Beautiful Randomness

I finally pulled my Merry Sparkle Punch WIP/UFO out and started working on it.

This is an old pic. It is not yet on my design wall again. I had less than 1/3 of it done when I put it away.

To be honest, since it’s a Christmas quilt I was going to push it back to later in the year, but I really want to get it to flimsy status ASAP.

I took it w/me to Saturday Sew, but didn’t get any stitches in as Viola, my traveling Featherweight, was acting up. So instead I cut the HSTs needed for my star points.

I was able to get several star points sewn later Saturday evening.

Then I noticed the bonus HSTs from my Two Hearts pillows, just sitting off to the side of my machine. I’d used them as leaders/enders, and since there were only 16 of them, I decided to sew them together.

As I put the mini on my design wall to take a pic, I realized I would soon have to clear off all that’s on there, to make room for my Merry Sparkle Punch layout.

But for a few more days, I will enjoy this beautiful randomness.

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A Bit-O-Handwork

I’ve got a UFO to get out of the closet/onto the design wall AND a quilt to square up and prepare for binding, but first a bit-o-handwork!

Any time I sit on the couch Moe thinks it’s time to sit on my lap. He is a lap dog after all.

This is the project. It’s an Arkansas Traveler block. It will be a pillow cover to match a lap quilt that is ready for quilting (not hand quilting) and in my queue.

This handwork business is new to me so I’m not sure what type of thread I really should be using or if/when to double strand it. I’m pretty sure it all depends on the look/feel I’m going for, but any tips/pointers you can offer are appreciated.

These are the threads I’m using.

I got this contraption from the “freebie” table at our chapter meeting last month. I love freebies! I’m hoping someone can explain how I’m supposed to use it for handwork.

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Other People’s Orphans

Last week I had to make a quick gift for my grandson’s teacher and a mug rug came to mind.

Part of my stash consists of other people’s orphan blocks and UFOs and I remembered having something that would make a great mug rug for a male teacher.

About 15 mins later I had 2 completed mug rugs. My grandson chose the one on the right. img_2771

Since it only took me 15 mins to make them, I decided to make a couple more.img_2773

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And then I dug a little deeper and got all kinds of excited when I came across these 4 matching log cabin blocks that I promptly sewed together to become a  future hand quilted pillow cover!

I almost forgot this lovely OP-UFO! This will soon become a wall hanging!

I hope y’all had a wonderful Christmas.

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I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. – John‬ ‭16:33‬ ‭ESV‬‬