Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wordless Wednesday


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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Box of treasure

There was a sale at the craft web shop last weekend, and I did a little guiltless shopping. Picked up my box of treasure tonight:



Yummy! Looking forward to playing with these!

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wordless Wednesday


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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Weekend Bordering

My sewing goal for this weekend is all about attaching borders to a star/courthouse steps quilt I started while away at a retreat at Lapp Elisa's last October:


To the retreat I brought a stack of fat eights I had in my stash for ages, as well as a couple of FQs and some bits and pieces. When the blocks were done, there were hardly a scrap left. But since this was to be a quilt from stash, I didn't want to purchase any border material. I was thinking scrappy, but I haven't had a great idea for how to do it. So the top has been hanging on my quilt rack since I got home, awaiting a solution...


...which turned out quite simple, just a narrow 1.5" light scrappy stop border, and a floral Kansas Troubles fabric I have been hoarding . Why complicate what can be solved simply?

On to cutting and sewing! And looking through stash to figure out what would fit as a backing and binding...  Fingers crossed it will all turn out good!

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Friday, April 8, 2016

Bowl of Bonus Blocks

When I made all the flying geese units for the Twin Star blocks, I saved all the triangles that were cut off and used them as deviders/leaders and enders when stitching the blocks together. Whenever one was stitched I just put them in a bowl on my desk.


Each of the HST units measure 1.75", which a good size to play with making some bonus blocks. The Dutchman's Puzzle blocks in the picture measure 5.5", and will be five inches finished.

This is a lot of good fabric I couldn't throw away. There are also some bits and pieces left over from cutting up the jelly roll that might come into play with these :-)

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Wordless Wednesday



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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sunday Stitching


I made a lot of progress on my Twin Stars yesterday. All the blocks got done by the time I went out to meet my friend K. We went to the cinema to see My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.


Both of us really enjoyed the first film, and had mixed expectations about the second, but we both enjoyed it. Doubt I'll be seeing it as many times as the first one, though. After we went to Gandhi for a yummy Indian dinner.


I did sew a little more when I got home, and by the time I went to bed I had three of the seven rows done. This morning I stitched the four remaining rows, and sewed them together. Now it's time for a good press and adding the borders :-)

Hope eveyone in Blogland is having a great Sunday!
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Saturday Sewing

Woke up to rain this morning! A perfect day to sew more blocks and make some progress on my Twin Stars quilt...


...and have heaps of tea :-)



Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida