I did it

I cut into my  Marcia Derse fabric. Love that stuff.
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I’m using the shades of red I have for a quilt top. I’m kind-of using a pattern from an old fonts and porter mag., of course I can’t remember the name of the pattern or designer. I’ve modified it a bit with the colors using grey inplace of cream. It will be 20 blocks, and I think I will use the black for sashing, but I may go lighter and pull white from the corner squares.
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I’ve got all the center red parts sewn just need to add the gray and black. The block size if 15″ when you add all the borders to it. So after the sashing between the block it will be a good size quilt. Should be around 87×100 ish if I add an additional border on the outside. Looking forward to finishing it up.
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Great Weekend

Did lots of sewing on Saturday with friends and the ATC swap on Sunday. Mom joined in on the swap, loads of fun doing art with her. I give her a corner of my art room when she moved in…we come from a long line of artsy people, its in our blood. Just have to create.

My cards
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We had a small but good group (8 of us) at the swap, lots of discussion on technics. If you want to swap, join us next time at Quilting Adventures, May 25.

On Saturday I worked on several orphan blocks that someone donated to our charity group. I loved the colors in all of them. Pretty blue batiks how can you go wrong with batiks…OK one of them was done out of Moda Chocolate fabric so not all batik fun…I’m making them into table toppers for our Bazaar in November. Just need to sandwich and quilt them.

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I also cut into my Marcia Derse fabric…more on that next week.

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Label is done, plus more

I just need to sew it on….I love this quilt. I used wool batting I got at Quilting Adventures, it just makes it so cozy and warm. I would like to say I’ve used up a ton of my batiks but, sadly I still have a huge pile. Guess I’ll just have to make another one. This quilt is my April’s UFO project, so glad its done early!!! Really like how this turned out.
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I also got all my fabric cut for the Bonnie Hunter class next month. We’ll be making Talkin Turkey, I’m doing it Purples and Yellow.
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Busy next couple of months can’t wait.
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