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Friday, March 27, 2020

Nancy Drew - Get A Clue





Hurray! My Nancy Drew Get a Clue quilt is finished. I had bought a layer cake years ago of the fabric and tried to find a pattern that would work well as I did not want to cut up the the prints. I ended up modifying the Briar Rose pattern by England Street quilts.  I had some leftover squares so I pieced a nine patch on the back.




I asked the quilter Tammy Spencer if she could put in a magnifying glass, and question mark in the design.  She did a fabulous job at incorporating them into the quilt.





I read all of the Nancy Drew books as a kid and played a lot of the video games with my children. This quilt will be a keepsake for me.





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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Slow Stitching Sunday



This morning I put the binding on my Nancy Drew Get a Clue quilt and this afternoon and tonight I will be working on hand stitching the binding. I am so happy to have it almost finally done. My daughter has been hand sewing a character from the Animal Crossing.

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Silver Lining





For my Friday Night Sew In, I worked on my Silver Lining quilt. It is going to be a quilt for my sister and brother in law who will be married 25 years in September. I am using a combination of patterns and the Stiletto fabric from Basic Grey. It is coming together smoothly which does not always happen.

Happy International Quilt Day!

Friday, March 20, 2020

Merry and Bright




I have had this fabric, Merry and Bright for along time. It originally came as a kit but I decided I no longer liked the pattern. A few years ago at a retreat I attended someone was making the Charm Big Star pattern by Missouri Star Quilt Company using Christmas fabrics. I really liked it and decided to make a version for myself. The fabric showcases a lot of snowflakes so I wanted to find a snowflake pattern that I could use as the focus block. I found wonderful snowflake paper piecing patterns from Canuck Quilter Designs. I was also able to find a fabulous flannel red snowflake fabric for the binding. Quilting has definitely been helping through these self distancing times.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Friday Night Sew In











My daughter and I shared the Friday Night Sew In. She worked on an art quilt and I worked on the fourth block in my Tannenbaum quilt. It was a great night together. We put on Murdoch mysteries and spent some time sorting fabric. She is my go to person when I need advice on quilting. Hope you are able to have some quilting time this weekend.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

One Sock



I finished the first of a new sock for myself. Now that I have the understanding of the basic sock pattern I like trying out new patterns to it. For the first time I decided to try a different coloured toe. I like how it turned out. This one came together quickly. For some reason I always find the second one harder to start but I have started the second one and it came together more easily than before.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Tannenbaum Block 3





I got my third Tannenbaum block done. I am very happy as I checked all the measurements and it is the size it is suppose to be even with all the seams. The pattern is very well written and easy to follow. On to Block 4!

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