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Shoreline, CT, United States
I would love for you to join me (a retired senior)in my zany crafting adventures with quilting (waaaaay too much fabric); scrapbooking (will I ever catch up?); redwork; counted cross stitch; crossword puzzles; reading; and cooking.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

ALMOST DONE

                                              Campfire Melodies is all quilted--
I decided to just do vertical and horizontal outlining of each block...on either side of the seams...

                         Just simple (mostly straight anyway -- hahaha) straight line quilting...

And this morning I have just  finished making this up 

                                           The binding all rolled and ready to apply..
                                                     Helga is getting impatient....;(((


But these shoulders, neck and hands are needing a rest day or two...so she'll have
to be patient for a couple more days....

I am happy with the quilting and thinking ahead to the label for my 
                                                                L A S T  B I G  Q U I L T

I know enough to never say "never"; but I really cannot be hauling big quilts
through my machine anymore--and I don't send out my quilts 
(not that there's anything wrong with that at all!) to be quilted...

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The S U N came out today and it has reached 48 degrees--what a relief to see the
sunshine even though it is a bit hazy...warming to the spirit for sure.

Next week we are going up to visit my son and DIL 
(and Willa and Fiona and Kota)
for the 1st time in a long time.  ;)))))

Hubster says he feels well enough to travel a bit...(fingers crossed).  
I hope to bring up Jeff's quilt for him as a surprise present.  His is the last one....
Everybody else has a quilt that I have made from start to finish....
I've had a good long run making big quilts....such fun work....*:--)))

Now I will be changing gears a bit and making.....who knows what??? 
I am still in the dark on this and pondering...I will be de-stashing 
quite a lot--I think--although that is painful...
BUT necessary....

I do know that a bit of a respite is long overdue...

hugs from a lovely day here at long last....
Julierose, La Blageuse (finishing-euse)


10 comments:

  1. Love your Campfire quilt. Is that one where you make whole blocks then cut them in quarters and resew them together with other quartered blocks?
    Have a great time traveling.
    Hugs

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  2. Your quilt is very pretty and looks like a lot of work. I have asked Barb to adopt me - you could too. lol What is wrong with your hubs - I hope he can go. I understand about working with the hands - I have to rest mine too - I do a lot of work on the computer. Is there something called A slow blogger or did you make it up? I would like to add that on mine. Love, sandie

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  3. your quilting looks great.
    Yay for the sun lately - have a great family visit

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  4. Love you, hope for the very best trip. Great quilt , love the browns . Great friend a male

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  6. This quilt is a great man quilt! I totally hear you about no more quilting big quilts though. My goodness, the last one gave me a sore back! I just need to pace myself better and not try to do so much all at once. You have so many other interests that I can't imagine you're not going to have plenty of other avenues to let your creative juices flow. Are you going to keep on blogging? Hope so!

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  7. Congratulations on being almost finished with your last big quilt! I'm sure you can find lots of small projects to work after you have rested a bit.

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  8. He is going to LOVE it. You have so many creative talents. Rest those
    Shoulders

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