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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