Thursday, April 19, 2012

Trying New Things Thursday

So far this week, I’ve tried three new things.


The first is Robert Kaufman’s Quilter’s Linen (not real linen, just cotton look-alike).  I ordered several colors just to give them a try.


And then I started making some granny square blocks.  I actually have 12 done at this point.  I am aiming to make 20 for a small quilt and Bea has already claimed this one.

I also bought some Presencia hand quilting thread that was shipped today.  I might either try using the size I bought in my machine as the top thread (not in the bobbin) or possibly doing some hand quilting which I have never tried for outline quilting in this granny square quilt.

I have another new non-quilty thing I tried this week…I got my super-long hair cut.  I donated a 12-inch braid to Locks of Love.   This new haircut feels light, breezy, and very liberating.  I love it!

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I’m linking up to Trying New Things Thursday.  Thanks for checking in.  Have a great day!


  1. CUTE HAIR!!! Wow, that is a big change and a sweet thing to do! Awesome!!

    The Granny squares are adorable!!

  2. the new hair cut is really cute and young - and a lovely donation to make. Love the granny squares - not surprised someone has already claimed the quilt

  3. Love the Do! Do you feel lighter?

  4. I recently bought some quilter's linen but am yet to try it. It has a lovely texture though, doesn't it?

  5. Your hair looks awesome! All of your new projects are super cute. I love how your girls claim the quilts as you make them! I am headed down to my sewing room now! Hope to post some pics soon!

  6. First, your hair looks gorgeous!!!!! Second, those granny blocks are so pretty and happy looking. Can't wait to see them all together in a quilt.

  7. Such a fun new haircut!! And so sweet of you to donate it. I love the Granny Squares.


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