Q and A Fine Lace 12


This would be rather stunning in the right setting!

Use a thick thread for the quilting, add some boring filler in the blank spaces using matching thread.

Nice weather outside for the time being, so will get some seeds planted … then I will modify the sewing room a little!

I have found that I prefer to be standing, with the ScanNCut higher than the average table or desk, so will add a box to the sewing table, then install the new toy!

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Anita’s Q’n’A 4


I love it.

A spring day … so not a lot of play with my new toy … again.

My only progress yesterday was to work out that the computer desk which was too small for a desk top computer so got hidden in the far corner of the sewing room and is currently holding up a couple of Christmas trees in their winter covers, plus yarn destined to become more Christmas trees. Now to work out if it is worth rearranging the sewing room before we shift house in about 9 months time … or just clear space on the sewing table for now!

PS … Ooops! Helps to actually publish a post after the prep work is done!

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City Court 61, 62, 63, 64, 65

Today I have opened up one of my favourite Log Cabin project files to find some designs to share.


I  think these would look OK on a bed …


… or maybe on the floor of a large hallway!


The bed option would be warmer!


Love the one above … though the first one might look better on a bed!


By the way … I am not planning to play with my new toy today … I found yesterday that the plans of mice and at least one woman do not always go as planned!

I will spend some time in the sewing room trying to work out how to set it up to include space for the new toy!

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Beaded Border Strings 6


If I decide this is the next project to start  I will need to spend some time playing with quilting designs for those blank borders.

Note that there are three different ways of turning the corners … This project was started to concentrate on corner designs. I like the first and last corners in the borders, not too keen on the middle one.

Plenty of time for that though.

I spent far too much time in the garden because the weather was lovely for that purpose … then had to spend a long time sorting scraps, and it is hard to read instructions while my hands are busy holding the cutting mat and the stylus of the Brother ScanNCut.

However, I cut the magnificent total of three beads, but they are cleanly cut, and ready to iron onto a background fabric. From small beginnings ……………!

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String of Beads 6


I like it.

I have some scraps of fabric with fusible added, and today I think I will use my new toy to cut some of them into ‘beads’ … this possible design needs 940 of them, though I suspect the actual design will change several times before I start the next step of fusing the ‘beads’ to the background. I don’t think I will get them all out of the prepared scraps either, and I may have to spend time raiding my stash for more fabric and fusibles!

I also suspect the second project will take a lot less time to cut than this first.

So, another day when I don’t want interruptions!

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EQ 9x9s OP 15


Very interesting … yesterday’s design was only interesting!

PS. I do not want any interruptions today … time to watch some videos and introduce the new toy to an old toy, and I hope that by the end of the day I will at least get them talking to each other in a friendly fashion.

Look here to see the new toy.

Don’t know just how long before I am game to start using this toy, but it sounds like it just might be a little bit useful for cutting out applique.

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EQ 9x9s 72



Nice day for a drive … whatever the weather … as there is a quilt exhibition happening at the end of the drive!

PS. The new toy is out of the box … a process interrupted by Friday night pizza which became fish and chips with friends … but it has been turned on, and I discovered that I am quite comfortable using the stylus to communicate via the screen. Today’s playtime is going to be interrupted by a visit to a quilt exhibition.

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EQ OP 20



Today I take delivery of a new toy … and it promises to be useful, and lots of fun!

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Bright Life 21


Something to brighten up your day.

Wonder of wonders, we have had twenty four hours without rain … still waiting on a day of sunshine!

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TNT Log Jam 56, 57, 58, 59, 60


Another week half way through, but at least we have had a variety of weather … every day! We have bits of sunshine, sometimes even with clear blue skies … we have had calm and wind, rain and drizzle, heavy and patchy cloud … and all that is just between dawn and morning tea!


We still have the winter combination of quilts on the bed, but am thinking of making another one to use some nights, though hopefully spring will arrive before I get the top started!

Like that second design!


Every so often I see a variation of Log Cabin quilts which steps away from the traditional and my heart sings … though I still love the traditional favourites with nice fabric used well.




And wow again.

Another short retreat in a virtual Log Cabin world next week.

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