Sunday, July 26, 2015

Monday Making 7/27/15


I picked up the green quilt that is slowly getting it's binding done only to have this character take over the next project.  What a struggle to try and get sashings and borders on this with this monster claiming it.  This is my Let's Book It project and I would really like to have it (flimsy) ready for the linky party. 


Since I've played with so many scraps and scrap projects, I had to touch some NEW fabric.  I bought 3 FQ packages of Marcus on sale (half price and then 20% off total order- yippie!) from Hancock's of Paducah some time ago.  Go check it out - they have another sale.  I pulled a layer cake I have been saving too - Barbara Brackman's 'Ladys Album' to play with the Heritage Stars pattern.  AND I am using Barbara's Stars in a Time Warp QAL to make this.  Although I am using NEW fabric, I am having to dig in all my totes and bins and shelves to find some of the period fabrics she discusses.  That's a good thing, because I will finally get my Civil War fabrics into ONE location.


I need 52 six inch stars (16 within a large star), so this QAL will be perfect to accomplish all these.  Since I have to start from the beginning and browse thru Barbara's previous posts, I am enjoying reading the history of the period and fabrics all over again.  These little Sawtooth Stars don't really take that long to make, but with seeing photos of the different prints - I am scouring my stash to find that 'oh, I have that one' fabric.  Now I need a new tote to keep my project and fabrics in.

**and maybe I can sneak some stitches in that binding and add those borders while the furkid is napping**

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

17 comments:

  1. Sometimes a quilt inspector must do a thorough job testing a quilt before the quilt is completed, to make sure it is up to code ;) at least you know he approves.

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  2. Good luck getting Moe to move, if you bring out a new tote for the project I bet he'd need to inspect that.

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  3. Your quilt inspector is adorable. I love your civil war stars. I think civil war fabrics are very rich looking.

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  4. It's always a war when cats enter the sewing room, isn't it?

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  5. Cats are so adorable and mischievous at the same time - ;0)
    xxx

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  6. Those stars are so nice. Your little quilt hogs look like quite a challenge to your quilting!! ;-)

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  7. Maybe you need a decoy project to keep the furry ones busy? Or would they figure that ruse out too fast?
    I've been reading the Stars in a Time Warp series, but I don't have the Civil War fabrics to play along with. I'm loving seeing what everyone is making, though!

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  8. I am loving your stars! You sure are one busy lady.

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  9. Great fabrics! Elly trapped me in my wheelchair in the computer room. I was trying to poke her just a little to move with no luck. Finally had to poke a little harder before she took the hint. All these cats seem to be in charge of their humans....grin.

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  10. Your stars are beautiful! Perfect block pattern for civil war fabrics and quilt.
    Brown braids looking good. Will be a classy quilt with all those rich shades of brown. Loving that fur baby.

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  11. I had to delay my stars until I got some of the fabric types from a Blogging friend. It was a nice RAQ to receive. They do work up fast! Can't wait to see how you put yours together.

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  12. Love reading Barbara Brackman's quilt block histories. I understand more about the Civil War because of her book than I ever did from school work. Your star blocks will make a beautiful quilt, and your new fabric looks inviting. That look on Moe is so Cat.

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  13. You have a beautiful qullt inspector. I'm sure you will find plenty of civil war fabrics in your stash for your stars. They look real good.

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  14. that cat knows a pretty quilt when he sees one. just sayin! LOL

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  15. Looks like a fun new project. Hopefully you were able to get in a few stitches here and there between cat naps.

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  16. But how can you say Move it to that furry little face. She's sew pretty and rules. LOL
    Love the stars

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