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Wednesday, September 17, 2014


I miss my blog, and looking at all of the blogs I used to keep up with. So, I thought I would try harder and at least post once a week. Christmas is getting closer and I need some new projects, and there is nowhere I know of that I can get lots of ideas than the blogs of my internet friends.

Right now I am making a new Heartwarming Jacket. I made one in the early 90's and totally wore it out!! 2 of my sisters and I decided we all needed new ones, so we searched and found patterns on ebay. They are out of print now, but there seem to be a lot of them for sale. You make the quilted panels then cut out the coat. I have 2 panels totally done, and 2 more to quilt, then sew the coat together. They are so nice!! I did mine with muslin and 30's prints.

And, like so many others in the quilting world, I am trying to cut up and organize my scraps. I have cut up a lot of pieces already. But the more you pull out of your scrap basket, it fluffs up and looks just as full, lol. I cut 5" sq pieces first, then 4", 3 1/2", 2 1/2" and 1' 1/2'. Strips longer than 12 " are saved, 2 1/2", 2", and 1 1/2".

This is what I have so far, after about 5 hours of cutting, lol. I have found quite a few small pieced sections that I am going to try to sew together someday. Someday....

So, I posted for this week. Now to go look at all of my favorite blogs!!