Monday, April 7, 2014

ALYOF-April

Another quilt-another binding! This one has been quilted since last summer.

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This one is relatively big-about 72” square.  I hope the next picture will show it hanging on my wall!

This is my last binding-for a while. The next couple of months should have some more interesting WIPs.

Let’s finish up some quilts!

Diane

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

ALYOF- March Finish

Yay! I got it done!

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I have been working on doing pantographs from the back of my frame. I think it looks pretty good.

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Do you have any finishes for March?

Diane

Monday, March 24, 2014

Karate Kid

 

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An Apology to Marja

Instead of apologizing all the time, I should get off my butt and get moving!

In February, I participated in a Mug Rug Swap hosted by Quilting Bloggers (see my link at right).  I was paired up with Marja who blogs in Finland.(Please visit her blog- she makes all kinds of beautiful objects, including rag socks that are too cute!) I have neglected to thank her for her lovely little quilts.  I say little quilts because they are too nice to put mugs on!

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I love them! Her quilting is perfect!The theme was the Olympics and Russia and Marja did a wonderful job interpreting the theme.  Than you so much! I have them on display in my kitchen. Hmmm, maybe I should redecorate my kitchen to better show them off…!

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Marja, thanks again. I have enjoyed meeting you and I look forward to visiting your blog often!

Diane

Friday, March 7, 2014

ALYOF-March

OK-let’s try this again. I missed last month because I posted too late.  And, to be honest, I did not bind the green quilt. So I will use it for March. And green is good for March, right?

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Two weeks until spring. Yay! This has been a long winter. Spring in CNY can be kind of dreary and dirty but when the sun shines and all the snow is gone, it is a beautiful thing!

Here is hoping for an early spring for all of you!

Diane

Saturday, March 1, 2014

A Lamb of a Day-baaa!

Remember the old saying? March came in like a lamb so it will go out like a lion. This winter has gone on for too long! And I usually love the cold weather.

So let’s be honest here.  I did no sewing this month. Well that is not completely true. I did complete two little quilts for a swap.  More on that in a later post.  But I did lots of knitting! Some days I think that I love knitting so much that I may never sew again.  But that only lasts a few minutes. I have many quilts to make before I sleep.

Here are some things I have finished/am working on:

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Swimming with Salmon Cowl in Vintage Multi. This looks so much prettier in person! Mary has it at the shop.

I bought the book, Scarf Style 2, and I love everything in it. This is the first cowl I made.  It is a mobius from a DK weight.

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I am making my second cowl from the book in a lace weight. No pictures yet but it is pretty.

I finished one Olympic sock but now the Olympics are over. Will I finish the next one in 4 years? Stay tuned!

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Last week Dylan called and asked for a camouflage hat. Did you know that there is a camo yarn? Well there is! I hope he likes it. I have not seen him to give it to him yet.

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If I stay busy, I stay warm.  Back to work!

Diane

Saturday, February 8, 2014

A Lovely Year of Finishes-February

Why does it seem that the shortest month always has the most obligations? I have so many things to work on, projects that I want to finish and not enough time to finish them all!
So this month I have chosen to complete another quilt by adding its binding.
This is just one of two log cabins I have to finish. This is a lap size quilt.  The other, using the same colors, is a king-size for Katie.
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I used the pantograph on my quilt frame for the first time on this quilt.
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What are you working on? Please share your progress!
Diane
Edited to add: I just went to add my project to the list and I found out that I had to post by the 7th, not the 10th.  Bummer! When I finish, I will reward myself with my own prize!
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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Treasure Hunting

This is my trash can by my cutting table:

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The one by my ironing board:

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And the one near where I sew:

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This is the can I use for leftover 2 1/2” strips. It was a gift from Lauren.

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I bet you know where this is going…

The last couple of days, I have been cleaning out my sewing room. I threw out lots of stuff.  My husband came up and offered to take out the trash.  (I was downstairs taking a break).  In his defense, Michael asked me if I wanted to get rid of ALL of it and I said yes.

Later yesterday afternoon I went back up to finish and I saw a bag in the Hershey can. I put two and two together and shrieked.

The good news is the trash does not go out until Monday.  The even better new is Michael had put all my “trash” into a separate garbage bag.  I think I got most of the strips back and I will now label my Hershey can.

Now you may be asking do all those trash cans keep my sewing room cleaner? No, they do not.

Today I cut out and started piecing Month 9 of my Civil War Quilt. It is a doozey but I only have to make 4. The center half square triangles are together. I am catching up!

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Tonight is the big ACC game between SU and Duke.  Michael says we have a good chance. Let’s go Orange!

Diane