Wednesday, January 29, 2020

I'm Back

I've been gone a long time.  Nothing wrong, just didn't feel I had anything blogworthy to share.  I'm still struggling with my shoulder, it limits my cutting, piecing, folding, pressing.  But, I can quilt fairly easy.  So I've been doing that.  Lots of quilts on the binding mountain, I plan to practice machine binding on them, hand binding will be limited to special projects.  I love hand sewing binding, but my right arm does not!  This is the last top I quilted--Uneven 9 Patches I made last summer in the camper, I had a tote of precut 5" scraps I raided. 

These were made using Susie's Scraps Tutorial.  Stashbusters (Stashbuster IO Group) has a weekly challenge involving cleaning, sewing, UFOs, etc.  Last week it was "pull out your oldest UFO".  I'm sure I have older UFOs, but I worked on this one--

Its pre2006, the blocks were sewn in rows, Bonnie Hunter Chunky Churn Dashes.  I rearranged a few blocks, and now the flimsy is together.  With all the quilting going on I've used a lot of thread, I ordered more neutrals--

The Princess likes poly wrapped poly thread and so do I.  Its cheap, easily available, and quilts beautifully.  This brand is OMNI from Missouri Star, but its all made by Superior Thread.  Permacore is the same thing and I use that too.  This is my thread stash--

With all the quilting I ordered more batting--

This is a 96" 30 yard roll of Pellon 80/20 from Walmart.  I also ordered a 100% poly 30 yard roll.  I carefully check prices, and so far Walmart has the best price with free delivery if you order over $35.  While I've been gone I had a birthday and we took a mini vacation.  We saw this cool car--

And I took a selfie while on the way home--
Asher had a birthday--

Christmas has come and gone, but I've left my angels out because I like them--

And so life rolls along.  
Lori1R in South Dakota

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