Blocks, quilts and more

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I signed up for 2 block exchanges and this sneak peek is one for my Ello group. Ello is a new social media that has no algorhythms or ads. I love it. I think I will take a bit to catch on but I am finding block exchanges here! I hope that my partner in Texas likes this ! I will mail it out this week after I find a few extras to go with it.

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I have picked up on block 42 in the Tula pink city Sampler and I am halfway finished with the little 6.5 inch blocks. I like one of the settings in the book and that I how I plan to finish it. 2016-05-10 12.50.02

After such a big quilt I needed to load a couple small ones of mine. I messed up the hopping foot and broke a needle on the last quilt so I needed to be sure it is all in working order. I am practicing pebbling and densely quilted motifs. 2016-05-09 17.52.582016-05-09 17.52.26

This purple quilt I was practicing using a darker thread and a crazy mixed up feather. I am trying to get confident with dark thread. Overall it turned out ok I am still thinking prefer a light thread on a quilt, even if it reads a dark color.

Life continues on. Day by day I quilt and sew before work, at lunch and in the evening I do a little. I have not been working out because I have injured my knee and back. Yoga made it worse and so did gardening.

I have my fairy gardens started. I need to weed the gardens terribly. I have several pics in my Instagram feed on the side bar. Overall, my plan is to garden in small increments all summer. We have carpet coming for the living room in a couple of weeks, Highland games start and we are painting our bathroom. Lots of projects and I am grateful because they are important to me. My 100 year old home needs some TLC and 2 really big projects are coming the gut and remodel of the bathroom and a roof. One step at a time, its a marathon not a sprint I keep telling myself.

I am going to spend time with my quilt group today, I plan to return from our meeting and be inside on this rainy Saturday.






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