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Practice run.....

I had this orphan Swoon block that didn't make the cut into my Swoon quilt because the contrast wasn't big enough, so I added the heart and will donate it as a NICU quilt.  

Today I did some practice quilting on it as this is the design I want to use on my large Swoon quilt.  

It's not perfect, so I think I will need to purchase a larger ruler to help with that, but overall not bad. 

Here's a couple close ups.  

Just have to add the binding and it is ready for donation. 

Thought I would, also, share with you my latest purchase in the yarn area.  

I ordered from Purl Soho and just got this in the mail in the last couple of days.  

The picture doesn't do it justice, but it is a luscious "ballet pink" Merino wool 80% /silk 20%.  Can't wait to get started on the scarf pattern that I have picked out for this.  

.....but, I have a couple customer quilts waiting to be worked on, so they will be first.  

Just wanted to share what I have been up to lately here at the old homestead.  


  1. What a great idea to turn this orphan block into a NICU quilt!
    It turned out beautiful.

  2. Any NICU would love to receive your quilt...
    The luscious yarn will make a fabulous scarf - you have my own knitting needles calling more and more - a good way to keep hands busy while on the road...

  3. The quilt is so elegant and heart-taken. Wonderful combination of colors!

  4. Anonymous Sharon Says:
    So glad you got the wedding quilt alteration completed!


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