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Oct.16….. more scraps…

A quick update on the blocks for the 70,273 project. I have a picture of Leona doing a block in red crayon. Sad to say I didn’t take any that I did. I mailed them in a hurry as we were leaving town for the weekend.

Now for the scraps…. I have been working hard on getting the scrap pile down. I had it down to one box full when Mr. Issac once again brought me his left overs.

So I went to work on some more log cabin blocks, a whirligig block,and a buzzsaw block.

I think they will all look nice in a quilt top.

I also put together two tops for a ladies church sewing as they were wanting some.

These tops were made from yard sale buys where some pieces were in a few yards to larger scraps. I love a yard sale where I can buy a few yards of fabric for $1.

Also took time to work on some more rings for the double wedding ring quilt,which I’m half way done with.

Have a great week ,Deb

Sept 25, the top is done!!

I finally had time to finish this Fire Island Hosta  top, and daughter is delighted with the way it looks. 


Hubby and I were too short to hold it up completely off the floor. It’s 100″by 100″ now I have something to quilt on this winter!

I also have these lovely blocks that I had tucked away, I had purchased them unfinished. I was going to finish them but daughter picked up a block, started working on it ,…she ended up finishing the rest of the blocks. She now loves doing embroidery by hand.

Now off to decide how I want to show off these older vintage stamped blocks by Jay Dee of St Louis ,Missouri….today the company is known as Jack Dempsey .

Deb

Jan,11th..New York Beauty

This week I have been busy working on a New York Beauty. It is to go to My Mom’s sewing circle to be hand quilted. It will then be auctioned off for a school fund raiser .

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I am paper piecing the points in the block and in the border. I find it fun to paper piece. I took classes off of Craftsy that really helped me out. I took two classes,one of Carol Daok,and the other from Peggy Martin. They are both very good teachers with fun projects.This is one of Peggy’s patterns.

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At first I was going to do all blocks light on the outside of points ,but then I lost my distinctive corner. I used a black back ground piece

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It is fun watching a quilt top starting to show its design.

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The first outside border I am going to use the black with the little blue circles. It made the center pop more than the black marbled.

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the center piece is finished ready for the borders.

My Camellia’s are blooming. They are a lovely flower!!
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Keep warm!! Deb