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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Week 2 Machine Quilting Blog Hop....finally!

Week 2 machine quilting blog hop, which I was and am so excited about, is finally happening over here, even though I had to put it on hold for a couple weeks. Much of week 1 and then some was covered for week 1 with my nieces quilt. Pics coming soon of the entire quilt.
I found some fun panels for only .88 at thrift store last week, and they are perfect for creating practice sandwiches. I love getting to go through the many new quilty patterns. Some styles I have literally never quilted before! This is a great experience for me.
Here is what I have done so far this week.

Pebbles and Switchbacks. 
Fun!

Straight lines. Fun, but difficult without the walking foot. 
Not bad, do you think?


Wood grain, which was just weird. I will have to practice. 
I did, however, get lots of compliments on this.


Wavy lines. Fun, but nothing fancy.
Practice makes progress. 
I will keep practicing.


I will see you soon for week #3.

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Why MAGNANIMOUS?

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.