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Weekend Sewing--Design Wall Monday

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See more Design Walls on Judy's Small Quilts and Doll Quilts blog.  It's been a quiet Memorial Day, I spent most of it in the sewing room doing a lot of cleanup.  The scrap drawers saw a lot of activity this past week when I was cutting for a Plaidish Quilt.  The pattern is free on the Kitchen Table Quilting blog by Erica Jackman, with a tutorial here.    It uses more medium value fabrics than dark or light, which suits my stash well. She has introduced a second Plaidish 2  quilt just recently which utilizes a lot more light fabrics.  Lights seem to be hard to keep stocked in my sewing room!  I'm making a 6x8 version of her pattern, which is block-based so you can make it whatever size you like.  I'm looking forward to a lot of plaid piecing in my future.   Meanwhile, in between Telehealth visits last week I assembled all the rows to the Cross My Heart tablerunner for my brother. The full size quilt is in Kim Brackett's Scrap Basket Beauties book.  

Humble Quilts 2020 Doll Quilt Swap-Linky Party

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Lori of Humble Quilts blog has been having a wonderful doll quilt exchange for a number of years, and I have participated frequently.  I previously showed the quilt I made for my swap partner in Canada--who has yet to email that the little quilt was received, fingers crossed it was! Now we are sharing the quilt we received from our partner.  I have shared on Lori's FB Humble Quilts group page already the lovely work of Dana Wild,  which received a lot of attention, as it should!  Mini closely inspected the little quilt, and definitely appurroved the sweet tiny prints in the Churn Dash blocks, hand quilting, and the coffee staining.  I'm a lucky swapper! Linking up with Humble Quilts blog Exchange post --lots of wonderful little quilts to enjoy there. 
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It's Design Wall Monday in May--see more design walls on Judy's Small Quilts and Doll Quilts blog. Off my design wall--and finished!  This is a charm pack Moda Love quilt--a free pattern, here. Mostly Vintage Picnic charm pack fabrics.  I auditioned a number of choices but settled on this green print from stash for the binding.  Backing was pieced from stash too. Last week was a hard one for this hunker-downer.  The pressure at work with telemedicine patients, new technology, crowded internet, training sessions/learning a new EHR, not being able to see my family or go anywhere--really got to me.  Shhh, don't tell, but... I got a home manicure from my friend (we both wore masks the whole time). I had been wearing bandaids on two fingernails that continuously split for weeks and superglue before that.  I gave my friend the Love quilt...she was thrilled, loved the red in the center, her fave color.  The first Love quilt I made was for her daughter a few years

Tuesday's Orts--Cinco de Mayo

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Tuesday's Orts--bits and pieces and events that land here occasionally... I've continued working Guild projects, though my primary problem is obtaining batting! I think I have enough large cutoffs to piece for this little playmat for giving to a Mom and Baby class.  These pieces were leftover from a baby quilt I made 7 years ago and the cute Riley Blake prints needed to get out of the stash drawers.    Poor piggy is looking down at his cut off tail--I needed a few more smaller squares! I have a couple more pieces of the fruit print and will pull something from stash to piece a backing.     Another baby quilt sandwich that needs a binding made and attached.  These were lotto blocks I won at guild.  Simple in the ditch quilting and a backing made from cutoffs of another backing.  Our neighbors are organizing a Cinco de Mayo Social Distancing Driveway party tonight.  We've placed our order with our favorite Baja-style fish taco place.  All the neighborhood

May Day Play

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Happy May Day!  I was very happy to see the hind end of April--what a month of upheaval and angst!  There was a lot of quarantine stitching done and I finished up the month with a WIP/UFO of 30's fabrics. The pieces have been safely in their box since May 2017 and were happy to get some fresh air after all this time.  I chose another Kim Brackett design, Summer Breeze from Scrap Basket Surprises for these prints  First order of business was to get HSTs made into pinwheels, then borders around the blocks.  A lot more cutting was needed for the outer border pieces and alternate setting blocks and then a whole lot of pairing and switcheroo before and after sewing.  I mocked up a layout on the cutting table with a few finished blocks. Such cheerful colors and prints.  Next was layout and more switcheroo... Mini is always ready to hold a block in place.  Two days of moving blocks resulted in the final layout. Rows are stacked and ready to sew. The border pieces will