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    Missouri Star

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    Default WIP - August 16-22, 2019

    I know, I know, it's early but I'm getting up early tomorrow for a road trip with DH. We are headed to wine county, 3hrs away. There's also a LQS to get to.

    This week I have sandwiched a quilt, but not finished quilting it. I also have found many fabrics in 3 quilt stores that were screaming to be saved and come home with me. Who knows what a visit to the 4th LQS will bring.

    Today, I also picked up a copy of the Fall/winter 2019 issue of Better Homes & Gardens Quilt Sampler. On page 46, it features the LQS where I rent time on the LA, and where I went with my GF. More fabrics needed to be rescued. Also saw the quilt featured - it is gorgeous. Picture doesn't do it justice.

    Karla - I hope that you are feeling better and have been able to slow down.

    What's going on with your projects?

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    Default Re: WIP - August 16-22, 2019

    It has been quite a while since I did a bargello style quilt. Here is my strip set made from 14 1/4 yard cuts of Stonehenge by Northcott. I will be using my own pattern design which is a variation of Trip Around the World.

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    As you can see from a previous bargello style quilt in the background, I don't usually pick such a subdued color palette. I think it is good to try new things, so lets see what happens.
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    Default Re: WIP - August 16-22, 2019

    Claire, that is going to be lovely. The light colors in that subdued set will just glow. Suzanne, I am slowly getting better; applique on my "Aunt Lottie's Garden" is coming along - just three more blocks when I finish the one I'm working on now.

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    Default Re: WIP - August 16-22, 2019

    Karla - I'm glad to hear that you are on the mend. Slow is good.

    Yesterday I quilted the top I sandwiched. I even attached the binding and finished handsewing it. Just need to get a VQC label and attach, and it's ready for donation. I also added 4 borders on a donated top to make it to required lap size. I'm on the fence whether I will quilt myself or send to a LA who does some for us. I sort of like to start-finish a quilt. Pof I send it out, I would have time to catch up on my own projects.

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    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.

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    Default Re: WIP - August 16-22, 2019

    Love the one on the left, simple but beautiful. The other one is great, too.

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    I got a top together but not going to do anything with it as I stopped to work on a quilt/spread for DGD new hot pink queen bed.
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    It is really difficult to lay out a queen on point quilt. Getting those butterflies right has been an ongoing challenge. It might have been a poor pattern choice but I have gotten too far to change, hope it will be pretty.

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    Default Re: WIP - August 16-22, 2019

    Claire your quilts are beautiful. When do you sleep? You are one energizer bunny!

    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.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: WIP - August 16-22, 2019

    I actually quilt about 4 hours a day about 5 days a week. Not always the same days or times but I don't quilt in the evenings unless I am hand sewing a binding which is pretty rare. Being old and retired has some perks.

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    Default Re: WIP - August 16-22, 2019

    Claire - then you are very fast accurate cutter, piecer. I probably get 8-10hrs /wk on average. On a really good week, I get 20hrs, that maybe every 6 weeks. Like you I don't sew at night, but I will handsew the binding in the evening.

    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.

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