Tuesday, August 18, 2020
I'm going to assemble the Lincoln Quilt today. All of the 16-Patches.......
and all of the Sawtooth Stars and my helper are ready to go. I'm just tossing them on the table, floor and ironing board and 'pick and sew' - I don't stress over layout. My biggest hurdle will be moving Moe.
That project should go quickly as it is just a lot of long straight line stitching. So I have this project dumped. This is a quilt my Mom started in 1970 (?) and she tried to get someone to take the bag and finish it. Well, no takers and I didn't want to toss it. BUT I tested that pink and green fabric - it was not cotton and melted fast to my iron even at a rather low setting. So blocks will get taken apart so the pink can be scrapped and the green went out the door. It looked like she started setting these on point with the light floral alternating - that may change.
We are getting some nice cooler, fallish weather and I like to spend time outdoors in this setting. My flower gardern needs a perk up and maybe I'll go up the road to see if anything Fall is ready for planting.
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Love your plaid project.watching closely as you and Moe put it together.i have some plaids i need to use up and am looking for inspiration. The fall has me looking for some mums in vibrant colors for the garden.hmmmm
I recognize the floral fabrics in your last photo (in fact, I might still have some in my stash--let me know if you run short) I started quilting in the mid 1990's and would have bought them around then.
Love the plaid blocks!
I think Moe has already claimed that quilt, finished or not.
Good luck getting Moe to move on this project... er... OFF this project so YOU can get a move on!! :o))
Rather than going to the trouble of taking the blocks apart to remove the pink ... have you tried using a pressing cloth (a piece of cotton fabric placed ON TOP of the block, between the block and the iron)? It might eliminate the 'melting.'
You have made heaps of blocks, good to see Moe is "helping" 🤣 he may have assumed those blocks are his quilt!! Enjoy your Fall garden gathering.
Moe looks very settled, perhaps those ones were to be held back, for extra QA? LOL
Hi Sharon. It's been quite a while since I visited. Moe looks very comfortable there. I hope you are keeping well. Hugs, Christine
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