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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Building my stash ...

 

I picked up a few more fabrics for my strip quilt. I still need a lot more so it will be a while before I start putting it together. I'll be putting in some pinks and darker blues too.

Do you have a special project your preparing for?

Joolz xx

 

9 comments:

  1. What a lovely combo Jooz. I will watch from the side as your creation emerges as I just don't have that sewing streak at all! Have fun. cheers Wendy

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    1. I don't really have a sewing streak either but I figure I should be able to sew rectangles of material together if I go slowly. I have a $100 Brother sewing machine so nothing fancy.

      I will only be making the quilt top then getting it put together by someone else.

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  2. Oh, you make me feel so guilty! I used to do all kinds of craft things back in my housewife days. I pieced a beautiful king size patchwork quilt but never quilted it. Still have it, so "someday"! I used to sew a lot, crochet and knit a lot. . . Those were the days! Remember when macrame was popular? I had all kinds of beautiful houseplant holders throughout the house.

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    1. Don;'t feel guilty! This will probably never come to fruition but I just need to try. I work 25-30 hours a week in our business which doesn't leave much time for sitting and sewing and I am tired at night.
      I used to cross stitch such a lot when my girls were small (how did I find the time??) but can barely sit at it for an hour nowadays.

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  3. Joolz, my only venture into the world of patchwork has been making a couple of rag quilts for my granddaughters. They are easy to make and once the sewing is finished they are washed and put into the dryer to make them
    ' raggy'.

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    1. Yes, the raggy quilts are lovely. My sister has made a few!

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  4. They are gorgeous prints. I wish I had more time for sewing. You make me want to go sew a quilt right now!
    I have a cross stitch tablecloth on the go right now, I pick it up every now and then, it's being neglected.

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    1. Thanks, I'm trying for sunshiney, buttery colours and keeping the flowers small. Its fun hunting down new ones.

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  5. Love the fabrics. The top 2 roses are beautiful. I don't have one project I have a draw full of projects waiting to be sewn. This year is the year I will get them all done and finished. I love patchwork and had forgotten I had so many stashes for projects until I went searching for something to do at my weekly class, luckily the pattern I want to use is each stash so I know what I'm doing.

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