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Sewing (clothing) again

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I grew up in a family that sewed. On of my favorite memories is going home from school one day and asking Mom Mom to help me make a dress for a choral concert that night. I loved that time with Mom as much as the dress, one of my favorites!

Mom and I made a dress for Sloane, how special to be making a dress for her great grandchild.

She is Julian’s sister, poor bump! She is also SUCH a GIRL!! She loved putting my shoes to walk around.

I don’t know if Julian actually wants a shirt, but as a grandmother I can’t make something for one grandchild and not the other. So I’m learning to make a shirt. How did I grow up sewing without the help of YouTube??? I keep saying I’m going to get a job writing instructions for making bags. CLOTHING INSTRUCTIONS ARE WORSE!!! After hours of searching, I found a website that helped me make an acceptable collar for Julian’s dinosaur shirt.

On to the sleeves…..

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July 18, 2018 at 8:37 pm

Creative overload!

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Today you asked what I was up to.

I’m making a shirt for Julian, to commemorate our trip to the American Museum of Natural History to see the dinosaurs.

And I’m stitching flower blocks for the Full Bloom quilt Barb and I are making.

And I’m quilting this quilt.

And I’ve made 300 clay balls for a secret project(ha ha). I am going to finish the third box of clay, and then I’ll be out of the clay ball making business.

I moved every project along😁

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July 14, 2018 at 11:13 pm

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Claudia’s 30s quilt

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It feels so good to finish a “customer” quilt! 30s in the title refers to the fabric, reproductions of patterns from the depression era. People needed happy fabric during those times. This certainly is a very happy quilt.

The back of the quilt is a pretty pink. I love the way the quilting shows up.

I think this quilting pattern would make a very pretty “wholecloth” quilt. A wholecloth quilt is one made of one piece of fabric, not a pieced top. Claudia liked the quilting, I felt really good to complete it!

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March 6, 2018 at 9:28 pm

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Merry Christmas Cathy!

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Once upon a time, Aunt Kitty made a quilt top. She made it into a quilt, the batting bearded. (If this story has a moral it is “use quality supplies.”) Mom Mom and Kitty took the quilting out, which is a looong, tedious process. I quilted it for her for Christmas. (Yes, I know I’m a little late.)

I think this is the world’s largest quilt. I learned so much, but I’m really proud of how it turned out.

Enjoy, my beloved sister❤️

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January 20, 2018 at 5:42 pm

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More Tuesday Sewing

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I’m still trying to get back in the blogging habit. It’s getting easier, especially when I have pretty pictures.

Some gorgeous items for the guild quilt show:

Debbie is making a piece for the small quilt auction. I love the fishbowl, she used organza to make it look like glass.

Pat is making a tote bag, it was supposed to be a carryall for groceries. It is much, much too special to throw veggies into.

This quilt top is an Eye Spy by Claudia. I should ask her how many she has made. Each of her grandchildren have received an eye spy quilt for their first birthday. I love the emu block.

Next month we are going to make these pumpkins for the quilt show boutique.

Cindy is sewing these pretty blocks.

My precious Sewfee has taken up a new hobby.

You will never guess what I’m sewing, yes its Dear Jane. I’m almost ready to put the borders on.

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September 26, 2017 at 10:52 pm

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Sewing on Tuesday continues

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This month’s guild boutique project is a lot more fun. It’s a mug rug/candle mat.My talented friends have worked on these quiltsAnd in preparation for Irma(We must be short, and cheap in Florida. The only bread left in the grocery store is the costly pepperidge farm !)

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September 5, 2017 at 9:03 pm

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It’s Tuesday we sewed at our house today.

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It’s been a rough summer so it’s been lovely to be meeting with my sewing girls almost every Tuesday. Cindy has spent a great deal of time with her grandchildren this summer we were lucky to have her back today. Cindy continues to amaze me with the number of quilts she makes.

She sewed rows together to finish this top today. She is dreaming of making it all red next! That’s what makes a quilter, planning the next quilt before the previous quilt is finished.

We had a combination of hand and machine sewers. I finished THREE projects!!!!!The 399.00 table topper

A gift Mom and I made for IdaMae, a table runner

And the binding on a cute kids quilt that Mom and I will donate to the quilt guild. The guild has several children’s charities that we supply with quilts. I’m allllllmmmooooost done the Dear Jane border blocks. My goal is to finish the top by October.

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August 29, 2017 at 9:36 pm

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