April’s UFO down to one block ****

Just finished the paper pieced 16″ pineapple block.  I spent more time ripping I think than sewing.  Very happy it is finally finished.  One block to go.  I have decided to substitute the carpenter’s wheel instead of the Ice Crystals block.  Been busy this month made a quilt for a friend who is grieving and Tink added her special touches as well.  She loves when the binding goes on.  That’s when she gets to cuddle.

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I took a Judy Niemeyer class “Crackers”.  busy paper piecing.  Love it.  Having fun. Challenged myself to work with bright fabrics since I usually work with traditional ones.

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Will post a a finished shot of the sampler once it’s done.  Have to show it off on Monday at UFO club.

I was supposed to be in Paducah, KY  today at the International Quilt show.  Sad story is coming home from doctor’s appointment I had a blow out on the interstate and it damaged my bumper to the tune of $800 in repairs plus the cost of a new tire.  .  So there went my vacation.  So bummed, I felt horrible yesterday after getting the repair news, so busied myself with yard work in the hopes  I wouldn’t have to think about it.  Today marginally bummed .  But I did get quite a bit of sewing accomplished today.  That Pineapple block was very challenging.

Until next time.

Sissy

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About Sissy Malone

I've been actively sewing since Jr. High School. But specifically drawn to quilting since I was 17/18 years old. My grandmother was a quilter and I became fascinated with the process. I fell in love (awestruck) is a better word viewing applique quilts by Gladys Rashka at the Minnesota State Fair in the 70's. A love affair was born of applique quilts. I still machine piece, but am always drawn to applique. I took classes learning different techniques and also traveled to California and studied a whole week at Asilomar with Elly Sienkiewicz. Quilting is my passion. I am always open to learning a new technique but still rely on handwork. View all posts by Sissy Malone

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