Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tuesday Thoughts & Buttermilk Basin

It is hard for a non quilter to understand the therapeutic benefits to cutting up fabric and stitching it back together or...hand embroidering and stitching wool.  But, the reality is that is exactly what I feel.  How about you?  Is it just a hobby or is it a therapy?


I had so much fun with the 2015 Buttermilk Basin FREE Mystery BOM.  I decided to finish my blocks off using wovens and I love, love, love how it turned out!  Now the dilemma is...machine quilt or hand quilt??? 
What do you think?


There was no question that I am jumping on board with the 2016 Buttermilk Basin BOM...Block 1 is so cute...
and, it's a FREE Mystery BOM. 
Thank you Stacy for your generosity!


Hope your Tuesday is Therapeutic!

12 comments:

  1. I love Let It Snow...and Stacy is such a sweet one. Such a loving, giving heart. I've got to get in gear & go play in my wool stash! "L" is calling my heart!
    And yes, its hobby, therapy, art, distraction, hopefulness, crime prevention...

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  2. It's a hobby but it's primarily therapeudic. Plying my needle and thread makes me very happy!
    I'm planning to spend a lot of time in 2016 with Staci, Buttermilk Basin.

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  3. Many years ago a friend's husband said to her to go ahead and start quilting for exactly those reasons...little did he know!

    Love Stacys new design theme. I found another cute one on Facebook by A Needle Pulling Thread quilt shop in Novs Scotia called Eweniece. Very cute also.

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  4. I am still working on the 2015 mystery. I finished two more blocks yesterday. 6 down 6 to go, then I can start the new one. I was thinking hand quilting because it is not that big and I like perle cotton quilting with wool. Yours is lovely!

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  5. I agree with you! You have inspired me to work on Pieceful Gatherings BOW 2011! I'm a little behind. Beautiful Buttermilk BOM. Thanks for your great blog.

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  6. Very nice. I would hand quilt just not sure how.

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  7. I agree with Nancie Anne Quilts comment. LOL I would hand quilt it only because I love the process and find it relaxing. Stacy at BB is sooooo talented and generous!

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  8. You did a beautiful job with the finish, and I think you could hand or machine quilt with the borders you have. Sometimes I had quilt around the design and then machine the borders.

    Debbie

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  9. I am not a quilter, and the way you have described the process sounds quit funny as for me:) "cutting up fabric and stitching it back together" I and all my co-workers from http://jessicamcneil.co.uk really love your sense of humor!

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  10. The new BOM looks like fun. I am going to join in on that one. Thanks for mentioning it.

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  11. I think it started out as a hobby but as the years have gone by now it seems more therapy. Very pretty the way you finished your BOM. I love the new one too I hVe ordered some wools and can't wait to get started. But I have 4 baby quilts I need to get started first. Love doing baby quilts in bright colors. Have a great day!

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  12. I LOVE how your 2015 Buttermilk Basin BOM turned out!! I thought I might try the 2015 Buttermilk Basin BOM - it sure is stinkin' cute! But I've never worked with wool before and we don't have classes in my area. Do you have any suggestions for someone like me (boy is that an open ended question :)) Thanks!

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