ONCE IN A BLUE MOON

Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had an enjoyable day. It’s already the last day of January. Can you believe how fast the month has come and gone!!!!!

Yesterday one of my readers comments mentioned quilts that are pieced using hankies. Well I pieced just such a thing a long time ago. I dragged my hankie quilt out of the back of beyond last evening. The quilt is made up of simple foundation pieced basket blocks and fabric that was printed to look like ladies’ hankies. After all these years, I look at the quilt and see how crude it looks with that wee bit of hand quilting but I still appreciate the work that went into it. I didn’t use a pattern, I just made it up as I went along. It’s quite a girly looking quilt. I wonder why I didn’t make more girly quilts??? I quite like them. Way back when I made this quilt, I wasn’t labelling anything I made. I reckon this quilt must be nearly 20 years old and as you can see was well used and loved. It’s a shame I didn’t have the foresight back then to label my projects. Nowadays, I’m a great advocate for labelling quilts.

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I have been hearing on the news that we’re supposed to have a super moon tonight. I find it quite interesting that they also call it a blue moon. I wonder if that’s where the expression once in a blue moon comes from. You can bet I’ll be watching for that blue moon tonight.

I’m very pleased to tell you that I finally pieced the last of my Patchwork of the Crosses blocks yesterday. The next stage is to add the little pale squares that connects them all together and then I can sew the last row of blocks to the main body of the quilt top. I’m hoping to be doing that this weekend. I’ll be super happy when this quilt top is all pieced and on my longarm system in readiness for machine quilting. I reckon sometime in the next couple weeks I’ll be able to use it in earnest. Yippeee

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It’s been a fabulous productive day in my little world. I was able to tick off all the tasks listed on my To-Do List. I even fuelled the car and ran it thru the carwash. That in itself was an adventure because for some reason the wash cycle was interrupted while I was sitting there!!! The operators soon got it started again and we were on our way with a clean sparkling car. Life is full of adventures isn’t it.

So that’s my report for today. I’m still trying to figure out how to use my Freebie fabric which I posted about yesterday. Perhaps this weekend when it’s quiet, I’ll come up with a bright idea. I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something interesting. Until next time,

Let’s all keep stitching

Lucie x

6 thoughts on “ONCE IN A BLUE MOON

  1. frayedattheedge

    Hi Lucie
    A blue moon happens when we get two full moons in one calendar month, which is such a rare event that it is indeed where the expression once in a blue moon comes from. I’m really looking forward to seeing your completed Patchwork of the Crosses!
    Anne xx

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    1. Hi Anne, I’m zooming along on my Patchwork of the Crosses now. I can almost see the finish line from where I’m sitting. My little fingers busy busy busy hand sewing. I almost feel like the little engine that could. Did you realise that having two full moons in January means we won’t have one in February!!!! Thanks for popping in x

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  2. You’ve got it right about the blue moon, as it happens only “very” occasionally. We had it last night, but way too late for little old me & it was cloudy as well, though we’ve woken to a clear blue sky this morning. The crosses are looking good & you’re edging closer to that finish. I vaguely remember the hankie quilt phase, but don’t think it was a big thing here. Yours is so pretty. I’ll admit to being bad with both labeling & recording. You spoke about rotary cutters yesterday & I remember getting my first 45cm one in 1993, 16 years after making my first quilt & now couldn’t do without one. How times change!!!! Finally caught up now that we are home. Have a lovely start to February and take care.

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    1. Hi Susan, You’ll notice that I’m just reply to one of your three comments. Rest assured that Maisie is definitely on the mend, although I know full well that due to her age she is very likely to have more episodes of Vestibular Disease in the near future. I’m just concentrating on the here and now for the moment.
      You’re such a good grandma taking on babysitting duties for your grandchildren who live some distance away. I would have given anything to have backup like that. Sadly my mother lives more than 3000 miles away on another continent so there was no such help. Enjoy your grandbabies Susan, They’re precious.
      I was watching for the blue moon but the skies weren’t as clear as I would have liked so I didn’t get a clear photo. I could see the spot with my own eyes but the camera just wasn’t picking them up. Perhaps I needed a different setting. I’m not very good with technology! However, I am good with a rotary cutter.
      Thanks for popping in x

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  3. Hey! Thank you for pulling it out for me to see….It is quite charming, don’t you think? I like it, as you said, this is what is in style right now. Imagine with white painted furniture, Swedish style, yum. So pretty, and pretty is okay and nice, I think sometimes we just get too serious. I really like it, Lucie. Thank you again. The freebies, due to the colors, why not use some or all of them to make the hearth rug for the Fall? The colors would be rich, you could add some rich, dark purples or plums?
    Anyway, I am happy to see you are on your way to finishing up the present quilt. It has been some job, so, good for you!
    Take care, kisses to Maisie girl. xx

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    1. Hi Joanna, It was nice to see my old quilt again. It showed me just how much I have improved in my quilt making skills over the decades. Also it shows me that I have always had the designing bug even back then. I agree with using my Freebie fabric for another heart runner. I think it will look great, now I just have to decide what kind of block design to use. Maisie is doing quite well considering her condition last weekend. Thanks for popping in x

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