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Monday, September 6, 2010

Lots of new projects!

I'm so excited! Today is the first day of the Fat Quarterly Quilt Along. I read Quilter Blogs often so I'm amazed at how many sew alongs there are and finally decided I should join in on one. Instead of picking my fabrics from fat quarters, I've decided to keep it simple and use a jelly roll my sister gave me for Easter last year.

Jelly Roll for Fat Quarterly Sew Along

A couple of nights ago I decided to start learning to crochet. There are so many pictures of cute baby blankets with fancy edging and my aunt carole claims it's so easy... so I looked up a couple videos on you tube and also had some step by step photo help from Mormon Chic. Here are my results so far:

Crochet 101

I do a lot of small embroidery for my mom when she needs it. She makes pillowcases in really pretty prints and sells them at small craft fairs in and around the Page, AZ area.

Pillowcase embroidery

Pillowcases

I'll try to get her to stop a second and take a picture of the finished goods once she gets them done. Usually she's too busy (sewing up to the last minute) to stop and share them with me. :)

I was working on some pinwheels with a super cute charm set I bought from Burgandy Buttons a while back. It turned out a lot cuter than I would have thought, not being familiar with the print family and just buying from the description of "animal prints." I really love them though. Bold is right up my alley!

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all the pretty colors!

OOOH I love these prints. I love to look at fabric in general, especially if it's from my own stash. I want to try and use the bottom two prints soon, I'm thinking sort of a window block simple fast and easy quilt. We'll see.

Earlier this week I was also busy quilting the small quilt tops I had made last month. I sewed on the binding and now I just need to spend some time hand sewing the binding to the top. I absolutely love the prints I used.

Quilting in progress on baby girl quilt
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Dick and Jane Quilt

I still am searching for something to bind the Dick and Jane quilt. I am looking for a coordinating blue but haven't found it yet. So the search continues!

1 comment:

jgirl said...

busy, busy and wonderful work! ;0)