I am so completely blocked on my current quilt the frustration is contagious and other parts of my life are getting grumpy. I want to sew but won’t let myself start other projects. Grrr.

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Here’s where it was most recently. I’m sure I’m just totally over-thinking all of it, and that it’s better than I fear.

We’ll see if I can convince myself about that.

In other news, this summer I scored some 9m of fabric for future backings for <20$!

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My husband also found me a massive Olfa cutting mat for 4$ at a garage sale. It’s in better condition than mine so that’s a definite win!

This weekend I made two pathfinder sashes and one guide sash for a few girl guides I know. Did you know that Canadian army officers used to have their own personal tailors make their uniforms? Yes I make the sashes because it is so much cheaper that way.

I also bartered with my SIL to re-line her favourite winter coat in exchange for a photoshoot. Today I found the most lovely red heavy weight stretch bridal satin to use. This is a fiddly project but one I don’t mind doing.

And here’s how I spent the day before school started:

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The big two are mine, the little ones are my nieces.

I always feel like the beginning of the school year is the new year, so happy new year everyone! And happy fourth blog anniversary to me. Thanks for being here.

 

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  1. Happy New Year Nicole! I’m not sure where your frustration is coming from on that quilt top, as it looks fabulous to me. Hang in there, girl. You’ve got a great talent for putting fabrics and pieces together. I can’t even offer a suggestion, but I enjoyed the photo of your daughters and nieces with the horse. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. Yes over thinking can drive us crazy. It looks good to me. Maybe a teensy bit more yellow in the bottom right hand corner, and maybe a few more smaller pieces there as well. Happy New Year, I still remember that feeling even though my kids are 30 and 28.

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  3. Love where you are going with that quilt. Sometimes having another place to put your thoughts helps break up the logjam on the first. Have never tackled new lining on a coat so I consider you my hero. The kids look like they are having fun. Glad to see the helmets protecting the little heads.

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