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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Some projects in the making.

I know I have been MIA for awhile, it is so hard to keep up with blogging when I work so much, but
my work will be slowing down for awhile, so I am hoping to get back to crafting.
I am so bad to have a couple projects going at one time. I am always making bonnets if I get a spare
minute. And am always on the lookout for some reasonable primitive fabric.
  I have been enjoying cross stitching, and have a project that I have just started.
Also I have been contemplating for a long time to make a quilt/comforter with my scraps of fabric.
I have been trying to do some research on how many 5" squares you need to make a quilt.
I am thinking that I am correct, but it seems to be 504 total. Now if you buy the charm packs I know it is
easier, but I want to use some of my scrap fabric. Have you ever tried to cut 500 squares by hand, I have
300 cut 200 to go. Then I am thinking of making the 9 Patch disappearing quilt. After sewing the 9 patch you cut it
down through the middle hortizontal and vertical. This makes 4 more squares. You rearrange them and then
you sew them together. It looks like a hard pattern, but I am hoping it is very easy.
Then not knowing  if I can quilt a big quilt like that on my simple machine, I may just knot it like people used to do. Any pointers or suggestions will be appreciated on what I should do. It will probably take me months if not years to finish it. he he But at least I am getting started. I have heard of people using a flat queen sheet
for the backing any suggestions or pointers on that.
Wishing everyone a beautiful day!





14 comments:

  1. Well done you Lecia for cutting 300 as I know how much time and effort it takes and I didnt need to cut so many!
    Looks like your doing the same x stitch as me!
    Just enjoy your free time!
    Blessings
    Christine

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  2. Morning, love the cross stitch, wish I knew how. beautiful bonnet too, Blessings Francine.

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  3. I guess it has been one of those winters for a lot of us being MIA, it's creating people out of us we don't even recognize! At least for us snowbound states.
    I hope you never stop making those bonnets - I have one of yours and I love it. You do a wonderful job so I can only imagine how great a quilt will be. You are more eager to get into something challenging than I am dear friend. Good luck to you.
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  4. Wowza Lecia, you go girlie!! That's a LOT of squares!! I made a lap size or a little bigger quilt a few yrs. ago w/5 in. charm squares and I don't remember it being nearly that many!
    Love the colors and wow, what a challenge!!

    Hugs,
    Tanya

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  5. Love your fabric Lecia, your quilt is going to be awesome! The ladies at church tie all of their quilts (for world relief) and use sheets for backing. I think it's great you have more than one project going...keeps things interesting! ~*~Lisa

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  6. Wow...I do not think I could cut that many squares. I am wondering why I started this penny rug. It has 116 pennies to it. LOL Good luck! Janice

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  7. Hello my friend......you aren't the only one with lots of projects happening at once, I think its just how the creative mind works!
    Love the new photo at the top and all your projects.
    Blessings,
    Sheila

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  8. Love love patchwork quilts the best..
    And yes I tie them like the old days.
    I have also used sheets too.
    And your bonnets are truly wonderful.
    Woolie Hugs

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  9. I need to cut down a lot of my fabric into squares. I would love to see a picture of the quilt you are planning to make. It sounds very interesting!

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  10. It's been a long time since I have done any cross stitch. It's also been awhile since I've blogged too. I think I have the winter blahs!

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  11. Lovely cross stitch piece.I can't wait to see your quilt,the fabric is gorgeous.My momma ties her quilts and also uses sheets for the backing.Be blessed,Jen

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  12. Oh my, 500 squares! I applaud you for starting your project Lecia but no hints or tips since I'm not a quilter. Good luck and can't wait to see how it progresses!

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  13. The bonnets are so pretty. I am also starting a large quilt, my first large one. Ii is Sunbonnet Sue for my granddaughter, out of remnants of the clothes that I have made for her. I also do not have along arm machine, so sewing it on a regular machine may be difficult. Looking forward to seeing photos of your quilt. I am going to post photos of mine all along my journey :)

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  14. love your bonnets. 500 sounds like an awful lot of squares but then I'm not a quilter. Your pattern sounds intriguing though.

    I'm too impatient to do big projects but I did a rag quilt one time but its' still not done. It was hard to sew together on my machine.

    good luck

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