Saturday, October 30, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
We had this fabric at the shop and I knew that we could do something different with it. The original fabric was a repro from the Marie Webster Collection (I think Georgia Bonesteel designed it). There were 12 hankies/panel.
So I fooled around with them and did this:
I fussy cut the petals and then appliqued them (machine of course!) onto 6 1/2” blocks.
And this is the little quilt I made.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I am back with Tuesday’s tip.
Now I know that everyone has a favorite way of doing flying geese. I tend to use the technique that the pattern calls for, especially if I am using a pre–packaged kit. That way I am sure I have enough fabric.
I do this for a couple of reasons. The rectangle is the true measurement of the the flying geese block if I have not been perfect in my sewing. And since I
usually always machine quilt, the bulk of two layers is negligible.
As you can see here, my sewing was not perfect:
As you can see, I had a helper who want HIS picture taken!
PS: The center is not pieced; that is the fabric. This is a Thimbleberries pattern and kit that I picked up at the shop.
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Khris from Sew Prim Khris is having a Friends Swap. You are matched with a partner and you send each other goodies for each letter in the word Friends.
I was partnered with Cyndy. Her blog is Crafty Stitchers and she promptly sent my package last week. I finished her package this week and sent it out today.
Let’s just say that I wasn’t disappointed when I opened my package today:
A New Pattern
Cyndy, thank you so much for being such a great partner! I love everything and I hope you enjoy your package from me!
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Monday, October 4, 2010
Where is Duke?
Duke is Buddy’s friend. He is a neighborhood dog who is allowed to occasionally wander (I always worry when he is out-I usually bring him home but…)
Anyways he has a wonderful temperament and loves to play with Buddy. They are almost twins-except Duke is a lot bigger than Buddy. They look like father and son when they play together.
We should all have such good friends!
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Friday, October 1, 2010
Well, after months of going back and forth, I finally decided to buy this:
I played with one at the shop but I have not yet tried it here at home. Michael and I looked it over though and I circled the dies I wanted from the brochure for later gift purchases. The cutter is my early birthday present.
I will let you know how I do!
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