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Saturday, July 02, 2022

Leader & Ender Challenge 11! Triple Treat!


It's TIME!

It's finally time to pull out ALL the stops and issue our next Leader & Ender challenge - Triple Treat!

Did you know this is our 11th Leader & Ender challenge?

Yes!  We've been doing it that long.  Our first one was in 2012 with Cheddar Bow Ties, and all of our previous challenges are still found under the Free Patterns Tab at the top of the blog.

I get just this much giddy when I think of all of the beautiful quilts that have been made in between the lines of chain piecing other things, simply by using pre-cut pieces and making simple blocks, instead of sewing over and over and over that same folded piece of garbage scrap and then throwing all of that time (and thread) away.

Friday, July 01, 2022

Hello, July '22!


Lola thinks the gifted box of shirt parts that Nancy sent are just purrrrfect for her afternoon nap.

However - I have other plans for these and she is going to have to move aside and find somewhere else to plant herself!

Sometimes projects just go with fits and starts.  Have you noticed that?

Other things crop up and push aside, and it takes me a while to get back to them.  The most recent things to pull me away from the shirt quilt project were my purple blocks for Quiltmaker's Ruby Jubilee and the Unchained quilt that demanded to be put together and finished.

I'm now in the binding zone for Unchained, so I could get back to playing with these yesterday.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Back in the Saddle of Connectivity!


Sometimes things just refuse to make sense.

Or more like - DOES NOT COMPUTE.

As in my braindead moment of non-realization since the internet was demolished in the great storm and power outage on Sunday, 

Hooray for the Generac that ran perfectly for 8 hours keeping the quilters quilting.

But what of the modem?

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Over The Rail, Between the Raindrops!


Meet the Gingham Girls!

I just love the example here - that though we are all different (colors and fabrics) as quilters we still stand together to lift and encourage each other.

And to go on retreat for a week and have a much silly fun as possible - because WE NEED IT!

I love that they each made these quilts to match - but they are still individual.  Fabulous display, ladies!

Monday, June 27, 2022

Run, Generac, Run!


This is last evening's dinner on the porch - accompanied by the hum of the Generac -

The moment we've been waiting for (and hoping it would never happen at the same time) came to fruition during a summer storm and power outage.

I always wondered just what would happen SHOULD this happen, and I was there to find out!

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Relax and Stitch!


The Sewciologists are kicking it up and pulling out all the stops at Quiltville Inn!

When I arrived yesterday morning - 8 had already taken off for the wild ponies, and another couple had just returned from a shorter hike up Round House Road for a walk along the river.

This is an ACTIVE group, and that thrills me to the gills!