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Friday, May 18, 2012

Needle Book

In January when I did the postage stamp swap for the first time, I was intrigued by the thought of making quilts out of tiny pieces of fabric.  Some as small as 1" squares!  To make a quilt 84X96 out of 1" squares you would need 26, 496 squares.  I know that I am not going to take on that project, but I did want to see what it would look like, so I gathered some fabric, cut it down and started to sew.  I could have put more care into it and matched my corners, but I didn't.  What I came up with was a block the perfect size to make a needle book.
needle book 002

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Farmer's Wife Quilt-A-Long Block 110, 43

Just to prove that I am still working on some things, here are two more Farmer's Wife Blocks.

Block 110 Wood Lily
FW 110 Wood Lily
I actually posted about this one in a different post a few weeks ago!

Block 43 Garden Path
FW 43 Garden Path

Garden Path has some interesting seams!  I should have looked up some help on how to sew it, but I did not.  Instead when my needle broke near the end of assembling it, I switched to hand sewing.  It was actually kind of fun.  The more I sew, the more I enjoy hand sewing.

Check out my progress here.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Hiatus

I have to apologize for not being around.  I have been very busy and will continue to be busy.  I am guessing this will last until July?!

My break started with a fantastic family vacation to Orlando with my family.  We had a wonderful time.

Next on my agenda was an unplanned run with strep throat (that I left undiagnosed for too long) and Soccer.  I have 3 kids in soccer and am assistant coaching one of the teams.  It is a fun season, but when you add in my work and other events in my life that means I am out of the house for over 12 hours almost every day of the week.

The long and the short is, I will post if I can find the time and am still working on as much as I can.  So, if you don't see much of me before summer, I hope you don't abandon me!
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