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Snow Day

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Look! It’s a Blizzard! Texas snow – came early and by the end of the day it was gone. I did go to the office today and ironed out some problems. But once I came home I was up in the studio stitching.
I am daunted by the flying geese I am making for a mystery quilt. 164 of them to be exact. But, I was excited about making the wonky stars for the Christmas quilt. So I compromised…I made myself make one set of flying geese, then I rewarded myself with making one wonky star.

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I completed four sets of 4 geese all paper pieced…I am not a fan of paper piecing – but I do like the accurate result – perfect little pieces.

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Then I made three of the wonky stars. These are very cute, they finish 11.5 each. I might set them on-point like they are positioned here, I will only need 28 stars and then some setting triangles to complete a quilt that is about 82 x 66 (if my math is correct – late in the evening so not too sure about that)

Anyway, relaxing at the sewing machine is the best!

Sew Happy
Lynn

Stormy

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What to do on a stormy cold night? Make some 4-patches of course! After Christmas I picked up some bargains at Wal-Mart – several precuts at 70% off. Nice fabric, and you cannot beat 99 cents a yard! In all the years that I have been making quilts I have not made a Christmas quilt….hmmm – what does a quilter do? Well, you make a Christmas quilt already!
I have made a stack of 4-patches with many more cut out. I think I will let these be centers for some wonky stars. Of course we will see what the fabric wants – sometimes the quilt has a mind of its own.
So, a relaxing evening. It is satisfying cuting and piecing material, no thoughts about anything – just playing.

Sew lovely,
Lynn

Table Runner

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I worked on this table runner today. I purchased it from Shabby Fabrics, the kit is named Baltimore Garden in periwinkle.

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This was started in at the end of summer. I have the background to quilt , then it can be bound and ready to put on a table.

Maybe I can complete this soon!

Sunday Sewing
Lynn

Finished One Thing

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I have had this pillow started for about 6 months. There was just a small amount of quilting to do on the houses. So off the table it came. The red “Cars” fabric is the pillow form for the inside, trying to use up fabric from my stash. The pillow form is about an inch larger than the finished pillow cover – to be sure it fills out and makes a plump pillow.

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Completed.
Oh, and this is a picture of the table this unfinished project sat on for so long:

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I did clear it a little today and re-stacked fabric (not put away yet) but it is a start.

Tomorrow is Sunday, I will probably go into the office and catch up. Don’t be sad for me, no one bothers me and I get tons done!

Sew Finished
Lynn

Love Quilt

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Here is the quilt I made for my youngest grandson. It is very scrappy and a pattern I drew up myself. I used graph paper, used a ratio of 1square = 2 inches and used 2.5″ scraps to make each row. I then decided how large to make the quilt, drew that outline. With that border drawn I could then free hand a heart. Then I “squared” off each heart row to the closest graph paper square. I counted the number of squares in each color, multiplied by 2, made a strip that length, then attached the background to the red.
Really it is easy, just lots of counting.

Sew have a happy New Year!
Lynn

New Year Comming

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I completed this quilt for grandson #7, at the moment it is in the washing machine – when it gets out and dried I will post the finish.

I am ready for a new year to begin. This has been a trying year, recently my little brother passed away in a house fire.

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He served in the Army in the 1980s. He had many demons that he could not overcome – but he is at peace, and I do not have to worry about him. Our mother is holding him now – that is enough love.

I have made a huge mess in my studio, it comes every Christmas….ok every time I am in the studio I create a mess! So I will spend a couple of days cleaning up so maybe, just maybe I can find something!

I am working on quilting this beauty:

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I will get a better picture after I get it stable, I am doing this on my domestic machine, it will take some time, I think it is about 82″ square.

I made this quick quilt for a friend who retired this year:

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Perhaps I will do better this year and update more often.

Thank you sew much
Lynn

Round Three

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Third round of the Mystery Quilt. This seems to “glow” don’t you think?

It has been a while since I’ve been in my studio – been catching every “bug” my grand kids have gifted me this winter. But I don’t think I will give up hugging and kissing those babies.

Sew Sweet!
Lynn