Was it worth me fussing over it another week?? It took a bit of work to turn those different size scraps into a border and I had to really scrounge around in my stash to find bits and pieces that would work with the fabrics in the quilt but it’s done now.

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The final size is 62 x 74.

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Sunday Progress Report

  • K-blocks finished/twisted and sewn together. Pieced border completed for two sides of the quilt. I bought 3 fat quarters to supplement my dwindling scraps in the hopes of eking out the last two sides
  • Finished the Red/Brown/Pink Happy blocks — from stash
  • Quilted Ann’s wallhanging – backing from stash
  • Bound QOV #1 from San – binding from stash
  • Binding made and machine stitched to Maureen’s wallhanging — binding from stash.

The fat quarters I reported as purchased last week arrived in the mail and I bought some yesterday too. I also ordered a bunch of 2 yard pieces for use as borders and backings which should arrive while I’m gone but my stash used YTD = 62 yards. So I am still using it at a slightly faster rate than it’s coming in.

Other than tying up a few loose ends – my February to do list is completed just in time for me to travel on Tuesday.

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A finish

I finished the binding on this top sent to me by San (Gypsy Quilter) for Alycia‘s Quilt of Valor project. I have a couple more tops that will be quilted next month and I should have all 3 mailed by the end of April which is when Alycia wants to have all the quilts.
On a sad note, of all the shops in my neighborhood did it have to be the wine shop that went out of business?

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Happy Friday

After being up more than 24 hours straight, I slept last night — well at least until 3AM when I started worrying about pulling stuff for our meeting today with a new tax guy so I got up and started searching through my files. This is just a preliminary meeting so I’ve got work ahead of me still once he tells me what all he needs. Keith’s former BIL has done our taxes for 20 years so I’m not exactly excited about having to go to someone new.

While I was up yesterday, I did manage to get a few things done including a haircut and some shopping. My MQResources postcards were mailed out along with a HeartStrings quilt. I got a binding on Ann’s wallhanging and just need to hand stitch it down and I worked more on piecing the scraps into a border for the K-quilt. I love how it looks but my pile of scraps is dwindling fast so I may not have enough in which case I will just stop where I am.

I’ve had a lot of great suggestions but as I said — I don’t have other yardage options from stash AND I’m not going to purchase anything. This is a quick, stash quilt for donation. I did find just enough of the purple from one of the blocks that I’m looking at for a narrow inner border assuming I can stretch the scraps far enough.

I’m going to work on bindings this morning and then walk downtown for lunch with Keith and the meeting with the tax guy and we even have dinner plans tonight with another couple — hope you all have a great day.

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Fun things in my mail today

We’ve been chatting on HeartStrings about the Mid Atlantic Quilt show, we don’t have plans to meet up but there will be several of us there and we talked about how we might recognize each other.

Today, I opened my mail and found the cutest pin from Sue (one of our coordinators) for me to wear at the quilt show. I love — it looks big in this photo but it’s just the right size — not too big to be overwhelming but just large enough to be noticeable.
I also received the marking pencil and fat quarters I ordered from Suzanne’s shop last week when I signed up for Deb’s class — and look, she wrote a note that she pulled ones with printed selvages for me. That’s what I call personal service!

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