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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Pushing and pulling.......

I was pushing the lawn  mower and pulling weeds for several hours yesterday.  It was another beautiful low humidity day.  That is all changing today, muggy and rainy.

When I came in I needed to pull fabrics from my flannel bins for a quilt similar to the one on the chair.  I'm selling these fabrics to a friend and will be cutting the kit for her. 

Some of the NO REPLY commenters leave me the nicest comments and I can't reply to them to thank them......so this is a group thank you to all of you kind people who say such nice things.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Questions and answers...............

A few days ago a NO REPLY commenter asked if she was seeing real fabric swatches on my inventory cards.  She said that she would photocopy the fabric and paste the picture on and make a block with the scraps.  Well, the answer is yes, those are fabric scraps.  AND so are those scraps in both of those containers on the table.
AND seven of these 8 containers are Kaffe fabric............................................................
AND the rest of it is in this bin that sits under the end of the pool table.  That is why I'm using real fabric scraps on the inventory cards.




Question 2:  several people wanted to know how large the quilt was on the design wall in yesterday's post.  This post gave the full view and the dimensions. 
My other niece sent me a photo of some of the mug rugs I made that her mom gave her for Mother's Day.  The quilt on the couch is also one that I made.  It is a Many Trips Around the World made from directions in "Tradition With a Twist" by Blanche Young.   

This post has the photo her sister sent me of her mug rugs.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Cutting kits............

I went to the basement to work on some kits and decided to take one more photo of this quilt on the design walls.  It has to come down because this is my best photo wall.  I have really enjoyed having it up there for over a week.
I am going to give my color workshop in late September so I have been working on the kits of 100 squares (2.5").  I cut 24 kits last summer and did them with a double layer of each fabric which means I have to divide the stacks into 2 kits.  The 6 on the left are divided.  I do the dividing while the news and weather is on at night.

It was such a beautiful day yesterday, mid 70s and low humidity.  I have started the clean up of the back garden starting with cutting down the peonies and digging out unwanted plants and volunteer trees.  I only got about a third done so I'll work on it again today.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Unwinding time...........

I was gone for 6 hours with the funeral, a long procession from the funeral home to the cemetery and lunch afterwards.  I saw many cousins, nieces and nephews that I don't see very often.  It was a nephew 65 and single that passed away.  He was 9 years old when I married into the family.  After all of the socializing I just needed to unwind so I spent a few hours reading this book, #25 in the Prey series.  I think there is just one more book in the series to read after this one.  The weather changed late in the afternoon yesterday so the windows are open once again and A/C turned off.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Prep work........

Yesterday I went through the little pieces of Kaffe Fassett fabric that I had separated by size earlier this year.  A lot of my file cards didn't have all of the colors of samples on them.  I have 2 more little bags to go through and I already have this many cards ready to sew pieces onto.  One of my readers reminded me that I can put my documentation of the Kaffe fabrics on one of the "pages" listed on my right sidebar instead of starting another blog for it.  If you read my blog on a smart phone I'm not sure if you see that sidebar.

This morning I have a funeral to go to.  I'm hoping the predicted rain will not be at the time we are at the cemetery.  

Friday, August 19, 2016

Finishing blocks...........

I finished sewing all of the Drunkard's Path blocks last night.  I only cut from scraps for this bunch.  I have plenty of yardage if I want to add more.
There are 68 of the 3.5" finished size and 38 of the 7" finished.  I'm going to wait for the new Drunkard's Path variation book to see if I want to do something different with these.

Yesterday morning I helped a friend organize quilt kits for her winter in AZ.  There was a little cutting to do and mini lessons on two of the quilts.  Then we went out to lunch.  The heat and humidity was intense when we left the nice cool restaurant.  By late afternoon it was still pretty hot but there was a breeze so I went out for my daily weeding session.  The peonies are starting to die back so I can start chopping them down.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Moving fabric...........

Yesterday I moved my stripes and conversation prints to another location and now my Philip Jacobs fabrics are out where I can see them.  The top shelf starts with PJ-02 and the pile on the right on the bottom shelf ends with #82.  On the bottom shelf are left to right: Australian fabrics, a miscellaneous pile, larger pieces of PJ fabrics and lastly the end pile in numerical order.  I put plastic containers with cut fabric in the cabinet where the PJ fabrics used to be.

I mowed 2/3 of the grass on Tuesday evening and finished the last 1/3 yesterday afternoon.  I also did my session of weed pulling and cutting small volunteer trees.  Today I'll probably stay inside all day and play with fabric.