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This morning I am turning the binding and hand stitching the last two sides of the Out of the Box Quilt 1952.  Afterwards, I'm back to building face masks for our local Veterans Home for residents to wear.  

Here are some photos of the long arm quilting, and installing binding.   It sold right away to friend Debbie.  She's calling it, "My Summer Quilt".  

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I turned off the lights in the studio to show the stitching pattern.
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The gazillion 3.5" squares I cut, are now gone!  The squares appeared in 3 quilts.

Easy quilt to build.  Sashing is 3.5" wide.

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Installing binding

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Binding: repeated fabric from one of the squares.

Saturday I cleaned the studio, Sunday I made the quilt backing.  Monday I finished the long arm quilting, prepped and installed binding, and fell short last night of finishing the last two sides of hemming.  Client paid me two weeks ago for the quilt.  I am glad this quilt is finished.

I plan to spend the rest of the day sewing face masks.  Wednesday I will build more string quilt blocks.  I have 50 so far, but want 70-80 blocks done.  Then I'll be ready for a bit of sashing and assembly.  Since "Crazy Little String Called Love" will be a vibrant, disorderly- busy quilt, I might as well join the circus and include fabric yo-yos and lined prairie points.  

My summer shows are cancelled.  I have lots of sheltering/sewing projects.

I keep saying, I'm going to take photos of my Pfaff 11, hand crank sewing machine, c. 1938.  I bought it last year from Dwaine Konshak during our Sewing Machine Extravaganza.  I haven't done a thing to it, except wave to it once in a while.


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Linda,
I appreciate and enjoy all your quilts and interesting their various themes and names.  With this newest one, I love the soft, soothing feeling of this quilt...it helps calm my sadness about our current virus infected world.  Please send another pic of the whole quilt...I will love looking at it when I am feeling blah.

thanks,

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"love the soft, soothing feeling of this quilt...it helps calm"
Yes! It does the same for me.

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Linda,
I appreciate and enjoy all your quilts and interesting their various themes and names.  With this newest one, I love the soft, soothing feeling of this quilt...it helps calm my sadness about our current virus infected world.  Please send another pic of the whole quilt...I will love looking at it when I am feeling blah.

thanks,


Thanks for the lovely thoughts on the Out of the Box 1952 queen size quilt.  

ChattyKathy, here are a couple finish photos to check out. 

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Backing Fabric print is a bit of pale yellow and green on ivory background.  

I'm working on Crazy Little String Called Love today.  Perhaps, there will be photos by the end of the day. 


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Ohhh that is so very nice and comforting looking...its going to be rainy and cold here later.  This would be the perfect quilt to cover up with in front of the fire.  Thanks Mrs. D.
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Perfect quilt for the weather this Easter Sunday.  What a blizzard mess we're having.
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