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8/06/2016

A New Thread to Try

Missouri Star Quilt Company is selling their own brand of thread. 
I ordered a few spools last week and they arrived yesterday. 


The thread colors in theTrusty Trio are black, white and ivory. 
I am very interested in using the ivory, which looks like a very light silver to my eyes. 
I ordered a brown cotton called Nestles and 
a Burgandy polyester for embroidery work.

I wanted the Summer edition of Block to add to my quilting library.
I want to make the Summer in the Park quilt using the Island Batiks in my collection. 
You can find the online tutorial for the quilt HERE.

(This is a photo from Block Summer Vol. 3 Issue 3)

What I like about Block are the short narrative stories about life with the Doans. 

I took advantage of a sale at Accuquilt and purchased 
the die for Blazing Star.

I am thinking of Christmas gifts using this pattern. 
I would not cut these pieces by hand, so this block would never have been made. 
But this will be so much better. 
I got the 6" mat in order to cut one shape out of a multi shaped die.
I saw a video about this so the larger mats don't get cut marks where no fabric is placed. 
It will save my larger mats. 

Have a bit of tidying to do and the AQS show to attend before I begin these projects. 

Happy Quilting!

1 comment:

beaquilter said...

fun threads and you'll love the die, just go by THEIR yardage and not EQs- ask me how I know! ;) one of my favorite dies! takes a bit to get used to but SEW much fun, and if you use batiks you don't have to worry about right sides up or down.