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The working title is "Personal Appearance".

This week, I've been sewing in my dining room because . . . there is a skating rink of ice in the driveway and walking path from my house to the sewing studio.  

I cut and sewed 200 or so 4-patch blocks constructed from random 4" squares.  

One Constant Anchor Color:  I selected the ugliest dark bolt of fabric I had, and paired it with lots of colorful scrappy 4" squares.  

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I joined 4-patch blocks with a variety of 2.5" wide sashing and a corner stone to make really big blocks finishing somewhere around 17" sq. 

Tip:  One 2.5" x 40" strip of fabric makes cross sashing for one big block.  Its just another way I can use up random strips of fabric in my stash.  

Joining the 4-patch blocks:
To make the Cross Sashing

1. fold a 2.5" x 40" strip in half, then fold again resulting in about 10" length. 

2. cut the 10" folded strip down to 7.5" (4) pieces to make the 4 legs of the "cross sash" for the big block.  Corner stone is 2.5" x 2.5".

What's next?  Joining the big blocks with 2nd anchor fabric--a medium gray.

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Above: I separated two big blocks on the table, and slipped a medium gray fabric between to see what it would look like.  

In the end, this quilt will feature double sets of sashing, much like the quilt (pictured below) I made a couple years ago. 

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Thanks for looking at my work.


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Linda, love your color selection on all your quilts!!!
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Your current project will be another winner.  We've had thawing and ice making weather lately too, with an inch of new snow to hide the icy spots, making for interesting trudging around the yard when it's chores time.  Today we might be in for some real measurable amounts of snow.  Off to get an early start on shopping and presc. refill before the storm hits later today.  Nearly done with my stack of paperwork on closing down our old business and anxious to get at some good quilting projects!
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Here's progress on Personal Appearance assembled with secondary sashing w/corner stones.   Evening photos look kinda of weird, eh?  
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More photos later, daylight photos), when I put it on the long arm frame to quilt.  I am enjoying working on this one


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It's amazing how the sashing (both) really brings this quilt together and makes it all work. Another lovely quilt coming from your hands .... and machine!
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I'm happy to hear you've found your groove, Linda! Fun quilt, the two sets of sashings really make it pop without overpowering.
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This morning I finished piecing the quilt top, and finished piecing two art panels to decorate the backing.

For a queen size quilt I want backing to measure 100 x 112.

After long arm quilting, the quilt will be 92 x 104.   1 block.jpg
Making the block:

4" squares (cut 16 pcs)
2.5 x 7.5 sashing strips (cut 4 pcs) 
Center stone 2.5" x 2.5"

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Top Pieced Personal Appearance.jpg   8 Blue Backinf.jpg  Left: quilt top.  Dark blue is the backing fabric, will be decorated with two art panels. 

More photos to follow this weekend when I load it on the quilt frame.  I'm using Cornflower Blue color thread to quilt it.  

Personal Appearance is a scrappy quilt made from wonky, colorful bits and pieces.  2019 Goal: it's all about using up fabric scraps, and especially those 1/2 yard hunks of odd ball fabrics.  I have quite a bit of BBQ Potato Chip theme fabric--and going to scare you to death using it next quilt.  

Managing The Scrappy Fabric Stash:
I mentioned last summer about opening the armoire storage and having all the folded hunks of fabrics spill out on the floor. What a mess!  I left it on the floor for a couple days, then I took action.

I sorted them: good, bad, ugly.  Measured, labeled and wrapped with a fabric strip.  Priced at $.06 per inch; sold 1/3 them at our October open house.  Bye, bye babies. 

Cut up lots of the armoire fabric hunks--used in the last three quilts.  I still have 30 hunks (put back into the armoire) but ready to cut into bits and pieces for more scrappy quilts.  



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Personal Appearance quilt is finished.  I made a couple boo-boos, but oh well, that's life.  Here's are some photos to share.

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9PA.jpg  15 PA.jpg 
My studio where I work.

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Here's the rub . . . I put the wrong art panel on the backing for Personal Appearance.  This panel was supposed to be on another quilt--a similar looking quilt called Biddies and Growd Ones, a.k.a. BGO.  I guess I'll have to build more panels.  (Sign)

pieced Biddies Growd Ones.jpg  4 Biddies and Growd Ones.jpg
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Biddies and Growd Ones quilt in progress, and the quilt top finished but not yet long arm quilted. 

I started the backing for Biddies and Growd Ones this afternoon, when I discovered the art panels for the backing were missing.   What????

I looked all over the studio (cleaned up things as I went along), hoping I'd find it in a pile. 

[rolleyes][rofl]Then it hit me . . . . I put the dang panel on the other quilt.  Ooops.  

Thank goodness, only you and I know I goofed.  

Later this week I'll have the Biddies and Growd Ones quilt long arm quilted, and ready for binding.  I'll post more photos then.

Thanks for looking at my work.


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Great looking quilts Mrs D! I can hardly wait for the potato chip quilt to be started. 😉 
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Oh yeah, Im going give that potato chip quilt some special attention. It's going to be a weird one for sure. Possibly other food fabrics too, along with some word salad.
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Looks great, Linda!
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Love it Linda!!!

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Your quilts are so much fun, Linda!  Not just the actual quilts, but the names, the plot, the mistakes!  It's all so REAL ;-)  Your studio looks full of light and easy to quilt in and I love the using-up-the-scraps ideas you're implementing in all these.  You're getting things DONE!  Wish I would...sigh. 

I've got a quilting machine, too, but mine's just a mid-arm though I have a lot of fun with it.....when I finally get on it!  You're inspiring me to get back to my pile of "only needs a backing and to be quilted" and just DO IT!!!

Ok, I've had a cup of coffee, read me some VSS, now I've got to get out and get those goats milked, kids (goat) fed and then my goal for today will be to get that sampler quilt ON THE FRAME.  Thanks for being so inspiring, Linda!


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Hey there hilltophomesteader.

Can't wait to see your sampler quilt! 

Thank you for your kind words about my stuff.   What kind of weather are you having today? 

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