Monday, February 8, 2016

February Quilting~Spring Florals

Saturday was our February Quilting day. We didn’t have a special project. I sewed this quilt top for the Park View Quilters…

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…and finished the one I started and didn’t finish last month.

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Kate did some crocheting, and Margaret finished up her Buggy Barn Crazies quilt top.

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Leslie chose spring florals for her fabric choice.

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Patty brought her famous Chocolate lasagna. (I got the leftovers!) Next month we have two birthdays, so she brought hers early. Christie will bring hers in March.

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My friend Renea has been looking for something to use to cut her pieces apart when she chain sews. She had her eye on a certain product, and I was going to see if my handy husband could build one, but then I went to google to look for how to cut chain stitching apart, and I found this. CloverPendantCutter_medium

I went downstairs to see what I had. I knew I had a pendant thread cutter, but obviously, the fat loop wouldn’t fit into a small spool of thread, so I went for the next best thing….a cone of thread.

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The top end of the cone was too small, but the bottom end worked perfectly. I think the fact that both pieces are plastic help the cutter stay in place better than if it was metal. I pulled a large piece of thread off the cone and pretended I was cutting pieces apart and it worked perfectly.

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What would I do without Google?

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After quilting we went to the Quad Cities for groceries, and we stopped at the DAV thrift store. Last week I bought the blue chair, and this week I picked up three more chairs. I hope to find 4 more someday. I want to keep my quilters comfy!

We also stopped to get a baby fix. Elijah will be 11 months old on Wednesday. He changes so much. In this picture, his new trick is to squint when he knows you are taking a picture. Little stinker.

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1 comment:

Renea said...

Looks like I missed a great day of quilting but oh the beach was positively wonderful. Thanks for reaching and coming up with a great idea for cutting my chain piecing apart. I have one of those thread cutters (I think Margaret gave it to me for a birthday gift). I will be using your idea.

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