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The Trend at LeeHaven

Belle Meade by Bonnie Blue
Robyn Pandolph fabric

At this rate I should be finished with this one sometime in the timeless future.  This UFO has called me for days.  Yesterday I pulled the original blocks (not seen here) and boy are they shabby.  I think they’ll work but I am considering placing them in the pile of un-sewing.  I have a whole pile of blocks from another project that must be unsewn due to my ability to flake out entirely during the quilting process.  I’m saving this pile for some evening soon. 

Looking at it up on my wall makes me think it just might turn out pretty.  I know that when I started this one I wanted pretty.  I can see it.  I love fabric.  It’s so, so pretty!  And this project has pretty floral buds in it.  Oh so pretty. 

I think the green makes it a little trendy and I don’t like that but I guess I let myself “go.”  One of the reasons I like Reproductions so much is they’re meant to be old, Antique and not current or trendy.    Of course I can get caught up in trendiness. 

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Check out my Klosjes from the Quilt Retreat on the right of  Design Wall #2.  The Klosjes are a trend that started oversee’s and I’m thrilled I joined in.  I’m continuing on…

I learned when at retreat piecing is shabby, sorry and messy!  I did my cutting before I left but there’s no help for it.  My spools are a wreck when I’m out having fun.  I’m using them anyway but I’ll quarantine them so I know what I’m piecing when I pull that quilt together. 

Progress continues on the Rob Peter to Pay Paul blocks.  They can be easily hand or machine pieced.  Mostly I machine.  Goes quicker and it’s a good skill builder.

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A Brief Guide to Life
And as always, these rules are meant to be broken. Life wouldn’t be any fun if they weren’t.
the brief guide
less TV, more reading
less shopping, more outdoors
less clutter, more space
less rush, more slowness
less consuming, more creating
less junk, more real food
less busywork, more impact
less driving, more walking
less noise, more solitude
less focus on the future, more on the present
less work, more play
less worry, more smiles
breathe
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Be Well, *karendianne.

Rob Peter to Pay Paul

So it was to happen at last.  Inspiration!  Quilt Index got me all fired up.  I just love me some antique quilts!  There will never be enough time.  Sometimes I think I’ll just make a bunch of little quilts but I’ve had non-quilter friends mention that those aren’t really nice for handing down when I croak.  They’re saying “whose going to use ‘em and what are they going to do with them?”  It’s a thought. 
Quilt Index can move me into inspiration though.  They post various quilts on Facebook which keeps the site in mind and the imagination fresh.  Then, sitting here just zoning out, dying from the heat, I think hey, Quilt Index and next thing you know I’m checking out the Rob Peter to Pay Paul quilts.  Of course they’re all two color quilts.  
I get so bored with two colors so my version is going to be two color but scrappy on the blues.  I pulled quite a few fabrics for this but this block takes a lot of fabric and I hope I don’t run out of just the right shade of blues. 
These are made with Inklingo Orange Peel Deluxe and mostly machine pieced.    
Setting 1
Setting 2
Blocks Setting 1
Blocks Setting 2
I like these settings quite a bit. 
A nice way to show off your favorite fabrics!
I haven’t actually been feeling all that well with the heat and MS so there hasn’t been much time for Lydia.  She hasn’t been able to get out much so I let her set the Hexagons for the photo and sit with them, too.  She’s a happy girl!!!  Inspiration for this African Flower Hexagon is from Julia, of course.  Pattern is here at Ravelry.
I’m not thrilled with these colors but they’re all I have at the moment so we make do.  I guess.  Julia’s hexagons aren’t as scrappy with the colors so I’m going to try that – less color in the hexagon.  That’ll help I think. 
I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit and that you have a most wonderful weekend.  Be Well, *karendianne.