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Friday, June 24, 2016

Construction has begun!!!!

Oh my they are so cute!
And I am stupidly excited to see it starting to get assembled into rows.
  
 
Four rows done! This is going to take a very long time but I am really enjoying the process.
 
On the back I am pressing quite a few seams open including the long row seams. To get them to behave I am lightly spritzing the back with a bit of starch. It is really helping to keep things flat.
 
 
And I have started cutting for another quilt. This is a small Bear Paw wall hanging - all in blues and browns - a favorite color combo that I probably use too often.
 
 
Check out the date on this magazine - April 1994! I have wanted to make this little quilt since I bought this magazine 22 years ago. Now that is a LONG time to be on my quilt to do list!
 
 
Today I am spending my day sewing nine patches into rows. It's a wonderful day!
 
Happy Stitching!
 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Nine

The end of making 9 patches has come! All 1116 of them are finished!!!
 
 
They are so adorable! All I have left is cutting some 2" squares and a few setting triangles and I can start assembling. I am so excited!
 
Happy Stitching!
 

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Cutiing! Cutiing! Cutting!

I've been sewing strips and cutting and cutting and cutting.....
I think this may be enough of these units.
 
 
462 more 1-1/2"  9 patch blocks left to sew.  
 
And I finished a pair of socks I have been working on for a long time.
This is a pattern from Ravelry - Vanilla Latte Socks 
 
 
They fit nice and snug (but not too snug) and I like the choices in the pattern for different heels and different toes.
 
 
 
Those little sock needles are a bit harder to handle now with my hands hurting and stiff so I'll be switching to bigger needle projects for most of my knitting! I'm sure though that once in a while I'll just have to knit socks because they are fun! 
 
Happy Stitching!
 
 
 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

I might be crazy!

Am I crazy? My husband thinks maybe just a little....
 
I've been busy making more units for my mini nine patches
 
 
That will keep me going for a while. I put them to good use right away!
 
297 more mini nine patches one totaling 654 so far.
 
 
I have 100 left to make of this configuration and then I start on the next 362 where the background is in the corners.
 
But I ran out of these segments...
 
 
 
I have been loving this quilt and as I sew I am already planning another 'little' piece quilt. I'm thinking flying geese.... but first I had better get cutting so I can continue and finish my 1-1/2" nine patch blocks!
 
Happy Stitching!
 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

More Little Nine patches

Another 104 done....that's 357 altogether so far and 759 to go!
 
 
I ran out of the little light-dark-light units so I got busy strip sewing...I need another 1121 of those to finish the blocks!
 
 
Definitely a labor of love going on here.
 
Happy Stitching!