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Friday, July 2, 2010

Half Way There

Just one more day before the Flea Market giveaway ends. 
I'd love to give away the fat eighth of pink seeds and dots and we are about half way to the goal of 50 followers. If a lot of friends stop by, we'll make it! 

Every year growing up we'd camp at the beach for a full week around the 4th of July.  Hotdogs, gritty sand between your toes and running around in a bathing suit for a full week.  You'd leave camp with browned legs, freckled faces and red white & blue fingernails.  I can almost feel the summer sun on my face right now.  This year we've got a new baby so a beach party is a little beyond us.  These days a low-key barbeque and pool party is more our speed. 

Over the long weekend, I hope to finish another row of hand quilting on my wonky stars quilt.

It is challenging when I get to an area where 4 blocks meet up.  The seam is just so thick, it bends my needle (#11 betweens).  Then my bent needle sends my seam in a wonky direction. 

I adapted by not sending the stitch all the way through the quilt when I am directly on an intersection.  That seems to be cheating a little bit, but it keeps my quilting line straight and my needle too.  What do you do when you get to one of those tough seams when you are hand quilting?

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