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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Day 314

This morning when I was checking up on the world of quilting online I saw something that got me all fired up again about one of my currently shelved projects.

Is this not the cutest thing EVER?

For all the fabric I claim I don’t buy, I sure link up with Sunday Stash hosted by Molli Sparkles a lot. And when he was off traipsing about earlier this year, one of his* replacement hosts was Alyce @Blossom Heart Quilts. She runs a weekly link up for something or other and today’s link up had the above awesome project. That pillow is from Johanna @Stuff I Made and isn’t it just the best?

And all that back and forth from blog to blog to blog is a great example of how awesome blogs are and what a great community quilters have. And don’t forget Jayne @Twiggy and Opal for the polaroid tutorial I used in the first place!

I have to work out yardage and quilt dimensions but you will be seeing some shadow boxes on my polaroid blocks for sure.

*not a typo. Molli Sparkles is a boy.