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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday!

Hey there, my friends!  I am sprinting to the finish line on my manuscript.  I can't believe it's getting SO close to being all done.  This week was all about the outdoor "beauty shots" for the book.   It was so much fun to brainstorm locations with the photographer and make these happen.  

The hardest part of the photos (both inside and out) was making sure the quilts were free of folding creases.  For the indoor shots, that meant ironing and steaming each quilt just before it was laid out for the shot, but since I can't drive around with a hot iron and steamer, the beauty shots were trickier.  Instead, I meticulously pressed and steamed each quilt at home, then used pool noodles to keep them rolled up in the car.  It worked like a charm.  I've stored quilts on pool noodles before, but I've never had to use so many!

Since I'm waiting for the photos to finish up my manuscript, I'm actually planning to get some sewing done this week (gasp!).  It's been awhile, and I can't wait to get back to it!  I'm planning on something easy to ease back into the groove.

Last week's party was filled with awesomeness, as usual.  Just take a look at this beauty by Sew Preeti Quilts-

Sandra at mmm quilts linked up this sweet quilt-

This fun quilt top is by Linda at Flourishing Palms-

Jocelyn at Canadian Needle Nana shared this lovely fan quilt-

And finally, Rita at Quiltpiecer showed off this pretty sampler quilt-

Okay, friends!  Let's get our party going!

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  1. Congratulations! That's a huge milestone and I'm glad to hear that the pool noodles worked so well. I hope you have some fun time sewing!

  2. That must be a good feeling! Thanks for the feature of my flowers quilt, and happy sewing again this week!

  3. Oooh another book! Something to look forward to. Is this number 3? Thanks for the bevy of beautiful quilts.

    1. oops that was me -- brsinstitches at gmail. com Crazy computer won't let me sign in as myself.


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