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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A Finish and A Start

It has been a warm day again, here it is November 1st and it looks like spring out the window

Poor Lilac bush, blooming in confusion.

Took some time this morning to check on the sheep and they are doing a great job so far, Thursday it will be a week and I'll show what a weeks worth of munching is.

Well I'm so excited to have this finished so quickly. It's not like me.... usually I start something  and then get side track to come back later to finish.
 Feels really good to work like that, been a while.

White Birches is a simple design but so pretty.

I had found this fabric a while back and it is just perfect for the back. 
Thought about using it in place of the grey border but decided against it. 

Would of worked but just wanted a more solid color look and this fabric would of looked more striped.

The little birds turned out like I hoped with a little depth to them.

This one is one I plan on quilting myself.

Now for the new pattern that I am so excited about starting.

Its Vintage Christmas by  Erica Arndt at confessions of a homeschooler

When I first saw this at cozy little quilts, she had posted her finish last week and I knew I just had to make this. This will go so well with my Christmas decorations.

Went to work locating fabric. One of the benefits of have too much fabric, you can usually find what you need without having to wait and try to find it at the store.

This pattern is not paper pieced which excites me. But because its not there a lot of pieces to be cut out

Here in this truck block and there are if I counted right over 60 pieces.
But I don't think it will be that difficult. 

Was able to get the pieces cut for the tree blocks. 

Wasn't able to get any further cause I needed to process the deer my father in law got this past weekend.

Ended up with 20 pounds of ground venison and 4 pounds of stew meat. I hope "the Man of The Place" gets one too. 
I didn't use to like eating venison but for some reason this meat around here is very mild and tasty.
It's very lean so I usually cook it with ground beef. 

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  1. Wow, I fell in love with the Christmas vintage quilt too. It is stunning, far too difficult with all those pieces for me to do but beautiful none the less. I look forward to seeing your progress. I am a great fan of venison meat, usually eating it as treat when we go to Scotland.

  2. I can hardly wait to see how your Vintage Christmas quilt comes together. I just downloaded and printed this pattern. Thank you for the inspiration.

  3. I love your White Birches quilt! It looks almost minimalist, but so intriguing! It was fun to see every tree and find the birds. Very pretty!
    The Vintage Christmas is so precious! It will turn out lovely, I’m sure! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Congrats on a beautiful finish. I love those cardinals. The backing fabric is perfect. The trucks are going to such fun to see come together.


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