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Monday, October 02, 2017

Design Wall Monday

The only sewing that happened this past week looked like this.
I made parts of 9 patches, 
lots of parts and pieces, blocks and framed blocks.
All for Garden Party #2.
Except that one piece by the Tootsie Roll! 
That is my Oklahoma Backroads leader/ender.
 2 more blocks went into the l/e box.
(***The advantage of blog photos is seeing where you need to unstitch.
That dark green on the left is sooo wonky!)
After last Monday's blog post, 
I packed my car and headed to Crystal's house to stay with 4 kiddos while they vacationed.
Let me tell you,
after 4 days, I was one tired Gramma!
But we had lots of fun.

Saturday I spent most of the day in my sewing room.
At the end of the day,
I had a good pile of pieces and parts sewn.
In my basket I have 30 framed 9 patches,
30 more waiting to be framed and
the bed of my machine has a lot more ready for the next steps.

These tools are usually on the bed of the machine.
I call them the tools of my trade.

I buy the seam rippers and thread snips in bulk from Amazon. 
I can't live without my reverse tweezers for pulling threads.
The stiletto is the skinny extension of  my chubby finger!
Bonnie shared the instructions on her blog here.

Funny story...
I was shopping at Winco one day after she posted this.
I always buy canning lids when I shop there.
As I was getting my lids, out of the corner of my eye,
I saw packages of the turkey lacer things.
Marked down to 25¢ for a package of 8.
I don't remember how many packages there were.
I took them all.
Lots of friends now own stilettos. 😉

Design Wall Monday posts can be found at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts.
Oh my, there are some fabulous pictures there and I can't wait to go visiting!


Mary said...

I saw your fabulaous thumbnail on Small Quilts and had to come on over. Garden Party blocks, I need to get mine out. Maybe after I get Tula Pink off my floor...lol. Good Granma times, I miss seeing mine, but I've been having "Me" time the past 2 weekends. I don't have a turkey lacer stilletto, just saying. :(

AnnieO said...

Grandma duty and sewing! What could be better 😊

Churn Dash said...

What a glorious treat for my eyes. I love the greens and backgrounds that you have there.


scraphappy said...

What a fun stiletto. Your blocks are coming together really well. It will be a quilt before you know it.

gayle said...

Thanks for the links for the tools - I just put in an order for seam rippers! I never thought about buying in bulk, even though I tend to dull them down rather quickly. (What? Me, make a lot of oopses? Pshaw!)
Happy sewing with your Garden Party! I love the greens you're using! I may have to make another one... (I went for orange for mine)