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Celebrate America……………

The land of the free because of the brave…………….     Photo from original post here. Advertisements

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A military quilt finish……………

My larger guild group still does military quilts (not ‘QOV’) and this is the most recent, finished this morning before church. It’s an original piecing by Yvonne, using a shirt that was given her by a member of the family … Continue reading

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Design wall Monday………..

Actually, it’s a finish. I guess I was in “high gear” today!!! Managed to do a quick house clean, 2 loads of laundry, a pillowcase for a military quilt and quilted this “Hunters Star” quilt (pieced by a guild member). … Continue reading

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A QOV finish in paisleys…………………

Is my fave kind!!!! I took my cues from the fabrics used and the preferences of the client and the veteran who will be the recipient (he loves paisleys!!!! Smart man!!!!). A scrappy feel is always fun. The “back shot” … Continue reading

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Another “Friday Finish”…………….

I wasn’t sure it would happen but it did! The “Quilt of Honor” is now complete right down to the appropriate label….yay!!!! This quilt has a story. It’s beginnings was in a small Arkansas town and a gal who has … Continue reading

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Thanks to all who serve………………

This day is set aside to give honor and recognition to the men and women who have given so much for the country we live in and the freedoms we enjoy (and, all too often, take for granted). It just … Continue reading

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#1 of 3………………

QOV (Quilts of Valor) completed.     This is another one of those ‘you need to see it “in person”’ quilts.       Interesting choice for the backing (above photo) but it really does work. Thread used, once again, Connecting Threads Essential … Continue reading

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Inspiration found here………………….

Once again, the group’s gathering in Spring Grove (MN) produced so much creativity. The doors were open at 8:30 a.m. and those who wanted to sew brought their projects for QOV (Quilts of Valor) quilts. A couple of ‘shares’ from … Continue reading

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QOV (Quilt of Valor)……#2……

Is, also, a finish. Since this one was a pinwheel, I took the “no brainer” route and stitched swirls……large swirls….everywhere…..edge to edge. And the backing………………………….. And, most importantly, the front(!)………………………. The same threads were used on this quilt as on … Continue reading

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QOV (Quilt of Valor)….#1…………

The first of 2 QOV is completely quilted and I really like it. Deciding how to quilt it was a “thinker”. A photo of the “whole”……………….   The center is a beautiful eagle panel which I briefly contemplated doing some outline … Continue reading

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A QOV (Quilt of Valor) finish………………..

That is one of my favorites! I first posted about it here and was somewhat unsure how the stitching would turn out or what direction it would take. I have to say….it was a fun quilt to do that started … Continue reading

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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday…..

Current (in process) QOV quilting………… From this……………………….. To this……………….. And this………………………………. And, now, this…………………. Just finishing up the outside borders. A beautifully made quilt, Yvonne. She is a member of the larger group I belong to and this will be … Continue reading

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The 2nd of two…..

QOV (quilt of valor) completions!!! Sandwiched it this morning……..kinda slow on the uptake today! The coffee at breakfast took a titch longer (to drink-not to make!)……I expect that in the next few days we will keep the coffee at the … Continue reading

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Another QOV quilted……………..

This is the first of 2 waiting to be stitched and returned to the gals who pieced them so that the binding may be added. The, rather modern, stitching pattern allowed me to work with some of the “issues” that … Continue reading

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More QOV news……..

Well, after last Monday’s workshop, I had several/many demo blocks left. These could easily become “orphan” blocks if I didn’t get hustling and do something while I had some forward momentum. So, last Wednesday was “just do it” day and……yup…..I … Continue reading

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The weather is……..

Less than desirable but is absolutely perfect for quilting (but, then, any weather is really suitable, in my estimation!) so another QOV finish was accomplished. This top was done by one of the gals in my quilt group and given … Continue reading

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Wow! Poof!……..

This past week has totally evaporated! Judging from other posts I have read, I am not alone in this situation. Last Monday was a meeting of the larger quilt group I belong to. We have the building open in the … Continue reading

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In the past 10 days……..

I have managed to finish quilting the 5 remaining QOV for the larger quilt group I belong to, making 6, total for the month. A couple of them presented some unique challenges (borders whose outer measurements were inches greater than … Continue reading

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Inquiring minds…….

Have been asking about the QOV that I posted about here. I haven’t had opportunity to put one together personally but have quilted that one for a quilt group member and will be quilting another one this week. This pattern … Continue reading

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This says it all!!………

This QOV top was made by Yvonne, a member of the larger quilt group I belong to. She is one active lady who can think of more ways to use fabric than any other I know. Her “Starburst” (my name … Continue reading

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While the blizzard raged………

Last Monday, I attended the larger of the 2 quilt groups I belong to. The meeting is held in a town about 18 miles from my home with some interesting/challenging roads in between!……But it’s a quilters’ gathering so staying home … Continue reading

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Seeing Stars????

The first of 4 QOV is quilted. The gal who pieced it, or a volunteer, will sew the binding in place. The quilt had its “issues” in that all those little HST had a bias ‘play’ to them which made … Continue reading

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Another QOV……..

Ever since I purchased Ms. Sweetie (HQ Sweet Sixteen) I have been helping with the final quilting on the QOV (Quilts of Valor)  my larger quilt group donates in S.E. MN. This particular quilt is a smaller one and abounds … Continue reading

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And the next season is………

Nope, not “Wearin’ of the Green”….nope, not Lent/Easter…….nope, not even Spring! It’s Prom Season! Yup, that season when limos are seen with occupants who may, or may not, drive themselves, on their way to restaurants that their moms/dads wouldn’t go … Continue reading

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It’s what’s next……..

In April, (yes, I said April!) I will be doing a workshop for the larger of the 2 quilt groups I belong to. It’s titled “Disappearing 4-Patch with a Twist” and I will be using an idea gathered from here.  … Continue reading

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Already broken…….

That is,  my resolve to back off the fabric purchases in favor of diminishing my ever burgeoning stash! I really thought this was going to have somewhat of a positive outcome but I weakened……’caved’……melted……bought!!!!! The thing is, yes, I visited … Continue reading

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Another QOV…

The larger quilt group I belong to completes and donates around 60 QOV (Quilts of Valor) per year. Much of the fabric is donated, some is purchased by the group along with the batting and backing. There are many of … Continue reading

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A Saturday finish……..

I had been working on this QOV, seems like, forever…..well, ok, not forever really but close. Anyhow, I decided that I would save it for the day when I finally welcomed Ms Sweetie. As you know, that day came and … Continue reading

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“Getting to know you…getting to know all about you…..”

  This may be a familiar song to many of my ‘bloggy friends’. It’s from Roger and Hammerstein’s “King and I”. For me, today was another step in getting to know the HQ Sweet Sixteen. The “feel” is getting a … Continue reading

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QOV and other beauties………

  Yesterday was quilt guild meeting day and, as always, there was much to do and share. Here is a photo recap of the day (the first 4 photos are of QOV quilts made and donated to be given next … Continue reading

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Errands…….and tasks……

I managed to finish putting the binding on 3 QOV quilts for the guild I belong to. We give around 60 quilts in the course of a year to returning military in the S.E. MN district. We won’t need these … Continue reading

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Playing………

With stars!Probably not the final placement…..maybe a tweak or two!

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As promised…….

A few days ago I reported on my jaunt to the Minnesota State Quilt Show in Rochester.  And, as was  mentioned, it was extremely well organized and had a significant number of quilts and the obligatory vendors. When it comes … Continue reading

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QOV…coming along nicely…….

With just a short afternoon to sew, I shifted in to high gear! The borders – decided on only 2 – came together smoothly. All of the attention I gave to carefully squaring up the individual blocks  gave me a … Continue reading

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In progress……QOV……

For those of you who have followed along and read some earlier posts, you may remember this quilt. This ‘lattice’ pattern is something that I saw on one of the blogland posts I read and resulted in  a small version…perfect … Continue reading

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Next up……..

Guess this would qualify as “Design Wall Monday”. Saturday morning was spent cutting 90 white squares for a QOV (Quilt of Valor) quilt I want to get done. Last summer I won a box of fat quarters that I had … Continue reading

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