Alaska quilt continued

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continueing to quilt and applique…still need salmon, a log cabin and the compass……words too, still thinking about those…

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also began the binding….decided to do the binding even though it’s not completely done, well…just because I like bindings…

Christmas at our home

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getting ready for Christmas, having the festivities here this year. Also working on gifts….last minute. This one won’t be done for Christmas, but I will have something to show anyway. A denim quilt for a musician I know……does it have rythm?

Hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas!

wonky wool continued

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it is growing…..I am still working on the Alaska quilt, just got a wee bit side tracked.  Have a lovely day and stay warm out there!

scrap of a scrap

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 Experimenting with scraps from the other day…from the wonky wool post..this may be my wonky wool series. It looks like a fancy potholder..I tried unsuccessfully to add a zipper to make a little pouch….I DO NOT like zippers! and zippers do not like me!

010.jpg I tried again with this little thing, scraps from the scraps from above project. scraps from scraps from scraps…I think that might be a snippet? there is another term rughookers use, for an even smaller piece of wool??…that is about how much energy I have, a snippet of a snippet. Hope all of you are well, and staying warm. snow, snow, snow.

wonky wool

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found a little side project to work on.  Don’t know what this will end up as…It was inpired by this-

020.jpg a wool utility quilt found in the book below. I checked this book out from the library so often and have late fees to prove it…just so that I could look at this quilt. I REALLY like it. I was reading another quilting blog that mentioned a tutorial on ibbybee’s quilt blog and realized I might be able to try my hand at this…I need more practice but it is a start…I don’t know if I have enough patience to make an entire quilt this way…but I REALLY like that one! I finally got the book used on Amazon for like $3.99 plus shipping….oy vey the late fees I have paid on this book…...

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baptism by snow

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all this hand quilting is starting to pay off. The quilt is starting to behave like a quilt. It folds up so nicely into a bundle. It reminds me of a cowboys blanket roll. It is very satisfying to fold it..is that weird?

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still lots to go as you can see. I started to use the striped fabric as the backing and with all the quilting I did on the river sand, it was just too rough on the back side.  So I found a twin size navy blue flannel sheet in our linen closet and that feels perfect. I need to find my silvery silk to include a moon, my dad has done his fair share of howling at the moon…

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so far the sky has been my favorite part to quilt, it looks like actual clouds to me. The moon will go just to the left of these clouds.

paper claws

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masking tape and the imagination of a child….here are our super hero claws……been home today, quilting the layers of the quilt together and making claws……

a bit of summer

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Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl, 1952
German Jewish diarist (1929 – 1945)