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Sunday, September 25, 2011

I got the words sewn together and started arranging the blocks. I need a lot more blocks and I may add some more words like Enthusiasm, Curiosity,  Innocence...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Miles Gets Credit

I have finished all the letters for the quote. I may re-do the D since I think it looks a bit small.  Then I'll add spacers, a hyphen and a period.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I got all the letters done for the quote today. Now I have to make the author's name. Miles Davis. Only the M will be challenging. Then I have to add the spacers and decide how to fit it in among all those random blocks. That will be the fun part.

Monday, September 19, 2011


I did the first few letters of my quote this morning. I will be putting spacer strips between each letter once I have finished all the letters.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

More Randomness

I have added more random scrappy blocks to the quilt. Eventually I'll probably add an inner border, some more scrappy blocks and then an outer border. I am also thinking of adding some words, possibly a quote from The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. One I really like is "Do not fear mistakes - there are none" by Miles Davis. That one would be particularly apt for this piece.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I got an urge to use up some scraps. I started with square in square but soon realized that those blocks need larger pieces and I want to use up little bits and long narrow strips. I then changed to Mile-a-Minute blocks. I love them because they are so quick and you can use all sorts of little scraps.  The blocks are 6 inches square.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Done and Done

The Mystic wall hanging is completely done thanks to Brenda's hand sewing yesterday.
The Dog Houses are all asembled but of course, not quilted yet. I have the backing and binding all ready but haven't put them on the frame yet. Maybe tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Dog Houses

I have cobbled the houses together but after  I got the side borders on I realized it's not square. The top is 38 inches and the bottom is only 37. I'll have to take those side borders off and square the thing.
I'm auditioning the black paw print fabric for borders. They will  be narrower but I do like the dark around the edges.

Sunday, September 04, 2011


To sash or not to sash. That is the question. I have pale yellow with white dog paw prints or black with white paw prints as on the roof of the last house in the second row.  Maybe yellow sashing and a black border? Time for some auditions.

Saturday, September 03, 2011