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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Now You Can See It

I really really like this quilt -  in fact I'm going fabric shopping tonight to pick up the background fabric so I will have it on hand when I'm  ready to make this one.  Quilted using pantograph  Santa Anna Grande

Sew( pun) many projects to do and finish -   Looks like Im going to be around for quite some time if I plan on making all of them before I die.

In fact Im going to live to be 120 and by then maybe, just maybe, if I dont think of another quilt to make I will have all of my to do's done.

Did I mention quilting and fabric shopping is an addiction?  The good news is there is no cure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

This One Is Going On My To Do List

I'm so excited to be quilting this quilt for a customer - she has inspired me to try this -  its the Binding Tool Star Quilt by Jenny Doan   - I have fabric I have tool now to find the time -  maybe this will be going with me on retreat the 23rd of this month.

 This is just a tease - will do the final picture after the quilt is completed.

The other day I just had to do some actual sewing.   There are days that go by that I don't touch my sewing machine - but I get such a desire to sit and sew. Found a charm pack in my stash cupboard and thought hm what can I do with a charm pack that's a little different.

I'm sure someone out there has already done this with a charm pack, but I haven't seen one yet so for now this is my original thought.

Cut the charms in half 2.5x5 =  added a 2.5 square to each end using a background fabric -  sewed 3 strips together reversing direction of the 2.5 end sewed blocks into 5x6 rows -  added inner and outer border and now here is a 47x51 lap quilt or baby/toddler quilt.  There was one glitch to this - I was missing a final block because the charm pack did not have the amount needed so I had to dig into my stash to find a complimentary fabric for just one of the 2.5x5 strips.  This was sewn in no time - a one day project, actually half day by chain piecing.

It was a fun project, and if I wanted to make it bigger I would just use more charm packs.

Last night was Friendship Quilters study group meeting and we were given a little project to do -  fun and cute bags

cute little bag to put candy, cookie  a small gift or what ever inside -  Imagine the possibilities to make this any size from this little bitty to a much larger one   - I'm thinking how neat to make my own gift giving bags for birthdays and Christmas.