Day 459 – or free fabric for me!

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It came, it came!

A few weeks ago for Scraptastic Tuesday I won a gift certificate to Mad About Patchwork from Leanne @SheCanQuilt and Nicki @MrsSew&Sew. Since I have been bitching and moaning about the unavailability of Kona Iron in town (and the price when it is in town) I ordered some.

And I ordered some more green shot cotton for my soccer quilt and some stripey that was on sale, just because.

The Kona Iron will be sashing for my polaroid quilt of course.

The green is to be background for my soccer hexie. I had previously bought Kaffe Fassett “Moss” only to find it was too dark.

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Then after a long phone conversation with Katy at MAP I thought I would try the lime. I’m going for soccer field green and I’m not sure this is right either…

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Moss on the bottom, lime on top. I feel like Goldilocks right about now…

Yay for new fabric! Yay for free fabric! Linking up with Molli Sparkles!

Day 459 – or free fabric for me!

Day 77

Blergh, literally sick AND tired! Ha! Sorry – I grew up with my mom sometimes saying “I’m sick and tired of …..” And it was perhaps more frequent than sometimes.

Anyway, made good progress on soccer hexie v.4.5 Excited (again) about it, but there is no way it will be done in time to submit for QuiltCon, dammit.

Day 77

Day 63

Went back to slow stitching tonight, inserting the black centres to the rosettes on my soccer quilt. Was indeed faster at sewing with less wine in me. At my current pace though it will take me another 12 hours to finish just this part. Sigh.

Still, it was sewing for 90 minutes. Definitely better than nothing.

Day 63

Day 10

SQUARES! How I love the minuscule but majestic 2.5 inch square. That is size is perfection for me; large enough to see the pattern (and maybe even a fussy cut gem!) but small enough to not be too big. That makes sense to me.

So my guild, the aforementioned Victoria MQG, has started a charm square swap and last night was the first night. I had to collate all the new squares into my stash. But I’m also prepping for The Curious Quilter’s bi-annual charm square swap (which means 2.5 inch or smaller in this case). So I played with the 2000 some odd [mini-]charms I have (woo-hoo!) and picked out the duplicate 5″ charms I have so that I can cut them up for the Curious Quilter’s charm swap. Don’t follow? Makes sense to me. I LOVE the 2.5 inch square. I will accept all donations of 2.5 inch charms or will trade. Email me or leave a comment and we can work out the details.

I’ll explain some other time why I have 5″ squares in addition to the sublime 2.5 inchers.

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