Tuesday, May 21, 2013


No time to collect selvages/selvedges?
Look at this great cheater fabric I found.
I broke my rule and actually bought 1 metre.
And here's a handy tip.
I transported my 2.5" strips to my ironing board on my long ruler.

It was very easy to keep them tidy!
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Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Husband's Mending

Just because I quilt doesn't mean I can mend everything.
But my husband thinks it does.
I really shouldn't encourage him to think so.
I used upholstery weight thread and a crewel needle.
Of course a pretty pincushion always makes the job easier.

What's the strangest thing you've been asked to mend?
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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

There is still time to enter.
Here is my entry. Sandpipers on the Beach.

This small wall quilt was made as a swap gift in 
Chookyblue's Secret Santa Christmas Swap 2011.
I couldn't find my post where I'd shown it so here it is again.

Be sure and go back and look at all the amazing quilts.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Swanleigh Retreat 2013

I recently attended our guild retreat and only worked on UFO's.
I spent a lot of time pinning.
And then chain sewing. No sneak peeks. Maybe later.
This cute owl came from Japan and
belongs to my dear friend Eleanor.
Carla brought her husband's shirts and cut them up.
Here is what she came up with.
Barbara had this little iron. So tiny yet worked very well!
(Ignore the old lady hand. Sigh)
I got quite a bit done on these blocks as well.
It's constructed using a partial seam, so a little fiddly.

No sewing yet since I've been back.
One lives in hope.
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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Ruler Day

My group recently had a 'ruler day' where we all brought our
specialty rulers to show and tell and have a play.
Who knew there'd be so many!
This was my selection. Some I haven't used yet!
But plan too.
Beautiful roses from my friend's garden.
And a little friend to watch over them (and us).
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