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Monday, December 28, 2015

Design Wall Monday and...

...Quiltville Mystery Link Up

Allietare Part 5 is complete.
But first I had to complete part 4.
And celebrate Christmas.

Saturday afternoon was a good time to start putting half square triangles together.
I knew I had to do the 4 patches first. 
I would be easy for me to put that part off.
I drew lines on my gray squares while watching tv to have them ready for Sunday.

I am now all set up for this week sewing on Pineapple Crazy.
My plan to have all the blocks finished by the end of the year has long since flown away.
Slow and steady is winning this crazy race.

Blogland fun will happen today.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Design Wall Monday and...

...Mystery Monday Link Up

Allietare Mystery in part 4.
3 sets complete,
2 in progress,

25 more in the box.
These actually sew pretty fast.
I'm chaining 2 sets at a time.
So far I haven't confused myself.
There's lots of time for that.

I learned a long time ago to to use the Easy Angle ruler when
making companion angle pieces.
I can't throw away a perfect chance for a good half square triangle.

After the first easy angle cut is made,
I turn the ruler to trim off the dog ears. 
Trimming those little bits is not fun for me.
I also trim off the Companion pieces the same way,
using the easy angle ruler. 
Just line up the angle and the bottom using the blunt end of the ruler. 

The black pieces???
Those were cut with my Go! Cutter and are already trimmed. :)

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Slow Stitching Sunday

There has been slow stitching almost every night.
I cannot just sit and watch tv with hubby.
I need to be busy and knitting isn't happening.
So I stitch.

There is a group on Facebook called  Katja Marek's Fussy cutting EPP workshop.
It is a block of the week using The New Hexagon book.
January 2016 will begin The New Quilt Along.
So I am combining those for my own quilt.
Because I don't have enough hand piecing happening with Millefiore.
wink wink
I cannot wait to learn the tricks of quilting each of these hexies
and then joining them as you go.
I have an idea of how it's done but
I'll wait for the good instructions.

I am using the papers from Millefiore for the hexies.
If I don't have the shape,
I copy the template from the book onto card stock and cut out the pieces.

It has been so fun to pull scraps out of bags that were gifted from friends.
The orange block is named Judy,
the fabrics for that hexi and a few more came from my friend BJ.
I have a few blocks kitted and ready to stitch.
I need to get my next rosette for Millifiore kitted up.
But not today.
Today is all about fun--grands and movies and pizza.
Mom and Dad are going on a date.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Design Wall Monday and.....

...Mystery Monday Link Up

There has been some secret sewing going on around here.
There has been some Quiltville mystery sewing too.
I love making 4 patches and think I've made oodles of them.
Saturday morning I sewed and sewed.
Pressed, matched pairs, sliced and sewed and pressed again.
I counted and pinned.
I was so excited thinking I needed 80, had 50, remembered I need 120.
Yes, that's a little peak inside my head. 
It's a happy place.
(Yes, I know there are words on that selvage edge.
The woven edge is cut off and the words are in the seam line.
Even if they showed a bit, I'm just fine with that.
Gives it a bit of character.)

So I cut some more strips.

It was a busy weekend with meat processing, canning and grandchildren.
Not a bad way to spend the weekend.

Today I'll sew.

Sometimes a girl needs brand new and shiny.
My love of vintage machines has not wavered but 
I like a good electronic machine
and this little gem was on an excellent sale.
Brother 6000i
And she was screaming at me to give her a home.
So I did.
I had to test her out on my 4 patches.
I will continue to use my vintage straight stitch only for piecing.
I will test this girl our on some machine applique and other things this week.

Monday is my favorite day of the week as I stroll around Blogland.
Time to fill up the cup and get visiting.


By Monday afternoon, all the 4 patches were finished
and put in the bag with the neutral rectangles.

Then put into their bin and put away until Friday.
Can it be Friday???

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Slow Stitching on Sunday

It's been quite awhile since I've posted a Slow Stitching post. Today I am slow stitching on the last five Millefiore hexagons for this rosette while I am waiting on the pressure canner.

Hubby got an elk and I saved out a nice bowl full of meat to can. It smells so good in my house right now.  Since I can't leave the kitchen, I figured it was a nice time to sit and stitch. Elf is playing on tv, and is easy to listen to while I stitch and watch the pressure gauge......multitasking at it's finest.

And since it is such a rainy, cold day outside, I'm going to move to the couch with my stitching and maybe, just maybe a nap will happen.

See great Slow Stitching projects and Kathy's adorable granddog at Kathy's Quilts.

Monday, December 07, 2015

Design Wall Monday and...

...Mystery Monday Link Up 

Allietare Part 2
Santa hats
This is the only set I have complete.

I have 8 more sets ready to press and pin.
The other 11 are patiently waiting their turn.
This was a fun clue.

Before Clue 2 was released, I concentrated on my Pineapple Crazy.
I'm so close to the end.
I changed it up a bit and did the 4 corners and 1 border block.

What can i get done this week? 
I know, maybe I should finish my Christmas projects.

Monday in Blogland is my favorite day.
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