Blog with Kimmel

It Looks Even Better Than I Remembered

Last week I set a goal to finish the blocks from my black and red quilt and have them assembled. I'm happy to report that I did it!! Granted, I still need to put the border around the edges, but I knew I would never be able to get the border on the quilt along with...

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I Love These Colors

Because I'm all caught up on my BOM blocks for now I thought it was best to dive back into my red and black quilt. It was nice to have a short break from it, but I was definitely feeling ready to work on a pattern I am comfortable with and that I've done a lot of. My...

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I Made A Mistake

Everything was going smoothly this week. I had my sewing templates printed on the perfect paper, my fabric pieces were cut out without wasting any fabric, and each piece was lining up perfectly once I pressed them. But then I saw a pretty big problem glaring at me....

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I’m Almost All Caught Up

My goal for this week was to finally get completely caught up with my BOM blocks and I was pretty successful! The only block I wasn't able to complete was the main block for June...and since we're still in June I don't think that counts as a detriment to my goal....

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Success!

After I published my post last week I had a revelation. The plan for this week was to start the block over from scratch. I thought it was necessary because I had done everything 'right' and it still turned out bunchy on the ends. It turns out I didn't need to though....

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Oops

This week has been a roller coaster of emotions for me. On one hand I was so excited to finish the first part of May's BOM and to have it look beautiful. The center turned out perfectly with it's points and the colors are fantastic. It took me a few days to complete...

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Fixing Some Past Mistakes

I've been sewing for nine months now. That isn't a lot of time but I've learned so much over these past few months. The biggest, and most important, thing I've learned is that mistakes happen and that's okay. They can be fixed and you can learn from those mistakes....

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That Wasn’t As Hard As I Thought It Would Be

It has been a very frustrating morning for me with hiccups in my commute to get my kids to school. Not the greatest way to start my day. However, I am very happy and excited about the progress I've made with last month's BOM so I will focus on those accomplishments...

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I’m Nervous

I have spent most of my time this week working on the black and red quilt. I've continued to make really great progress which I'm really excited about. Even with all the sewing I've done, there are still quite a few blocks that need to be made. I do like chipping away...

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Wash, Rinse, And Repeat

I'm afraid this week I don't have much to share by way of new material. There are so many blocks that need to be made for this red and black quilt that I'm just focusing on getting them all done. However, I did start on the second set of blocks that are very similar...

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