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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Needle and Thread Thursday Time!

 Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  I got my new fabric bundle this week (365 Fifth Avenue by Bari J), and though I love it as it is, I needed a few more fabrics for the quilt I'm planning, so I added some blenders from my stash to round it out and give the eye a few more places to rest amongst the florals.

Sometimes I work on a quilt by sewing one complete block at a time, but more often than not, I sew the smaller units for the entire quilt first (HST, snowball corners, flying geese, etc.), and then the blocks go together in a flash.  It doesn't make pretty progress photos to sew that way, but I find it much more efficient for me.  So, let's just say that I've been a snowball cornering fool these past couple of days, and I can't wait until I can show you something prettier!

My sewing has been in fits and spurts this week, because besides being glued to hurricane coverage (which is what happens when you grow up on the Gulf coast and still have tons of family there), we're getting very close to welcoming my father-in-law to Tennessee (from Texas).  He purchased a house about 15-20 minutes from us, and we could not be more thrilled to have him so close.  Much of my time lately has been spent at his home while it has been painted, carpets cleaned, etc., getting it all ready for his move-in next week!

Before we get to the highlights from last week's party.  I owe you two winners from my August sponsor post, generously supplied by Fort Worth Fabric Studio.  Comments 62 (Karrin) and 12 (Jocelyn) are this month's winners!  Congrats, ladies!


Okay!  Now that we've taken care of business, check out the highlights from last week's party!  Myra at Busy Hands Quilts shared this sweet quilt-

Andree at Quilting and Learning showed off this little quilt.  I love the texture!

Anja Quilts shared this fun quilt finish-

And finally, Tubakk at Den syende himmel showed these TWO versions of her epic hexie quilt.  Just gorgeous!

Alright, y'all!  What's happening in your sewing space these days? Let's link it up!

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  1. Hoping your family is out of harm's way with regard to the hurricane. Wishing a safe journey for your FIL during his upcoming move!

  2. Kelly, your fabric pull looks absolutely TANTALIZING! Those florals are so, so pretty. I suppose I do try to approach a quilt the way you describe, if it has all one block design. Unless I'm foundation paper piecing, though -- then it's each block, start to finish, but I've never paper pieced a quilt that had all the same blocks before. I've been doing more samplers lately, where each block is different, too. I for one would love to see and read more about your process. The pictures of snowballs will be more interesting to me than you think. It sounds like you've got an efficient system of putting quilts together that might inspire me, and others, to tackle something that we might at first dismiss as too time consuming?

  3. Love the fabric bundle. Beautiful prints and color range. Can't wait to see what you make. Hope all your family is safe from the storm.

  4. Thanks for hosting this every week; you've been a 'Quilty Constant' for me over the years.

  5. Thanks so much Kelly for the win!

  6. Hope you're all safe from the storm. We can hear about it also in Norway. Thanks for featuring me. I'm proud of my two versions of La Passion.

  7. Your fabrics are so pretty! So much yummy potential there! All of the features are lovely, but that hexie quilt.... whoa!

  8. Yes! I totally relate to you! Sometimes our sewing is just not photo pretty! I love that photo of those lovely fabrics!

  9. Hurricane season is not fun. We generally get the after effects, tropical storm winds and rain. Occasionally, we are hit with a hurricane. Happy sewing.

  10. What a scrumptious bundle your have there! I hope everyone weather the storm! How nice to have family move close by! Thanks for hosting!


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