Saturday, April 17, 2021

Are you following my blog via Email?

To all of you that Follow by Email -

I received this message recently:

FollowByEmail widget (Feedburner) is going away. 

You are receiving this information because your blog uses the FollowByEmail widget (Feedburner). 
Recently, the Feedburner team released a system update announcement, that the email subscription service will be discontinued in July 2021

After July 2021, your feed will still continue to work, but the automated emails to your subscribers will no longer be supported. If you’d like to continue sending emails, you can download your subscriber contacts. 

For the time being, I have decided to leave the the feed as is. That means it will be unsupported as of July but may still work. I certainly hope it continues to work, especially because it affects so many people. There are 1323 people that follow my blog via email. I am shocked! 

I use for my blog and to keep track of the blogs I follow. Anyone can create a blog there (there are no rules stating that you must post) and then you will have access to the Reading List where you can add and keep track of the blogs you follow. Personally, I prefer that to email because I already get many, many emails and with blogger, I can check the Reading List when I have time and see blog posts in most recent post order. You may want to check into blogger or another subscription service.

The only people who like change are wet babies. 
-author unknown

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Little Squares is finished

Little Squares is finished. I began this quilt at least a year ago. It was a long term project to use small scraps. I placed the blocks in a log cabin type layout.

Looks like the quilt was folded before I took pictures.

Each little square (colored) has 2 fabrics and finished at a 1.5" square. I was able to use many tiny pieces of fabric. 

I made the blocks as mock log cabin blocks using 6 white squares and 10 colored squares for each block. I used white sashing with turquoise corner squares between each block.This donation quilt is 58" square. I quilted it with a large stipple (meandering) motif and loops using Aurifil #2600 Dove Gray thread. 

I really wanted a colorful border but I didn't have enough of the fabric I wanted to use. Using all of the fabric I had, I was able to make a wide binding. I cut the binding strips at 4" and used the typical double fold binding. The backing is a blue water spot fabric.

I hope to get another quilt top sandwiched one of these days...

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Keeping Busy

The Jamestown Landing quilt top (Bonnie Hunter pattern) is finished.  It is in the to-be-sandwiched-and-quilted pile. I think this quilt will stay with us. We both loves the colors and it will look great on the new couch when it arrives for our front room.

Joy at The Joyful Quilter had a guest blogger, Connie, who made a table topper inspired by a pattern for a quarter log cabin quilt. I really liked the pattern and went hunting at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and found a picture of her beautiful quilt in blues in a March 28, 2021 post. (For some reason, I can't give you the direct link??!) She gives credit for the idea to Christina Cameli. I eventually found the pattern on Christina Cameli's blog. Here is my first block.

While on the hunt at Confessions of a Quilt Addict, I came across a pattern for Supernova and I loved it - of course it was in orange and white. I wanted to do something in reds. And here is my finished Supernova quilt top. It is 100 half square triangles (each finished at 6") - very quick and super easy. 

I've spent some time with a project using some hand dyed fabrics I've had for a few years. I think I want to add some yellow sashing and I don't seem to have enough of the right color in my stash. So this will wait until I've had a chance to do some shopping.

And I've finished knitting the pieces for an afghan, Building in Color by Michelle Hunter. The ten strips are now blocked and ready to be put together; then I can knit the borders.

I did stipple a quilt and am sewing down the binding. I'll show you when it is done. I don't have any other quilts pinned and I'm not sure when I'll be able to pin any - I'm working on that. 

Keeping busy helps me deal with the pain. Less than 4 months until the back surgery gets scheduled, not that I'm counting...


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