Saturday, August 27, 2016

Very little to show

How does more than a week slip by with so little time spent stitching? It is never my plan, but we all know what happens with even the best laid plans!
I have completed most of the ditch stitching on my version of the Primitive Gatherings 10th Anniversary SAL from a year ago (was it just a year?).
Mine ended sooner than most. I realized it would be too large to hang in any of the spots I have to hang quilts if I added all of the rows. 
I'm still formulating the quilting designs, but it is coming together in my mind.

Finished up my project from the class with Stacy of Buttermilk Basin.
 Not sure what I am going to do with it, but it was a fun project to make.

 This little pile of scraps is all that remains of a small bundle I received recently from another blogger. A swap is in the offing. Mine is pieced and now needs to be basted for quilting and binding. All will be revealed soon.
In the meantime, have you ever studied the fibers of your fabric up close and personal?
That is as much of it as I will share for now. : )

 When I take down holiday decor my dining room table is the staging area. I gather everything from around the house and then start packing it all away. As I was doing so I remembered that I had posted a photo at this time last year as the red/white/blue all came down. It seemed to me that there was so much more this year--and I was right.
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I did kind of get carried away there in the red/white/blue fabrics for a time, didn't I?
 
I guess that is all for now. Maybe next time I will have made some amazing progress on a project or two, but I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you!

Until next time, 
Janet O.
 

28 comments:

  1. This post has plenty of show and loveliness. Love the newest addition to your art gallery. And the wool project is cute as can be. Lots of details to see. The wreath on the truck is a little red neck lol.

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  2. Wow - It is so fun to see your staging area of RW&B. You have a fabulous collection.
    your wool project is so cute! I wish I liked working with it more but I'm allergic.
    Your SAL has great colors. You really are a finish up machine!

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  3. That first pictured piece is beautiful; can't wait to see it quilted! The truck is cute too, and how many times have I told you I love your R/W/B's?! Like you, I have lots of small pieces, in addition to five bed size R/W/B's. Indeed I do love them! At least you got all of yours out this year, and I just never did! (I'm blaming it on health issues this year.) ---"Love"

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  4. Love everything you do. And, appreciate people like you that keep reproduction fabrics alive.

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  5. I love all your R/W/Bs! I don't think you can ever go wrong with those colors ... I think they're classics. If I go shopping for stash enhancement, you can guarantee that the vast majority of my acquisitions (if not all) will be reds, blues and neutrals. ;-)

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  6. I'm always happy to see what you are working on. I missed Blogging Friday-- I was BUSY at the Fair! The process of changing the seasons is something to Blog about. I love the R W & B stuff as well. I've not put all of mine together to see them.

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  7. If you EVER tire of your red, white and blue minis, I'd be ELATED for them to come live at my house.

    Well I can dream, can't I?

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  8. Ohhhhhh, I can't wait to see your swap quilt!! I love the colors and the designs!! I'm sure it will be amazing!!

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  9. I love seeing all your little patriotic projects laid out--so fun! I neglected to put anything out this year--my bad. Now I think I need to make a lot more--but remember to use them!

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  10. Gosh I missed your previous post - it looks like your day with Stacey was wonderful and the ladies sure know how to put on a good day for you all. Love your finished piece and wow that's a lot of patriotism happening on your table (and a good family sized table too!) Happy quilting!

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  11. You have an awesome collection of RW&B. It's great to see it all together. As we know, quilting doesn't have a lot of big steps, so it take awhile to see our accomplishments. Even with your delightful mini's. Love the Buttermilk Basin table mat. Those red truck are super fun. Have a enjoyable week.

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  12. Your Christmas tree truck looks so sweet, sure it will grace the center of a table with pride. If all those little decorations came down, what went up? Are you quite in autumn yet? Spring is slowly starting here after some nicer weather. Hope you get some quilting time soon.

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  13. Such beautiful treasures you make!

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  14. I love the piece you are finishing up and the Buttermilk Basin truck is adorable. I believe one can never have too much red, white, and blue.....but I believe one can not have enough; take me, for example! Seeing all your beautiful Americana pieces makes me itchy for my own collection. :)

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  15. Your red, white, and blue quilts are multiplying like rabbits. That would be a lovely problem to have. I was in Logan on Friday. It was such a nice day. One of my cousins passed away so there was a graveside service. He never married and so I was wondering if there would be very many people there to pay tribute. He evidently had retained many of friendships from high school on and they called themselves the "Crew". It's always good too renew the bonds of family - even if it's at a funeral. Look forward to seeing your new project, I love the fabrics.

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  16. What a big tease you are!! I see one flying geese but that's all.... I guess I should post something, maybe just a corner???
    This is kind of fun, Janet. I may want to do something like this again--but maybe we should wait until you see what I send you, first!!
    I'm back in Oregon and plan to finish piecing my project this week!!
    xxxs,

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  17. A delightful post, as always, with so many pretty little things. Your summer's worth of Red White And Blue has truly grown into a fine collection. My veteran neighbor reminded me that even the small table display flags require a special ceremony for disposal when they are tattered or faded. I take worn flags to the VFW and they handle everything for me.

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  18. All your RWB quilts are awesome !! And yes, you have a BIG collection ah ah !

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  19. I love seeing all your summer goods on the table! Yes, there is a lot more this year. Your little French General piecing is adorable!

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  20. I am sure I am going to like your swap quilt when you reveal it as I like those fabrics really well.
    The truck designs with the Christmas tree have been very popular the last couple years. I have seen more than one version by different designers.

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  21. Wow, that is a lot of Red, white and blue. I love seasonal decorating, I just never seem to get around to it! Love that Primitive Gatherings quilt!

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  22. I do LOVE your RW&B collection! And your projects are always something aspire to. Nice to see your happenings!

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  23. You always inspire me. I love all your red, white and blue decor. Big change from last year to this year. You've got me wanting to see your secret project. I like the colors.

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  24. that is quite a pile of RWB items...all very beautiful...and i love your little christmasy wool piece. always love to see what you make...

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  25. That's another SAL that I printed the pattern, but have not started. So many projects...
    Love all of your RW&B - you can never have too many patriotic pieces!

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  26. I love the reds and greens in your Primitive Gatherings quilt. Isn't it amazing how modern digital cameras allow us to magnify whatever we're photographing so we can see more detail that even with some magnifying glasses. I'm always so amazed.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  27. Ha! Yes, my friend, you do tend to love you some red/white/blue :*) Which reminds me that I have a little gift to get in the mail to you that I picked up during a recent quilt shop run. Loving your SAL quilt - it looks a little like being on the operating table with all those lights glaring down on it LOL! And the truck will be a cute addition this Christmas. Can't wait to see your swap project - both the one you are giving and the one you will receive. That's an interesting shot of the fabrics - just goes to show some fabrics are definitely more loosely woven than others.

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  28. Ha! It's fun to see the difference between the two years :)
    And I feel awfully special that I know what that little pink/grey teaser looks like :)
    Everything is lovely as usual!

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