Gemstones/jewel Box

Rita on April 15th, 2011

It’s been quite a good week for me – one I probably won’t be able to reproduce in terms of accomplishments for a while. On Sunday I  took a deep breath and decided to honour a dear man from my past by joining in a challenge to make a quilt for the orphans in Romania.  [...]

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Rita on March 18th, 2011

It’s been a busy week.  On Monday, I’d already gotten my jewelbox quilt all quilted.  All that was left to do was sew down the prairie points.  That’s all done now. My quilt is on the bed, looking quite good, I think.  Next was my friends jewelbox or gemstones quilt that she did in the [...]

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Rita on March 14th, 2011

I worked really hard over the weekend and got ‘er done.  Well, it’s almost ready to put on the bed.  Those prairie points are at it again.  They were supposed to be machine sewn down and I tried that but it looked awful, I thought.  To go to all that trouble and then to machine [...]

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Rita on March 11th, 2011

The ‘Coming of the Batting’ is a long story.  Suffice to say, I should have had it Monday and it finally arrived today, Friday.  Also, it’s a different one from before.  I used to use Pellon’s Vintage 80/20 without scrim since I’m doing machine quilting.  They didn’t have any ‘no scrim’, so ‘with scrim’ it [...]

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Rita on March 8th, 2011

Prairie points should maybe be renamed to Patience Points?  My goodness!  Aren’t they fussy little things!  There are a bunch of steps: cut the strips, if you’re making them with 2 fabrics, like me, then sew them together, fold and iron in half lengthwise, cut to length and mark centres, pin the corners down and [...]

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Rita on March 4th, 2011

Today I’m not going to be asking for a Whoop!Whoop! I’ll be shouting it! I won Sarah’s linky party give-away prize!! I cannot!!! believe it!! It’s not like I’ve entered a lot of these things. There are always SO many people entering give-aways that it seems like almost lottery-like odds. So, usually I save myself [...]

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Rita on February 25th, 2011

Sarah celebrates the weeks accomplishments every Friday on her blog.  This week there’s a give-away as well and it’s certainly increased the number of people joining her link party.  When I last checked there were 23 participants and by the end of Sunday, that’ll be a much larger number.  It’s a very nice way to [...]

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Rita on February 24th, 2011

I’ve been fighting the forces all week.  You know, the kind of week where every step forward is followed by a couple steps backwards?  Yes, well, I’ll be happy for this particular stretch to be over.  I’ve spent whole days auditioning borders for my flimsy to the point where you have to stop because you [...]

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Rita on February 17th, 2011

Here’s what I got done this week.  I’ve put together the centre section of my jewelbox flimsy.  It was almost a fulltime job this week to get this far since Saturday when I was still sewing first cut strips together.  The planning paid off and didn’t pay off.  I wasn’t planning to make one facet [...]

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Rita on February 16th, 2011

Blocks are now done and here they are all laid out in their new home.  I’ve fixed a LOT of stuff.  For example, when I was assembling the blocks, I carefully paired the 2 4p’s so that there were no duplicates in one block.  Well, they appeared anyway.  I tried to make 28 blocks of [...]

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