love those borders

 

 

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This morning was a perfect 45 degrees and up to 70. The days are getting shorter, nights longer and autumn is definitely in the air. No frost yet but I think it will be a couple of weeks off. I am so happy because I am not built for heat. My longarm is upstairs and it gets pretty hot even with central air conditioning.

 

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I have been working on this really big king sized quilt for a couple of weeks a row at at a time. I made each border have a different stitch, the sashing was different and the block all different stitches. The first time I had big borders to try this on and it worked out! The back shows the stitching. It is a pretty quilt and I love the colors. I am thinking the customer will be happy. From this big quilt to three small shams. They feel like instant gratification!

 

 

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This is a preview of a block I am making for a block exchange. This string block was requested. I didn’t like the tutorials on line so I printed a paper pieced foundation. I love it, nice way to use up the little strings left from my Tula Pink City Sampler. Oh yeah I finished all 100 blocks! I will post about that later.

Pretty happy my work is slowing down to a more normal pace. I have less commuting to far flung offices. We have 2 more highland games this season. Next month a grandbaby is coming and a trip to see the baby and the older sisters is planned. I have been to Friday night football games for our local schools and enjoying fantasy football. I am not overly bored, note sarcasm. No gym this week due to a knee injury. I am hoping to resume that next week to get back on track for healthy living. 3 new microbrew pubs/restaurants in town is not good for my diet.

I am contemplating my next big quilt project but think I am going to do smaller ones till after my travels are over.

Vicki

 

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