Sunday, September 21, 2014

Guess what I’m working on?

Here’s a hint…

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I’ve been trimming…and trimming and trimming flying geese down to 1 1/2” by 2 1/2” in size.

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Yep, I’m working on a Little Bite called Whit.

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I’m making it out of two mini-charm packs from the Moda Avalon collection from Fig Tree.

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Yep, been trimming all 128 little flying geese.

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Really prefer to make regular Schnibbles with regular charm packs instead of Little Bites with mini-charms.

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It is just such allot of work for such a tiny outcome.  The version of Whit that I’m making will be just 22” square… sigh…

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Yogi’s been hanging out in the sewing room with me, as usual… supervising… LOL!!

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So, what did you do this weekend?

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Going Postal…

Well, not anymore, that is!!

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My Halloween postage stamp quilt is finally done!!

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I named it “Wicked Bits”!! Woo hoo!

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I think this type of quilt with zillions of tiny pieces (1,443 to be exact), is perfect to make as a leader/ender project.

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Bonnie Hunter’s term for having a stack of little precut squares by your machine at all times and using two of them right sides together in between piecing parts of your current project.

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I have always called the little scrap pieces of fabric I used between piecing “tweeners” and they were just thrown away when they were covered in thread…but Bonnie calls them Leaders and Enders and has written two books about them!!

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I am thrilled that I finished this quilt!!  Can’t wait to put it our next month!!  YAY! 

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It was a great way to use up all those old tiny Halloween scraps!!

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Today, I’ve got to start making this month’s Schnibble!!

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What are you up to today??

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Catch- Up…

I am still plodding along on my Halloween postage stamp quilt. I do love all the fabrics I am using… they represent years and years of collecting.  Some from dolls I made or decor items or quilts…  such fun memories!!

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I actually added a design element to all the tiny pieces which I think will look great when it’s quilted and embellished afterwards…

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I had 2 lovely family visitors from out of town for the weekend, so did not get any sewing done until this afternoon after they left.

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I had bee last week and made my dear beemates  little hedgehog pin cushions that I found a tut for on Pinterest HERE!!

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Very fun to make and they turned out so cute and pleasing to all!!

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I also forgot to post that a few weeks ago, my dear bee friends and I went to a lecture/trunk show by Alex Anderson.

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I have always wanted to meet her, as she taught me how to quilt… well, her “Simply Quilts” TV show did. 

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How many of you feel the same way about her?

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She was quite fun and down-to-earth…seemed like a girl next door!!  It was fun too see her quilts, too!!

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I’ve got bee tomorrow here at my house.  Yay!!

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What are you up to this week? 

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Sewing on something awesome??

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