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.
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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…
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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.
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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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Hope you have a great week
Margaret

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.
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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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Are you ready

Its almost Christmas and I’m done and ready to relax.
So far I’ve been keeping up with the Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt Allietare. Lots of pieces but lots of fun. I really like the color for this years mystery, can’t wait for clue 5. Still have a little bit more sewing, but I’ll be ready by Friday!
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Monday already….

I’ve been working on a lot of Christmas stuff, so not much I can show. But I have gotten some sewing for fun in between things. I’m participating in the new Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, Allietare. I’ve gotten Clue 1 all done and ironed. Still need to trim dog ears….
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Clue 2 is half way there. I’m really enjoying this, no pressure, I have a week of early morning sewing before work, to get the clues done. Clue three I’m ready, or will be.
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Over the Thanksgiving holiday I worked on this crazy batik panel I got at Artistic Artifacts I couldn’t decide on a border I really like so I did a wonky one. Silly, but was fun to do…
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We had our ATC swap the other weekend at Quilting Adventures and keeping with the color book craze I decided to do black and white line drawings that could be colored in. Each one is different tri fold card. Next meeting is Jan 24th the theme is windows if you want to join in come on by the store we met 1-3.
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another Monday

The weekends go by so fast, it hardly feels like I had one. It was also a little cloudy. I can’t get a good pictures with just the indoor light, thats my excuse anyway. The wool appliqué is almost done. I’m going to do some more hand stitching in the border, just a vine type thing, I like it. Its my first attempt at wool with stitching, looking forward to the next one.

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Finally after 30 years in the same house I decided to put a curtain in my sewing room. I sewed up scraps till I had enough to fit the window. Not fancy but it beats a sheet…I made a yellow one for the bathroom, but I forgot to take a picture…
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Next up was a fabric challenge for the Country School Quilters. we had to use these two fabrics or should I say I went with the blue and green group. I put the black on the back.
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Its from one of my doodles, stitched and painted, I really doing these.

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