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Well I’ve gone and done it again

I may be crazy but it works for me. I decided to fill the border of my broken arrow quilt with another calligraphy design.  Yes I know they look like a jigsaw puzzle but they will all come together for a 96 inch border

Added by Kathy/WA on August 24, 2020 at 8:22pm — 3 Comments

vacation time!!!!

So I've been trying to decide if I want to hand quilt one of the tops I posted previously.  It was the broken arrow quilt.  I also posted pictures of the calligraphy designs I wanted to use.  I recently traced the calligraphy designs on some muslin fabric and stitched it out.  Looked pretty good.  The problem now is how to transfer the designs to the quilt. I know it wouldn't be much of a problem for me except for the fact that I already have the quilt sandwiched and ready to quilt. It was…

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Added by Kathy/WA on July 21, 2020 at 2:07pm — 2 Comments

I nearly lost my mind

Yes it was driving me crazy trying to make these blocks.  I haven’t done curved piecing in quite a while and the straight cut blocks weren’t exactly symmetrical either. But the top is almost finished. I just need to work on the border pieces and it will be done.  Oh and this one is mine.  Not going to give this one away.  Lol  Sorry I don’t know why it keeps trying to post picture sideways…

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Added by Kathy/WA on June 12, 2020 at 8:28pm — 4 Comments

Finally finished

Actually finished this the other night but it was a little dark outside for taking a picture so now I have it

Added by Kathy/WA on April 19, 2020 at 4:02pm — 8 Comments

Progress in a confined space

As many of you know I’ve been living in a RV which of course means very confined space.   I have finally worked out a way to work on my quilts.  This is the the last of 3 blocks to make before I can piece the quilt top together.

Added by Kathy/WA on April 16, 2020 at 8:38am — 8 Comments

Not suppose to happen to me

Hello everyone.  Yes we’ve all had a rough month with this virus, I hope everyone is well.  I’ve been working (yes I work at a grocery store), until today anyway.  I’ve been having problems with my left wrist over the last few days. This morning when I went to work it just seemed like it was getting worse so I went home. It took a while but I finally got in to see a doctor.  Turns out I have tendinitis. A wrist brace and meds and a week off work I am finally home but what to do for a week?…

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Added by Kathy/WA on April 1, 2020 at 7:01pm — 3 Comments

Finished and returned !!!!!

I promised to post the picture of the quilt I was repairing for my daughter.  I made this some 30 years ago from a pattern in a magazine.  I can't for the life of me remember the name of the pattern.  The repairs were to the cream colored borders.  For some reason the fabric where I had hand stitched the quilting had caused the fabric to start ripping.  I didn't have the cream colored floral print I originally used but I do have the blue fabric which as it turned out I didn't need to use. …

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Added by Kathy/WA on November 23, 2019 at 5:37pm — 8 Comments

Just dropped by to say hello to everyone

Just dropped in to say hi to everyone.  Not much new is going on.  I've been working on repairing DD's quilt that I make for her decades ago.  Sounds horrible that way but it was one of the first quilts I made.  Once I get finished with it, I will take it to DD's house and take a picture of it to show everyone.  I will be working on thanksgiving day as usual so to all I wish a happy thanksgiving day.

Added by Kathy/WA on November 14, 2019 at 3:49pm — 3 Comments

I don't get sick often but when I do...

I went to  work yesterday and had a runny nose all morning.  I finally gave up and came home at lunch time. So my boss does know that I am sick and never questions my missing time which by the way is only the 6th or 7th time I've ever called out sick in nearly 20 years of work. After spending yesterday and all night in bed the last thing I want to do is go back to bed but not quite well enough to go to work.  So what does one do when your sick and bored?

We are still living in the RV…

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Added by Kathy/WA on October 15, 2019 at 11:57am — 4 Comments

Shhhh Don't tell Aiden!

I gave my new embroidery machine a run for it's money last night.  Now I'm sure every one has an idea of what I am making for my grandson.  So far Mario and Bowser are finished.  I still have several more characters to stitch out but I will be getting them done within the month.…

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Added by Kathy/WA on September 12, 2019 at 6:35pm — 8 Comments

Well I went and did it again

As some of you know I have been trying to make a quilt for my grandson.  The quilt part is finished but I needed to make some embroidered  designs to applique onto the quilt.  I had a singer quantum 6000 that I loved but the special bobbin for rewinding the bobbin thread broke and I couldn't find any online anywhere.  So that machine went bye-bye and I bought a Brother PE800 machine.  Well I have been trying and trying and trying to get my designs to stitch out without much luck.  Yesterday…

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Added by Kathy/WA on September 7, 2019 at 3:10pm — 3 Comments

It's my weekend and hoping to get some sewing done.

Life in an RV is a little to cramped for me.  I have been working on a few things.  Besides buying a sitdown quilting machine, I also bought a new embroidery machine.  I've been working on some designs that I hope to get embroidered soon.  It's the quilt I've been planning for Aiden for the last couple years.  I've got the designs ready and hoping the in-laws will let me use their dinning table to work on.  If that works out I just might get the quilt finished in time for Christmas.  My…

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Added by Kathy/WA on September 4, 2019 at 4:22pm — 2 Comments

What can I say now?

congrats to BJ on her quilt touring the country and to Pam for her post as well.   As for me, well I am sitting in a small RV.  We finally sold the house.  My other half is still waiting for L & I to do something about his back.  We didn't get as much out of our house as we expected to due to some shifty work by the mortgage company.  I am still working but between the 2 of us we just aren't getting enough to afford even an apartment in our area. Because this RV is so small, I just don't…

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Added by Kathy/WA on August 24, 2019 at 8:05pm — 4 Comments

A Quilt for Aiden

Finally finished the quilt for grandson Aiden.  He picked out the floral print and the white fabric in the center of the blue blocks.  Sense they didn't quite go together I came up with this design and used the fabrics Aiden liked.  I hope that I will be able to get this quilted before christmas.  I start this project using a light blue that I ran out of after making half the blocks I needed.  Once I found the turquoise color I decided to start over and worked out the quilt below.  As for…

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Added by Kathy/WA on April 25, 2019 at 11:41pm — 5 Comments

Finally something to show

The picture below is a pair of blocks I've been working on.  the dark blue with the white center is only one of three different blocks that will be in the quilt.  It may take me a while to finally get all the blocks put together but then I do have until christmas to get it finished.  LOL  Seems to me I said that about another quilt that I am working on for my grandson.  still not finished with that one either.  The 2nd picture is the first row of blocks to  be put together.…

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Added by Kathy/WA on April 7, 2019 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

just a little ranting

I bought a new Brother sewing machine almost 2 years ago.  I've been working on the applique project posted earlier.  Suddenly the darn machine doesn't want to work right.  I tried cleaning lint out, changed bobbin, re-threaded I don't know how many times to no avail.  I called the store that I bought it from and they said I could bring the machine in and that they would look at it.  I asked how much sense it was over a year old.  $179.00  Hummmmm I'll fix it myself thank you very much.   …

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Added by Kathy/WA on March 12, 2019 at 9:09pm — 4 Comments

Boy am I gonna get in trouble now

Design clipart from the internet.  Redesigned in my EQ7 program and cut out on my cricut cutter.  Ironed on to my current quilt block.  Now all I have to do is stitch them down and finish my quilt.  This just opened up a ton of Ideas.   HONEY I need more fabric!!!!…

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Added by Kathy/WA on February 19, 2019 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

Back to the drawing board

I've been on vacation this week and while trying to work on the house I also found time to try and work on my quilt.  The picture below is the never gonna make it again quilt on the new floor in our living room.  Everything was going great until I walked around and discovered that the backing on the far end of the quilt was not long enough.  I probably could have stretched the backing more but I wasn't in the mood.  I had already taped the backing to the floor and laid everything out and…

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Added by Kathy/WA on February 1, 2019 at 8:20pm — 5 Comments

How did I get myself into this mess?

So previously I posted a picture of my version of the broken star quilt that I will never make again. See photo below.  Today I spent most of the day learning how to use the Cricut Maker that I bought last year.  I posted a photo before of the designs that I wanted to put onto this quilt.  Well I finally got them cut out and ready to transfer to the quilt.  I've put in a request to use my daughters floor sense she has a big house and open floor space to lay out the quilt and trace the…

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Added by Kathy/WA on January 17, 2019 at 10:12pm — 6 Comments

Happy New Years everyone

It's been kind of quiet around our house this evening.  I hope it stays that way. I do have to get up and go to work in the morning.  Yes I am the greedy one.  How can I resist making nearly triple the wages I normally get for holiday pay.  I can't!  I told everyone how my sweet other half set up my sewing machines for me last week.  Well I have yet to sew anything worth while.  I did get to test out my new quilting machine and it seems to work just fine although it's going to take a while…

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Added by Kathy/WA on December 31, 2018 at 7:57pm — 3 Comments

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