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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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We are still sewing on Tuesday

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And a few finished the quarterly U(n) F(inished) O(bject) challenge:

This is a beauty by Nancy. The pattern is by one of my favorites, Edyta Sitar.

We all love this quilt made by Pat. Judy and Nancy are going to make this starting after the quilt show.Pat is going to record them while they construct the blocks. It seems this pattern requires a lot of muttering and concentration and is still not easy to sew correctly. Luckily, I made a tree quilt last year, so I won’t be muttering along with them!

This is Claudia’s gorgeous butterfly. We were all surprised to see this style from Claudia. I love the fabric choices!

Judy finished this quilt that she started in a workshop(I think.) Too much fun!

Debbie and I did not finish our ufo’s this quarter. Actually, Debbie doesn’t have any ufo’s and I spent a lot of time having fun traveling this summer!

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October 2, 2018 at 8:12 pm

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Creative overload continued

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The good news is one project is finished! Julian’s dinosaur shirt is complete. I hope he likes it. I really enjoyed sewing clothing(especially for my favorite little guy.)

I had some things to learn, I don’t ever remember making a collar. Thank goodness for YouTube. I had a little issue with the buttonholes, but persevered, and learned that I needed more pressure( on my presser foot.)

I had an excellent supervisor:

My Tuesday sewing group is working on a fun new project. It combines crayons, ink, embroidery and of course fabric.

This is my piece with the ink and crayon. I hope to work on the embroidery on my trip.

My Tuesday group made this quilt, and I quilted it. It’s a secret project, I’m so happy with how it turned out.

Sewfee went to the beauty parlor today.

She a cutie, isn’t she!

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July 24, 2018 at 10:12 pm

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

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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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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