Episode 103: Another Saturday Episode

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Maybe I need to rethink this Thursday Girl thing.

So, it’s been a week of knitting. I’m almost done with the second sleeve of Will’s Gryffendor sweater:

And I’ve got about two inches left to go on my OMG It’s Winter! hat:


And it’s about time to turn the heel on sock #2 for my niece:

Now I’m off to try my hand at applique. Hopefully I’ll have pictures to show you next week!


Episode 102: Back to Thursday

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I’m a Thursday girl again. Let’s see how long I can keep it up.
So here’s the Golden top …

And here are the Mosaic blocks thus far:

Here’s some pictures from the Handmade Parade we went to in Hillsborough last weekend, courtesy of Will:

And a few photos from the Durham-Orange County Quilt show:

Beautiful quilting by Jean Fetterman!


“Breakdown” by Susan Brown
More beautiful quilting, also by Jean Fetterman:

And here’s the picture of the entire quilt:

Have a great week!

Episode 100: The 100th Episode!

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And no, I haven’t gotten my act together to do a give-away or something to celebrate. Sigh. One day I’m going to get a little bit organized. But not today.

Mostly worked on chunking the Golden Quilt this week. Also, I popped into Thimble Pleasures and bought the backing fabric:

And the border fabrics–red for the inner border, gold for the outer:


Hope to have pix of the finished top next week. See you then!

Episode 99: The Golden Episode

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Almost done with all the blocks on my SIL’s Christmas quilt, otherwise known as the Golden Quilt. Here’s what I have so far:

I’m diggin’ it.

Here’s some fabric pictures for ya:

The fabric I bought at Thimble Pleasures …

Here’s a nonquilty picture of me and Will that Will’s science teacher just sent me. It’s from last spring. I’m diggin’ it, too:

Big thanks to Pam, Amy and Sally for sending fabric for my projects! You guys rock!

Episode 97: Big Finish!

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Hexagon Garden quilt is done! If you want to see where all my blue scraps went, well, here they are. I really like the back of this quilt, which I may have posted a picture of earlier:

I’m so modern!

(As always, click on the picture’s for a clearer view.)

Here’s a much nicer photo of Rick’s Star Quilt:

And here’s the back:

Nicer pix, too, of Hidden Stars (photo credits to the Man, natch):

Books I’ve discussed recently:

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarity

Still Life by Louise Penney

Mason’s Retreat by Christopher Tilghmann

Can’t remember know if there were others …

Hope you have a great week!

Episode 96: Potholders, etc

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I’m a potholder-making machine, girls:

Here’s my latest blocks for the blocks without a name quilt:

The top two rows are definite go’s. Don’t know about the other rows. We’ll see how things play out.

Tried to take a picture of the Hexagon Garden quilt quilting so you can see the tiny pieces of paper which are the bane of my existence:

Speaking of quilting, here’s a link to Jaye’s post about Saran transfer paper. Thanks, Jaye!


Episode 94: The Unquilting

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Quilted Rick’s Star Quilt. Hated it. Tore out the quilting. Here’s what the first go-round looked like:

Here’s what the requilted quilt is shaping up into:

As always, click for larger, clearer images.
Here’s a shady shot of the small version of the half-square triangle blocks I’m working on:

All the squares are made from the same fabric, a batik with different shadings. Any idea what a block like this is called?
By the by, my computer screen is acting funky, so while I hope I’ll see you next week, who knows what’s going to happen next? Oy vey!