a few new blocks

Haven’t got as much done, but I did make a couple new blocks.

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Here is Glenda and her bubble pocket.

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This is a the background to my lion.  The trees turned out really nice.

I have been slowly moving my sewing room back up and organizing. I did a lot last week and just in time, the hot water heater went out last week.  Luckily, only a small amount of water leaked out. But last week all of my sewing stuff including my second machine were right by the water heater.  It all worked out for the best.

 

more blocks

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I was excited to finish these two this week.  They were super tedious to put together but the result is exactly what I wanted. Here is the pattern if you are interested: Pineapple blocks.

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I did both ways but I like the first one better.  I did use colored markers to make the spirals more distinctive.  These are part of the No Place like Home quilt.  They are the beginning of the yellow brick road.

Still working off and on making blocks from the Quilting Block & Pattern-a-day 2016 Calendar. Steve helped me pick the colors for this one and it turned out quite striking:

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One criticism I have is that the blocks are quite big.  Several other ones that I made are over sized. It is rare for me make a block larger than a foot, but several of these are 16 inches.

I have been cleaning and getting rid of items this weekend.  I took about six bags to Goodwill this weekend.  It felt good to get rid of it all. I am slowly moving back into my sewing room. I made a lot of progress since it was fairly warm this weekend.

 

 

new year new projects

Well, I did get the first group of my calendar blocks made:

They turned out quite unusual.  Steve said: well, you finished them you will have to make a quilt.  He doesn’t realize the big box I have of finished blocks that are not yet quilts down in the basement.

The “No place like home” quilt is also progressing.  Here is the first part:

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Yes, it is Glenda the good witch.  I am not certain what I will do with with her face yet, if anything and her wand somehow got bent in a weird way, but I still like her.  More to come…

new quilt

I had an idea for a red/pink/green quilt, so I cut out these:

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Problem is, that I am already a little bored with it, and I haven’t even started sewing it yet. (Sigh).

So I decided to make a Wizard of Oz quilt.  I have so many ideas for this quilt, it is just jumping out of my brain. As a member of this century, I started my project by making a Pinterest. I know, I am so tech-savvy and interconnected and social media-ey. Between that and my son ordering the same thing as me at Wendy’s yesterday: I feel so young and hip.

So, I’m off to see the Wizard!

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