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Quiltville’s Quips & Snips!!: String Star Progress –


The thrilling half – but additionally the very pin-matchy half has begun.

Row 3 has been added, and it’s actually enjoyable to see the design emerge with every addition.

However that pin-matchy factor?  Yeah.  It slows me down! LOL!

I feel that is why I really like half-square and quarter-square triangles and squares or rectangles.  Something with proper angles is simpler for me to only nest the seams and forgo the pins.

However equilateral triangles?  It is all about tried level matching. (Discover I mentioned ATTEMPTED!) which implies pins, pins and extra pins.

I’ve bent pins (and damaged stitching machine needles within the course of) earlier than.  I can even admit to overlook eradicating some pins – unnoticeable even after urgent – and people pins have been later found INSIDE the quilt – AFTER quilting.

So I now pressure myself to decelerate, benefit from the course of. I sew proper as much as the subsequent pin, and when I’m a couple of sew away, take away the pin so I’m certain they’re all out of the quilt high. 

I can not even rely what number of quilts have a hidden pin head someplace between the layers as a result of using pliers to take away the rediscovered and offending pin from the top, leaving the little beady factor inside.

In case you are nodding with me – we’re in good firm!

Trying good to date!

At 7:30am it was a brisk 17 levels.  My plan is to remain in in the present day and simply construct extra rows and see how far I can go earlier than I’ve to cease manufacturing to make extra blue and impartial string triangles.

This design goes to want many extra blue and impartial than it does the colours – in reality – the wanted colours are all carried out as proven on the far proper.

However I could not wait to begin constructing it and really see it coming collectively – so I am going to make extra as wanted.

This venture has turn into the “sew at house” venture and has been turned to when The Hubster has an archery event (like in the present day) or we’re in the course of an ice storm (as in final Sunday) so it would develop slowly.

Doubtless till I attain that half-way mark, then be careful – all bets are off!

Yesterday was a haircut street journey with good friend Martha, and we additionally snatched up her 87 12 months outdated mama for the experience.

We whisked her off to lunch on the Derby in Mt Ethereal, NC, adopted by a spree of a number of shops earlier than lastly arriving for our triple haircut appointment at 2pm.

I feel we wore her out!  And it did us all a lot good.

The loopy factor was that it was 51 levels yesterday morning after I left the QPO for Martha’s.  By the point we bought again up the mountain it was 39 and falling quickly.

By meal time it was 25.  Severely.

This morning it was a brisk 17 when the canine woke me up at 5am to exit.

However was there snow?  NOPE!  It is brilliant and sunny and is meant to be again up within the 40s by afternoon.

We have had a ton of rain this winter, however zero snow accumulation.

I am not knocking it – however within the 6 years we have lived right here (6 years in only a few weeks!) that is the primary winter the place I did not should park on the backside of the drive as a result of ice and snow.

He will not admit it, however I feel the Hubs is a bit unhappy that he hasn’t wanted to tractor-plow the drive to avoid wasting the day.

Final evening’s ft up and quilting –

I’ve handed the half-way mark on the primary facet!

Whereas I really like this batting, it does shed little linty fibers all over the place.

That is one of many causes I hurry up and bind the quilt after quilting round all 4 sides – so I can decrease the fluffs which might be all over the place. They actually present up on darkish stable materials like this.

I’d love to achieve the subsequent nook by bedtime tonight – then I can take some images and share the right way to flip the nook with followers and begin up the subsequent facet.

Blissful Caturday, everybody!

That is Lola from yesterday after I got here in after coming back from our haircut journey day to fill a few mail order issues and ensure she was fed and watered and cherished upon earlier than heading house.

Did you enter the Present-Away? Drawing occurs 2/27/23!

This solids coloration roll is simply the ticket to pump up your solids assortment and add some pizazz!

To kick all of this scrappy enjoyable off large time, I’ve positioned Butterfly Kisses at 25% off in each the the Quiltville Retailer and the Quiltville Etsy Sample Store via 2/28/23.

Quiltville Quote of the Day –

As a result of sure. That is my life now.

And perhaps yours, too?

Have a beautiful weekend, everybody!



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