Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New Thread


Well, the  time came that I need to add that empty cone into my little bag for inventory and load a new cone.  Now I can get back to work.  And you may be interested in a great thread tip by Joanne @ Every One Deserves A Quilt.  She shares a 'Tip Tuesday' and you really need to visit. This old dog has learn some new tricks - thank you Joanne.


This is my start on the Charming Stars SAL with Terry's Treasures.  Just like the 'Irene' SAL, you chose your pace.  I'm going to work two blocks a month and working up those trim offs for HSTs.  Some are using them for cute little pinwheel blocks.  I think I am going to wait on my thoughts for them - leaning toward a layout for a pillow or two to go with the quilt.

  
Remember those purples for my Let's Book It project - now made into the base.


Yea, they were peaking in the other photo, but the pumpkins are ready for their faces.  I think I am going to design my own rather than use the book's templates.


I totally forgot about these little guys.  This was the Temecula Quilt Co Summer Spools project.When they showed the finish with the center, I wasn't keen on that finish and tucked them away.  So today I am going to try and get them into a small wallhanging for a finish.


Oh, and I had the pleasure to test another pattern for Bea - I can't wait to see what the other testers came up with.  You are going to LOVE this pattern.  Maybe my cute elephant plushy backing gives some hint - a baby quilt that you are just going to LOVE.

Back to using up that new thread,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

17 comments:

  1. Your star block is lovely , colours I love . Can't wait to see what you do with the spools . Will have to hop over and visit your friend. , I can always use so,so helpful tips :-)

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  2. Saw your Charming Star and was motivated to sign up. Maybe I can use up some of my Christmas Fabric Stash and make a present at the same time. Thanks, I think.

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  3. Look forward to seeing the baby quilt, and I like the star. The fabric looks vintage which I'm finding very pleasing right now.

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  4. I love your star blocks...they look great! :0)

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  5. I can't wait to see the quilt you made for Bea, that elephant fabric is adorable.

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  6. Yay! Another spool of thread bites the dust - you go girl!!! I can't wait to see that cute baby quilt. We have a new one on the way - will it get this quilt? Hmmmm -- we'll see :*) Love your purple hst's! Now I'm off to learn some tips about thread.

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  7. Lots going on in your sewing room!

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  8. I'm looking forward to seeing your pumpkin faces.

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  9. I love your take on the charming stars sew-a-long quilt! For some reason I can't work with the fabric palette as designed by Moda, so yours really grabs my attention with the darker fabrics. Thanks for the link to the Tuesday tip, I need all the help I can get! In fact, thanks for all you do :O)

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  10. Those charming stars are wonderful!

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  11. I'm going to enjoy watching your star blocks and bow ties come together. Two star blocks a month sounds like a good idea.

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  12. I too love the stars and will be watching their progress. THanks for sharing the tip link.

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  13. I look forward to the reveal...looks cute!

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  14. Your charming star is lovely. I look forward to seeing what is on the other side of the elephant fabric.

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  15. love your stars..... great colours... you have lots of wonderful projects being made...
    Hugz

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  16. I haven't made any blocks yet so it's nice to know that you can do something with the leftovers as well.

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  17. Hi Sharon, dropping in from Terry's blog and the sew along. Great stars, and two a month is a nice choice :) It looks like you have lots on the go at the same time :)

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