get crazy again this summer with our own travels and relocationing.

    I’m working on a kit too, slightly smaller than our fabulous Denise’s ambitious project, it is from Connecting Threads but the pattern is by Jaybird quilts and it uses a specialty ruler. I’m making 2 squares from which I will make pillow covers. It should all turn out lovely, indeed ... my little house in ATL needs something non-utilitarian on the couch, the poor place is so tiny, it just looks like it fell out of the Ikea catalog. Could be worse, could be a total disastrous mess....

    Which I’m only thinking about because I was reading a book this week with a character whose mother was a hoarder. I can remember this three times in the past two years that characters have been hoarders. I don’t get the fascination, and ironically, they’re all Australian, I believe. Probably all a coincidence, but I need to find something new to read that is a little more cheerful!!

    Kimsophia, how lovely to hear about all the pews draped in quilts! Even if the patterns are simple, I bet they inspired a lot of creativity and will keep people warm!

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    Default Re: OOPs - WiP for April 12 - 26, 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by threadbndr View Post
    Spring needs to make up its mind to get here and STAY.
    that’s for sure!! We had beautiful, sunny weather all weekend and it poured down rain while the temps dropped drastically today. We had to cancel a field trip, picnics need dry grass and sunshine, for sure!

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