Archive for June, 2012

More impressive

5 quilts bound… And another two quilted.

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Here’s number 5 — another HeartStrings brought home from the last sew-in.

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Not bad considering I also volunteered at the library on Tuesday and at Habitat on Thursday. I consider this week a good one — and yes, a good week is one in which I’m productive.

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Not too impressive

This week’s knitting … Just a little progress on the heel flap

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Betty’s blocks?

My memory is getting so bad — I think these blocks were pieced by Betty and the top assembled by me in March at the HeartStrings sew in.

It’s quilted with freehand swirls and has a pieced binding. I don’t always take the time to assemble leftover binding bits into one long strip but the last two quilts I’ve bound have had pieced bindings and they’re a great way to finish off scrap quilts and use up those leftovers.

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I’m getting over my fear of power tools

I haven’t done a build day in a couple years  (where does the time go?) but really enjoyed my time today on Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build. I’m exhausted but it’s a good tired.

I worked with the smaller group (that included the homeowner to be) on the garage

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Done!

Another finish, this Strips and Strings Log Cabin pieced by Jackie is now bound and labeled.

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Another top from Tish

This one is designated as a QOV once it’s bound. Pieced by Tish and quilted with the pantograph Ebb and Flow.

I hope to finish up a binding today too.

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No sewing today

It was all about geneaolgy today. First at home this morning requesting copies of records I can’t find online and then volunteering at the library this afternoon/evening.

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I also reviewed some letters that were passed along to me that gives my great-great grandfather’s first name. I’ll have to confirm that the information is correct but hopefully It will help me track him down.

Tomorrow it’s back to binding and quilting.

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I don’t like a plain meander

For some reason, this Fern Ziggle (from the Pajama Quilter DVD)  which is basically a meander within a meander is a lot more fun to quilt I think.

The HeartStrings top was pieced by AnnG

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Another finish

It feels good to have some finishes for a change. I’ve been working on binding the last 3 days but tomorrow I will need to get another top loaded and quilted.

This HeartStrings top was pieced by Tish, quilted and bound by me.

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Coinstar and Amazon

We always have a ton of coins sitting around the house and I hate paying fees to exchange them at a coin machine and I hate rolling them too so I was thrilled when I found that Coinstar allows you to get an Amazon gift card with no penalty. Yesterday I traded in $176.42 in coins — more books for me!

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