Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Doll Quilt Swap at Humble Quilts

My doll quilt swap partner sent my little doll quilt and it arrived from Maryland yesterday!

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What a cute little quilt.  Taryn told me that it was machine quilted and hand quilted. 

I should probably show some photos of the one that I made for my swap partner … I sent mine off on April 9th.  My partner Martha lived in Washington state. 

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Ooh Rah BOM – Blocks 3 & 4

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Aurifil BOM – Block 4

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bright Blue Crayon Roll

Just finished up this crayon roll for my nephew for his birthday.  I hope he likes it!

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I found the tutorial at http://thepleatedpoppy.com/2010/05/crayon-roll-tutorial/

Monday, March 17, 2014

Vintage Postcard Little Quilt 3/16/2014

Finished up this little quilt Sunday night.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Vintage Postcard Little Quilt

Finally had a chance to quilt on National Quilting Day!  Worked on this little kit from Little Quilts in Marietta, GA.  Maybe I can get it quilted tomorrow.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Homemade Laundry Detergent & Fabric Softener

Okay, I’ve had the recipe for a couple of weeks now, but with being busy and being sick I’m just now able to put it together.  I got my ingredients at Walmart on Wednesday while we did some grocery shopping.  I got the “recipe” at the Liz Marie blog, where she gave her review after having used it for the past year.  I put a portion of the detergent in this clear plastic container  - but I’d like to find something different.  They say that it makes enough to last the whole year.   I also made the homemade fabric softener but I didn’t take a picture of that.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Design Wall Monday 3/3/2014

Okay, I’ve been down with a flu bug for the last couple of days … didn’t get much accomplished.  Here’s what’s on my design wall.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Spell It With Fabric – Day 8

Forgot to post this picture yesterday.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Design Wall Monday 2-24-2014

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Poppy Seed Bagels

Can you believe that I didn’t go into the quilt room, or down to the longarm, all day long?  Here’s part of what I did do … here are three of the bagels boiling in some water with a bit of sugar.

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And here are six of the bagels that have been sprinkled with poppy seeds and baked. 

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They are made with regular AP white flour (King Arthur of course).  The darker color comes from the molasses that I use instead of sugar in the dough.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Threads of Memory BOM – Block 2

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Spell It With Fabric! – Days 4 & 5

Didn’t get my letters done on Thursday, so I had to catch up on Friday.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Fussy Cut Friday

Only got one star done tonight for Fussy Cut Friday.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Spell It With Fabric! – Day 3

And here are my blocks for day 3.

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Two panels at once!

Awhile ago, not really sure when specifically, I purchased TWO identical panels.  They’re from Moda, and are just so cute.  My plan was to give one to a friend and do one for myself.  I finally loaded them onto the longarm frame on Monday and am treating the pair as one single quilt.  I’m using the same backing fabric (a navy blue star print) for both.  I selected a sort of antique brown thread from my So Fine! drawer to do some meander stippling across both.  When done, I’ll cut them off of the machine – take them to the quilt room where I can cut them apart precisely and then bind each one with some 1.75” single-fold binding strips. 

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One more pass on Wednesday and they’ll be ready to come off the longarm!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Spell It With Fabric! - Day 2

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Spell it with Fabric! – Day 1

A little red, white & blue theme for this one!

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The blog hop just started today – so join in.  http://modafabrics.blogspot.com/p/spell-it-with-fabric-designer-blog-hop.html.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Red & White Block Swap 2013 (2/12/2014)

Finished up the red & white block swap quilt.  It went through the washing machine with about 4 color catchers (just to be safe), and now it’s hanging at the top of the stairs!

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I’m not overly thrilled with the picture – but it’s too cold to be running around out in the snow when it’s below 20 degrees.  Maybe at some point I’ll be able to get a better photo.

Here are a couple of the photos from when it was on the frame … obviously the blue marking pen hadn't been washed out yet.

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I turned the lights off on the second one so you could see the texture a bit better.