bevanddara

Daily Inspirations and Adventures

A little of this and that

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I’m actually quilting one of my quilts! It’s called Granny Square, a pattern from American Patchwork and Quilting,October 2010.Granny squares remind me of my Grandmother. She always had a crochet hook in her hand, making granny square Afghans. This is one of my favorite blocks:

…and a few more. I’m pushing myself to learn new things every time I use my computer to quilt. Since it’s a quilt for me, it HAS to have hearts!

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February 3, 2020 at 8:39 pm

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Happy Halloween,

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I’m continuing documentation. This quilt, a pattern called Happy Jacks, was finished and hanging by Halloween.

I took classes that expanded my ability to drive myself crazy with my quilting. I was able to separate the bat and spiderweb from a purchased pattern and use them in the places I wanted them. I actually created the curves in the quilting of the pumpkins.Judy and Claudia both made this quilt, I’ve always wanted to make one. It was so much fun to make, and I’m very happy with the quilting I was able to do on it!

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January 30, 2020 at 10:54 pm

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Birthday gift for Linda

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It must be tough to have a birthday close to Christmas. I’m sure Linda and Neil would agree! Linda’s birthday is December 26. I made a Sew Together bag for her. Of course, it feature flamingos!Dear Jane quilt is considered the PhD of quilting. This bag is the masters degree. FOUR ZIPPERS!!!! The pattern is by a company called SewDemented. The person who created this bag sure is!

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January 28, 2020 at 9:20 pm

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Not a baby quilt!

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My first finished u(n) f(inished) o(bject) of the year completed! It’s the top, the quilting will come later. I fell in love with this pattern when I saw it. Barb and I both worked on it at our last retreat”. (The pattern is Full Bloom by Fourth and Sixth Designs.)

I can’t put it on my quilter because I’m working on this, another ufo. Did you notice the theme? This is Granny Squares by Lissa Alexander.

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January 27, 2020 at 7:17 pm

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Another baby quilt

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This one is for one of Mom’s favorite caregivers. She asked for pink flowers for her new baby girl. This pattern is one of our favorites, it’s called disappearing nine patch

It was a fun, quick quilt. Congratulations!

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January 26, 2020 at 10:46 pm

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Barb’s baby quilt

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Last week I spent a few days at the Jersey Shore with Barb and Aunt Kitty. I’m so thankful to have a friend who enjoys a sewing retreat as much as me! To thank Barb for providing the house, I quilted a baby quilt for her.

Quilted 1/25/2020

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January 25, 2020 at 7:18 pm

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Twin llamas for twin girls!

Janice asked me to make llama baby quilts for a friend who is pregnant with twin girls. I love this pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.

It’s such a fun pattern, but each llama has 56 pieces, some as small as 1×1 inch! It’s hard for me to make exactly the same quilt twice, so these are different than each other and different than Bowie’s.

I’m back to blogging because I did a lot of sewing over the holidays, and forgot to document the things I made.

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January 12, 2020 at 7:05 pm

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