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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Another try...

I downloaded an update on my home computer and it has been horrible.  I was absolutely unable to download my pictures of what I wanted to share.

Now we are at the cabin in Oregon and I'm going to try on my little portable laptop, which doesn't have the new software. GRR I think I'll be using this laptop from now on.  Much easier to download my pictures!

I made another little pincushion from that new adorable book of pincushions, Pin Pals.  This is going to constitute my January mini---gives new definition to MINI, right??



The backing was made with a scrap of fabric I've had for some time.  Thinking of Lori!


Now as for the filling?  hmmm.  I usually like crushed walnuts but didn't have any so I went to the pet store I'd gotten it before but they stopped carrying it in bulk.

So I went to the feed store and bought CAT LITTER made out of crushed walnuts.  Fingers crossed it doesn't start to smell or attract animals!!

I started a simple project being organized by Temecula Quilts--it is a block a week (same block), 12 blocks a week, 4" fin.


This week I also decided to try to use some of my scraps and made some string blocks.  Nothing fancy and I'm not sure I like the way I've arranged them but they certainly do use up the leftovers!  It might be more effective to organize the colors but I was just playing around one day.  My friend Lori (humblequilts) is encouraging string quilts this year so I'm in!




We are heading back to California tomorrow since Monday is Grandparent's Day at the kids' school so we absolutely can't miss that!!

14 comments:

  1. I like your definition of mini, Randy. Maybe I can keep up, if that qualifies! :)
    I got the Pin Pal book for Christmas, but haven't played with it yet. It is fun to look through and dream.
    I love that block in the Temecula SAL. It has taken all my strength and resolve to resist! I like the Primitive Gatherings fabrics you are using to make them.
    Definitely can't miss Grandparents day!

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  2. I like the strings random like yours too! So many possibilities!!
    A pin cushion is not a little quilt ;) LOL Good to see you today.

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  3. The pin cushion is smaller than a mini. Haha channeling Lori D. The Churn Dash Blocks are tempting.

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  4. Cute pin cushion. I also love making them. The Temecula Quilts quilt along looks fun. I have actually made some of those blocks except larger.

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  5. Awesome use of scraps. The mini pincushion is too cute! Love your Temecula blocks. Enjoy the grandchildren tomorrow. ;^)

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  6. I have been wanting to start the Temecula blocks. Yours look great! Maybe I will get some cut today...

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  7. Your Temecula blocks are very cute! I plan to do these as leader/enders, but haven't cut any strips yet. I already have an old string project--I guess I should get it out and join the string craze--lol!

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  8. Computer troubles can be so frustrating! I hope you are able to find a solution to yours. These blocks are so cute, as is your pincushion!

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  9. Love you newest mini! I had to join in Temecula's newest scrap quilt as well. It's all about having fun.

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  10. Darling Temecula blocks, Randy!! I think I just must dive into those!!!

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  11. Happy Grandparents Day! Love the mini's.

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  12. How adorable!! I don't believe I had a "size" requirement so this is absolutely perfect! I will link it in my Wednesday post. Love the Temecula blocks. I'm trying Lori's string blocks too . They have been fun! Happy Grandparent's Day!

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  13. A most unusual "batting" for your mini, lol! Loving the string blocks too. The Temecula blocks are the makings of a fabulous mini in their own right.

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  14. Lots of nice scrappy projects here. I really like the pop of teal/aqua in your string blocks!

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