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A better day

Chesty isn’t throwing up and his stitches are looking good so he’s having a better day but unfortunately he has some ongoing renal issues which will continue to challenge us.

I’m not looking for advice …. I have a healthcare background and he receives excellent veterinary care so I’m confident in my ability to make the best decisions about his care but I know there are many of you that are concerned about him so I thought I’d let you know how he’s doing.

We did spend time in the sewing room today …

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Progress

I finished the blocks for the 4 Patch on the Diagonal quilt and layered and pin basted a small HeartStrings top for quilting. I think I’ll quilt this one before assembling the blocks into a top.

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The extra strips will go into the string bin!

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The design wall is up

I worked some more on the RWB HeartStrings blocks and then put up the design wall. I’d intended to have my sewing table under the window in the small room but with the trundle bed, I needed to rearrange the room so I could use my design wall.

These are the blocks I made last week at Mom’s. I’ll rearrange them a little before sewing them together later this week.

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Border decisions need to be made

I finished the HeartStrings blocks and started assembling the top but I don’t know that I can just use the print as a border. It seems kind of light or maybe the top seems kind of dark?!

I need to put it up on the design wall and decide whether to…..
▪️add just the print border,
▪️or to add an inner border – gold maybe – and then the print
▪️or to sash the blocks and then use the print
▪️or to put an inner border and then a piano key scrappy border

First, I need to finish the blue framed 9 patch blocks that are up on the design wall now to free it up. Nothing will get done tomorrow as I have a dentist appt, a hair appt, and my volunteer shift at the library.

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I so want to keep knitting on the yellow blanket but I am going to miss hitting most of my goals this month so I’m pulling out the Herringbone shawl which IS on the list to be finished this month.

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Finished my blocks

Still sewing along with HeartStrings this weekend … I finished my blocks this afternoon and am settling in now to knit and watch some of the Olympics. I’ll play a little with block placement before sewing them together.

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A few blocks

I’m watching the opening ceremonies and knitting but I’ll go up later and make more of my HeartStrings blocks.

Here’s a quick peek!

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On my Design Wall

Loving these blocks … Got some red added in yesterday.

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I also re-cast on my shawl yesterday during the Super Bowl and made good progress I should be back to the lace and beading section soon.

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I couldn’t resist

This is just the type of quilt I like, big easy blocks! It’s another in my 2.5 inch strip challenge and it’s based on an antique quilt I saw on eBay. I get the best ideas there. I also seem to be finally using up some of the fat quarter sets I’ve been collecting. This is the third one in a row that has used them. I had to make myself stop piecing and go downstairs to load another HeartStrings quilt or I would have spent all afternoon up here making these blocks.

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Finally

I finished up the blocks for this little pinwheels and rails quilt today. I won’t put a border on it and I’ll save the blocks to assemble when I spend some time in Big Canoe later this year. I’m planning on another 6-7 weeks down there and this is the 3rd set of blocks I’m putting aside to assemble there … I love having a reason to procrastinate.

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This was another quilt pieced from 2.5 inch strips. Even the pinwheels!

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Pinwheels and Rails

My 2nd quilt using 2.5 inch strips is inspired by this one Jackie made. Mine will be child size and have no border – here’s my draft. Ignore the coloring, I was too lazy to change all the pinwheel blocks to different colors.

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I started cutting and piecing a few blocks this afternoon AFTER getting a binding made and sewn on February’s UFO which is now ready for hand stitching, and AFTER loading and quilting a HeartStrings donation top.

The first few blocks … The blue pinwheels won’t stay next to each other like in the photo. I’ll move them around as I get more blocks made.

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These blocks are all from 2.5 inch strips … Even the pinwheels. I haven’t used Thangles for a while but they’re perfect for this quilt.

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And here’s the first of 9 HS donation tops on the list to be done.

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My switches have been shipped so they should arrive soon, in the meantime, I stitched this one from the back again using the pantograph Leapfrog.

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