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Sunday, April 21, 2013

My "What Not" quilt finished.....(aka Affairs of the Heart)

Well, here I am again with the "What Not" quilt.  The What Not to do with a quilt except finish it.....
It's needleturn applique, beautiful batiks....I started quilting this quilt, oh like 4 or 5 years ago.  I put way to close stitching.  I echoed the quilting abut 1/4" apart, some 1/8" apart.  I got a few squares done and decided, forget this, I will never get this quilt quilted, so I put it up,  Yes, it became a UFO of the worst kind.....in the dark places of a closet.  A friend at work kept saying, when are you going to finish that quilt, and also one of my blog friends Momma T, is finishing her UFO's this year.

Anyway, I pulled the quilt out and started machine quilting that puppy......it looks great, and like I said in my previous post.  Who can tell from 50 yards wasy.....it really is pretty, so glad I finished it.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Vacation stash purchases

Found more fabrics for the Primitive quilt.  Now to downsize the pattern pieces.  It's applique, the blocks are supposed to be 22".  I don't want a 22" block, so I will shrink the pieces for a 16" block. I believe I have enough variety of fabrics.  Even tho the original fabrics suggested for this quilt are out of print, I have been able to buy ones that will work.  And yes, probably have enough to make a couple of them.  I would still like to make one with dark fabric for the background.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

my WHAT NOT quilt

This is my "Affairs of the Heart" quilt.  I finished this top, oh yes, all hand applique, about 4 years ago.  Then I started handquilting it, way to much quilting, I got so tired of quilting this I put it up, yes for 4 years.  Today I decided, what the heck, I will never ever get it hand quilted. So I pulled it out of my UFO stack and started free motion quilting.  That is where the "WHAT NOT" name came from
That means "what not to do on a quilt".....lol  by golly it's going to be finished, tho.  And you know from 50 yards no one will ever know..

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Easter,

We hosted our family for Easter.  Cooked a great Lunch.  Very Southern Cooking, but that's what I do.  Fried Chicken Bits, Chicken & Dumplings, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Veggies, Home Made Biscuits, Chocolate Cake, and Pecan Squares...Sweet Tea....Yummy
We had a wonderful time.....