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The State of the Craft Room- September 2013


I woke up yesterday morning and my first thought was, "I've got to do my Monday Morning Star Count!" Then I remembered there is no more Monday Morning Star Count link up. Sadness. But, I'm really excited about the things up on my design wall at the moment, so I'm sharing anyway.

First up, my new EPP project. I've started a variation of a Grandmother's Flower Garden. But, no filler hexies. Just a bunch of huge riotous flowers all crammed together. I was inspired by this quilt, even if it is machine sewn.

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I've got 14 flowers so far. They just seem to be coming together so quickly! Probably because I'm using 1.5" hexagons. They're huge.


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I left it draped over the couch last night. When I walked into the living room this morning, Anna and Ellery were arguing over who was going to get to sleep under it first. I told them that's a long time away. Lots and lots of hand stitching and maybe even hand quilting to go before we have to make that decision.

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I'm also working on some stash-busting Sawtooth stars.

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Inspired by this quilt. It took forever to go through my entire stash and cut any fabric that was large enough. Hours and hours of cutting. I'm so excited to be finished with that. I've got 20 blocks done. 68 more to go to a twin size. I'm kind of hoping that I've got a lot more than that cut- enough for a queen size.

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I kind of love these blocks too much for them to end up anywhere but on my bed. OK, I'm desperately, absolutely in love with these blocks. They're all I want to work on. And they come with a little added bonus.


So in love with these blocks. It's all I want to do.

I'm making tiny, little pinwheel blocks from the bits trimmed from the flying geese.


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They're 3 inches. 2.5 inches finished.

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That makes those little half square triangle units just 1.25 inches. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with all these pinwheels yet. Maybe just sew them all together in one riotous crazy quilt. Maybe use them as a border around a calmer center.

I've got lots of other little projects floating around- elastic for headbands, a couple of dresses for the girls, some jewelry for me. Plus, the weather is starting to change. That always puts me in the mood for knitting. I may have to dive into the (very small lately) yarn stash and see what I can come up with today.



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