Changes Bring Changes

Young Son, age 20,  has moved out of the house and into an apartment with a roommate friend from high school.  This is a good thing for him.

And, it created an empty room in our house.

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So, the furniture that made my sewing space also the guest bedroom is now in that room.

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And I finished this quilt to grace the bed.

It is based on the Splendid Sampler quiltalong last year.  Finished size:  78″ x 66″.

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Of course, moving all that furniture that created opportunities in the sewing space that include new storage shelves and my first-ever cutting table.  Yep, in all these years I have cut on the kitchen table, the coffee table, the washing machine and the floor.

Soon I will be ready to share pictures of the new sewing space.  Right now it is a mess, and I am still sorting, but it promises to be really nice.

 

 

A New Project

After finishing the Halfway quilt top I thought I was done with HSTs for a while, then I looked at the next quilt on my list…Really?!

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But I am liking it.  This quilt is intended for a coworker at school.  Can you guess which one?  YES!  The head lunch lady!  She is a wonder and does so much for the children and for all of us.

The pattern is Bear Scraps.  I have the three large blocks and six medium blocks finished.  Now I am piecing the 12 small blocks.

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This week is Spring Break.  I started the celebration early Saturday morning by cleaning my machine, replacing the needle and winding five bobbins.  We have all kinds of excitement scheduled, notably starting to tear out for a kitchen remodel, but I hope to get in some serious sewing time, too.

“Halfway” Is Completely Assembled

The Halfway quilt is now a completely assembled top. YAY!

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The top is 84″ x 96″”.  56 blocks of 56 pieces each. That was so many half square triangles.  And so many scraps.  I am planning a tutorial, but it will probably be a while in the making.  If you are interested, though, the half square triangles FINISH at 6″, 3″ and 1-1/2″.

I think there are around 500 different fabrics in the top, which is what makes THIS so…

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What is the word for I-didn’t-think-two-of-the-same-fabric-could-possibly-end-up-next-to each-other?

You might notice it in the upper right hand quadrant of the top.