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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.

Monday, May 17, 2021

STAR WARS, et al

 
I have begun work on my new
applique piece...
.
It took me a WHOLE  day just to
turn the seams on 6 stars...

Boy-oh-boyo !!
Those points are surely challenging!!

[For the past 2 weeks I have been
preparing the templates ahead of time]

Next I will make the circles
"Circular" hahaha

This is from a Jan Patek pattern
called:
"Moon Garden Stars"
I just love how whimsical it is..!!

BUT,
it certainly has a lot of challenges
for my newbie appliqueing 
adventures...
All those 
POINTS to be turned...😰😰😰

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It is finally a glorious, warm and sunny 
day-- so I am out on our deck
working on this
↓↓↓↓
I have begun hand quilting
my first applique piece:

"Basket of Flowers" 
[another Jan Patek pattern] 

I started out with a 
little, short "quilting needle"
BUT
 I could not grasp it well
enough to continue--

So, I am now using a Milliner's
needle;
it has quite a different feel 
and I will have to
get myself used to 
stitching with it..

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I have made us potato salad
for dinner to go along
with our Chicken Tenders...
a real "Summer-y" feeling
dinner..;)))

I hope your day is a restful one...

OOPS--spoke too soon..👀😱😲😰
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NOTE:  Our Air Handler just died on us..
it made the most horrendous 
sounds...
So, we are awaiting
a repair person..
hoping it doesn't get really
hot and humid until
this is fixed
[or s i g h...replaced!! $$$]

Maintaining a house 
is never dull, is it???

Hugs,
Julierose,
La blageuse
(on pins and 
needles-euse--
literally)







11 comments:

  1. I have only done a little bit of needle turn applique, but I found those pointy places the most challenging! Those are sweet patterns, Julierose! Glad the weather is nice at your house and hope your air handler is quickly fixed.

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  2. Love the fabrics you have chosen for your new project. The waves in the water is especially fun. I've never quilted with a milliners needle, I use one for needleturn applique. They can be really frustrating to thread. . . Seems like there is always something to repair or replace. I hope it doesn't take long to fix.

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  3. Your applique pieces look good!
    You sent me off to Google to try to find out what an "air handler" is. Hope you get it fixed quickly.

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  4. You're made of better stuff than I, that's for sure. I would never attempt to turn the edges on small appliques. I'm an iron-on girl all the way.

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  5. Finding a needle you can handle well and one that does the job is not always easy. I don't do hand applique but I think I would use a milliners too because that is what I am used to for binding.

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  6. Lovely applique projects! It's always interesting finding the just-right needle.

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  7. Jan Patek was one of the first quilt designers that I followed; I love her designs! I've switched to a milliners too, and like it much better.

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  8. Such patience and nimble joints it takes for needle turn. You have a nice project in the works.

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  9. So much fun to see your appliqué projects! Hang in there with needles - just keep trying different ones until you find one you like. Sympathies with your home maintenance problems - we are trying to get a leaky roof fixed.

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  10. Your new applique' piece looks very intriguing. Loving those fabrics!

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  11. The new project is so charming.

    What is an air handler? Good luck! Hopefully it will be chilly through June so you have time.

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