Friday, October 18, 2019

string quilt

I have been working on this string block quilt for a long time. It was interrupted by my back surgery. I restarted it as soon as I was comfortable to treadle again. So far it has all been done on the treadle.
There are lots of strings in this quilt. I have it to the top stage and need to decide on borders. I am glad to be far enough along that I can clean up the mess. A string quilt tends to be very messy.

It was pumpkin carving time with our Grandchildren last weekend and it was great fun.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

ready to swap

I have my swap blocks finished for October. It wouldn't be that hard to just finish the year, if I stuck with it, but I feel behind on some other projects so I will leave them for now. I started this quilt here.

I have had fun sorting through some of the scrap packs I bought at the quilt show. I know I don't have many pinks. So, a perfectly legal purchase.

This pack had a lot of blue.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

rainbow tiny tuesday

Every Tuesday at the rainbow scrap challenge, Angela offers us a new tiny Tuesday block.
I need to spend time making those blocks that I missed. Every one I make, I fall in love with when it is done. I don't have a design wall, so I haven't seen them together yet. I am really looking forward seeing the colors play together.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

quilt show

The quilt show in Indianapolis was wonderful. They advertised  400 quilts which, for this ole gal, was a few too many. But I really enjoyed the quilts and left inspired.

I bought this pattern.

There were a few Bonnie Hunter quilts

I am sorry this is blurry, but I want to make this one with shirts. It was impressive in person.

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Monday, October 14, 2019

trimming garden party

It's finally time to trim my garden party blocks since they are all done. It seems that no matter how I try to be accurate, I have a bit to trim. It doesn't take much extra to throw me off when I assemble. I would prefer to fudge more by not trimming, where I could line the pieces up even if they are not exactly right, but I have trouble with that.

I and a good quilty friend attended a big quilt show in Indianapolis this past weekend. The quilts were amazing, and I found some real treasures in the "garage sale", especially after everything went to half price. I really enjoyed the antique quilt bed turning. I learned so much. These are the quilts of the featured quilter.

I would love to know how to make the circle blocks in the border. Anyone know what they are?
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