Quilty Stitches

I decided to jump on board and participate in “Quilty Stitches” sponsored by Little Miss Shabby 

I just couldn’t resist. 

Quilty Stitches

It’s been a while since I’ve done any cross-stitch and while this isn’t perfect… I’m really liking it so far.  Just print off the pattern and color it in using whatever appeals to you….She gives you a reference on the colors she used but, do what you like….She is up to block #6 now… so I’m a little behind.

…..until next time…..

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BIG Bummer

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Here is my finished New York Beauty…My plan was to make a mini wall quilt…..It looks good right…well the reason that I named this post  BIG Bummer …. it’s the fact that some of these fabric’s are hand dyed.

I was happily paper piecing along when the notion of spraying the fabric with a little spray starch popped into my head.  I had my pieces layed out on the ironing board and shot them with starch and watched in horror as the fabric bleed into the white. 

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At this point I decided that I wasn’t even going to finish it….I have since changed my mind.  My throughts are that if I place it far enough away maybe no one will notice.  Ha  I might try some color catchers and see what happens.  Maybe it will come out tie dyed……

…..until next time…..

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Christmas in March ?!?

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I started making this quilt top in December.   I was hoping that I would have finished it before I headed to MN for Christmas.  As you can see it didn’t make it for the journey.

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It’s mostly snowman fabric.  My sister really likes blue so I had this in mind for her.

2013 Christmas Quilt

I made this Christmas Quilt and raffled it off with the family the last day that I was there.  (That was really fun!)  I used it the whole time I was there to stay snuggled up and warm.  It’s been a really cold winter in MN this year with the polar vortex that’s been hitting the region – all winter long – They are so sick of it.   That’s my brother Brad and his daughter Dakota snuggling with it.  My sister Barb won it.

I guess I never posted the quilts that I took with me so here they are:

Swoon for Mom

Swoon for my mom = She just celebrated her 80th birthday in February!  It’s an 80 x 80 for her 80th.  (Clever – right)

Log Cabin for Brad

Log Cabin for Brad – Sorry for the dark photo

Snail's Trail for Thomas

Snail’s Trail for Thomas – Another dark photo :-( – He has no idea how much work this was.  Although I know he loves it!

………….until next time…………..

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New York Beauty

I’m paper piecing this morning!

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Using this lovely batch of fabrics

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I saw a little trick to help tare away the paper. Use your tracing wheel to pre score your paper – I’ll let ya know if it makes a difference…

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…..Until Next Time…..

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Riley Blake Challenge

Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year!  and the month of January is gone – Wow can you believe that!

Our guild participated in the Riley Blake Challenge.  Since it was right before Christmas it was decided that we should make a Xmas Stocking with our challenge fabric to swap at our holiday party.

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This is what I came up with.  I changed my mind so many times but, I think that it turned out really cute.  Here is what the rest of the quild made.  I received the second one on the top!

  Christmas Stocking RBC Swap

until nex time

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hmmm – “A Quilt for Royality”

Tap – Tap – Tap – Is this thing on……
I read that on Rachel Griffin’s Blog I thought that was pretty funny. I completely relate. You wouldn’t believe the amount of times I’ve started a blog post and never got around to finishing the post. Either because I finished the project and moved on to another one and decided that it was no longer blog worthly so…. I decided to show you what I’ve been up to lately. T-Shirt Quilts.  I love the fact that my co-workers come into my office and give me a bag full of stuff. “Can you make me a quilt?”   Of course I can!  “What do you have?” as they spill the contents out.

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This one had a three sashes.  So I used them down the middle of the columes.T-Shirt Quilt Meghan

Ms Faye called it “A Quilt for Royality” She had to try on all of the sashes and prance around the house with them on. – LOL –  Here is the completed quilt.

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Meghan has received her quilt and loves it.  Her mom told me that she wants to frame it.  That makes me happy!

….until next time….

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Granny Square Quilt

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I started a granny square quilt this weekend…I used a pattern from the “Moda Bake Shop” web site……I picked up a couple of scrap bags from my local quilt shop….The Quilt Basket….

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I was noticing that they were roughly 2 1/2″ strips…. I had just finished making this quilt for a friends wedding…

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…..Hi Jerry and Lupita…..
I’ve been moving the scraps around in my sewing room for a while now so I decided that that was enough moving around and got busy…. I made the first block over the weekend….these three block were made last night after I put Miss Faye to bed….

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After taking this picture I see that I have made a mistake in sewing the strips together in one of them….guess I’ll have to get the seam ripper out

…..until next time…..

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