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Kathy/WA's Blog – December 2011 Archive (6)

I get it now!

So when making Mariners Compass, one closes their eyes and hopes for the best!  Ok I didn't have my eyes closed or I would have sewn my fingers into the block (we really don't want to do that again).  JK!  Making these blocks was a whole lot easier than I thought they would be. 

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!…

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Added by Kathy/WA on December 30, 2011 at 9:36pm — 9 Comments

Startch may be my friend, but pins, not so much

I couldn't wait to get home from work today so that I could finish up my test block for my next quilt.  I checked my emails,  made phone calls, dinner and then nap time.  I guess I should have done that in reverse order!  I know I've mentioned before how dark my house seems to be most of the time.  I knew better than to work on my block especially when working with darker pieces of material and without the bonus of daylight.  So I thought I would use a few pins to help me.  Sense my dark…

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Added by Kathy/WA on December 12, 2011 at 9:02pm — 12 Comments

Startch can be a wonderful friend

Yes startch can be your friend too.  Before beginning this compass star I washed, pressed and startched all the material.  I know it sounds like a ton of work but then I was on vacation with nothing better to do!  LOL 

Barbara Graham wanted to know what the next step in this creation was going to be and the photo is below.  FYI the block is not done yet, sorry you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see the finished block.  Ok so I haven't cut all the pieces yet.…

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Added by Kathy/WA on December 11, 2011 at 8:57pm — 7 Comments

What I did on my vacation

I did get the last of the borders done on my quilt top.  I didn't get the quilt top quilted that has been on my machine for months now.  I did do something I have never done before:

I made a compass star! I did mess up one of the seam alignments but it was a test anyway.…

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Added by Kathy/WA on December 10, 2011 at 1:11pm — 14 Comments

Vacation day 2

Last week an old adversary came calling and hasnt left yet. I have had arthritis sense I was a kid. Last week it finally kicked in, in my back of all places.  The doctors told me that I had it years ago.  It didn't bother me then but it does now.  So having that slowing me down, I took mom shopping for Christmas presents for the family. Hummmm, the only thing she bought was shoes for herself.  Ok I guess it was worth it to get her out of the house.  Now she knows that I'm on vacation and…

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Added by Kathy/WA on December 5, 2011 at 7:42pm — 1 Comment

Ah Vacation time!

I wasn't holding my breath on this one. Our manager likes to change things alot.  I think he enjoys it. I am on vacation. And the bonus: it's just me and the dogs in the house for the week.  I know I have the Christmas shopping to do, and running mom around as usual. Personally I hope I don't slip up and tell her I'm on vacation.  She'll want to run around all week.  My plans?  Not a whole lot.  Going to finish the borders on the last quilt top and get another one started.  I am not going to…

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Added by Kathy/WA on December 3, 2011 at 6:27pm — 5 Comments

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