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Sunday stitching


The beginning of Margo's first quilt

Today I had my mother in law over and she started stitching her first ever quilt. We did the cutting on Friday night and she started the blocks today. She is doing a split nine patch quilt. The great thing about this quilt is that you don't have to do a 1/4" seam to get it right. A lot of older machines don't have the quarter inch mark so you have to tape your machine or mark the needle placement. But the split nine patch will work perfectly so long as you stitch the entire patchwork top using the same machine and the same foot.

My totally recycled quilt
I made a random split nine patch for Hope Homes but Margo is doing a repeat pattern version.

I continued on with my 100% eco quilt. Great afternoon on a gray day.

The boys were all off having a game of street soccer and cricket at their old home. The power is now discommected so we are expecting it to be demolished anytime soon. They were in the middle of the horror area for the September 2010 earthquakes - see here.

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  1. Fun! I've always wanted to learn to quilt!

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Quilting can be really easy. I am going to put a tutorial up for the nine patch. Or look at utube.

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  2. Hi - I love your random split nine patch and great to see you have MIL working on her first quilt.

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  3. That's a lovely thing to share with your MIL , your quilts look lovely.

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  4. Both Quilts are lovely and especially so because you've shared the experience with someone you love.

    Thanks for joining in JaM this week Karen. x

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    1. Love JaM - keep me inspired with ideas!!

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  5. Oh I would love to learn how to quilt. Stopping by from Mom's Monday Mingle.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, it is easy to learn

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  6. I am in quilt world right now trying to get my current progress finished - its so nice to see what other people are working on haha, maybe it will let me go back to my project with fresh eyes!

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  7. Those are awesome...would love to have the time and patience required...someday. Your newest follower form the MOnday Mingle.
    Anissa from Chasing Hailey
    www.reaganscloset.com

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    1. I Anissa. Loved your website and what you do.

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  8. i wish i could make my own quilt!

    Have a wonderful week! Stop by nichollvincent.blogspot.com and say hello! :)

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  9. You could quilt it is easy. Look at utube or ask around your neighborhood. Most quilters are so enthusiastic they would be happy to teach you. I am just popping over to your blog.

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  10. A lovely time spent with your MIL

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  11. I am a new follower would love a follow back at http://lefthandedideas.com

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