11 piles pinned in 10 stars each.
I’ve been sewing stars for 2 days, and this is as far as I’ve gotten.
You know, once the triangles are all made, these are as simple as putting together a 9-patch, and if I sew 2 stars at the same time, using each as the Leader & Ender for the other, I can play the game of no wasted thread, no thread tails, no starting and stopping, and go go go go until the bobbin runs out.
I need close to 150 of these, so I’m getting there. But for now I’ve stopped sewing.
But I’m so happy for these little simple gifts!
Even better – do you remember when Jo Morton sent me a big box of scraps from her cutting table a couple of years back? Check my Rollin’ in the Jo post! April 2014!
Well, there were a lot of small pieces of reproduction reds in there, not big enough for strip cutting, more hunks and chunks, pieces and parts. And I was able to put these pieces into good use for these stars. I used up several of the Jo neutrals too. It was like sewing with a friend!
Yesterday WAS a gift. An extra day to stay up here at the cabin and sew. It got “comparatively” warmish mid afternoon at 47 degrees and Sadie and I headed out on a long hike, probably the last one of the year. Temps dropped into the 20s overnight, and this fair weather hiker doesn’t like anything below 35!
Find the Sadie!!
A cute clip!
And that’s my day, simple as it was. These are the days I cherish after a long and busy year.
This sunset stole my breath.
The sky was utterly on fire.
And those pink to purples! WOW!
Last night’s view from my hoop.
I’ve rounded a corner and moved to another side. With these kinds of fans it’s important to have the quilt well basted. I baste by long-arm with a very large stitch and a huge meander. I remove the basting threads as I hand quilt. I’m using a size 11 Roxanne quilting needle – I like it for the large eye, easier to thread for me. The hoop is 17’’ and is made of resin, not wood. I’ve broken wood hoops. I’ve had this one over 10 years now and not even a crack.
And yes, that is Gilmore Girls in the background. I finished the final “Fall” episode last night. SO great. I love endings that are unexpected, and endings that are more beginnings than endings. And this one ended on a whammy!
I loved it all – and though I don’t want to put any spoilers out there, I related to Emily selling her old home, and finding a new one. Maybe because I’ve got that going on in my life right now. She found a place where her heart could breathe. I know I will too.
More special LITTLE gifts!
“Another batch of incubator caps are off to area hospitals! Members of my quilting guild are modeling this most recent set of fist-sized caps. Thanks to Bonnie K Hunter for allowing the Quiltville Zazzle Store that funds these charitable contributions!”
How many of you know that we have a Quiltville Zazzle Store? There are mugs and t shirts and magnets and all sorts of things with our previous Quiltville mystery logos on them. This little store is run by our Quiltville Mystery Logo Guru, Forest Jane.
100% of the proceeds of these sales go toward things like purchasing the yarn for these knitted caps, backings and battings for donation quilts and other items needed to keep these fabulous folks in supplies while they work tirelessly to help those in need. Our mark up is at the lowest possible percentage and it takes many many sales to make enough profit to purchase the needed items for these makers, but I wanted to make you aware of our collaboration, and where the funds to go.
Forest Jane will be designing our En Provence mystery logo within the next couple of weeks, and as soon as we have had our reveal, En Provence items will be going up in the Zazzle store. Won’t you consider a purchase? A coffee mug, a magnet, a t shirt will let others know that you too, are a treasured Quiltvillian!
Thank you, Forest Jane, for everything you have done for us over the years, and what an awesome way to give to those who need our love and caring.
I’ll be posting when items are available after our reveal. Who is ready for part 4??
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage bow tie quilt found in North Carolina.
I believe this with all of my heart!
Catch you from home, everyone!