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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Lynx Star Flimsy

Last week Wendy at  Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life posted her beautiful test pattern results of Lynx Star Quilt, the newest pattern released by Lucky Penny Quilts, I was inspired to buy the pattern. I finished the flimsy yesterday.

Just so you know, I have PRC disorder (Pattern Reading and Cutting disorder), and as I progressed through the pattern there were many thoughts about putting it all away until next year. My seam ripper may still be stuck in one of the seams. Visualizing how this piece sews to that piece and fits together into a block and how this block fits with that block is something I struggle with, and I think that contributes to my difficulty with patterns. Encouraging emails from Wendy kept me from quitting! At any rate, when I reached the "putting it all together" part, my joy returned, and I finally saw the big picture. The pattern has instructions for baby, throw, and queen sizes, and mine is a 30x30 baby-sized.

My original thought was to use it as a Christmas wall hanging or table mat. Now I'm planning to use it as a center block with another quilt pattern around it. I've started this Peppermint Twist pattern by Margot Languedoc. I still have fat quarters left from the main fabric pull for Lynx Star, and I am debating Christmas-y white or light grey Grunge for the background.

Toby may be the most helpful cat on the planet. When I start cutting fabric, he throws himself down on it and purrs and flops around blissfully. He and the other three kitties are happy this week, because the noisy scary "mans" are not tromping through the house. We have taken a break from renovating until after Thanksgiving.

Wherever you are today and whatever you are doing, I hope you are enjoying your Sunday as much as I am!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020


I feel such gratitude at being able to get into the sewing room. It has been a long time since I packed up all my fabric back in August. Getting my room in order has been a long, slow process, but I hung the last few pictures yesterday and immediately started on a project or two!

Diann at Little Penguin Quilts posted about quilt-as-you-go hexagons, and they looked like so much fun. So I ordered the Daisy and Grace templates, watched the video by Jenny at Missouri Star, and plunged in. I love the hexagons and the method of putting them together. These are designed to be stitched together by hand, but I tried the option of machine stitching and am not happy with my stitching. I may try a few by hand and see how that goes.

Wendy at Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life tested a beautiful pattern called Lynx Star by Lucky Penny Quilts. Her test quilts were so pretty I decided to buy the pattern to make a baby sized quilt with  Christmas fabrics.

These are in addition to ALL the other things I want to make before Christmas - Farmhouse Christmas cross stitch and a Village in the Snowfall stamped cross stitch, a crochet vest, a Dresden wreath, a Noodlehead bag, and a new quilt pattern called "Nightingale" from Lo and Behold Stitchery - think I'll get it all done??? 🙏

Since we moved in on October 1, there have been so many interruptions and inconveniences but it is so worth it! The house has been painted inside, the utility room has been enlarged, a slab was poured to extend the patio, granite will be installed in both bathrooms today, a sprinkler system will be installed later this week, and the master bath will be redone after Thanksgiving. We like how things are looking so far. At some point I will attempt a "before and after" post for the house.

And, in case I don't post again until after Thanksgiving . . .