Monthly Archives: February 2012

My first leader-ender project

I was familiar with Bonnie Hunter’s leader-ender method of sewing scrap pieces together at the ends of stitching lines instead of repeatedly using a little fabric patch that becomes a thread bunny.  But I never had a big desire to … Continue reading

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Quasi-bargello quilt

I’ll back up and share a little process for my first 2012 project.  The idea was conceived because I had three yards of fabric I didn’t think would ever find their way into on of my quilts.  So I sacrificed … Continue reading

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First new 2012 project

I made myself a New Year’s promise that I would not start another project until I got a few things completed.  A hard promise to keep but motivating 🙂  My first finish was Pat’s quilt.  Next a seemingly small task … Continue reading

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Slow poke quilting update

In the evenings I like to have some handwork for relaxing.  Hand piecing and hand quilting eventually get done if I steadily keep at it.  Meanwhile, updates on two projects.  I am pleased with the progress of Mourning Jules–about half … Continue reading

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Dogwoods ready for quilting

One more snag in the quilt fixing saga.  I had wanted to back it with the sashing fabric but there was not enough on the bolt.  So I bought some 90″ bleached muslin.  Unfortunately after I washed it, it was … Continue reading

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Quilt fixing part 2

Seam ripping is completed.  Now to attack that nasty stain (see previous post)–another task which is not my forte.  I conservatively tried soaking in Woolite first.  Not the least bit of change.  So I got out the chlorine bleach, put … Continue reading

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Pat’s quilt delivered

…and approved.  She loves it and so does Shiner.

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