The Fat Quarters


Sew another one of my winnings at the Christmas Guild meeting was a pile of ‘fat quarters.’ Fat Quarters are a unique cut of fabric that’s 18” x 22”. There’s a little gambling in the cult. Each month there’s a fat quarter raffle and a 2 1/2” strip raffle. There’s a specific color and/or theme each month. Naturally the fat quarter theme was Christmas fabrics. If you bring a fabric, you are entered into the raffle. I won and decided to make a Christmas table runner.

I started with 6” squares right-sides-together. Then drew a line, with my trusty #2 pencil, diagonally.

I chain stitched 1/4” on each side of the line. Cut on the line and pressed each toward the darker fabric.

Next I mixed and matched each keeping the darks opposite so the seams nested together. Then drew another diagonal line and stitched 1/4” on both sides again.

I ended up with a pile of quarter square triangles. One name for them is, ‘broken dishes.’

Trimmed them to 5” squares.

I chained stitched each square into three’s. Then chain stitched all the three’s together double checking to make sure no two same patterns touched each other.

All together. Time to press.

Luke 2:13-14 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

I used my trusty painters tape to line up my points sew I could keep my lines fairly straight.

I rolled the runner as I was machine quilting the crosswise points and used my clips to hold the roll in place. Here I went a little over halfway and turned to finish from the other end.

For the backing and binding, I used another Christmas fabric I had in my stash. I think it came out great!!

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Nectarines and Watermelon

On my twelfth day of crutches, I ventured out to the quilt shop to pick up another finished quilt.

My longarm lady folds and ties it up using a strip from the backing.


Jeremiah 30:17 I will give you back your health and heal your wounds,” says the LORD.

The next day was the first time back at my sewing machine for 13-days. Seemed longer. The sprain was my right knee, my pedal foot leg.

For the binding, I decided to turn it from the backing. I used my clips as I went along.

Sewing right along.

Auntie’s elf helper. I was still limping some from my ice fall, so Aust brought in the gifts and placed them all right in front of the tree. I think he wanted to open these first.


First look.

Showing everyone.

Jersey approved.

What a blessing spending Christmas with family!!

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The Quilted Eagle


And this guy, remember him? He was to be a Christmas present. I somehow forgot to get pictures during the binding, but I think you’ll like the ones I did get.

Waiting patiently for all to be at the same opening point.

I didn’t get a very good picture of displaying.

Soaring high.

Isaiah 40:31 Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

Remy, I call him Rem-dog, opening his present. When a fur coat isn’t enough. Maverick got one too. So did Jersey, but I didn’t get a picture of her.

Grammie in her jammies had gotten up from a nap, just in time for brunch. Mae & Pae getting a lesson from Ash. R starting dinner.

We had a wonderful day!!

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The Quilted Moose

Remember this guy?

From the rake to the longarm. I dropped him off 2-3 months ago, that’s how busy my longarm lady is, so he was on the wait list. I really like how she cares for customers quilts. Notice how she has folded the bottom of the quilt up so it’s not falling on the floor. Good thing my seams are all pressed, and neat and orderly, in coming customers might be studying my seams.

I stopped by the longarm shop and as it happened, the moose was on the machine. I decided to get a few pictures.

Here’s the computer monitor where you can see where the design is currently.

Tells you the next step, ‘click OK to go to starting point.’

And the next step, ‘pull up bobbin thread. Click OK to start.’

The row from the above steps almost finished.

Psalm 36:8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fullness of your house; and you shall make them drink of the river of your pleasures.

A couple days later, I picked the moose up from the longarm shop. I love how she wraps him up, don’t you?

Time to bind the quilt. I really like theses clips for the binding.

The clips work especially well at the corners.

Next, I found some moose fabric for a pair of moose pillowcases.

I’m not able to get a rake picture without getting the moose all wet, sew this will have to do.

I think he looks quite handsome.

Time lapse. Aust bringing in the gifts.

Because the gifts were ‘the same, but different,’ they opened them at the same time.

Even Maverick and Rem-dog like it.

Aust put his quilted moose on his bed right away. The matching pillow cases are perfect.

Merry Christmoose!!

Don’t miss a stitch!!

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The Twelve Days of Crutches

On my first day of crutches, my truly loving nurse guy gave to me, a pair of crutches and I nearly died taking one little step.

On my second day of crutches, my friends were amazed that I was getting around and was able to drive home. On the way, I was thanking the Lord for hearing and healing me in my power prayer.

On my third day of crutches, I blogged about my triple salchow ice capades. And, I graduated myself from the knee brace. I also dug out my ‘purse vest.’ I’ve seen ads for them; survival vests I think they call them; all the pockets are great for carrying things like water and saltines. Phones, cameras, credit cards, peanuts, juice boxes, Fluffernutters, scissors, seam rippers and other items too numerous to list.

On my fourth day of crutches, I put a few Christmas albums on, blared carols and sang along with Kenny and Dolly.

On my fifth day of crutches, I put my leg up and watched, ‘A Decade of The Waltons,’ and subsequent Walton marathon of shows.

On my sixth day of crutches, I wrote a few Christmas cards.

On my seventh day of crutches, I cooked a little lunch.

Walgreens

On my eighth day of crutches, I did an online order for more drugs and did curbside pickup. Bargain!! Buy one, get one free!! Who knew online curbside pickup was so easy??!!? Except for needing to touch fabrics, I may never have to go into a store again!?! My nurse guy told me to alternate taking Tylenol and ibuprofen. I asked, “how about good old fashioned aspirin?”

He said, “these are better for the pain and swelling.”

I said, “maybe, but they are no doubt gateway drugs leading to being drunk in a ditch somewhere.” Then I asked him, ‘if he thought the ones I have with 1988 expiration date were okay?’ He just looked at me.

I took them anyway.

On my ninth day of crutches, I ventured out to get nine days of mail. I’m a little surprised my mailgirl didn’t put in for a well check with my mailbox overflowing with Christmas catalogs. Guess Hickory Farms thought I’d need two. Maybe I’ll start my Christmas shopping?!?

In-between the catalogs was a lovely get well card from one of the Guild quilters.

Isaiah 41:10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

On my tenth day of crutches, I finally brought my guild winnings in from the car. I was hesitant to juggle my crutches, the car door and the bag of goodies. Now, the 10th day, my knee felt stronger and I didn’t feel like it would collapse without crutch support. One thing I won was the door prize. It’s a quilt kit and includes the panel, pattern and all the fabric needed to complete it.

On my eleventh day of crutches, I got my Christmas decorations up.

On my twelfth day of crutches, I took a drive to the quilt shop. Yeahhh!! Out and about again!! Then I got back to sewing!!

Merry Christmas

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Christmas at The Guild

The other day was the December guild meeting. The plan was to have a catered lunch. I arrived and the man doing the catering was unloading his van. He called to me to stay in the car and he would come escort me into the building. The parking lot was glare ice. No one had salted or sanded the area except a small section near the door. He had some ice grippers on his shoes and helped me and several of the quilters in.

Inside the tables were beautifully set.

The Christmas planning committee had made each of us a placemat and a goodie bag. Another lady made each of us a tree ornament.

After an abbreviated meeting, we had a delicious turkey dinner complete with cranberry sauce.

After everyone had their fill, the caterer had us come get a plate of leftovers to take home. I passed on the gravy, noting that it sometimes doesn’t travel well. I did get some more cranberry sauce.

We played a Sewing Bingo game and I won a prize.

A gift card to my favorite store!!

A couple more games and I won the big door prize!!

We cleaned up and everyone gathered up their winnings and leftover plates.

On my way out, I kept telling myself to be extra careful since I knew the parking lot was glare ice. I started to slip and caught myself. Then a couple more steps and I was on the ground!! I felt my right knee or leg seem to move strangely. I did a power prayer that I didn’t break anything even though the pain made it feel like a break.

One of the quilters husband had just arrived and came over to help me up. I was envisioning broken bones and blood everywhere, but it was mainly turkey and cranberry sauce. Because there was so much pain I couldn’t even stand with his help.

At the same time, another man pulled in the parking lot to help him help me up. He called himself and the other man my ‘two angels.’ He immediately told someone to call 911. I tried to tell him I thought I would be fine if I could just sit in the car. He felt I should stay leaning against my car and wait for the ambulance. He also told me several times that the building insurance should pay for all of my expenses. He probably told me several times because everyone would ask me questions, simple questions, but my answers were, “I don’t know.” I knew the answers, I just couldn’t say them. It was like my brain was too focused on broken bones and blood to know the answer.

Madawaska EMT

When the EMT guys arrived, he looked at my left pant leg and said, “there’s blood.”

I said, “no, it’s my right leg, that’s cranberry sauce from our leftover plate.” He reassured me that it was better that they called 911, then the other EMT guy brought the stretcher over. He asked me which hospital I wanted to go to and again, a simple question, but my answer was, “I don’t know.”

One hospital was about an hour away and he said, “doesn’t have any beds.” The other one was about 30-miles away and he thought “they had beds.” I picked the one 30-miles away.

I laid hands on my leg and knee during the 30-mile trip that it be healed of all things including broken bones.

Mark 6:5 And He could do no miracle there except that He laid His hands on a few sick people {with broken bones} and healed them.

The EMT guy did blood pressure and temperature and neither machine worked well. He decided I was alive. Then he asked me what my pain level was on a scale of 1 to 10. I said, “maybe four.”

On the way to the hospital he told me I was his fifth call today, the fourth fall on ice.

He had asked my address and what I was doing here (I was about an hour from home) and I explained it was the monthly quilt guild meeting and Christmas party. He told me his mother was a quilter. All led to a discussion about my having taught Home Economics for years.

We had plenty of time to talk so I asked him if the windows were dirty or if it was some kind of camouflage privacy covering. He said, “it’s dirt.”

Another question I asked him was if they were short staffed like was reported recently on our local news. He said no, but that sometimes it’s close with shifts.

I also asked him about how much this little trip costs? He didn’t have an exact cost, but in the ballpark of $700.00 – $900.00. So I asked him if he was coming back to get me and take me back to my car. Sadly, no. That would probably be extra.

So the EMT guys got me into the hospital and in the transfer I had a lot more pain and said, “I might need to change my pain level to seven.” Then the receiving nurse looked at my left leg and said, “there’s blood.” I had to explain about the cranberry sauce again.

After an hour or so in the waiting room with three other patients that also fell on the ice, my nurse guy brought me into this lovely bed & breakfastless room.

Northern Maine Medical Center


He asked me all the same questions that the EMT guy and the hospital receptionist had asked. I questioned why all three computers aren’t connected for the information?

While he was getting my information, the Doc came in and yes, he questioned the blood on my left leg. I explained again about the cranberry sauce and told him it’s the right leg. He lifted, touched and moved it and said, “I don’t think it’s broken, but we’ll do X-rays to be sure.” A few minutes later the X-ray guy came in and took three selfies of my knee.

A few minutes later I heard the Doc in the hall say, “how’s 8?” That was me and my B&B room. Then he came in and told me it was not broken and explained the sprain. He said it should heal up in about a week. He went on to say the nurse would be in to tell me what I would need to do.

My nurse guy brought in a brace, put it on me and explained its purpose.

Then crutches.

Next he had me walk from the bed to a wheelchair. It couldn’t have been more than two feet, but it seemed like two miles. He had just mentioned the crutches and I asked, “what do you call these?” What is wrong with my brain!?!?

I finally managed to say that, “I’d be in the crutches Olympics next week.”

Job 2:11 When Job’s {Jeanne’s} three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, {Andie & Mike and Linda & Gerry, the quilters and their husbands} heard about all the troubles that had come upon him {her}, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him {her} and comfort him {Jeanne.}

While I was in the ambulance, my quilting friends were sewing together a plan for me to get home. There may have been several plans, but the one they used was the one where I would be leaving and not having to spend the night at the hospital.

Thankfully I didn’t have to spend the night so one of the quilters and her husband came to pick me up.

As my nurse guy was taking me out to the car, my EMT guys were back at the hospital bringing in another ice fall, at least I figured it was another fall. I was going to hug them, but it was quite a process to stand up at that point.

My nurse guy helped me into the car and took off the brace for getting in and out. It’s not a fast process. I was going to hug him too, but I needed to concentrate on every move.

My friends took me to get the car and they drove it, and me, to another quilting friends house to spend to night. Her house didn’t have stairs to maneuver which would have been quite difficult. For me at least.

She had her Christmas decorations up and I was able to keep my leg up on the recliner. We talked quilting into the evening and again in the morning.

In the morning, my knee was much better and I was getting around. The updated plan was if I felt like I could drive, I’d drive home, if not, they’d take me and my car home. I was able to get in and drive without a problem. Once home I put my leg up to get it rested again.

What a treasure these quilting friends were during my ordeal.

I still have my winnings to look at, and make; it’s a pre-packaged quilt kit; but they’re in the car. I didn’t quite dare navigate standing, the crutches, the door and the bag of quilting goodies. Maybe tomorrow I’ll feel like venturing out for it.

Needless to say, my leftover plate with cranberry sauce didn’t make it home.

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The Stockings

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care. Recently a friend called to see if I could make a couple of Christmas stockings for her daughter and soon to be son-in-law.

I pulled out my not-so-fancy paper bag pattern that I’ve used to make several Christmas stockings over the years.

Maybe you can see all the pin holes. Sometimes I challenge myself to use the same holes. You might also be able to read my stocking pattern directions. Toe and snowflake.

Toes and heels cut.

Made some letters. I always stagger the letters for the name because usually I need all the space I can get.

Short names are the exception, however I try to keep the same overall look especially when they are going to the same family.

Look at all that dust!! I’m going to have to fire that dusting fairy!! It’s probably been a day or two since I made the last stockings.

Appliqué-ing the letters. I used a narrow zigzag.

Sewing snowflake buttons on for decoration by machine. I can’t remember the last time I sewed a button on by hand.

Pinked the edges.

Ready to be hung by the chimney with care.

Acts 20:35 In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

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The Selvaged Bag

The other day I was kind of in-between projects. I decided I had enough selvages to start a new selvage project. You may remember a couple other selvage projects I did in The Pinnies, where I explained the importance of selvages; and I might add, got a little obsessed; and Mask Spools. I have had a couple more ideas in mind, sew I think I’ll start with a tote bag. First I dug out one of my Wally’s bag of selvages. Yes, you read that right, one.

I pulled out a variety of selvages.

I pressed each and studied it to remind me what I wanted to focus on when placing them. I also checked for flaws, sometimes in the printing or maybe a rip when removed from the machines.

The fabric information is only printed on one selvage. The other side is either usually white or printed to the selvage. Some people sewing with selvages trim off the frayed edges, however I like it, and stitch just inside the fray line.

The selvages printed to the ends are the ones I prefer to use at the beginning and end. It serves two purposes, a little color and I don’t cut off words or dots.

Since I started saving the selvages, I usually tear them 1 1/4” length of fabric I purchased. Could be a yard or ten. I rip it all and put it in a selvage bag. If I was more organized, I’d bag them by color, but for now they are all happy in one overflowing bag.

Because the selvage is narrow, most resources recommend sewing them on muslin. I’ve done this before with a few of my selvage projects and it helps with stability.

The pattern I’m following calls for 9” squares that will be trimmed to 8 1/2”. It suggested drawing some diagonal lines on the squares to keep your selvages straight. I need eight squares.

Next, I dug out my trusty press cloth, turned adhesive spray cloth, to hopefully protect my ironing board cover.

Exodus 35:10  “All who are skilled among you are to come and make everything the Lord has commanded

I sprayed the muslin and then I began placing the selvages by overlapping about 1/4” over the raw edges. I kept in mind the selvage information and the best place to cut. Most of the long ones I saved for the center, the longest section. Another thing I kept in mind was the trimming and seam allowance.

Because most selvages are white, I used white thread and a plain straight stitch. I stitched as close to the selvage as I could, maybe at 1/16”.

A pale yellow selvage. I didn’t bother to change thread color.

Then I remembered this silicone mat I bought for pressing. I understand they were made for baking, like cookies, however I’m really liking it when I use the adhesive spray. My press cloth was/is good, but the spray hasn’t been washing out well. The spray on the silicone pretty much balls up, like when you peel a label off something. Then I just used a cotton ball and some rubbing alcohol to remove the rest on one side.

Next, time to trim.

All trimmed.

Mock-up.

Adding faux leather, aka vinyl, to the top and bottom. I used my clips so not to put pin holes in the faux leather. I put a pin on the fabric side to remind me of the top.

Top stitching.

The bottom has 2 1/2” square cut out of each corner.

Time to make the handles. I found 1/2” cording and covered it with a strip of faux leather. Have you ever seen a navy cowhide? Anyway. I used my zipper foot and positioned my needle far left to get as close to the cording as I could.

I allowed about 3” on each end to make a tab. I cut one and was happy with it, sew I used it for a fancy pattern to cut the other three.

I used a blanket stitch to put the handles on. I’m not 100% happy with them, but I didn’t take them out. Mainly because of the holes, they stay in the faux leather. The handles look and work fine, sometimes I’m a little critical of my projects.

Found some fabric for the lining.

Sewing the side seams.

The box bottom.

Turning the bag inside out.

Finished!! It looks great!! Salvaged from selvages that would otherwise have been thrown away.

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The Draperies

What do you suppose this is all about?

Recently my friend took down some old, let’s say, antique, draperies. They were pleated and he said, ‘you can’t buy them anymore.’

I suggested google since it has everything right at your fingertips. He said, ‘no, there aren’t any.’ Later I googled pleated draperies and got three million hits in less than 10-seconds. I think he googled the wrong thing.

He wanted to use the same hardware sew I said I’d look for pleat tape and the fabric to make them.

At my favorite store I found some pleat tape. Since I hadn’t measured yet, I bought ten yards, the whole spool, for the bargain price of $.22 a yard.

He wanted the same red, linen like fabric, less the fading. My favorite store had some fabric that fit the bill. Bonus!!


First step, I took apart the vintage drapery to use it for a pattern. Notice the white paint. Oops!! It’s in several places. Someone put them up before the paint was dry.

Romans 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

The draperies were also lined. It was tattered and torn. I had some muslin that would be perfect.

Another bonus!! They were weighted and I can recycle the weights into the new draperies.

I was pretty sure someone custom made these. Then a clue. They used two colors of thread. White, mainly on the lining and red on the drapery.

They actually didn’t use pleater tape in them. I’ve never seen this type of heavy paper used before, but it’s basically like interfacing to provide the stiffness needed for the pleats.

They’ll need a blind hem. I think I’ve dissected enough to get my pattern and start sewing.

I went to my favorite store again, shocking, I know, and picked up some of this Header Tape. It’s different than the tape used originally, sew possibly it’s ‘new & improved.’ I haven’t decided which one to use yet, but $.99 probably won’t break me.

Exodus 26:1-2 “Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twisted linen and blue and purple and scarlet material; you shall make them with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman. The length of each curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; all the curtains shall have the same measurements.

I started with the lining. Notice my measurements note.

I ripped the muslin to get a straight line. No matter how ‘straight’ the clerk cuts, it’s rarely on-grain.

My pile of lengths.

Since I’m duplicating the original draperies, the lining has one-inch seams.

Next, I put chalk arrows in the selvage to know which direction is the bottom and the right sides.

The red fabric happened to be full of polyester, which meant I couldn’t tear a straight edge. I had to pull a thread to make sure it was on-grain. I started with about an inch and ended with about 1/4”. Again, not cut straight.

Time lapse. I got the lining ready and the drapery panels together. They are 148” wide. That’s wider than the queen size quilt I recently finished. It took nearly a day to get the panels ready. Today I finished the blind hem.

I had to refill my pin cup. Some people, like mechanics, wrongly call it a nut cup.

Ready to pin the lining to the drapery.

Side seams in!! I can see the finish line!! I’ll have to press it tomorrow.

Double pin cushion. Actually one is for pins and the other one is for clips. I really like the clips for these draperies. My pins would all be bent.

It ended up I used the header tape rather than the pleater tape. I had to do some ’goes-in-tas’ for the right distance between pleats.

The pleats are looking lovely.

Another time lapse!! Drapery-up mock-up!! We missed a couple hooks for the left side and they definitely need to be pressed again, however I think they will be fine. Note to self: draperies don’t travel well all balled up in an extra large trash bag.

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Sawtooth Star

This month at the guild meeting the president gave us the third block of the month square directions, actually the fifth as the first two each were back-to-back with two patterns each. This month was only one. It’s called Sawtooth Star. It’s basically a star in a star.

I started with the center block. Since I don’t know what all the squares will be, I’m trying to keep the center squares consistent using the black and white fabric that I used in Churn Dash and Ohio Star.

Mock-up with the flying geese.

And cornerstones added.

1 Peter 2:7 This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for those who disbelieve,
“The stone which the builders rejected,
This became the very corner stone,”

Moving right along.

It looks lovely.

I had some flying geese left sew I added a nine-patch center and different color stars. I like it better than the rail center.

Getting back to the guild meeting.

For ‘Sew & Tell’ I showed my Turkey Lurkey table runner with his Dresden Plate feathers and looking all handsome.

I also showed another table runner, Turkey Tracks,

which is reversible to ‘Christmas Goose.’

During ‘Sew & Tell’ two of the ladies showed us their quilts. They explained that they each made the same Bargello Quilt pattern, however in different sizes. The woman on the left made her pattern by cutting everything 1/4” shorter. The lady on the right made hers cutting it 1/2” longer.

I’ve never made a Bargello quilt before, but now that I have another new idea, I might have to add to my ‘to sew list.’

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The Boys

Ecclesiastes 10:18 When someone is too lazy to repair his roof, it will leak, and the house will fall in.

So, I had a little hole in my roof. I should have been more observant to notice it sooner. It’s not so much that I’m lazy as the verse states, more that I don’t have the right skills and tools to tackle the job. Then finding someone willing to do the job and help me out is a whole ’nother story. Anyway, I stopped by the Amish guy’s house that did my nephews roof to see if he might be able to patch it for me.

He threw the rope over the roof and tied it to the tree. OSHA safety first. I thought he was going to tie the rope around his waist, but he didn’t. He just held on to it.

My nephew brought him and one of his employees to help over. Carrying 10-12 shingles up.

Starting the air compressor for the nail gun.

He started with about ten shingles.

Here you can see him holding the safety rope with one hand.

While the Amish were climbing the roof, my nephew was climbing one of my maples. I reminded him of the old, fragile branches and to be careful.

He assured me the branches were sturdy. Earlier he went hunting down back looking for deer or partridge. When he returned, I asked if he saw anything. “Only bear tracks.”

Resting at the chimney.

He saw a couple other problem shingles and fixed those while he was up there.

I asked how much I owed him and he said he’d send a bill. Then he asked me if I had any old stuff. He obviously doesn’t know me. All my favorite things are old and rusty rather than new and plastic. He was looking for a wringer washing machine, adding they are becoming hard to come by now. I decided he would have been willing to barter for the washer had I had one. Gram had one and I remember her using it, but of all my rusty things, that’s one thing I don’t have anymore. I told him I’d keep an eye out for one.

An hour later they were done.

Later that evening.

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For My BFF

Recently my friend asked if I would make her a quilt that she wanted to gift to another friend of ours. After texting about patterns, colors and sizes, I started shopping and pre-washing fabrics. I incorporated a blue fabric that she recently gave me as I blogged about in Zayre and Postage Stamp.

Next, I started cutting three strips of each fabric and made three piles.

Then I ‘shuffled’ the fabrics so hopefully there are no duplicates side-by-side.

My new pile of shuffled strips.

The strip sets ready to be pressed.

Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

Pressing the seams north.

Rolling the pressed end as I get to the short end of the ironing board.

My strips were too wide for my cutting board so I carefully folded it in half for my sub-cuts.

A stack of cut strips, I got seven per set.

Pile of squares mixed up.

Pinned in three’s. Ready to sew.

Pile of pressed squares.

First mock-up without sashing. I wanted to get an idea of how the size looked.

Back into my little sweatshop.

Sewing right along. Rows together in twos and a three. I’m loving it!!

Rows done!! Time for a rake picture. It’s queen size!! It’s huge!!

The other view. It’s beautiful!! Now it’s ready to go to the longarm!!

While the quilt was at the longarm shop, I had enough ‘scraps’ leftover to make a couple pillow shams.

I used my ’high tech’ sewing aid, painters tape, to line up diagonally.

I started in the center, machine quilted one side, then the other.

Then the same in the opposite direction for diagonal hashes.

The pillow sham is looking lovely.

Bonus!! The stripes match!!

Matching pillow cases, just in case!!

Time Lapse!! My longarm lady is sew busy, she has about an eight-week waiting list. The day she called saying she was almost finished, I arrived just as she was taking it off the longam.

It was gorgeous!! Notice the other beautiful quilts on her wall that are for sale.

Another time lapse!! Our friend received the quilt!! It looks spectacular!!

I hope you love it as much as I loved working on it.