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Friday, September 30, 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Circle of Friendship

Block 59 - Circle of Friendship by Michele Muska

Super cute tiny dresdan plates!  Got to love them.  :)  he scraps I used for this block are extra special.  A dear friend of mine's mother pasted away and she wanted me to have her mother's sewing supplies.  She had these darling fabrics with flowers and I thought I was meant to use them in a block named "Circle of Friendship".

I created a plastic template to use for the dresdan plates.

Looks like it is going to be WAY to large before you start sewing them together. :)

Found out everything you need to know about The Splendid Sampler and this block at: http://www.thesplendidsampler.com/2016/09/04/block-59-circle-of-friendship/

**Love you Deanna! {Hugs}

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

1930's Farmer's Wife #3 Alice

Oh wow!  This block almost did me in. :) I started over 3 times.  Even packed everything up, because I was done!  Took a trip to the store and came back and told myself I couldn't let it defeat me.  

Initially I started out tracing all of the pieces on freezer paper and was going to machine piece together.  After cutting out one of the letters I realized it was going to take forever! lol

Decided to start over and paper piece the block.  I don't know why some of this confused me a little; I was seam ripping out and starting over several times. 

I stuck with it though!  Now it is coming together. :)

Learn more about the  FARMER’S WIFE 1930’S SAMPLER QUILT SEW-ALONG, click here.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Mindy Smith September's Guest Speaker

We had a wonderfult treat last night at the Nitetime Needlers Quilt Guild Monthly Meeting, Mindy Smith, textile/mixed media artist in Columbia, Missouri.  She did a wonderful lexture on the importance of telling your quilts story and how it is not only what inspired the quilt, but what is going on in your life when you create it.  Now I have to go back through my quilts and add my story!  It is not enough to have just a label. :)  

Enjoy some pictures for our meeting last night...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

#FW89Ruby 1930's Farmer's Wife QAL

Had a great productive day yesterday. :)  Spent some of the afternoon with my daughter shopping.

After a funfilled afternoon of shopping (ok, it was really only a few hours) I headed back home in time to get dinner started turn on the last couple of episodes of the Downton Abbey marathon on PBS and to work on last week's 1930's Farmer's Wife QAL block, #89 Ruby. 

I have been selecting fabric close to the colors that are in the book.  I do love seeing all of the different color ways everyone is using.  There are so many taleted and creative people participating in the QAL. I am a HUGE fan of 1930 reproductions.  The fabric just makes me so happy looking at it. :)

I chose to do this one using the paper piecing template.  I don't have Marti Michell’s templates for these.  I would love to have them! I had a friend at a quilt retreat I attended bring hers and I got to use them.  They are so helpful. :)


What to join the QAL?  Checkout Gnome Angel's website here, http://www.gnomeangel.com/farmers-wife-1930s-sampler-quilt-sew-along/.  Plus there is a Facebook page that we all post in here,
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