Monday already….

Time is flying around. Its the middle of May and not a lot of finishes going on. Plus its been so rainy I haven’t been able to get many good images. At least that’s the excuse I’m using. Maybe the fact that I don’t have many quilty things finished is due to me adding another hobby. I’ve had a drop spindle for a while but never really tried it, after the Powhatan Fiber festival this spring, I pulled it out and gave it a try. The dark purple is the first one and the lighter blue is the second. Of course now I need to figure out how to “set the twist” and ply it. Its not super even but I really like spinning.
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We got a little surprise in the mail this weekend.
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Two spring cookies made by the people at Butler’s Orchard up in Maryland. They didn’t last long. Made a wonderful desert, almost to pretty to eat…almost.
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If you’re anywhere near Butler’s Orchard you should stop by and check they out. They’re a family run farm going on the third generation. It started with my Aunt and Uncle and now my cousins and their child run it.

I’ve been working on a lot of place mats and table runner for the bizarre in the fall. this is one of them. I have lots of block so this may turn into a lap quilt.
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Sunny Spring Morning

Love the fresh, crisp spring air. The month of April will be full of visitors coming and going. My brother just left and in 2 weekend my sister from Alaska will come down and the last weekend of the month my other sister is coming for a visit. Everyone in one month…

I’m behind on posting so this will be very photo heavy. Last month was the ATC swap and I totally forgot…I had cards done and everything. The theme was recycled junk mail.
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 finished my March UFO, Bonnie Hunter’s Allietare Mystery its all quilted and on the bed. What a fun mystery project. I liked the colors Bonnie used, so I did mine out of the same.
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The Central VA Modern Quilting Guild is doing a Polaroid block swap. I did a ton of them.  I’m done for the next several months. Its not easy thinking that small, the center is only 2.”
‘ve gotten carried away and made tons of samples for the Country School quilting group. I’m giving a talk next week on prairie point, I’m a little obsessed…
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This one is about 12″ square (ish) and has 28 prairie points on it.

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March Monday/Teusday

I’ve been working on a couple prairie point projects for an up coming meeting for the Country School Quilters. The first one is very Aztec looking, there are tons of prairie points, I didn’t count them closely but some where around 64 give or take.

In between working on these I did a couple charity project, placements and table runner for the church bazaar in the fall. Love this fabric. They are all done from leftovers.
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Working on my UFO’s for Quilting Adventures‘ CEO Challenge. This is July’s the Disappearing Hourglass from Missouri Star YouTube. I did mine more scrappy, there’s still 3 more blocks and the border to do, but I like it so far. Fun block but lots of sewing.

Next up is the Color challenge for the CVA Modern Quilt Guild. Almost done just a lot of hand stitching the circles. There’s only 27 of them….Good thing I have till March…
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Lots of sewing happened this weekend and last with all the snow. I also worked on March’s UFO another wall hanging from a cross stitch. This one is my sister Karen’s original designs. I just added the borders. One more down, a million more to go…

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Baby its cold outside

I’m not use to 18º mornings, at least its sunny. I had a great long weekend, got my sewing machine back, my Allietare mystery top is all sewn, borders and all. I couldn’t get back far enough to get a picture of the whole thing. Now to quilted it by May…
I also started on the Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guilds color crayon challenge. I was a lucky one. I drew dark purple, light purple and pink from the bag. Its cut and ready to sew.
I also finished the blocks for Bali Sea Star from Kim Brackett’s book “Scrap-Basket Surprises,” which gave me 320 bonus HST, love it, another project already started…
I told you I got a lot done…LOL

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Sunny Monday

I had a very interesting weekend…To set the scene, I took my Bernina 440 in for a long over due cleaning during the Holidays. Thinking I’ll pick it up in the next month or so, since I had another sewing machine, no rush right. I was sewing this weekend on the 2015 Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery Allirtare, when the 820 gave me a thread error, rethreaded a couple of times and the same error. I looked down on the bed of the machine and saw this little thin wire…yup the tension spring laying right there…no problem, I have a little feather weight I can keep on sewing. And after an hour, you guessed it the foot control stopped working. So now I’ve got no working machines… Before all the machines stopped I got 2 rows of of the mystery sewn. On to find something else to do…
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So what’s next. I went to the art room and started working on my ATC for the swap on the 24th at Quilting Adventures. Now I’m actually ahead, I can check these off my list.
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New Year new starts

Had a great little vacation over the holidays. Worked a lot on the Allietare Mystery, still have 12 blocks to sew and all the set in triangles. Really like the layout. Bonnie did a another wonderful quilt. Looking forward to sewing the top together.

Next my freind Ellen and I started a new quilt top. I’m doing Bali Sea Star from Kim Brackett’s book “Scrap-Basket Surprises” Ellen is doing Beach Cottage but in purples.
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I got 5 blocks done in-between other project.
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I also got the last borders on my blue and gold batik bug throw. Now I can add this one to the need to quilt pile.
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